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How to Use Suspension Trainers for Bootcamp

February 5, 2018
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Hi guys! It's Jono here today. If you've been following us for a while you'll probably know a few things about me personally. Number 1: I'm very proud I drive a 2 door 1998 Honda Civic that I purchased for $2,000.
Number 2: I'm a huge fan of investing in myself.

I'm not much of a material person. I'm not really into fancy clothes or cars (you can probably tell by my daggy clothes in my live videos). So the money I save on 'luxurious things", I spend on educating myself, for example I could have bought a car for $10,000-$20,000, but I'd prefer to buy a cheap ass car for $2,000 and spend the rest of my professional development.

Now, both of these 2 points explain why I'm such a big fan of Suspension Training (and why we have a course in it - Suspension Essentials for PT's and Bootcamp (10CECs)).

The reason why I love suspension trainers for Bootcamp is quite simple: I can't fit a heap of equipment in my small ass car and I don't want to buy a big ass car because I want to spend the money on investing in myself.

BUT I can fit like 6 TRX's in a back pack and fit that EASILY into my car!

This is KEY for Bootcamp. If you have "6" of the one piece of equipment you have so many options you can use. The easiest is the power of 3 circuit. For example, let's imagine you have 18 people, for a full 60 min workout (once you factor in warm up, cool down, a few mins break between blocks, etc)

Here is a sample structure:
Circuit 1: 50 secs on each station, 10 sec change over
Station 1 TRX: Exercise TRX Row (6 people)
Station 2 Bodyweight: Exercise Push Ups (6 people)
Station 3 Cardio: Exercise: Shuttle Runs (6 people)
Repeat 3 times... Total Circuit Time = 9mins

Circuit 2: 50 secs on each station, 10 sec change over
Station 1 TRX. Exercise TRX Single Leg Lunge (6 people)
Station 2 Bodyweight: Exercise Squat Hold (6 people)
Station 3 Cardio: Exercise 4 star jumps, 4 plank jacks
Repeat 3 times... Total Circuit Time = 9mins

Circuit 3: 50 secs on each station, 10 sec change over
Station 1 TRX. Exercise TRX Plank (6 people)
Station 2 Bodyweight: Exercise (Bridge) (6 people)
Station 3 Cardio: Exercise: Side Shuttle Run (6 people)
Repeat 3 times... Total Circuit Time = 9mins

There's your session for 18 people. Super varied, super controlled and you only need 9 different exercises. You only need to explain 3 exercises at a time and all you need is 6 TRXs that fit in your back pack. If you want to vary the session up even more, also carry 6 resistance bands in your back pack and make the body weight station a band station. Would you like to vary it even more? Also carry 6 skipping ropes in your back pack and make the cardio station a skipping or cardio station. All these things are so light, so portable and can add so much to your session.

So if you're like me and you want to run a Bootcamp and you don't want to bring a whole heap of equipment and you don't want to buy a big ass car, then I strongly recommend mastering suspension training.

Leave me your comments down below and let me know what you think. Also remember to check our 5 Tips to Grow your Bootcamp here.

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About The Author: Jono Petrohilos
Online Course Creator I 2020 Fitness Australia Educator of the Year

Jono is the co-founder and director at Fitness Education Online. Fitness Education Online is one of the leading providers in the world when it comes to delivering online education to Fitness Professionals, providing over 30 registered CEC courses.

Fitness Education Online is also the admins of the largest Facebook Group in Australia / New Zealand for Fitness Professionals (Fitness Education Online Community Facebook Group).

Jono is also a qualified Exercise Physiologist, best selling author (The Bootcamp Blueprint), and the host of the successful podcast “Fitness Education Online Podcast”.

Jono is the current 2020 Fitness Educator of the Year (awarded by Fitness Australia)

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