Suspension training is a form of strength training that helps build lean muscle in the body using your own body weight for resistance. Building muscle is key to weight loss because nothing burns excess body fat like lean muscle. Even while your body is at rest, your muscles are burning excess fat in your body. Unlike using free weights or strength training machines, suspension training uses your body weight as resistance for your workout, in combination with a system of ropes and webbing. The ropes allow you to suspend your body in the air during your workout to engage several muscle groups at the same time from different angles.