Using TRX Suspension Training Straps, Rings & Bands With All Ultimate Systems
The SoloStrength systems work great on their own and with many accessories to add training options for you (or your clients).
The fixed mounted systems (Door/Wall/Corner) installations, if installed correctly, are secure on their own for lateral forces and you can anchor low, middle or top level on main SoloStrength Bar, without any issues following correct installation, best practices guides and assembly tips here.
SETUP For Freestanding System Considerations
If you are in a commercial studio/facility, you may choose to secure the base directly to the floor with the 4 hidden anchor point holes on the side tubes of the base. Since this is not an attractive option for many "home" environments with finished flooring, the following suggestions below are best options to manage any requirements you may have.
How The Freestanding System Works
The Freestanding system self stabilizes with your bodyweight over the system. That means for 99% of the exercises you can do (including all SpeedFit Workout Programs offered), you do not need any other support or attachments to use your system perfectly. If you are attempting some exercises that will have your bodyweight primarily OFF the base, and applying lateral (push pull forward back) forces, you may require to add some weight back to the base to compensate for those forces.
If you have a low friction slippery finished floor surface, and are applying lateral forces without your body over the base (push or pull), you may require weighting the base (as in the suggestions below) in order to keep your system secure in place and not slide under the applied forces. Carpeted or higher friction flooring may not require any weight to add in this case.
If attaching TRX, Rings, Resistance Bands to the main SoloStrength bar, so long as forces applied are primarily vertical, or if some lateral forces applied but you keep your bodyweight over the base, the system will self-stabilize, and no counterweight is required.
Rear Support Bar
The Rear Support Bar is recommended for use with TRX Exercises, Rings and high anchor point for Bands, as it moves the anchor point to the back of the base of system, leaving the entire base for executing the exercises over, and in most cases will eliminate the need completely for any counterweight. This Rear Bar anchors on the back of the Freestanding Training System (Standard or Shorter Height options), and sits level with the highest SoloStrength Main Bar setting. It also allows you to execute parallel bar pull ups variations, and keep your accessories mounted the rear bar anchor, without impeding the free use of the SoloStrength bar. For this reason it is a highly recommended item for the Freestanding System.
No Counterweight is needed for if are doing standard SpeedFit or Isometric Training/Stretching, or if you are using bands or TRX and keeping your bodyweight over the base (most movements). However if you wish to apply higher lateral forces, with high anchor point, and step off the base, removing your body weight as counter force, then you will need to add some counterweight to base to compensate. This can be done via options in image below, including:
Use of dumbbells or sandbags (or similar) over the lower cross bar
Or choosing the purpose built Counterweight Tray providing convenient storage for counterweight items and accessories and benefit of keeping entire base free and clean for use. If sold out use the other recommended options in reference images if required and add Tray when back in stock. This item we manufacture in limited quantities.
How Much Counterweight Is Required If Needed?
Typically 50-80% of your bodyweight if applying very heavy lateral forces, is sufficient. However you may need to experiment with this to find appropriate weight needed to keep base secure to ground, for any special exercises.