Door Anchor Placement Points for Resistance Band and Suspension Training Home Workouts
Using the Fitness Health Door Anchor
You can place the anchor on either sides of the door, the hinge side it the stronger side. If you are doing bodyweight exercises this is the preferred side to exercise from. If you use the opening side this is ideal for light resistance work with resistance bands.The good thing about using the hinge side is that if someone does open the door when exercising it will stay in place, it will ionly move slightly whereas the opening side will release the anchor and the band or suspension training system will be instantly released which could be a high chance of yourself causing damage. The door should be kept shut no matter what also it's best practice to make sure that the door is locked at all times whilst training.
First and foremost, this type of training requires using a sturdy door. After all, the last thing you need is to have the door break mid-exercise, stopping you from exercising all together. This means that the hinges need to be attached correctly and screwed in tight. Also, you want to make sure it closes securely so that you don’t risk having it open when it shouldn’t. Once you have a strong door and frame.The key is to use it properly so that you don’t injure yourself. Even if you’re travelling, you almost always have access to a door on your room, which means that you have what you need to get a complete workout.
Using the anchor at different points on the door frame will enable you to train different parts of the body. For example, when you exercise with the suspension training system with the straps diagonally downwards will help you train a certain part of muscle groups. By changing the position of the straps to a lower hinge you will change the direction of exercise moving the upwards, this will mean that you would be training the opposite muscle groups as the force will be coming from a different direction.