Q: How is Suspension Training® different from other types of resistance training?
Traditional weight training often only works one muscle at a time which is contradictory to the normal coordinated muscle effort used to complete most activities. Focusing on only one muscle at a time is more likely to lead to overuse injuries and muscular imbalances, as well as potentially limit strength and movement gains. Suspension Training® allows for the use of multiple planes of motion and works multiple muscles and joints simultaneously.
Q: I’ve heard the TRX® is great for rehabilitation and physical therapy after an injury?
Many physical therapists are currently using the TRX to help their patients recover from various injuries. The ease of adjusting resistance, functionality of using body weight and the closed kinetic chain nature of many of the exercises make it a very powerful tool for this type of use.
Q: What’s the best way to ease into Suspension Training®?
To ease into suspension training it is best to choose 5 to 6 exercises that are suitable to your fitness level and do a single set of each working at 10 to 12 repetitions. You should start with a less advanced resistance or body position and take the time to make sure that your form is perfect. Also take lots of rest between exercises. Once you feel comfortable with the movements you can progress a number of ways. Try to slowly introduce more challenging resistances, increase the number of exercises and the volume of your workout in terms of sets and reps and decrease the rest you take between each movement and between sets.