By Daniel Berlin
DHAC Exercise Physiologist
Maybe you’ve heard some chatter about suspension training. You might be wondering what the heck it is?
Suspension training is a revolutionary form of bodyweight exercise using fitness equipment called a Suspension Trainer. This training method allows you to perform natural movements and exercises to build strength, lose weight, and tone up. The equipment uses length adjustable straps which can be fixed to an anchor point (door or any solid structure) to allow you to move your body against gravity and perform exercises in a suspended state.
Why perform Suspension Training? Suspension training is the best form of functional training which maximizes strength development, balance, and endurance. Combined with cardiovascular exercise and a resistance training program, it offers a well-rounded complimentary routine which helps tone and define the body.
How? Suspension training exercises are designed to intentionally displace your center of gravity, which activates the core musculature during EVERY exercise.
Think Suspension Training isn’t for you? Wrong! Suspension training is an excellent choice for anyone that wants to develop definition and tone up. It is one of the most effective methods of core conditioning and provides some of the best abdominal exercises for anyone seeking a firmer mid-section. People all over the world are using this method of training in health clubs, training studios, and in their private homes. More and more athletes are using suspension training to enhance flexibility and sports performance.
And soon enough, you will be able to perform suspension training here at Dedham Health. We are going to roll out a popular product called the TRX suspension trainer. This system was developed by a Navy Seal, so you know it will be intense!
DHAC members of ALL fitness levels can improve their bodies and performance with TRX GROUP TRAINING sessions. The sessions are lead by CERTIFIED TRX COACHES who provide a safe and effective workout for all fitness levels.
Want more information? Inquire at the front desk. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming TRX sessions soon!