Also called fitness ropes, weighted ropes or battle ropes, battling ropes are a great way to introduce a different exercise into your workout. They are also an exercise that great results if done properly. Concentrate on two key ways to exercise - 'slams' and 'waves' - then you'll be working a huge part of your body including your core, forearms, thighs, tummy, lower back and shoulders. As you get more experienced with battling ropes (and stronger) you can introduce specific exercises like lunges, hops, jumps and more difficult arm actions.
Essentially a battling rope, or battle rope, is a high quality weighted rope used in fitness workouts. They are tied to an anchor point, which can be a telephone pole, a railing, in fact anything that is sturdy enough to keep them stable. Battle ropes come in a range of different sizes including different weights, different lengths and diameter so it is an exercise tool that will grow and develop with you. There are however two primary styles available-25mm and 44 mm. Most ropes also come in the standard length of 5m, 10m and 25m.
They were developed by John Brookfield initially for his own benefit before he rolled out his ideas to others.
Battle Ropes are a fun way to exercise your arms, back, legs and your core. They are also a good way to get interval training into your workout that is different and fun. The key thing to remember is not to worry if you notice how heavy they are when you lift them! When you get going and the momentum kicks in you will be fine! The most common exercise that people use battling ropes for is alternating arm swings, lateral arm swings and overhead slams for the core.
The most common exercises are the 'wave', 'battle rope slams', 'side to side pulls' and 'jumping jacks'.
Battle ropes are great if you don’t have a huge amount of time as you can achieve a huge amount, in a relatively short amount of time. In effect, you can work out all your muscle groups in legs, shoulders, biceps and abs in one relatively quick session. See what other advatanges there are :