How to Adjust a Suspension Trainer for Height

Most suspension trainers will have a buckle enabling you to adjust the strap length. For the purpose of our examples, we will adjust a suspension trainer using the TRX brand.  If you are using a different brand just be aware there may be some slight differences in types of the buckles used.

There are four primary strap lengths: Fully extended, Mid-length, Short and Super-short.

To adjust to the Super Short Length, pull up on the outside strap, and then allow it to remain loose, hanging down on the sides like dog ears.

Shorten the strap by pushing the buckle down and pulling the yellow adjustment ta b to the desired height (Figures 2.7 and 2.8).  To lengthen the straps, release the buckle or push down slightly on it(depending on what type of buckle it is), and pull straight down.


Using the Foot Cradles

Foot cradles enable you to perform many of the movements in the lying position, either face down or up. For movements where you start on your back, you will place your heels in the cradles. When lying on your chest or stomach, you will place your toes in the cradles.  The easiest way I have found to get in each of those positions is shown in Figures 2.13 and 2.14.


Check out the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Suspension Training workouts to see some video examples of movements done with the straps adjusting to different lengths, and movements done on the ground using the foot cradles. 


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