Fed up with lifting weights? It might be time to add the shock element to your routine with some heavy rope training. Not for the faint-hearted, rope training was originally used for MMA and high combat sports training. Today it’s become a popular and highly efficient way to workout. Here’s the facts to help you get to grips with it.
Heavy ropes are attached to an anchor such as a weights machines. The free ends are held in your hands and you basically fling the rope around. The action of propelling heavy ropes will give your hands, arms, shoulders, legs, abs and heart a seriously intense workout.
Although there is lots of variation to rope training, there are three main types. All involve pretty intense muscle burning.
No rope at your local gym? You could do your own rope workout. All you need is 50ft of thick rope (around 2 inches thick) and an anchor to tie it to and you’re good to go!
There's a rope-machine (I don't know the proper name for it!) in my gym and I always wondered the benefits of it - now I know!
those ropes look really heavy - think I might start with something lighter. I'm not sure I could even lift 50 feet of 2 inch rope!
You can make an excellent training programme out of ropes, as my seafaring father once told me. Good to see it on here,
Hmmm, looks effective but not something I've ever seen. I like the fact it's something you can do without fancy machines though. Hauling ropes around is how lots of people used to keep fit in the days before gyms I guess.
Wow - looks amazing. Also looks very male dominated. I haven't seen it at my local gym but would be great to have a go.
Never seed this before, or even heard of it. Sounds brilliant though - and great fun.
that's a bit different - looks interesting. Hope they are securely tied on!