Suspension Training is a training method, which enhances the Bodyweight Exercises concept with the use of a training device (Suspension Trainer or Sling Trainer). The original form of Suspension Training has been used for many years already in rehabilitation facilities. The application of slings for this training purpose was pioneered in Scandinavia. By creating the TRX Suspension Trainer, one of the first Suspension Trainers produced for the mass market, Fitness Anywhere, an American company, put Suspension Training (sometimes also called Sling Training) for the global fitness market on the map.
Sling Training is so unique and effective because it especially makes use of the training device’s instability, thus not simply targeting the muscles but raising their functional performance. From my personal point of view, it is therefore the ideal supplement to traditional weight training, while preparing for a contest, and to mass sports as well. Besides, your Suspension Training workout is not tied to a certain place and it can easily be integrated into other leisure activities. Does all of this seem a bit superficial? Well, like always, there are a thousand opinions – therefore read my tests of the TRX and the aeroSling and learn even more about Sling Training possibilities.