Battle Ropes vs. Weights…
What is the difference?
Weight training definitely helps build muscle mass, tone, and burn calories.
Battle ropes gives you a TOTAL BODY workout, including cardio, which again does what for you? It is good for your heart, lungs, and cardiorespiratory system.
The best part of using battle ropes, you can get a workout done in 15-20 minutes. These intense ropes get your heart rate up, burns calories in minutes, and gives you an amazing “high” you never could expect from slamming 2 ropes on the floor.
I admit. Battle ropes are my own vice. They are not easy but after a workout, I feel amazing and am ready to “battle” them again!
“According to a study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, swinging them for just 10-minutes can burn up to 112 calories”.
Battle Ropes: what exactly is being worked:
- Legs – used from squatting and moving
- Arms & Shoulders – used every second you might be moving the ropes
- Core – keeping your core engaged from falling over; stabilization
No, this does not get boring….There are so many variations to try and keep up-leveling if you feel they become “too easy” 🙂
A few Battle Rope variations to try:
- Basic Slam- alternating arms (creating wave-like movements)
- Double Slam – hitting both ropes at the same time
- Battle Rope Burpee – (a personal fave)
- Battle Ropes with a Reverse Lunge
- Kneeling Battle Rope Basic Slams (thumbs up on grips)
- Battle Rope Jumping Jacks
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Are you ready to battle to the next level?