Below is a new video tutorial that I recently filmed.Â It shows how to create a suspension trainer from an inexpensive pair of cam-buckle tie-downs.Â Most of the previous tutorials that I have featured on the blog required lashing straps.Â Many readers have mentioned their inability to find quality lashing straps so tie-downs are one option to consider.
A sampling of exercises is also included (starting at approximately 5:22 within the video).
As for this particular design, I use two separate straps.Â Many popular suspension trainers utilize a single attachment point with double handles.Â With such models, you only need to make a single adjustment when changing the height of the unit.Â Personally, I prefer the separate straps however.Â With separate straps, there is less rubbing on the skin when performing exercises such as dips and muscle-ups.Â I also find the separate straps to be useful when performing inverted exercises such as handstand pushups (seen within the video).Â Lastly, I find the single straps to be more convenient when performing single arm exercises such as the one-arm standing rollout.
Ultimately, it boils down to personal preference.Â It would not be difficult to add another strap to this DIY model if you preferred a single anchor point.
Additional exercise demonstrations can be found at the previous entries below:
For more homemade equipment ideas, please refer to the link below: