Today’s Training Theme is Training In’Tension
Today we are going to stick with two training tools, Suspension straps, and Resistance bands. We call this workout, Training In’tension. The workout includes 2 of the main skills we believe all clients require, to a certain extent, to be better at moving and get better physical results. These exercises focus mainly on being supported (often called suspended) by straps (we use TruFit Unit 2.0 and bands. We use the handles from our TRuFit Unit 2.0 and then a Reebok speed band (www.escapefitness.com) These body weight exercises will provide core training and aerobic workout as well. This workout will work the upper and lower body making a great full body workout. Please click here for FASTER’s Training In’Tension Online Course
We have teamed up with Trufit to create: Welcome to the TruFit Instructor Course, powered by Faster Health and Fitness US. This course is designed to take you on a journey from the basics of the TruFit Unit 2.0 amazing handles, all the way through to applying the FASTER thought process called “rule the tool.” Unlike most training manuals and courses, the goal of this course is to help you own the exercises as well as the equipment! So that means by the end of this course, many of your skills can be taken to be used with other products and help you develop width in all of your training.
Using suspension exercises to build skill is something that helps develop all clients from athletes to a person from next door. This exercise keeps challenging the clients base of support on landing while asking the core to be a simultaneous producing force and reducing force! Two of these are based on a system we call Training In’tension, where we attempt to make either a limb or the spine, more rigid than the rest of the body while at the same time allowing movement to occur. The ‘feeling’ the client gets is often one of stability in the joints being held still, the transfer from training to everyday life will depend on how well you make the exercise match their mechanical and energy system outcome.
Training with Bands
Bands have always been a popular way of training people, bands allow for easy transport, they offer enough resistance for the average client and they are not as intimidating as other pieces of training equipment. At FASTER we put the band to the 5 defined skills that we train around, then develop exercises to move the limbs and keep the torso still, or to accelerate the body into new ranges, increasing the client’s ability to slow down new motions. Bands have an increasing curve of resistance as they get longer. Using them creatively they can change ground reaction force by moving your center of gravity. Bands can assist and resist gravity. Bands work as an unnatural momentum force on full ranges. Momentum or initial power creation for end ranges work really well with bands. Using a band to pull a client off course while the travel is a great sports specific training exercise.
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Workout: 60- second intervals per exercise, 20-second rest between exercises, repeat 4 times
Exercise 1 suspended squat with wide feet and press rotation
Exercise 2 band 3 points hand lunge wide
Exercise 3 suspended transverse lunge
Exercise 4 band jump out of sync wide to narrow with push wide
Exercise 5 suspended squat thrust feet suspended legs wide out, narrow in, wideout
Exercise 6 band resisted star crumps