Suspension exercises that use a piece of equipment like the TRX are gaining popularity, and with good reason! Using a simple device that uses very little space and that can offer a total body workout is a win-win. But one thing you might be wondering about is: Can this simple device be as effective as traditional resistance training? There isn’t a ton of research in this area, but this study indicates that suspension exercise can be effective at increasing core endurance, which makes this a great form of resistance exercise for runners or other endurance athletes. Suspension training also was shown to result in similar training benefits as traditional training among middle-aged and younger adults. It’s also is a great way to change up your resistance training to prevent boredom and challenge your body in a new way with one exception. If you suffer from lower back pain, you will want to proceed with caution.
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Gravity is no joke, at least here on earth it’s not. Pair that up with the right angle and you’ve signed up for a challenging exercise. Some basic, but effective exercises that you can get started with on a suspension device include biceps curls, squats, rows, triceps extensions and shoulder press.
Getting a core workout while working other major muscles in the body is what a plank is all about. Really set your core on fire by placing your feet or elbows in a suspension device. The added instability increases muscle activation in the core in order to hold that plank, which will help you get a strong core in no time.
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