After seeing this TRX used by Ben west, I new I HAD to have one! if you have not seen it used then head to youtube and check out a few videos, its a super slick way of training , low impact, inventive and easy to store.
I fell in love with it straight away.
The problem and the reason I dont own one is the COST , its at least 120£ everywhere i look, now while its high quality and for sure your paying for the design as well thats just not something I can afford.
The obvious next step then… build yourself a poor mans version
With help from Sarah Worley we managed to get something going that worked great and took us no more that 20 min to imagine
Of course it helps that I work in a climbing centre but im sure you could substitute any number of the items I have used for something similar
For this build all we used was:
3m ( ish ) Rope
3 Quick draws ( although any karabiners will do )
one HMS karabiner
2 4ft slings
How I built it
Working from the top down, ( already had the wood and anchor screwed in ) I used a Quickdraw to clip through the hanger and then Bowline through the mallon
I have plans to attached a 1m piece of webbing with a block of wood attached so that I can use it at home wedged through a shut door.
After around a metre I tied a Figure 8 on the bite and put the HMS krab in it , then looped the slack back around and tied a Clove Hitch in the same HMS ( this allows it to be adjustable ), then tied another Figure 8 on the bite and clipped in 2 Quickdraws
For this exercise I placed 1 sling through both Quickdraws, this allows the sling to move so that you have to use your core to keep the feet still
When you wish to work with your hands I simple added another sling, clipping each sling to its own Quickdraw giving you the freedom to move as well as the difficulty of keeping your arms from wobbling
I think there will be many alterations on this as time goes on but for a cheep solid start this works great, if you have any ideas please dont keep them to yourself lets here them.