Battle of The Ropes
You know how it is; you walk into the gym and you go for what you know, tried, and tested. But what about those ropes? If you haven't tried them already, maybe it't time you did. Read this article and checkout the video to prepare for your battle of the ropes and reap the many benefits.
Laying in Wait
The ropes, commonly known as battle ropes have been around roughly since 4000 B.C. In ancient Egyptian times, humans used ropes to improve their way of life. Using them to pull, push, haul and carry people and objects to and fro. Today, along with the original uses for the ropes we have added them to our workout routines to maximize our training.
In most gyms, the ropes lay in wait for someone to challenge them. And challenge them we should, as the benefits that we can reap in a short space of time are amazing.
7 Benefits from Training with Battle Ropes.
Simple by design, the battling rope training system was pioneered by John Brookfield, well known for his unconventional training methods with professional athletes. Brookfield trained with battle ropes by maneuvering them in a variety of both linear and circular motions to create a peak heart rate in an athlete. Battle ropes are commonly used as a high intensity interval training (HIIT) tool to develop an athlete’s power, explosiveness, as well as their anaerobic and aerobic endurance.
Watch The Battle
Watch this guy take us through a barrage of exercises that can be done using the battle ropes. With the battle ropes, you get to slam and twirl away to your heart’s content, all the while reaping the massive benefits from an impressive variety of exercises. via
Battle ropes are often thought of as a tool for your upper body, which they are. However, their benefits don't end there. Battle ropes workouts work the muscles in your abs, back, and glutes. By incorporating moves like side plants, jumps, lunges, and squats, you can get a full body workout in a very short amount of time.
The next time you're in the gym, don't gingerly walk by. Pick them up and prepare for the battle of the ropes. They are especially great for when you are short on time. Just like with the Kettlebells, you can get a full body workout in as little as 10 minutes.