Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

Message Boards
FORUM:   Fitness and Exercise

suspension training

Click here to read our frequently asked Fitness and Exercise questions.

  Reply Create A New Topic
Search the
Message Boards:
  I Liked This Topic Subscribe to this Discussion Share
Add This to My SparkFavorites
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

Author: Message: Sort First Post on Top

SERGEANTMAJOR's Photo Posts: 6,409
11/18/13 4:51 P

Send Private Message
TRX is just a brand and a trademark, it has no monopoly on suspension training workouts or equipment. I have two suspension systems which I purchased online for prices in the $50 range, there is no need to pay the TRX price. Some of the DIY systems are well thought out and quite safe to use.

It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.

I said getting fit was simple, I did not say it was easy.

Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.

Eat well to lose weight, exercise to get fit

You can not build a six pack using twelve packs

Often when we seek a magic bullet for fitness we end up shooting ourselves in the foot.

"I think calories are little germs in food that all moms are afraid of" Dennis the Menace

GMJ003's Photo SparkPoints: (6,847)
Fitness Minutes: (9,117)
Posts: 13
11/18/13 2:49 P

GMJ003's SparkPage
Send Private Message
My gym (GoodLife Fitness) offers TRX classes guided by a personal trainer. They do cost extra but are well worth it! TRX training is the best strength workout I've ever done! It's a really good program for all levels and you develop strength using your own body weight. You can make it as hard as you want which is nice because you can continue to advance as you get better and stronger. It's really fun, and you definitely feel it the next day! Plus, as a runner, I found that the strength I developed through the TRX workouts helped with my posture and overall running performance.

Maybe see if a gym or studio near you offers classes or access to the equipment.

150 to 145: done!
145 to 140: almost! (current: 141)
Goal: 135

 Pounds lost: 20.0 

Posts: 1,167
11/18/13 12:22 A

ANDILH's SparkPage
Send Private Message
My Pilates instructor recently introduced some exercises using a TRX system. I enjoyed using it as part of a larger routine, and have started looking into it for use at home. At this point in my journey, I know that I cannot handle a whole TRX class (or even part of one), but using it and learning it in small doses has been both fun and really challenging for me.
However, I agree with the OP, the cost is somewhat prohibitive. I probably wouldn't ever make one for myself, but will look around and see what is available.

JCOW84's Photo SparkPoints: (4,868)
Fitness Minutes: (8,537)
Posts: 143
11/15/13 9:03 P

JCOW84's SparkPage
Send Private Message
I love TRX, and it is part of regular gym schedule. It's so easy to make workouts harder (or easier!) just by adjusting where you are positioned - no need to change over to lighter or heavier weights in the middle of a set, etc. I wouldn't buy my own though - it's a trend like anything else, and although incredibly effective, you probably won't want to do it forever.

 August Minutes: 642

JUSTIMEEM's Photo Posts: 136
11/15/13 9:50 A

Send Private Message
Suspension training is a really great workout and it tones some muscles you didn't even know you had. To give you a hint of how efficient it is: the army uses it in its training programs,
Yes, the TRX is a bit more expensive but honestly it's worth the investment (I would personally get the original one). Before buying one, go to a class and see if you like it.
I strongly recommend you not to make one yourself, I think it would be dangerous and not so safe.

 August Minutes: 0

Posts: 932
11/13/13 8:34 A

OAKDALE41's SparkPage
Send Private Message
I use the suspension systems in my DS(16)'s gym and I recently purchased the TRX for home (although I haven't used it yet). These are great systems. The gym constructed their own. It doesn't look to hard to do.

CORTNEY-LEE's Photo SparkPoints: (51,295)
Fitness Minutes: (44,644)
Posts: 3,037
11/13/13 3:29 A

Send Private Message
I love TRX - I think it is well worth the price. It is wonderful quality.

A lot of the time, you can pick one up on eBay for a good price

 current weight: 128.0 

PETALIA's Photo SparkPoints: (77,791)
Fitness Minutes: (116,079)
Posts: 1,253
11/12/13 4:00 P

PETALIA's SparkPage
Send Private Message
I recently posted this on the Barefoot/Functional Fitness team and I thought to also post my query here. Thanks.

Does anyone use suspension trainers?

Besides an almost daily hot power yoga practice, I jump rope, practice interval training, and do a lot of bodyweight and bodyweight + med balls, dumbbells. physio balls...and often in circuits.

My gym recently closed. I go to a wonderful yoga studio 5 or 6 days a week. I have never had much success working out at home and I need to, have to now. I'm going to need to develop a new program for home workouts. I've been hungrily researching suspension training. I hope to participate in a TRX class soon to try it out. I believe this equipment could be amazing for bringing up both the fun and intensity levels of a home workout. Anyone have any experiences or thoughts?

Addendum: The TRX high price is absurd (in my eyes). I've been researching other suspension trainers in the $30-$50 range. Then there is the tantalizing idea of making one myself. Any recommendations?

Page: 1 of (1)  

I Liked This Topic Subscribe to this Discussion Share
Add This to My SparkFavorites
Report Innappropriate Post

Thread URL:

Review our Community Guidelines

Diet Resources: hand balance training | balance training seniors | balance training for seniors