Make your own suspension trainer for $10 and spend the money you save on larger shirts. You’re gonna need them for your growing arms and shoulders!
“What is a suspension trainer” you may ask? It’s basically 2 straps with some handles on the ends. This simple contraption allows you to perform all sorts of challenging workouts.
They had these at Cressey Performance but I will show you how to make your own with simple supplies you can pick up at Home Depot or Lowes.
Here’s a picture of me performing a dip. The suspension straps make any exercise much more challenging!
You will need to learn how to make a bow line knot to tie the lashing strap to your PVC pipe handle.
Once you have completed your suspension trainer, there are countless suspension trainer exercises you can try out!
- Chest Press : If you are just starting out, perform this as an incline. Advanced fitness individuals can drop the straps close to the ground to perform a very challenging and unstable pushup!
- Inverted Row: For the ultimate challenge, place your feet on a large exercise ball. This will give your core a tremendous workout!
- Biceps Curls: While in the inverted row position at a slight angle, pull your body forward using only the curling motion of your arms.
- Dips: These are perhaps the most challenging upper body exercise using suspension straps. If you have weak shoulders then I would advise against this particular exercise.