Today we tried out the newest addition to our home gym - the Jungle Gym XT. This suspension trainer is a great tool for any home gym and/or exercise regime.
What you see when you open the box
The set up was quite easy. The Jungle Gym XT uses a simple loop mechanism to secure it, while the straps and toggles are also extremely intuitive.
One thing to address, at the outset, is why we didn't get a TRX, which is by far the most popular suspension trainer out there. There are a few good reasons, which stemmed from the research we did into this product. The Jungle Gym XT has several advantages, namely its price (approximately half of the cost of a TRX), the durability and quality of the materials (e.g. the well designed stirrups), and most importantly the design which involves two separate anchor points. Why is that important? It allows you to widen or narrow the setup (see image below), which increases the number of exercises you can do (as opposed to an inverted 'Y' setup for a TRX).
Stay tuned as we post about the new Jungle Gym XT suspension training workouts we have tried for both lower and upper body (with demonstration videos).
- Tannys & Alex
P.s. - This makes a great birthday gift. Thanks mom and dad!