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5 benefits of suspension trainers that make them the perfect addition to your workout routine

Published on:22 April 2021, 16:07pm IST
Suspension trainers help perform bodyweight exercises that are otherwise hard to do!
Grace Bains
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Learn about this portable and effective exercise equipment that builds strength and endurance! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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The origin of suspension training can be traced back to the workout and conditioning training developed by the U.S.A’s Navy SEALS. The SEALS developed an exercise technique that uses bodyweight to enhance strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. A suspension trainer is a portable performance training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to help perform a wide variety of exercises.

Suspension trainers have come to be associated with delivering fast, effective total-body workout(s), increasing muscular endurance and can be used by people of all fitness levels – from pro athletes, beginners to even senior citizens.

So, we present five benefits of using suspension trainers to improve body strength, mobility and endurance:
1. Builds core and muscular strength

Suspension trainers help develop muscle stability and strength, while basically leveraging gravity and your body weight. Suspension training is designed to displace your centre of gravity, which activates the core muscles during every exercise you perform, using the trainer. So, this training engages your core constantly to keep the body stabilized and balanced. Also, the use of body weight encourages sustainable and incremental improvement in muscular endurance, thereby helping to fight muscle fatigue.

2. Improves mobility and flexibility

As this trainer targets core muscles, it ends up enabling mobility in other body parts. In fact, the routines performed using the trainer improves posture and form, thereby helping to improve stretching routines that increase blood flow, reduce post-workout muscle stiffness, and encourages flexibility in the body.

3. Helps balance the body better

Suspension training pushes the body to stay in balance, while completing each exercise movement and hence, an improved body balance is a natural byproduct of using a trainer. The trainer compels you to use body weight to generate resistance and, in that process, develops supporting muscles that help with balance and coordination.

Suspension Trainer is a great way to improve mobility and flexibility. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
4. Easy on the joints

Several exercise forms have an intense impact on the body, and using machine weight or a barbell can have an adverse effect on your joints. However, a suspension trainer is gentle on your joints, as you are suspended in mid-air, while performing exercises. Hence, there is no looming resistance that your body must counter.

5. Portability and cost-effectiveness

The equipment consists of a few straps, buckles and handles and can be fit in a small carry bag. Therefore, the trainer could be set up anywhere, be it at a gym, home, in a hotel room while travelling or even in a park. That’s because all you need is the trainer and your bodyweight, plus it’s cost-effective too.

So, get your suspension trainer at the earliest and begin your journey towards a fitter and stronger you! 

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