The holiday season has passed and it’s time to get back to the gym and the habit of exercising. It’s not easy to maintain a routine and become motivated, especially if you’re getting back to working out after a break of a few weeks. One of the best ways to remain motivated and interested in your exercise routine is to shake it up a bit and add new techniques. We recommend battle ropes because they are very versatile and will keep you motivated.
What are Battle Ropes?
When you hear ropes, your mind immediately goes to jumping ropes. Battle ropes are different and provide a full-body workout without being dull and boring in any way. These ropes are attached to a strong pole or wall and are quite heavy and flexible. They can be up to 10ft in length and vary in thickness and weight from gym to gym. The more length, weight, and thickness they have, the more resistance they offer.
The Benefits of Battle Ropes
People often hesitate to change their workout routines or include something new and interesting in them. This is because they fear the workout wouldn’t be as effective or they might strain their bodies while performing it. It’s always wise to incorporate an exercise in your routine carefully to ensure you don’t injure yourself. Here are some reasons why you should consider battle ropes:
You can use battle ropes in a number of different ways and use a different technique every day. There are dozens of different exercise techniques you can try with battle ropes and discovering new ones can be quite interesting in itself. You can create your own custom exercise routines or come up with techniques yourself based on what’s comfortable and works for you.
You don’t have to be a pro at workout or an extremely fit person to perform battle rope workouts. The exercise techniques can range from mild and easy to intense and challenging. You won’t injure yourself if you’re a beginner or feel that battle rope exercises are too mild if you work out regularly.
This is an excellent cardio workout because it increases your heart levels to the peak and improves your strength, grip, and conditioning. Just 10 minutes of a full battle rope workout will be intense enough to help you shed your holiday weight quickly. The workout might be of high-intensity, but it is low impact so your body won’t suffer. It’s great for people who don’t have proper balance of strength. Every minute of this exercise can consume 10 calories, which is more than a number of other exercises.
Every Muscle Group
One of the biggest advantages of battle ropes is the fact that they have an impact on all muscle groups simultaneously. You won’t have to perform different exercises for different muscle groups because you can work all of them in one routine.
You can start slow with just lifting and waving the battle ropes for a couple of minutes. This is a basic exercise and very easy to accomplish, but it will help you burn calories and get accustomed to the weight and movement of the ropes. Once you’re accustomed to it, you can try other exercises like alternative waves, shoulder circles, snakes on the floor, etc. These might seem very simple, but they are high-intensity workouts and extremely effective too.
If you have any questions about cardio workouts with battle ropes, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Schembri PT. Our number is 02 9648 6405. You can send us an email to [email protected] or fill in this contact us form and we’ll reply as soon as possible.
Thanks for reading,
Schembri PT Team
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