Battle Rope is a heavy duty rope by Gym Gear. Great for building upper body strength and endurance it provides a fun and rewarding workout that is suitable for all ages and abilities. This battling rope is the largest size we do and weighs an impressive 20kg.
The Gym Gear Battle Rope is often used by personal trainers and hugely popular for boot camp and circuit sessions, The Gym Gear Battle Rope features a waterproof sleeve allowing it to be used indoors or outdoors. We recommend this option for those who are familiar with battle rope training and want a heavy, thick rope. If required, we also do 2 smaller ropes and a storage holder and anchor point for these so please contact us with your requirements.
Size Available: 15m in Length with 25, 38 or 50mm Thickness options.
Product Weight: 20kg
In the last few years battle ropes have exploded onto the scene and have become a hugely popular training accessory among fitness professionals, athletes and general gym users. This unique way of training is both challenging and fun and uses lots of different muscles, thus burning huge amounts of calories. All you need to do is wrap the rope around a fixed post and hold each end and you can perform an array of different low impact exercises.
Swing the rope, slam it and perform rapid ‘up and down’ movements to get a hugely satisfying anaerobic and aerobic workout. The great thing about battle ropes is that they are easy to set up, workouts are fast, you can build muscle and burn fat simultaneously and it works multiple muscles at the same time. Not only that, you can use it with a partner indoors or outdoors.
A Beginner’s Guide to Battle Ropes
Your workout shouldn’t be as rigid as a barbell. Make some waves to build more muscle!
Training Rule 1: Move in Many Directions
Don’t just wave the ropes up and down. “Try different motions to work different muscles and skills,” says Brookfield. Going from side to side, for example, places more emphasis on your hips and core, building total-body stability. Moving the ropes in circles improves shoulder mobility and range of motion, boosting athleticism and reducing your risk of injury. Switching among different motions in your training sessions will help you sculpt functional real-world strength.
Training Rule 2: Use Ropes for Everything
Lots of guys use battling ropes as a finisher or as one exercise in a larger circuit. “But ropes also make for a great workout in and of themselves,” Brookfield says. You might do each exercise on this page for 10 minutes, for example, or do waves alone for a full 20 minutes. “Doing one task for extended periods teaches your mind to focus and helps your body flush lactic acid.” It also extends the time your muscles are under tension, helping you build strength as you shed fat.
Training Rule 3: Adjust the Resistance
The amount of slack in the rope determines the load. “Moving away from the anchor point decreases exercise intensity, while stepping toward the anchor point increases it,” Brookfield says. Adjust the slack so you’re challenged to complete each set. If you’re doing a battling-rope workout, alternate between two minutes closer to the anchor point and one minute farther away. “The time you spend farther from the anchor is active recovery,” says Brookfield.
Source: Men’s Health.
Two Rope Exercises You Must Master
1. Battle Rope Waves
This is the classic battling-rope exercise. “It works each arm independently and keeps your muscles under tension for extended periods,” says Brookfield.
2. Battle Rope Crossovers
Instead of making waves, slam the rope to the ground. “You’ll build more power and hammer your core,” says Brookfield.
Directions: Keep both feet flat on the floor as you move the ends in an arc above your head, lifting them to your left and slamming them down hard to your right. Repeat in the opposite direction. Continue alternating for 1 to 20 minutes.