Suspended Training

We say it and print it again and again…MRT is THE BEST INTERVAL CLASS TO BURN FAT. Our tagline is all over the walls of Definitions and our website--TRAINHARDER. BURNSMARTER. But how do we deliver the Best Interval Class to Burn Fat and actually help you to TRAINHARDER and BURNSMARTER. Well one tool to help accomplish this is the Suspension Trainer. Read on for the 4 Reasons Why We Love the Suspension Trainer.

 

1. EVERYONE CAN DO PULL UPS

The Suspension Trainer is so versatile that anyone can do Pull Ups. And…anyone can use the Suspension Trainer. It’s a great training aid we love to include in our Personal Training Sessions and MRT Classes. Pull Ups may seem impossible. But, because the Suspension Trainer allows several exercise variations, we can find the appropriate exercise modification for almost any ability level. Also, we can adjust the intensity so participants can quickly and easily make the movement more or less challenging. Another added benefit is that as clients gain strength, we can easily progress them to a higher skill or more complex exercise variation.

 

2. SUSPENSION TRAINING IMPROVES STRENGTH THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE BODY

Check out and “Like” the pull up and push up strength training exercises using the Suspension Trainer in our most recent Facebook and Instagram videos. In the video, back, shoulders and biceps are the primary movers strengthened in the pull up exercise. Chest, shoulders and triceps are the primary muscle groups used in the push up exercise.

While both the push up and pull up exercises involve major muscle groups to actually move the body, the suspension trainer also forces you to incorporate nearly every muscle of the body and especially the core. Because you are suspended, you make use of more stabilizer muscles around every joint. In addition, all of the core muscles--rectus abdominus and obliques—along with the multifidus muscles strengthen your lower back and provide your lumbar vertebrae with stability and support. 

 

3. SUSPENSION TRAINER IMPROVES OVERALL FUNCTION

Increasing the recruitment of joint stabilizer muscles improves overall function including balance and coordination. The constant tension required to stabilize the core during Suspension Training exercises holds the spine in alignment. Proper alignment, of course contributes to good posture.

Suspension Training is a form functional training as most of the exercises have real life application. By performing Suspension Training exercises, we can better perform our daily activities more easily and without injuries. 

 

4.  HIGH METABOLIC COST

Since suspension training engages several muscle groups at the same time there is a high metabolic cost—think whole body movements for maximum calorie burn. Whole body movements get your heart rate going which in turn helps with fat-burning and cardiovascular health. 

How can you not love the Suspension Trainer? Just about anyone can use it. It improves muscular strength of the entire body, enhances everyday function and has a high metabolic cost. Here you have it—this is one way to TRAINHARDER. BURNSMARTER. So, get to Definitions for Personal Training Sessions and MRT Classes to try even more exercises with the Suspension Trainer.