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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