Suspension training, also known as suspended bodyweight training, has been around for many years, and continues to gain in popularity. Products such as the TRX, which we use at our facility, have helped bring suspension training to the forefront of the sports performance and fitness industries.
Suspension training differs from traditional training techniques in that it exploits body angles, lever systems, gravity (weight of the athlete), and foot or hand positioning. With its unique design, the TRX supports neuromuscular groups working synergistically by challenging balance, stability, and proprioception.
Suspension training is a functional training tool that can help athletes improve balance, muscle size, strength, power, and flexibility. This type of training allows for a wide variety of different exercises, including versions of well-known exercises like the chest press, inverted row, squat, and hamstring curl (the TRX video library has 194 moves from which to choose).
We especially like suspension training because of its ability to increase core muscle activation, and — depending on the exercise — “teaches” the athlete to transition effectively and efficiently from one plane to another.
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