Suspension training is a revolutionary form of bodyweight exercise that allows you to perform various movements in a suspended state to build strength, lose weight and develop your agility and balance.
Suspension trainers or resistance bands are used to perform the exercises and are the perfect tools for travelling on the road, bodyweight training, and having complete control over the difficulty and angle at which you can target your muscles.
An example suspension trainer is pictured right.
Suspension trainers can come in various designs but this is breakdown of a typical single-anchor-point model.
The trainer can be attached to a doorway, pull-up bar, beam, tree or any stable structure that can hold your body weight and the foot cradles / handles are grasped to perform a huge variety of exercises.
Exercises range from suspended push-ups, pull-ups, crunches and squats to train the entire body.
Benefits of suspension training
- Portable, lightweight trainer that can be taken anywhere.
- Flexible design allowing you to train using traditional equipment (pull-up bars) to standard doorways.
- Varied resistance / scalable training
- Develop strength for advanced movements such as pistol squats by using the trainer as an assistance aid.