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Add Suspension Training to Your Workout

29 Jan

TRX Training

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 angleslever systemsgravity (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, mobility, 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 engagement, and — depending on the exercise — “teaches” the athlete to transition effectively and efficiently from one plane to another.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

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Suspension Training Builds Muscle, Strength, Performance

5 Jun
TRX Training

TRX Training

When it comes to building muscle and strength, there’s nothing like good old-fashioned weightlifting… right?

The answer is yes, but recent research indicates you may be able to achieve similar results with a suspension trainer like the TRX.

Research from the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine found that subjects who trained on a TRX showed similar improvements compared to those performing traditional, weightlifting exercises.  In the study, scientists found no significant difference between the groups in improvements in strength, power, speed, or jumping ability.

Instability training provides an optimal stimulus for developing strength levels,” says study author José Luis Maté-Muñoz, Ph.D.

At our facility, we like the TRX because of its unique ability to leverage body weight (making it suitable for everyone, regardless of exercise experience or proficiency), and because virtually every exercise requires core activation and engagement.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

Your thoughts?

Add Suspension Training to Your Workout

2 Jun
TRX Training

TRX Training

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.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

Your thoughts?

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