Friday, June 3, 2011

Dancers find Suspension Training is the Perfect Workout

TRX has been absorbed by athletes from all walks of life. Because of the emphasis on core strength when using this suspension trainer, it carries over to a variety of sports, and is the perfect fit to increase flexibility and strength for all types of dancers.

The beauty of suspension training, as Diane Calver found out with her daughter's competitive dance team, is that it can be used to enhance very specific movements. While increasing strength and flexibility for these movements, the core is always activated. Even better, the TRX, when used properly, is safe for all ages. The members of the young dance team range in age from 6 to 17 years old.

While dance competition is tough, even at this age, it seems like it is only a matter of time before professional dancers incorporate suspension trainers into their off-season cross-training. The instruction is already there. In fact, a Pilates studio in the Phillipines has made ground-breaking progress in this area, and continues to innovate. She has several instructional videos on youtube to illustrate TRX applications to dance:

Because the TRX allows 360 degrees of movement, the sky is the limit when it comes to training applications. This is especially true for dancers, who express with their bodies through every possible range of motion. The addition of suspension training to a dance program is sure to help strengthen bodies to prevent injury, but also to build strength for advanced movements.

See the following links for strength training applications:

Serious Muscle Building with this Hardcore Suspension Training Workout