What do you think of the TRX RIP Trainer? Here’s a link to it: http://www.trxtraining.com/products/trx-rip-trainer-basic-kit
It’s a good idea but it is also a lot a money for tubing on a stick. Also not quite as new as indicated: I am sure that many of us have been using tubing as dynamic resistance for rotational movement. Attaching the stick is a nice addition, though.
We have several TRX Suspension Trainers where I work and I (also) prefer that over the Rip Trainer; which we also had (past tense yes) – last week the bungie snapped while a client was using it; no injury thankfully. We’ve had it for maybe six months! I did like the difference between the two however; and my clients liked the change up. I also could get a good workout on it and could definitely tell a difference in core work. Expensive though for a stick with a bungie, no doubt.
/Not into it.
I can understand the ideas behind it, but I have a problem with people using body weight for unstable exercises.
Most clients will need a foundation before using more advanced lifting forms.
Why add balance to strength when most people cant do one of them alone?
Sure, good for someone you’ve seen for a year or two, good for an athlete or healthy individual, but most people I see on these are neither.