No other equipment offers such a versatile training: the Suspension Trainer is your mobile gym. A Suspension Trainer is a strap system that allows you to use your own bodyweight in a variable training individually adjusted to your personal fitness level, anytime anywhere. The infinitely variable difficulty setting makes suspension training a great tool for beginners and professional athletes alike.
We at aerobis are big fitness enthusiasts and always searching for the perfect equipment for our functional training. There is nothing worse than bad equipment! We develop our fitness equipment with the intention of giving us the best possible workout experience. Suspension Trainers by aerobis are characterized by their superior quality, sophisticated design, and unrivaled versatility. Whether it is a static Suspension Trainer or a dynamic Suspended Pulley Trainer – with aerobis equipment you can be sure that you will get pro equipment.
aeroSling devices are exceptional training devices for busy people
aeroSling devices are exceptional training devices for busy people and exercise junkies like me. Its functional design lets me work out just about anywhere using my own bodyweight for resistance. And it offers so many different exercises that my workouts are complete. Best of all, because you have to apply the same pressure to both handles, it minimizes overcompensating your stronger side over your weaker side.
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For Beginners – Static Suspension Trainers
Static Suspension Trainers are the most common version of Suspension Trainers. They don’t have a central pulley so the length of the straps doesn’t change during exercises. Static Suspension Trainers offer a great range of exercises for all body parts and demand a heightened amount of coordination and balance.
Static Suspension Trainers are generally very light and can be used almost anywhere. The combination of anchor sling and door anchor make mounting very comfortable and allow for a full body workout with your own bodyweight wherever whenever you want.
For people who want more – Dynamic Suspension Trainers
Dynamic Suspension Trainers have a central pulley and offer an even greater range of exercises. Additionally, the increased instability makes every movement more challenging and the workouts more effective. Thus, dynamic Suspension Trainers are the first choice for all Suspension pros and those aspiring to become one.
The main rope can run over the pulley and create alternating movements which, e.g., train the right and the left arm independently from each other. The number of exercises is almost infinite and the workouts are always challenging, diverse, and fun.
How much space do I need to train?
The space you will need in order to train with the suspension trainer depends on your height, your arm length as well as on the chosen exercise. Please use following target values as a base:
- 80cm on left and right side of the anchor point (arm span).
- Minimum of 260cm from anchor point in direction of use.
How do I mount the Suspension Trainer?
In general, a suspension trainer can be mounted onto anything sturdy enough to hold the user. You can always just use the included door anchor that comes with every almost every suspension trainer like the aeroSling to mount the suspension trainer in a door that can easily withstand the resulting forces. Or you use the anchor sling to wrap it around a suitable object. Thanks to the carabiner and the removable door anchor the anchor sling of a suspension trainer can very easily be wrapped around a tree or a lamp post. The third mounting solution that we can offer is the aeroSling T-Mount to mount the aeroSling to a wall or ceiling. The fourth solution are our verso360 training frames that were especially designed for suspension training.
Here is a video showing you all the available options how you can mount your aeroSling or most other suspension trainers:
How high should I hang the Suspension Trainer?
The installation of the suspension trainer does not have to follow specific height requirements.
Nevertheless, please consider the following: measuring from its handles, the hanging suspension trainer in its full length (not with shortened rope) should hang approx. 20 cm above the ground. Please also consider that the space requirements increase the longer the suspension trainer is set up because the movement radius becomes bigger.
How much weight can a suspension trainer hold?
The maximum weight that a suspension trainer can withstand is important for your training. The aeroSling ELITE was tested by the German TÜV Süd. The specified max weight officially measured under use (including 6x security factor) is 120 kg (265 lb). The breaking load should be about six times the maximum training load in order to compensate for load peaks during exercises. If a suspension trainer advertises several hundreds of kilogram as maximum weight, it likely only gives you the theoretical breaking load. Unfortunately, that doesn’t say much about the practical training load.
With proper installation (installation of anchor sling on a suitable anchor point), all aeroSling parts will hold up to a minimum of 700 kg (1500 lb). Maximum breaking weight is 750 kg (1650 lb). Nevertheless, some parts will only break at a much heavier weight.
