- Grasp suspension handles and momentarily step back until
arms are extended forward and straight. While keeping arms straight
and shoulders back, step forward so body reclines back behind
suspension handles. Position body and legs straight at desired
angle, hanging from handles with arms straight and palms facing
- Raise arms upward over head by flexing shoulders with arms
straight. Return and lower body back until arms are extended
straight forward in original position. Repeat.
- At higher angles, feet can be placed flat on floor. When
angled further back, only heels may contact floor with forefeet
raising upward. Dismounting can be achieved by walking backward
until body is upright.
- Resistance is least when body is positioned upright at top
of exercise. Movement can be made easier with staggered
foot position by placing one foot slightly back.
- This movement can be made more challenging by placing feet
more forward, thereby angling body back at initiation of movement.
In which case, stance can be on heels with forefeet pointing
upward. See Gravity
Vector for greater understanding of how body angle influences