How to make your own TRX-esque suspension trainer

trx suspension training How to make your own TRX esque suspension trainer

TRX is the big name in suspension training systems.

It’s probably because they make a great product.

However, not everyone wants to spend $200 on a suspension training system.

For those DIYers, I present the following videos.


The lashing straps that I bought came in 13′ lengths, so I cut them down to 8′ as per the video and used the extra lashing strap (in lieu of the rope) to make foot loops. My entire cost including Quick Link (not a carabiner) and the PVC tubing was $35.

That’s less than 1/5 the cost of an official TRX suspension trainer.


Doug Robb is a personal trainer, a fitness blogger and author, a competitive athlete, a social media nerd and a student of nutrition and exercise science. Since 2008, Doug has brought his real-world experience online via his health & fitness blog, Health Habits.


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  2. JJ

    December 24, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    How heavy and how wide is the strapping you are using?

  3. Jane Erstwhile

    September 9, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Really great video. I was impressed by the quality and how well it was presented.