3 Reasons You Should Be Using Suspension Trainers with Online Personal Training Clients

3 Reasons You Should Be Using Suspension Trainers with Online Personal Training Clients

Since you don’t always meet online training clients in-person…

It can be hard to know which exercises will work best for them.

So you need methods that are both safe and effective for a wide range of people.

That’s why I recommend suspension training to help keep your clients safe and healthy.

Here’s why.

 

1. Inexpensive and Found in Most Gyms

 

Suspension trainers are found in most gyms.

And if they’re not in your client’s gym, they’re relatively inexpensive and easy to set up at home.

 

2. Safe for Nearly All Clients

 

Most of your clients should be able to safely perform at least some suspension training exercises.

Because the bands are adjustable, clients can control the resistance of every exercise. All they need to do is shorten or lengthen the band as needed.

Clients can also move their feet closer or further away from the band’s attachment point to change the resistance.

 

For example:

If the suspension band is attached to the wall your client is facing and they are about to complete a row, they can take a step toward the wall to make the exercise harder or away from the wall to make it easier.

That way, the client can adjust resistance during the middle of a set, something very few other types of training allow.

 

3. Allows For Development of Body Awareness

 

Many clients get excited when they start a new workout program…

So they get ahead of themselves.

They want to do a heavy bench press, but they can’t even do a push-up yet.

Or they want to set a PR on their barbell squat, but their form is terrible.

Suspension training helps your client develop the strength, balance, and body control they’ll need to achieve bigger strength goals.

Before programming barbell squats, see if your client can do a proper bodyweight squat with the suspension bands.

Before programming heavy dumbbell presses, see if they can do suspension trainer push-ups correctly.

Used correctly, suspension training gives your online clients a solid foundation to build on, which will lead to more consistent gains and fewer injuries in the long run.

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Matthew Johnson is a fitness writer, personal trainer, strength coach, as well as a former gym owner. Matthew holds an MBA from The University of Memphis and a Master’s in Exercise Science from Middle Tennessee State University. Matthew has also earned the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist credential from the NSCA. Matthew recently published his first book, 300 30 Minute Workouts for Busy People, and lives in Memphis, TN with his wife, Anna, and their dog Henderson, and cat, Sox.

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