Modes of operation

Two-handed alternating repetitions: Most of the exercises performed on the T- truss are done using the “two-handed alternating arm method”. The user alternates right and left arm movements for each repetition until the set is complete and then rests for short periods before performing the next set. The rails of the truss are not used in this application.

Single-handed mode: In the single-handed mode, the truss allows a user to simulate all of the most basic exercises by focusing on isolating a single arm or leg at a time. For example, the user could perform a set of right-armed pull-ups, arm press, military press, rowing, arm curls, or arm extensions immediately followed by a left armed set. The same method applies for leg presses, leg extensions and simulated leg curls. The single-handed mode has several advantages. In this mode, the user isolates one arm at a time and experiences the comfort of the arm resting on the truss while the handgrip slides smoothly back and forth along the truss rail. The other great advantage is that this configuration requires only one resistance element and therefore fits in a much smaller container for travel. In this mode, the user performs the exercises one arm at a time and stops to rest only after doing three or four sets consecutively.

Only Single-handed repetitions can be performed with the “Mini truss” because it has only one set of resistance cables. Here the user performs a set of repetitions using the right hand/arm. When the repetitions are complete the user then follows with the left hand/arm.

Exercises preformed with the T-truss (any model)

Two-handed (Alternating Arm) Pull-ups Simulation

Two-handed (Alternating Arm) Pull-ups Simulation
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Two-handed (Alternating) Chest Press Simulation

Two-handed (Alternating) Chest Press Simulation
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Two-handed (Alternating) Rowing

Two-handed (Alternating) Rowing
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Two-handed (Alternating) Dip Press

Two-handed (Alternating) Dip Press
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Two-handed (Alternating) Military Press

Two-handed (Alternating) Military Press
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Two-handed (Alternating) Arm Curls

Two-handed (Alternating) Arm Curls
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Exercises Performed Only with the "Super Truss" or the "Mini Truss"

Single-handed Pull-ups

Single-handed Pull-ups

Single-handed Chest Press

Single-handed Chest Press

Single-handed Rowing

Single-handed Rowing
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Single-handed Dip Press

Single-handed Dip Press
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Single-handed Military Press

Single-handed Military Press

Single-handed Arm Curl

Single-handed Arm Curl

Leg Exercises Performed with the use of the "leg strap" (Sold Separately)

Leg exercises are performed in the "single leg mode" only. An optional foot strap can be purchased through the manufacturer.

Leg Press

Leg presses are done in the horizontal position. One connects the resistance cable in a slot on the truss close to the base. One then pulls the truss cushion down towards the base for comfort. One lies down next to the truss (to the left side of it) with the right shoulder up against the pads of the BPA (body restraint). One places the right foot into the foot strap and connects it to the resistance element. The user pushes out with the foot (sliding it over the floor). After three sets, the user moves to the right side of the truss and performs the same exercise for the left leg.

Leg Extension

The leg extension is done in exactly the same position as for the leg press except that the user lays on his/her stomach instead of on their back. One places the foot strap into the foot and presses outward. The user repeats the exercise for each leg.

Leg Curl

The leg curl is done in the horizontal position, straddling the truss in the same manner as for arm curls. The user places the foot strap over one foot and pulls towards the body (sliding the foot over the floor). The user repeats the exercise for the opposite leg.

Leg Pull Down

One stands the truss up into the coerner of a room. One then lies down on the carpet of the room in front of the truss. One places the foot strap onto one foot and connects the easy hook to the indicated inch marker location. One then pulls in a downward motion with the leg.