Another Suspension Trainer (With Door Anchor)

Below is yet another homemade suspension trainer tutorial. Within this clip, you’ll also find information on how to create an inexpensive door anchor (7:30 into the video). The door anchor can be particularly useful for those who regularly travel and wish to bring the device with them.

If you need straps for your suspension trainer, offers an inexpensive, yet durable option (as mentioned here).

Several suspension trainer exercises can be found at the links below:

Additional ideas for DIY suspension trainers are also available:


  1. Make sure the spindles on the stairs can support your weight. Mine don’t so I devised a 2″ x 4″ piece of wood about 4 foot long to create a bridge across several spindles, attaching the webbing to the 2″ x 4″ instead of directly to the spindles. What I found better for me, was making the wooden bridge long enough to bridge the gap between the two newel posts at the end of the landing, which are much more stable and about 4″ x 4″ think, so definitely strong enough to support my weight.

    The last thing you want is your wife upset when you have destroyed the staircase. 😉

  2. I was wondering why it always is that it’s little skinny guys showing how to anchor a suspension trainer using next to nothing! 🙂

    Thanks Craig for your comment… it seems like a good work around.

    I’m wondering if putting a commercial anchor point like WOSS’ on a stud could work as well. Like Craig my main goal besides not falling and getting injured is not getting injured for breaking the stair case! 🙂

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