All parts of the aeroSling ELITE have strong break loads:
- Anchor sling – mounted according to manual – breaking load 1.000 kg – material PA (polyamid)
- Main rope 24 thread elements – breaking load 1.000 Kg – material PA
- slings – breaking load 2.500 kg – material PA
- Carabiner – breaking load 2.500 Kg – material aluminium
- Central pulley – breaking load 2.500 kg – ball bearing – material aluminium
- Handles – breaking load 2.500 kg – aluminium with soft grip plastic, certified non-toxic
So in short: can I use my entire body weight to hang in the suspension trainer?
Yes! Exercises such as dips or pull-ups are safe to do with the aeroSling at a maximum bodyweight of 120 kg.
How much does aeroSling weigh?
Our Suspension Trainers weigh between 0.6 and 2 kg, which equals 1.3 to 4.4 lb. The Blackthorn Easy Trainer and the aeroSling XPE weigh only 1.3 lb, whereas the aeroSling ELITE weighs 1.9 lb, and the aeroSling ELITE Plus with the additional foot straps and the UltraPulley weighs around 4.2 lb. Due to the modular buildup, the weight of the aeroSling ELITE and ELITE Plus can be changed with aeroSling accessories.
How do I adjust the rope length of the aeroSling?
The correct handling of the aeroSling grip knot is pretty simple. To adjust the rope length just hold the main rope (the round rope) underneath the grip knot with your right hand (if you are right-handed).
Pull the loop that hangs from the grip knot itself with your thumb and index finger (of your left hand). You just have to loosen the loop, don’t pull it too far out because you might undo the knot completely.
After loosening the knot you can push the grip knot up and down the main rope with your left hand while holding the main rope with your right hand.
To tighten the grip knot again you simply pull on the handle. The knot will tighten itself and stay at the selected position. This is also a pulling test to check whether the knot is tight enough for safe training.
How do I tie the grip knot?
The grip knot is easy to tie. We will gladly send you an instruction if your knot becomes unravelled.
Simply send us an email to email@example.com and we will send you the manual as soon as possible.
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Can I block the pulley?
Yes, you can block the pulley. The safest way to do so is to hook an additional carabiner into the aeroSling’s rope. The technique will take a few times to get used to but then it’s simple.
You can also block the aeroSling by twisting the main rope three or more times around itself. As soon as there is tension on the main rope both rope sides will tighten around each other and the rope will not be able to move over the pulley.
Another way is to hook the grip carabiners to each other, which provides the user with only one grip. During training in the ‘one-hand mode’ the pulley is completely blocked.
What is the difference between the normal pulley and the UltraPulley?
Our aeroSling Suspension Trainers can be used with two different pulleys. For one, there is the standard pulley that comes with our aeroSling XPE and aeroSling ELITE. Then there is the UltraPulley that is installed in our aeroSling ELITE Plus and the aeroSling ELITE Sets PRO and APE.
The differences between the two pulleys can be found mostly directly inside the pulleys. The maximum weight load, however, is the same for both versions. The standard pulley is a roller-bearing pulley, while the UltraPulley is a ball-bearing pulley. So, while the standard pulley offers a decent amount of instability and is quite challenging coordinatively especially for beginners and Suspended Pulley Training novices, the UltraPulley is aimed at professionals and experienced Suspension Training fans that demand the highest degree of efficiency.
To everyone that has no Suspended Pulley experience we recommend the standard pulley. Should you feel the need to make your Suspension Training even more challenging after several hours of training you can always install the UltraPulley. How you install the UltraPulley or change the pulley on your aeroSling is explained in the following topic.
Can I change the pulley of my aeroSling?
With every aeroSling version you have the choice which of our pulleys you want to use. Thus, you can use the UltraPulley with the aeroSling XPE as well as with the aeroSling ELITE. Changing the pulley is incredibly easy. But you better see for yourself in the following video:
How do I install the Flex Clips?
Open the grip carabiner in order to free the grip sling from it. Then, pull the grip off the sling. Turn one hook of the Flex Clip to align it with the string. Now you can push the Flex Clip through the handle. Once you have done so, you can pull the grip sling back through the grip. Hook both ends of the grip sling back into the carabiner. Now, you can hook both ends of the Flex Handle (S or XL) into the hooks of the Flex Clip.
What is the difference between static & dynamic Suspension Trainers?
