Suspension training looks a lot more daunting than it actually is. If performed correctly, it can actually improve your workout.
Part of what makes suspension training so daunting is the TRX system, which stands for ‘total body resistance exercise’. This equipment uses to use gravity as resistance to your body weight.
People are often wary about trying suspension training. Why add confusing equipment to normal exercises you can just do at home? Here is why:
Suitable for all levels
Whether you are just beginning to exercise or a veteran, suspension training is equally as beneficial and accessible. By simply changing your body position you can increase or decrease the intensity of the exercise. Making it suitable for anyone’s capabilities.
A fast, full-body workout
By using your body weight, TRX suspension training allows you to perform various exercises, that engage your entire body, in order to stabilise yourself. And because you are using your own body weight and one training tool, you are able to adjust your weight and position to increase the intensity of your workout and decrease the time of your exercise.
Builds a strong core
The TRX suspension trainer requires that you brace and stabilise your body with your abs, obliques and lower back. This makes leveraging your body weight as resistance easier and more effective. This constant engagement of your core strengthens it.
One of the concerns people have about TRX suspension training is that it’s easier to just do a simple workout from home. But what they don’t know is that the TRX suspension trainer is portable. You can hook it onto an elevated beam or door in order to use it.
TRX suspension training also enables you to do more than 300 variations of exercises you didn’t even know could be performed in different ways. You can easily change your body’s position to change the exercise without putting yourself at too much risk.
When you are using TRX suspension training as a way to improve a sport or specific part of your body, it is easy to change the point of instability on the trainer to focus the exercise on a specific place. When you are a tennis player, your body is moving but the ground isn’t, so the instability is coming from the top. If you are an ice hockey player, the instability is coming from the ground. You can change this point of instability by placing your hands or feet in the bars or straps.
The benefits of TRX suspension training are great! It is accessible to any calibre of trainees, the range of exercises you are able to do with it is very versatile, it is portable and it is changeable. All these things allow for a very personalised and effective workout that builds strength, flexibility and stability.
If you want to discover more about suspension training, we recommend that you do our suspension training course. For more information, please follow this link.