Suspension training has been around for years and personal trainers are using it as a regular part of their sessions with clients. It is a way to leverage the body at different angles to use the persons own weight as the resistance. It is a challenging and practical way to take a muscle to failure.
The Rip60 is a new suspension trainer on the market. The suspension market has been getting quite crowded in the past couple years with multiple smaller players making quality products. What makes the Rip 60 different than most? The rip 60 has a couple of significant advantages. The first advantage over most is the rotational movement. This allows the person to move each side independently while rotating the mid-section or moving up and down. Doing this allows a person to not only engage their midsection (core), but to do so in multiple planes of motion. The second and very distinct advantage is the program built around this system. They have a 60 day program that is dynamic like the P90X with a more challenging resistance capability.
Suspension training has been a very popular way to train for mixed martial arts for years. The box set of DVD’s comes with a workout from Georges St. Pierre. It also has a workout with “America’s toughest trainer” Jillian Michaels!
I personally have done a couple of workouts on the Rip 60 and have really enjoyed them. I think the product is a winner. http://www.fitnessexperts.com/accessories/body-weight-training/rip60-trainer/