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By Laura

Have you tried the Battle Ropes?

By Laura

Most of the tried and tested gym equipment is made of iron—but if you want a more dynamic, fat burning, full-body workout, pick up some battle ropes and get moving!

Using the battle ropes will work your arms, back, chest, legs, and core- it’s a full body workout!

Need a change from the treadmill? Adding ropes to your routine also provides a killer cardio workout without the boredom and you'll sweat buckets while you swing.

So if you're planning to pick up a rope on your next visit to SWEAT!, here are a few rules to follow.

 

RULE 1: Move in Many Directions

Don't just wave the ropes up and down, try going from side to side and backwards and forwards. These movements will place more emphasis on your hips and core, building total-body stability.

 

RULE 2: Use Ropes for Everything

Many people use battle ropes as a finisher, but ropes can be used for a full workout. The muscle will develop under tension for a longer period and this will help build endurance.

 

RULE 3: Adjust the Resistance

The amount of slack in the rope will make the exercise harder or easier. Being further away from the anchor point will make the exercise easier and moving toward the anchor point will make it harder. Using this adjustment you can make quickly make adjust the effort resistance of an exercise.

 

Try this fat busting workout to get a real sweat on!

35 seconds on each exercise 25 seconds rest, repeat 3-5 times-60 seconds rest at the end of each set:

  • Slams
  • Waves
  • Jumping jacks
  • Circles
  • Burpee slams

 Make sure you tag @sweatgyms in your battle rope workouts!