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Below is a new video tutorial that I recently filmed. It shows how to create a suspension trainer from an inexpensive pair of cam-buckle tie-downs. Most of the previous tutorials that I have featured on the blog required lashing straps. 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. Many popular suspension trainers utilize a single attachment point with double handles. With such models, you only need to make a single adjustment when changing the height of the unit. Personally, I prefer the separate straps however. With separate straps, there is less rubbing on the skin when performing exercises such as dips and muscle-ups. I also find the separate straps to be useful when performing inverted exercises such as handstand pushups (seen within the video). 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. 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:
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