Suspension training is on the tip of every home fitness enthusiast tongue. Suspension training requires minimal equipment, minimal space and has been proven to deliver full-body workouts that are safe and effective.
While the idea behind suspension training is simple- using a series of ropes and webbing to turn an athlete’s body weight against them – various products are all designed slightly differently.
When most think of suspension training, the name that usually comes to mind is TRX.
While TRX provides exceptional products that have been proven to be durable, easy to use, and effective, there have been a few other companies managing some serious market space and creating competitive products with rave reviews.
In this article, we review one such product, the BodyBoss Total Workout System.
Consistently ranked as one of Amazon’s best home gym systems since its launch, BodyBoss continues to strive for the best product and the highest customer appreciation. So let’s see what it’s all about.
The Story of BodyBoss Total Workout System
BodyBoss was launched to bring convenience, confidence, and ease to those who want to incorporate more fitness into their daily lives.
From fitness junkies to beginner movement athletes, the system was designed to be encouraging and easy to use.
The company strives to acquire the biggest global community of “fitness enthusiasts,” and this ambition fuels their product engineering, customer support, and online resources.
At the time of writing, the BodyBoss 2.0 System is the flagship BodyBoss product and incorporates new technology, new design, and continued ease of use.
In addition to this complete home gym system, BodyBoss provides additional suspension bands and add ons, allowing customers to customize their gym depending on their level.
BodyBoss 2.0 System
First introduced on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, this system raised over $1,000,000 in support from avid fitness fans.
Designed to simulate thousands of exercises worth thousands of dollars worth of gym memberships and equipment, this complete home workout system is uniquely designed to cater to athletes of all levels.
Full-body workouts, wherever you need them.
Unlike TRX and other suspension trainers, the BodyBoss Total Workout System uses a foundational attachment VectorFit base designed to withstand 500 lbs of force.
While each band alone can provide 30 lbs of standard resistance, the base design allows users to shorten the bands through various base anchor points, increasing the resistance up to 70-80 lbs.
With ten anchor points to make use of, users can truly customize their workouts.
The design allows for unlimited progression and some serious workout potential.
What’s Included in The BodyBoss 2.0 System:
- VectorFit Base tested to 500lbs
- Easy Grip Bar with smooth 360° rotation
- Resistance Bands (2-4 depending on the package purchased)
- Door Anchor for overhead attachment
- Padded handles to simulate grip exercises (dumbbells, etc.)
- Padded sweat resistance wrist and ankle straps
- BodyBoss Accessory Bag
- Detailed Instruction Guide complete with visual aids.
In addition to the BodyBoss 2.0 System, there are a few useful add-ons available to customers.
Extra Boss Bands
For those ready to progress to the next level of BodyBoss training, additional resistance bands can be purchased, allowing for increased difficulty and more versatility.
If you have your eye on a package that only comes with two resistance bands, consider adding a couple more to be prepared.
1Loop Rep Loops
This unique accessory incorporates cutting edge tracking technology that allows you to sync to your phone and track the number of reps and the break time taken while using the BodyBoss 2.0 System.
This accessory is a great add on for those who want a more structured and organized strategy to measure progress.
Boss Ab Wheel
Anyone looking for those six-pack abs only needs to purchase this add and use it regularly. Using the base as a core foundation, users attach the wrists’ resistance bands and roll the wheel out in front.
What Sets BodyBoss 2.0 Total Workout System Apart?
If you’re reading this article, you are probably in the market for a home gym system and quite possibly overwhelmed with the number of choices available.
While most suspension training systems use similar technology, there are a few things that set the BodyBoss System apart from any other product on the market.
Many suspension trainers require an overhead attachment to complete most exercises.
This is because the idea of portability is paramount, and systems such as TRX want their products to be as compact as possible.
With the BodyBoss 2.0 System, a balance has been found between versatility and portability. Using a foundational base on which users stand, more effective reps of bottom-up resistance exercises such as squats can be performed.
The design genius comes in the base’s stability and the fact that the athlete’s body weight keeps the foundation strong.
Add to this the fact that the base makes the product even more space-efficient, and you have what we call a game-changer.
Just because the BodyBoss 2.0 System uses a foundational VectorFit Base, it does not mean you are limited in attachment options. With the door mount option, users can perform 100’s of lateral movements that other systems offer.
With ten anchor points, and the ability to attach multiple bands at one time, there is limitless versatility in both exercise options and resistance weight. And don’t worry, it’s non-slip for those of us who like a good sweat.
Less Space, More Portability
With the unique design of the VectorFit Base, BodyBoss has created a product that requires less space and fewer additional attachments than other suspension trainer products.
For those with limited home-gym space or who spend a large amount of time jumping from hotel to hotel, the foundational base provides a better solution for full-body workouts.
The base is also designed to be folded up and carried like a briefcase, making it portable and convenient to travel around with.
Though some may argue the base is just another thing to carry, the benefits of having the anchoring base can outweigh the inconvenience of having to carry it around separately.
The BodyBoss 2.0 System is cheaper than many other products of its type on the market.
To make fitness accessible for everyone, the company has tried to keep the cost of their systems below some of their top competitors.
While some companies use brand recognition to demand a higher price, BodyBoss chooses to remain mid-range for the sake of their customer satisfaction.
While the product may be cheaper, there is little evidence to suggest that it is any less reliable when it comes to quality.
While BodyBoss may offer less in terms of online resources and membership benefits like other suspension trainer brands, the product itself is formidable.
No honest review would be complete without a few product drawbacks. No product is perfect, and there are certainly a few things the BodyBoss Total Workout System can improve on.
Many customers complain that when they purchase a package with only two included resistance bands, they feel limited in the number of exercises they can do with appropriate resistance.
For those who are intermediate to advanced suspension trainer athletes, additional bands can be purchased from the beginning to ensure you are getting the most out of the system.
The resistance bands also do not fit into the folded base, meaning customers have to carry both the base as well as an accessory bag.
The suggestion has been raised repetitively to increase the folded base’s holding space to incorporate the bands and accessories.
Foundational Weight Requirements
Though this problem is relatively uncommon, lightweight customers have remarked that the base can move and shift when completing specific exercises.
This seems to be a problem only with those who don’t weigh much at all, not with most of an average build.
Some users have found a solution to add additional weight to the base (kettlebell, heavy object) to ensure that it does move around as much.
Limited Online Resources
While there are plenty of user-created resources available online for the BodyBoss 2.0 System, the “movement” surrounding the product is still growing.
Unlike systems such as TRX, which have developed an online academy that encourages progress through peer support and accountability, BodyBoss has a stronger focus on product design and evolution.
While the community will continue to grow, for the moment, users are purchasing the product, not the community.
For a good reason, the BodyBoss 2.0 System has been consistently ranked as one of the best home gym products on the market, despite its fierce competition.
It’s a perfect system for anyone just getting into home workouts or for those who want to take their bodyweight routines to the next level.
With a unique design, the system allows for limitless versatility and full-body strength training.
For more independent athletes looking for a great value product that will provide hours of creative and intense workout opportunities, here it is.
Fitness enthusiast, suspension training addict. Ditched the gym 5 years ago, never looked back. Passionate about teaching how to build muscle and loose weight using only the force of gravity and your own bodyweight.