Is Suspension Training Effective? Find out more in this article.

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Suspension training may be intimidating to the exercise newbie. After all, any type of exercise with the word “suspension” in it may be off-putting to those who would rather to keep both feet on the ground at all times.

However, as it turn out interestingly enough not only is suspension training an effective workout, it’s also an increasingly popular one among people of all abilities and levels of fitness. In addition, it’s a super-effective way of torching your whole body, building strength, and getting your heart beating just by making use of just your own bodyweight.

The Proof Is In The Stats

A research study of 16 healthy men and women (from 21 up to 71 years old) was commissioned in order to look at the long-term effects of suspension training. Participants did a 60-minute suspension training class three times a week for a period of eight weeks. In addition, they had various physical fitness and health markers that were measured both before and after the programme.

Participants in the study burned about 400 calories per session and there were significant decreases in waist circumference, body fat percentage, and resting blood pressure. Individuals also improved their muscle strength and endurance, which includes significant improvements in the leg press, bench press, curl-up as well as push-up tests.

All of these results combined make the suggestion that the long-term adherence to a suspension training program is likely to decrease your likelihood of cardiovascular disease.

What Areas Of Your Body Does Suspension Training Target?

Suspension training targets a number of different areas on your body:

  • Core: Yes. No matter what type of exercise you’re doing in suspension training (and there are hundreds), almost every one of them challenges your core.
  • Arms: Yes. There are a number of different possible arm as well as upper body exercises to do in suspension training.
  • Legs: Yes. You will almost always be working your legs in some way with most suspension training exercises.
  • Glutes: Yes. Your glutes get a lot of work with most suspension exercises. In addition, you can always choose specific butt-targeting moves if you want to.
  • Back: Yes. You’re using your entire core, including your back muscles, at all times in order to maintain stability.

One last thing to keep at the forefront of your mind about suspension training is that while it has tremendous potential from a fitness perspective, it can also result in injury without the proper techniques in place. This is why personal trainers are an essential part of the process. With the appropriate knowledge, training, and experience, they are uniquely positioned to help their clients minimise the risk of injury while maximizing the effects of suspension training.

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