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suspension type exercises

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 10, 2012 at 1:29 PM

i have pain issues so i cannot lift weights, does anyone have experience using exercises where you are suspended from ropes, engaging your core etc

like TRX Suspension Training Pro Pack

any recs? i'd like to do this at home and i have no idea what to look for

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on February 11, 2012
at 01:38 AM

oh im physical therapy too where she's used a more expensive version.

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on February 11, 2012
at 01:32 AM

i saw one on the internet for 120. my scapulas are winged and i have no core strength and cannot lift weights

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on February 11, 2012
at 01:31 AM

wow, thats awesome

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on February 11, 2012
at 01:31 AM

actually my shoulders are my main problem. they are winged. the exercises i benefit the most from engage core+scapula

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on February 10, 2012
at 02:50 PM

I made my own suspension trainer for under $20. It's obviously not as nice as the TRX package but it's perfect for the limited number of exercises I use it for. It's well worth the time and money to see if it suits your needs before you spend the extra for the TRX.

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on February 10, 2012
at 02:10 PM

I've gone through the TRX training certification and have used it with clients for several years.

Without knowing the nature of your pain, it would be impossible to say whether or not this would be something you could do more comfortably than traditional weight lifting.

What TRX essentially offers is a way to do bodyweight exercises like push ups, squats, etc. with a portion of your weight reduced.

The same effect could be had by holding onto a railing or ledge and doing a squat or putting your hands on a park bench or ledge and doing a push up.

The straps do have a tendency to rub against the arm/upper arm and can be uncomfortable if you aren't used to it.

You could likely find a gym that offers TRX classes and try it out before purchasing a kit which runs ~$200.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on February 11, 2012
at 01:32 AM

i saw one on the internet for 120. my scapulas are winged and i have no core strength and cannot lift weights

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

(661)

on February 11, 2012
at 01:38 AM

oh im physical therapy too where she's used a more expensive version.

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on February 10, 2012
at 05:48 PM

I do aerial circus arts, which is probably too demanding if you have chronic pain issues. However you may want to look into aerial yoga classes, where yoga moves are done with the assistance of a hammock or sling very similar to ones used by aerialists.

I also have a TRX and like it for conditioning, but again, it might be too demanding depending on the nature of your pain condition. I don't necessarially think it is superior to general bodyweight conditioning.

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on February 10, 2012
at 02:44 PM

You could possibly have a look at Scott Sonnon's TACFIT rope which merely uses a standard hardware store rope.

Reading your question again though I think you are looking for something that isolates your core without engaging your arms, right?

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on February 11, 2012
at 01:31 AM

actually my shoulders are my main problem. they are winged. the exercises i benefit the most from engage core+scapula

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