Over the past five years this site’s amassed an enormous amount of content. To help you find the highlights, I’ll be taking a wander through the archives each Sunday.
This week – Suspension Training.
As I mentioned yesterday, I love incorporating suspension training into my bodyweight workouts – particularly when travelling. Just hook it up and go.
Here’s a sample of the many varieties of suspension work we’ve looked at over the years :
- 50 TRX Exercises
What can you do with a TRX? Umberto Miletto has a few ideas.
- Alternating Pistols
Suspension training is ideal for partial assistance in bodyweight exercises such as pistols (below) and pull-ups.
- Blast Strap Pull-up Progression
C.J. Murphy details a progression to full pull-ups using Blast Straps. Nice one.
- Rotating Chin-ups
This is a great chin-up variation, allowing for a small amount of rotation during the movement. Love it.
- Assisted Handstand Push-ups
Finally, suspension trainers are ideal for working up to handstand push-ups. As you can see in the photo below, it’s easy to adjust the angle (and difficulty) by starting further and further away from the wall. Perfect.
Want more? Take a look at these :
- The Bodyweight Aficionado’s Guide to Gear
Jason Kirby takes a look at a number of items designed to make your bodyweight workouts just a little more challenging.
- The Atomic Push-up
Steve Maxwell demonstrates an excellent combination of suspension training and the taekhte (push-up board). Good fun.
Wondering what to use? How about these :
There are a few similar offerings on the market, and the TRX is a clear favourite. Just hook it up and go.
- Blast Straps
As with everything Dave puts his name behind, these things are tough. Brilliant.
There’s also an incredible array of articles and videos on this site. Use the search box at the top of each page, or send me an email.