The great thing about exercise is that there are no shortage of ways to get in shape. There's also a variety of different forms of equipment that can get you to your personal goals. With everything that's out there it can be easy to forget about one piece of equipment that can ensure not only a quick workout but also challenge every muscle at the same time: the battle rope.
Looks pretty basic, right? Almost as if it can only be used for jumping or maybe even climbing.
Here are some of the benefits of incorporating a battle rope into your workouts:
1. Good for a full body workout
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Using a battle rope helps incorporate all of your muscles-including those in the upper body. It's a great tool for anyone looking to help target and burn belly fat. Just doing a few rounds you can help burn up to 10 calories per minute even with each round being no more than 30 seconds long.
2. Help with imbalances and endurance
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Use of battle ropes are great for training any imbalances and working weaker body parts. In using a battle rope you will be using alternating movements that will make you use both sides of your body at once. You can also use various combined movements that will challenge any and every muscle that is lacking to build it up strong. While using you will be building up your stability and working on your mobility.
3. Bust through Plateus
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The dreaded plateu.
No matter whether you've been consistently pushing through your workouts with steady progression (or even being less than consistent) eventually we all hit a wall. Fortunately, use of a battle rope helps avoid hitting a plateu.
Ropes too slack? You can adjust the resistance by changing your position where you hold the rope. The closer you are to the anchor the more resistance you get which will make you work harder.
Ready to take the plunge? No sweat! We're adding some awesome battle ropes to the store on February 22nd, so mark your calendars so you don't miss out!
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