Battle ropes can be the most satisfying cardio work out you have ever done. Get the momentum going and the ropes wave like an open ocean. Get them wrong, it’s more like wrestling a heavy snake. Working out with battle ropes can be consider a crucial part of cardio training for most strongmen and strongwomen.
The Phoenix Fitness Battle Rope offers a crushing upper-body cardio workout using multiple muscles simultaneously. Battle ropes are designed to help tighten arm muscles, tone chest, shapes outer thighs, firms inner thighs and sculpts buttocks. The ergonomic grip handles, will help improve your grip and protect your hands from friction.
These battle ropes, are high density rope designed with heavy duty polyester. The rope diameter is 1.5 inches, and the length is 18ft.
Our good friends over at AL Fitness in Atherstone deliver Battle Rope Workout Classes which is an entire session made up of workouts that include battle ropes.
What can you do with a battle rope?
The best battle rope workout for beginners is the alternate arm waves, or double arm waves with the handshake gip, and we would recommend starting with 2-3 sets of 30-40 seconds to begin with. Eventually you can work your way up to do Jumping Jacks and Figure 8 Circles with the battle ropes, and completing a more gruelling full body battle rope workout.
What muscles are you working when using battle ropes?
This will vary based on the exercise you are carrying out with the battle ropes, and to what level you are pushing. For example, you can do the traditional alternate arm waves as a standing variant that will target purely your upper body and core OR you can include a deep squat into the alternate waves to engage your thighs and quads. Overall most battle rope workout will be full body workouts that predominantly target your biceps, front delts and traps.