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14Apr/110

Jungle Gym XT vs. TRX a Guided Comparison

Jungle Gym XT Suspension Trainer and the TRX Suspension Trainer are two unique systems designed to develop muscle strength and flexibility. Suspension training has been shown to be an effective tool to build muscle mass and core strength and help build joint stability.

Allowing for exercises that engage the body’s resistance, suspension trainers utilize straps that attach to a pole or doorway. Comparison of the Jungle Gym XT vs. TRX suspension trainer demonstrate each product’s unique benefits.

Similarities between the Jungle Gym XT Suspension Trainer vs. the TRX Suspension Trainer

Both suspension systems utilize straps that allow for exercises with the person’s own weight. They both provide straps with attached handles. They are both packaged with instructional DVDs. They both provide hooks to attach to doors or other anchor points.

TRX was the first suspension training system developed and continues to dominate even as lower priced substitutes enter the market.

Specs of Jungle Gym XT vs. TRX Suspension Trainer

The Jungle Gym XT Suspension Trainer provides ergonomic handles as well as foot cradles. The handles are made from an easy-to-clean material. The TRX Suspension Trainer attaches to any anchor point with the straps at eight feet long and holds up to 1,000 pounds. The straps on the Jungle Gym XT Suspension Trainer are eight feet long and hold up to 1,500 pounds.

The Jungle Gym XT Suspension Trainer is made with inline carbon fiber buckles for adjusting the ropes and designed to change between a V-shaped, or a neutral, (Olympic preferred) suspension, or a wide-angle suspension.

Price of Jungle Gym XT vs. TRX Suspension Trainer

The price of the TRX suspension trainer is $189.95, while the Jungle Gym XT Suspension Trainer is priced at $99.99.

Extras included in Jungle Gym XT vs. TRX Suspension Trainer

The Jungle Gym XT Suspension Trainer comes with two non-scuff door anchors, whereas the TRX Suspension Trainer offers a door anchor for sale for an additional $24.95. The Jungle Gym XT Suspension Trainer is packaged with two carbon fiber cam buckles and two strap end adjusters. Additional strap extenders can be purchased for this unit for $29,99, which add another eight feet of straps. Their instructional package included a 90-minute DVD and a brochure illustrating the various exercises. The TRX Suspension Trainer, packaged in a two pound package made of recycled post-consumer materials, provides a 65-minute DVD with a 35-page workout booklet and two additional workouts, called TRX Endurance Circuit and TRX Metabolic Blast.

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