Myoforce Versus Training System Review
At Fitness Workout Ideas, I love to check out all kinds of different training methods. I’ve been talking about suspension training a lot lately and recently the Myoforce Versus Training System has been receiving a lot of attention in the fitness community for its versatility and effectiveness. The Variable Resistance Strength Training System (VERSUS) provides variable resistance for both eccentric and concentric muscle movements. The Versus design also allows you to improve core stability while increasing strength and power. In the review below you can learn more about how the Versus works along with some of its key benefits.
Key Features Of The Versus System
- Enables both partner and single training
- Excellent for improving core strength
- Wide range of exercises can be performed on single piece of equipment
- Can be used for group, circuit and high intensity training
- Competitive aspect makes you work harder while having more fun
- Corrects imbalances in the body
- User can increase or decrease speed
Background Of The Myoforce And Inventor Erin Brooks
The Moyoforce Versus was invented by Erin Brooks. Erin Brooks is an exercise physiologist who has been helping people with movement restrictions or pain problems for more than seventeen years. He has worked with a wide range of clients from everyday people to Olympic athletes.
Erin Brooks was previously part owner in a business called Function First which was focused on correctional and functional exercises. After being involved with Function First for ten years, he sold out of the business and later started his own company Myoforce which is the brand responsible for Versus.
The Versus is based on the principle of suspension training. With the system the user can move in space and will orient their body. The system involves a set of handles which are hanging on a very strong pulley system. This pulley system means that user can move each arm one at a time, rather than simply doing a single hanging motion. This differentiates it from other forms of suspension training.
Advantages Of The Versus Training System
One of the key advantages of the Versus training system is that the pulley system allows two people to use the Versus at the same time. This enables it to pit two peoples strength and force against one another. As one person pulls in one direction, the other person is forced to pull in the other. The more force that one person applies, the harder the other person works. Conversely if one person applies little force, then the other person needs to apply a countervailing force to match. This creates variable resistance training. The advantage of variable resistance training is that your body is forced to adapt to the level of stimulus.
For Training Partners
When you train with a partner your chances of blowing off the workout or dogging it is much less. Tell me this — are you going to let your training partner beat you? I don’t think so. Not if you are a competitor. You will not believe how much harder you will train with Versus while having a great time. You can not dog it by just going through the motions anymore when using Versus. You will push yourself to new levels. Guaranteed. – from the makers of Myoforce Versus
By having two people use the same piece of equipment the element of competition is added into the training. This forces the users to push themselves harder than they otherwise would. The benefits of competition that can be experienced with other sports are not typically available with standard weight training and exercise equipment. With the Versus the benefits and fun of competition are an intrinsic part of the design. In addition to using the versus with a partner the system can also be used for single person training.
Another of the key principles of the Versus training is the idea of activation before participation. This means that you are recruiting as many of the muscle fibers as possible before you begin the exercise. Another benefit that the Versus has over traditional exercise equipment is that corrects any imbalances in the body. A machine is typically on a fixed range of motion. Therefore it is unable to adapt to any of these types of imbalances. Because the versus system uses a pulley those imbalances show themselves and the body is forced to correct those imbalances while the exercise is being executed.
Another remarkable feature of the Myoforce Versus is the ability to perform a wide range of exercises with a single piece of equipment. Using the Myoforce Versus you can do exercises including presses, lunges, squats and curls. The pulley system allows you to execute a full range of motion for each of these exercises.
The Myoforce is a deceptively simple looking piece of equipment. It provides an amazingly versatile range of workouts and will push even seasoned athletes. One of the best features of the Myoforce Versus is the competitive aspect. Working the Versus with a partner adds a fun element as you push yourself to out do the other person. There is also no other piece of equipment that can develop core strength as quickly and as effectively as the Versus. If you are looking to correct imbalances in your body and improve core strength while getting a workout that will kick your butt, then the Myoforce Versus is hard to beat.
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I reviewed Suspension Revolution personally myself yesterday and was impressed that there are several components to the product. I’m always looking for new fitness workout ideas so I love to get them, try them and review them for others.
If you’ve never used rings or trx style suspension trainers in your fitness bootcamp, then I think you’ll like the depth and quality that went into the making of this product. Starting off with the videos (see my review below), you can tell it’s got high production values with great lighting and sound. Dan Long is the go to guy for this type of training. He looks to be in his 40’s and keeps himself in great shape (another check mark in my book) and boy does Dan have ENERGY!
I showed my wife the intro video (see my review below) and she thought she was watching an infomercial for a second. I like his style, though, I think it works for him. Nothing wrong with being passionate and energetic about what you do.
The product is made up of:
- Suspension Revolution eBook – Beginner (49 pages)
- Suspension Revolution Intermediate (49 pages)
- Suspension Revolution Advanced (125 pages)
- Bonus! Strap Finishers 2.0
There is a table of contents in each eBook, a little about the author and the Workouts. There are high quality color pictures of the exercises with good written descriptions. You don’t have to use TRX suspension straps, you can use Jungle Gym XT or SBT (Suspended Bodyweight Training). If you have a pair of rings, you’ll be able to do a lot of these exercises (or a modified version of them).
I always get a different type of soreness in my muscles when I use rings in my own fitness workouts. I recommend this type of training and I love the portability of the rings or straps. Below is my video review of Suspension Revolution!
I woke up, looked outside and immediately felt sorry for whomever is running outdoor bootcamps in the Austin, Texas area this morning. There was a chill in the air, rain JUST started coming down in torrents and it was “prime time” for morning bootcamp classes to begin.
It was 6 am. It was cold. It just started raining.
Now you have to understand that “cold” means something different for us “ya’lls” down here in Texas. Anything below 60 degrees F and we’re ducking for the covers, the heater, the goose down jackets.
But back to my story.
What do you do when you’ve already started your outdoor bootcamp class and it starts pouring down rain? Do you:
- Run for cover and shout “everyone for himself (or herself)”?
- Keep working out as if nothing is happening?
- Cancel the class and go hang out to dry at Starbucks?
- Kill’em with kindness?
What, Scott, do you mean, “Kill’em with kindness?”
This basically means “kill them with kindness”. You know, #2 on the list above. Just keep working out, act as if nothing is happening, up the intensity and see who might be brave enough to try and leave. You’re being “kind” to them for giving them what they paid for…a workout. They knew coming in that bad weather was possibly part of the deal. Use this opportunity to set the standard. No one leaves until the workout is over.
Unless it starts lightning or a tornado appears. Then see # 1 above.
Seriously. We’ve had some of our best bootcamp workouts in crappy weather.
Here’s one of those kind of workouts that you can use. It’s so intense and off the wall, that I doubt anyone will notice that it’s raining.
- Partner up with someone of equal ability
- Do the workout together, both going at the same time
- Do the paired exercises in “superset” fashion
- Do the burpees first, then do the second exercise
- Rest up to one minute in between supersets (or let heart rate come down to a safe level)
20 Burpees and 20 Incline Push Ups
20 Burpees and 20 Decline Push Ups
20 Burpees and 20 Kettlebell Swings
20 Burpees and 20 Sit Ups
20 Burpees and 20 Air Squats
20 Burpees and 20 Dips
20 Burpees and 20 Single Leg Forward Reaches (10 ea side – ha, ha…this will be fun to watch)
20 Burpees and 20 Deep Breaths (transition exercise)
P. S. Like Burpees workouts? Check out Kyle Wood’s new “Beyond Burpees” resource below: