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week 10: SBT extreme suspension.

Week 10 positive: SBT suspension

Before I was a triathlete, I was a CrossFitter. My fitness revolved around kipping pull-ups, WODs and increasing my one-rep max. After a couple years of torn blisters on my palms and not being able to fit in my skinny jeans, I gratefully found my way back to my bike, and eventually, triathlon.

Since then, though, strength training’s kinda fell by the wayside. Until now. 

This year one of our Coeur Sports team sponsors is SBT Extreme, a suspension exercise system. The company’s educators, Moni + Felix, were recently in Minneapolis, and lucky me (and Nick), spent some time with them learning how to use the system. 

No surprise: it’s hard. And, I’m not flexible (you want me to touch my toes?!). And, I’m kinda wimpy (gone are my 210-pound deadlift days!). But, we learned a bunch of new exercises and why SBT is so awesome – it’s made up of two independent straps that attach via carabiners to a central point, eliminating the one strap seesaw motion of other systems. Also awesome: it’s portable and can be used just about anywhere. 

Here’s to getting stronger and more flexible!

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Anna
    03/27/2017 at 10:25 am

    I love (cough, hate) doing suspension style exercises because I am impressed every single time that I don’t actually need much more than my own body weight to get an effective strength session in. After one too many injuries in sports I am reminding myself this year to invest in strength and flexibility as they are my two weaknesses. Keep it up!

    • Reply
      erin
      04/02/2017 at 11:00 am

      Totally agree – it’s amazing how great of a workout you get using just your bodyweight! Hope you’re injury-free this year, Anna!

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    HappilyOutdoors
    03/28/2017 at 1:33 am

    Uh, I didn’t know that you used to be so into Crossfit!!!

    • Reply
      erin
      04/02/2017 at 11:02 am

      I was such a CF junkie!

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