Suspension training is all the rage these days. But whether you’re using a TRX, portable gym rings, rope, or some variation of a pull up bar, getting started will set you back quite a few dollars just getting your rig set up — until now.
We propose a portable, improvised system of suspension training that you can assemble for less than ten bucks. We actually filmed ourselves buying the pieces of this improvised system at a dollar store in St Augustine, Florida, so you can see exactly how we found it and what it cost. All you need is a few cheap dog leashes and some plastic zip ties and you’re good to go.
But why do we think suspension training is so worthwhile? It’s got a unique ability to bust through plateaus and ramp up strength gains thanks to instability training.
Try moving from floor-based presses to rings, ropes or leashes and you’ll immediately see what we mean. A high level of skill with movements on a stable surface quickly fades away when you first attempt them on some kind of suspension training apparatus. Unleashed exploits this benefit of “instability training” to reap incredible gains in strength.
The instability of the leashes forces you to focus on achieving stability before you can perform any movement. Focused concentration engages the nervous system throughout every second of the exercise, and THAT is what builds strength quickly. Suspension training taps into this like no other tool.
It also allows us to add a full complement of pulling movements to our Anywhere, Anytime training focus!
Here’s the video of us assembling this cheap and versatile DIY suspension gear. Get ready to “unleash” your full training potential…!