The aeroSling ELITE Plus receives an absolute purchase recommendation from me. This recommendation is without restrictions. The recommendation also applies explicitly to all age and weight groups!
When you’re on the road, you surely know this common problem: There is no gym in the area, the fitness equipment in the hotel is in bad shape, and your dumbbells are too heavy for your luggage. The aeroSling dynamic sling trainer solves this problem and is perfect for your whole body training in a hotel room. With only 450 grams it is a lightweight and can be stowed even in the hand luggage. We will introduce you to three basic exercises, which you can easily imitate.
Let´s start with the setup: In the hotel room you attach the aeroSling at the door. For this you simply use the door anchor, which is included with the aeroSling. If it is more comfortable for you and you still have enough space in the luggage, you can also place a training mat in front of the door.
The Plank – Give your core muscles something to do.
The classic plank is an exercise to improve the overall body tension as well as your stabilization. Especially the abdominal muscles are required doing this exercise. Execution: Position yourself as you would doing pushups, but do not prop up on your hands, but on the forearms. The head is in extension to the spine and you gaze downwards. During the exercise you have your feet in the loops of the aeroSling. Head, back, lower back and feet form a line. The exercise is held for about 30-45 seconds.
Narrow rows – Strengthens the back after a long day of work
Narrow rows are an exercise for the upper back muscles, right between the shoulder blades.
Execution: Stand with feet hip-distance apart, the view directed towards the aeroSling. Now grasp the loops and slightly lift the tips of the toes. At the starting position, it is important that your arms remain fully straightened and your shoulders are down. Now the hands are drawn to the body by pulling the shoulder blades together and the elbows being guided backwards in an angled position.
Tip: Hand, elbow and forearm form a line. Repeat this about 10-15 times.
Deep Squats – As compensation to sitting for long periods of time on business trips
Deep squats train the upper and lower thighs as well as the buttocks.
Execution: Stand with your feet hip-wide apart and grab the loops of the aeroSling. Your arms remain long and straightened throughout the exercise. The shoulders hang loose. From this starting position you now bend your knees. The back remains straight. When your hips are below your knees, you press yourself back up into standing. The knees always remain slightly bend and are not fully straightened. Repeat the exercise about 10-15 times.
Still gas in the tank? Simply repeat the whole set. With this simple set of exercises, you can keep yourself fit in the hotel room and burn off your energy. We hope your next business trip will be a success; from a business and workout point of view.
Do you have any further tips for an active business trip? Let us know in the comments.
In our own training plans we use a lot of bodyweight exercises. The advantage of these exercises is that they can be easily adjusted to make it easier or harder. Beginners can do almost the same workout as pros and learn movements that build on each other step by step. Additionally, you will gain a better understanding of your body and the interplay of the muscles.
What are bodyweight exercises?
Bodyweight exercises are practically all exercises that use the weight of your own body as resistance. Typical exercises are pull-ups, push-ups, rowing, planks, and squats. Our dynamic sling trainer are often an integral part of our workouts because they allow for infinitely variable progressions of individual exercises. The sheer number of exercises and variations in combination with the unrivaled mobility make them the real allrounders of training equipment.
Is that enough, though?
There are always those that claim bodyweight exercises are not enough to get you fit and strong. This instantly raises the question what strong and powerful actually is. When you say strong, are you actually just thinking of looking ripped, or do you mean the balance between individual muscle groups? Everybody has probably their own answer to this question but I would go out on a limb here and claim that an overwhelming number of trainees would be optimally challenged with bodyweight exercises. Here are some impressive examples:
Sam Tribble and Team
Progressions are key
The examples above show how incredibly powerful you can get with bodyweight training. All of these exercises have one thing in common – they demand numerous progressions and many, many hours of training. Progressions are the key to advance in bodyweight training. To clear this up with an example – pull-ups are too easy for you? Work your way towards an one-armed pull-up:
Doing 100 squats forces nothing but a weary smile from you? Try some progressions towards a single-leg squat. They can be varied pretty good with progressions and regressions.
If all of this is no problem for you you can always do a movement more explosive or very slow. Both will lead to new training impulses and form the base for continuous improvement.
The real ‘problem’ with bodyweight exercises…
… is ones own ego. Sitting in training machines that guide your movements it is much harder to look stupid. Exercises with your own bodyweight, however, are a sudden reality check for your own performance, especially in the beginning. Sling trainers can be a great help here to guarantee an optimal start and make progressions easier and more ‘ego-compliant’. The most important variables here are the angle between your body and the suspension point of the sling trainer and your stance width (wider = easier because of more stability // narrower or single-leg stance = harder). You can learn more about this here.
If you can handle your ego you will benefit from the huge advantages of this training. Realistic movements patterns, that can often be found in your daily life, will be trained and improved. The risk of injury of external weights is eliminated. Endless variations and progressions allow for a varied training program that has more than enough ideas for life. And the best part is – you can do it wherever you are. In the gym, at home, or on vacation!
What does your training look like? Do you implement a lot of bodyweight exercises into your workouts? What exercises do you do? Pull-ups, push-ups, muscle-ups? Let me know in the comments below!
So you think that this is a fairly modern way of training, right? After all it´s that thing you´ve heard about – that Sling- or Suspension Training.
Heck, some companies even claim to have invented that kind of training. Well, today is the day that I let the cat out of the bag – claiming to have invented Suspension Training is bogus. Sure, it is effective and sure more people should practice it. But also for sure we can not say that we invented it.
Suspension Trainers has been around for decades and here is the proof.
What you read here is a guidebook for Sling Training. It has been published…
… in 1866 and has the mind-blowing title of “Athletic sports for boys-a repository of graceful recreations for youth”. While I will claim that we proved by now that Sling Training is suited fine for girls and old folks as well, this book hits the spot pretty well.
The last sentence on the above page. How often have I said or written this in the past with my own words “This is a difficult exercise, but perseverance will soon overcome the difficulty”. Amen!
Well, I doubt that the human brezel here will ever make it into our training regimen but how knows ;-). Next time you take your aeroSling for a spin, remind yourself that you are in good company and that you continuing a rather long tradition of physical activity.
At aerobis we try to bring some innovation into this, as we´ve just proven, well known concept of Sling Training. With our aeroSling Suspension Trainers we try to give customers the best interpretation of Suspension Training at an affordable price. You will be the judge!
To add a little contrast to these historic exercises, head over to our Suspension Training exercise page and check out our modern interpretation ;-).
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