Theres New Life In The Old Rope-A-Dope

I made a wish jumping rope, I caught a fish jumping rope Popular rope-skipping songs like this one may bring back old memories. It might even inspire you to grab your old jump rope and incorporate it into your new exercise regimen. But theres a whole new rope routine that may jump start your metabolism and kick it up to a whole new level. If youre ready to do serious battle with those unwanted pounds, then you need a set of battle ropes. Grab hold and get ready for one of the most high-intensity workouts youve ever had.

They were originally designed for training in football or mixed martial arts. Then body-building titan and strength world record-holder John Brookfield transformed their use and made them popular in homes and fitness centers around the world. Also called muscle ropes, conditioning ropes, and fitness ropes - by any name you choose, theyre powerful enough to whip you into shape.

Typically theyre 50 feet long, one-and-a-half inches in diameter, and weigh a whopping 25 pounds; the ones that are a couple of inches in diameter can weigh as much as 50 pounds.

Despite their combative name, battle ropes dont wage war against your joints; instead, theyre killer on your core, tone and strengthen your muscles, and help your body burn calories like a furnace.

Sling Battle Rope Wave Exercises

Picture an ocean wave - a tidal wave! Now imagine creating that same wave with a rope. And doubling the ropes means double the impact. This isnt Double Dutch. Its double clutch - strengthening your arms and tightening your core. Watch video.

Battle Rope Pull Exercises

Heave ho! Ever swab a deck? Well you may feel like a sailor on the high seas with these reps. Battle rope pulls engage all the muscles youd use doing pull ups, rowing, or deadlifts. Watch video.

High-Intensity Interval Training

Sandwiched between a five-minute warm up and a five-minute cool down, experts suggest a series of 10 to 30-second power surges, performing basic battle rope exercises - waves, throws, spirals, slams, or whips - followed by a minute of rest between each surge. Theyre affordable and portable. They dont require a gym membership or special skills. All you need is the will to do the work and an anchor - no not a ship anchor. Use a tree, a pole, or other stationary beam and you can pull, wave, or even climb your way to the fittest physique of your life. Watch video.

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