Training/Battle RopesBattle rope exercises are a fitness trend that has only hit the industry fairly recently, but battle ropes have already proven themselves as the facilitators of an excellent, full-body workout.
What are battle ropes?Battle ropes are normally 40’ to 50’ long and made out of a polypropylene type material. In order to use them, you need some sort of anchor, such as a vertical support beam in your local gym or even the bottom of a small tree on your property. Battle ropes can be used in high intensity interval training (HIIT) to blast fat and sculp lean muscle among other benefits which include:
Increase in Mobility: One of the main functional benefits to battle ropes is that they provide a boost in your range of motion. Regular use of battle ropes will gradually improve the mobility of your grip as well as the movement of your shoulders and hips all the way down to your ankles and feet.
Low Likelihood of Injury: Pulling and lifting ropes requires a certain balance that requires and improves stability in both the upper and lower bodies. This coupled with the fact that the force of the rope coming down during exercise is self-powered, means that we are not competing with any higher-level forces that could cause injury.
The battle rope exercise primarily works the following muscles:- Shoulders (deltoids)
- Upper back (trapezius)
- Core (abs, obliques, lower back)
- Legs (quads, glutes, hamstrings)
It's a full-body workout that engages multiple muscle groups at once, providing an intense cardiovascular and strength-building workout.