Suspension training has been around gyms for a few years now, but it can still be intimidating for people when they try to use the equipment for the first time. So, today I want to show you how you can work out your entire body using suspension training straps.
Suspension training is a form of resistance training that includes a variety of bodyweight exercises. With this training, you can develop strength, balance, flexibility, and joint stability.
These straps are lightweight and very convenient for travel. They can be used indoors, anchored to the top of a doorframe, or outdoors, anchored to a tree branch, pole, or monkey bars. They do not take up much space and are easy to carry.
To set up the straps make sure that the anchor is attached and secure. The handles at the end of the straps should be about 10 inches from the ground, and the surface you are working on should be flat and without obstacles.
Always keep tension on the straps and perform every exercise keeping your abs and gluteus tight. The closer you are to the anchor, the more intense the workout. So, if you are a beginner, back further away from the anchor until you master the techniques on how to use the straps.
Full Body Workout with Suspension Training
The workout consists of the following exercises (complete one set of 12-15 reps of each):
- Split Squats
- Back Lunges
- Low Row
- High Row
- “Y” Shape Shoulders
- Chest Press
- Triceps Extensions
- Biceps Curls
- ABS – Knee Tuck
- ABS – Running Man
- ABS – Pikes
Suspension training is a great option for working out no matter where you go. Keep working hard, the results are closer than you think!
Have a healthy day!
Marcelo Vazquez, ACSM certified personal trainer and developer of Spin-Fit™ programs for youth.