Suspension training has grown in popularity over the years because it simultaneously trains and challenges the entire body. Through hundreds of possible exercises, suspension encourages movements with endless ranges and angles while using one’s own body weight. This concept has been used by gymnasts and various professions for years, although in recent years, it has quickly grown into a mainstream trend among individuals and group fitness classes. This may be because it can easily be adjusted for all fitness levels and is an excellent form of core conditioning and functional training.
There are many diverse methods of how to body-weight train using suspension equipment and each method provides multiple benefits. These benefits include increased stability, endurance, muscular strength, power, balance, flexibility, coordination, body awareness, lean muscle mass, and sports performance. Also, bodyweight training specifically challenges the core muscles (due to the body’s position), which significantly increases caloric expenditure, resulting in weight management.
On top of the great benefits, suspension systems are also affordable and portable!
With all these great benefits and tools, it’s no wonder that suspension training became so popular!