I have been reading a very good fitness book (which I will be reviewing here later) in which one of the pieces of equipment the authors recommend is a suspension trainer. If you’re not familiar with what it is, it is a system made up of ropes and webbing that allow the user to work against their own body weight. is the most popular system and is the one that I will highlight in this post.
Benefits of Suspension Training
The TRX Suspension Training system was invented by Randy Hetrick, a former Navy Seal. He created the system to allow him and his teammates to get an excellent workout in a minimal amount of space. The system is designed to be portable and used almost anywhere. Other benefits include:
- Perform over 300 exercises
- Full body workouts in 30 minutes
- Improves flexibility and performance
- Great for strengthening your core
- Increase speed, agility, and balance
- Easy transition from one exercise to the next
What I think is very cool about the system is that you can take it anywhere. You can use it indoors or find a nice area outdoors and someplace to anchor it, and you’re set. I’m a big fan of full-body workouts using your body weight as resistance. Suspension training seems like an excellent way to get in a full-body workout in a short amount of time.
Although is the most popular of suspension trainers, there are other brands out there that are less expensive like the . There are even videos on YouTube on .
Have you trained with a suspension trainer?