- Grasp handles and step forward between suspension trainers.
Position arms downward and slightly forward, nearly parallel
with suspension straps. Lean forward, placing upper body weight
onto handles with arms straight, while stepping back onto forefeet
so body is leaning forward at desired angle. Straighten body
so torso is in-line with legs.
- Lower body by bending arms while keeping body straight. Allow
handles to come apart slightly to keep in-line with elbows flaring
out. Stop descent once mild stretch is felt through shoulders
or chest. Push body up to original position, allowing handles
to travel inward to keep in line with elbows converging until
arms are fully extended. Repeat.
- Arms and suspension straps should be perpendicular to body.
Both upper and lower body must be kept straight throughout movement.
Elbows largely remain behind hand's line of force. See side
view. Angle of body affects difficulty of movement. See Gravity
Vectors for greater understanding of body angle influences
- Resistance is least when body is positioned upright, at top
of exercise. Movement can also be made easier with staggered
foot position by placing one foot slightly forward.
- This movement can be made more challenging by positioning
body more horizontal at lowest position. This can be achieved
by placing feet further back and having handles positioned further
down nearer ground and/or placing feet on elevated platform.