The aeroSling is a Suspension Trainer – a Suspended Pulley Trainer to be precise – that adds a whole new dimension to sling training due to its innovative pulley. Using the pulley instead of a fixed anchor point adds a much higher instability during training and may increase the training effect. The fundamental principal of Suspension Training, however, remains the same with all types of Suspension Trainers. So whatever exercise you can do with a static Suspension Trainer you can also do with the aeroSling.
The pulley has two major advantages when compared to common static Suspension Trainers that can be summarized in short like this
1. increased instability:
At any time the main rope can slide along the suspended pulley. This means that the trainee has to invest a higher amount of balance and coordination compared to static Suspension Trainers in order to stabilize themself during the exercises. This also demands a greater investment of strength. Thus, the instable training with the aeroSling Suspended Pulley Trainer demands and develops a better body control and strength than common static Suspension Trainers in the same amount of time. aeroSling training, therefore, is significantly more effective.
2. a wider exercise variety
On the one hand, the suspended pulley gives you new variations of existing exercises, e.g. alternating exercises. During biceps curls, e.g., you can alternatingly train your left and right arm instead of working them simultaneoulsy. This way you can better dose you training and in contrast to one-arm barbell curls your ‘inactive’ side always works to stabilize your body.
On the other hand, the suspended pulley gives you completely new exercises that a static Suspension Trainer simply can’t offer. The so-called power pull, e.g., is a great upper-body exercise that challenges your upper body muscles and coordination. It will give you everything that common push-ups or butterflies will give you with the addition of a great core and arm training.
Should you have slight doubts whether Suspension Training with a suspended pulley could be too difficult for a beginner we can put your mind at rest here. The great thing about Suspension Training is the possibility to adjust your training load infinitely variable by just changing the angle in which you position yourself towards the suspension point. So should an exercise become too difficult because of the suspended pulley you can easily change your angle into a degree in which you can do the exercise with no problem. The additional training impulse created by the instability of the suspended pulley will easily make up for the reduced training load you are lifting. Should you, nevertheless, prefer to do a specific exercise without the suspended pulley you can always just block it.
What is the difference between the aeroSling versions?
The differences between the aeroSling versions can be summarized like this:
The aeroSling XPE has, in contrast to the aeroSling ELITE, no handle carabiners and the handles are fixed to the main rope. Thus, the aeroSling XPE does not offer the same degree of extensibility as the aeroSling ELITE. The handles of the aeroSling XPE are made of texturized, glass-fiber reinforced plastic (GRP) in gym quality and are very light, yet very durable and easy to clean. This makes the aeroSling XPE a very light Suspension Trainer that can be adjusted very quickly and is low-maintenance – perfect for beginners, travelers looking for light training equipment that can replace a complete gym, and gyms and coaches that want an easy-to-handle Suspended Pulley Trainer.
The aeroSling ELITE with its modular build-up is aimed at advanced Suspension Training fans that want more from their Suspension Trainer. The carabiners that connect the handles to the main rope make for an unmatched variability that no other Suspension Trainer can offer. Whether you use official aeroSling accessories, the blackPack or the Blackthorn Rowstick – or you connect both carabiners to use the one-hand-mode – the aeroSling ELITE offers the most diversified Suspension Training in the world. The second main difference between the aeroSling ELITE and XPE lies in the handles. The aeroSling ELITE has especially durable aluminum-core handles with a plastic coating.
The suspended pulley is the same with the aeroSling XPE and aeroSling ELITE – a roller-bearing pulley. You can upgrade both versions with our aeroSling UltraPulley or you go straight for the third aeroSling version: the aeroSling ELITE Plus. The aeroSling ELITE Plus contains the ball-bearing pulley that is significantly smoother and, thus, more instable, a set of Flex Clips, and two Flex Handles S, which will give you comfortable foot straps right underneath the aluminum handles. With its pre-installed accessories the aeroSling ELITE Plus is the best Suspension Trainer we have ever built and is mainly aimed at advanced Suspension Training fans, personal trainers, or people that simply don’t want to make any compromises in their workouts.
See the differences between the aeroSling XPE, aeroSling ELITE, and the aeroSling ELITE Plus in the following video:
You can also use this spreadsheet to compare the single aeroSling versions and the the aeroSling sets.