I have always wanted to try Battle Ropes. They always look so Bad-A. Now I know why - because they are. It's a simple piece of equipment, but it gives you a killer workout.
If you have knee issues and need to get some cardio in and you don't want to hit the pavement then these are a great alternative (if you're not combining lunges, squats, etc. into your routine). It will get your heart rate up in no time. Plus, it will give you the shoulders you've been dreaming about.
And did you know that there are tons of variations that you can do with ropes? Here is a good video I found that demonstrates how many different moves that you can do.
Ok, so I know that he makes it look easy, BUT IT'S NOT!
If you want a good video with names to each move so that you can reference them then I recommend this one-
And here is a link to a great free 9-minute workout video - Beginner Battle Rope Workout
I finally got some battle ropes for working out and I can't wait for the snow to melt! I don't have my dream at-home gym built yet, so I have to use mine outside. I tried taking them to the gym, but they said that we can't bring outside equipment. Lame!!! However, we did sneak in a short session before we got the boot.
I got my ropes from Fitness Answered Training Products on Amazon.
You can find them HERE.
I've also put together a short 10-minute routine that you can blast some calories with.
Battle Rope Burn
0:00 - 0:30 jog in place
0:30 - 1:00 Battle Rope Jumping Jacks
1:00 - 1:30 Push-ups
1:30 - 2:00 Squat and Double Wave with Battle Ropes
2:00 - 2:30 High Knees
2:30 - 3:00 Rainbows with Battle Ropes
3:00 - 3:30 Sit-ups
3:30 - 4:00 Battle Rope Alternating Arms with Side Shuffle
4:00 - 4:30 Butt-Kicks
4:30 - 5:00 Battle Rope Russian Twists
5:00 - 5:30 Wall Sit
5:30 - 6:00 Sidewinders with Battle Ropes
6:00 - 6:30 Skaters
6:30 - 7:00 Outward Circles with Battle Ropes
7:00 - 7:30 Plank
7:30 - 8:00 Stage Coach with Alternating Reverse Lunge
8:00 - 8:30 Mountain Climbers
8:30 - 9:00 Battle Rope Sidewinders with Forwards/Backwards Walk
9:00 - 9:30 Toe Touches
9:30 - 10:00 Battle Rope Rainbow with Lunge
Now take a DEEEEP breath. You're done. Go hydrate!
I received this product at a discount in exchange for an honest trial and review. You perform this workout routine at your own risk. I am not a licensed fitness professional.