Did you see the other article on using a suspension trainer? If you don’t have a lot of room, a lot of time, or a big budget, using one of these may be just what you need.
It’s the real deal with bodyweight training. That’s because you can go way beyond just push ups or squats. There are scads of other exercises that you can do and that are a lot more challenging than your typical body weight exercises.
This is because, not only can you isolate a body part better. You can also multiply and maximize the resistance to your core by working on balance and stability.
Imagine trying to do any of the following exercises on a suspension trainer:
1. SINGLE LEG ROW
Reps: As many as possible in 30 sec. (each side) Rest: 0 sec. Attach a suspension trainer to a door frame or other sturdy object and stand on your left leg. Hold the handles and get into a lunge position with your rear knee bent—but keep your foot raised above the floor. Row your body to the handles while driving your right knee up in front of you.
2. SINGLE-LEG WOBBLE LUNGE
Reps: As many as possible in 30 sec. (each side) Rest: 0 sec. Set the foot cradle of the suspension trainer to about a foot and a half above the floor and turn around. Raise your right foot and rest it inside the cradle. Bend your left knee so you descend into a lunge position.
3. UNI-BRIDGE PRESS
Reps: As many as possible in 30 sec. (each side) Rest: 0 sec. Face the suspension trainer’s attachment point and hold one handle in your left hand. Pick up a water bottle (or some other source of light resistance) in your right hand as if you were going to press. Lean back so your body is in a straight line at an angle, suspended by the handle. Row your body up until the handle touches your ribs while pressing the right hand over your chest.
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