I LOVE the Lebert Buddy System as well as the Equalizer (both by the same company). It is versatile, easy to carry, and fun to be creative with. I do a ‘basement bootcamp’ for a few clients using these tools and the feedback has been incredible!
Manual Resistance…As long as you are skilled, it is a wonderful built-in tool (you are the equipment). I have found that using manual resistance has another benefit for my older senior clients and that is the benefit of human touch.
Who needs equipment? Bodyweight exercises are great! You don’t need any equipment and you can strenghthen the entire body all at once not to mention work on balance, flexibility and endurance. Check out www.globalbodyweighttraining.com.
Jocelyn, as you can see from the responses, that was a great question. I agree with Phillip and Debbie. The TRX Suspension System is compact and portable which makes it easy to train with. As a PT and a NPC Figure Competitior it is hard to find a gym when traveling that will allow my muscles to train in the capacity that I need to. The TRX helps me and my clients to achieve this. The other great dynamic about the TRX that as trainers we overlook is that it is a FUNCTIONAL Training piece of equipment. Functional meaning; we need to train our muscles for everyday functions. Most weight equiptment is in a seated position which makes the movement restricted and less likely to cause muscle confusion. The TRX can be used in every plane of motion which gets better results. Throw the Rip Trainer in there and its the best workout you will ever experience on your own. ;0)