3 Essential Moves For A Suspension Trainer Workout

 

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.

Men’s Fitness has more about this

Suspension Training Techniques

Suspension trainers can give you a good workout. You can get a full body workout without weights using one. The TRX is probably the most popular brand that you can get. They have put out a lot of videos that give you an idea of just what’s possible with a suspension training system.

Workout Wednesday: The TRX Suspension Trainer!

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TRX Suspension Trainer, what is it?

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MMA athlete, Brandon Vera, does a lot of cross training and has worked with the TRX system.

Brandon Vera Trains on TRX (EXTENDED VERSION)

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If you are pretty handy, you don’t have to go into your pockets and spend a lot to get one of these babies. You can make a decent one for under 50 bucks or so. I think that making one yourself may actually add to your exercise routine. There are a couple of good DIY videos I’ve added here. Enjoy.

DIY Suspension Trainer

My DIY Suspension Trainer

Make Your Own Suspension Trainer

How to make your own suspension trainer (similar in function that of blast straps and the TRX system). Extremely versatile and can be adjusted in length to suit any upper body, lower body, or trunk exercise. www.stevoreed.blogspot.com

This is just one way to get a good workout in when you can’t get to the gym.

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