woman using battle ropes to do rope exercises

5 reasons to start rope exercises this new year

It’s that time again; new year, new you. Perhaps you want to shed the pounds after Christmas? Or maybe you wish to improve your health and fitness? Either way, rope exercises are a great way to start. They’ve become an increasingly popular option in recent years, with both average gym-goers and professional athletes alike – and here we take a look at some of the main reasons why.

  1. Full-body workout

Ropes are a powerful training tool. When used correctly, they will engage your entire body – including the muscles of the hands, forearms, shoulders, back, legs, and abdominals – without placing too much strain on the joints. This can help to improve your overall strength and endurance. Encouragingly, just a short 10-minute battle rope workout can burn around 100 calories.

  1. An endless number of exercises

Do a quick online search and you’ll find thousands of rope exercises for you to try. Some of the most popular include alternating waves, outwards circles, power slams and jumping jacks – and details of these can be found in our ‘Ultimate guide to battle ropes’. However, the possibilities are endless.

Ropes can become part of your warm-up or used in the middle of the session to build intensity. You can exercise alone or even as part of a team, perhaps organising a game of tug of war. It’s your choice and, whatever you decide to do, the workout will build up your cardiovascular fitness.

  1. Suitable for everyone

Battle rope exercises aren’t difficult. In fact, they’re suitable for people of all ages and ability levels. Just watch a few online tutorials, practice a little, and you’ll be good to go. For beginners, the longer and thicker workout ropes can be a bit tricky to handle. As such, we recommend starting with a 10m manila battle rope and gradually working your way up to the 20m braided polyester.

  1. Affordability

Did you know, we spend more than £4 billion a year on unused gym memberships? Countless people sign up to expensive monthly contracts with all good intentions, but never actually make the most of the facilities. So why bother wasting your money? Exercise ropes are a much cheaper alternative. Available from just £73.20, they won’t break the bank and will do the job just as well.

  1. Convenient

Rope exercises can be done anytime, anywhere. There’s no need to drag yourself to the gym on a cold winter evening. Simply grab your battle ropes and do a high-intensity workout in your home, garden or the local park. If you’re a real fitness fanatic, you can even take your ropes on holiday. Simply wind them into a coil, pop them in the boot of your car, and you can workout wherever you go.

Start your rope workout today

workout ropes available at Ropes Direct

Workout ropes are a great addition to your new year exercise regime – and, here at Ropes Direct, we have everything you need to get started. Browse through our full range of battle ropes today, add one to your basket and – we guarantee – you’ll be fit and healthy in no time!

If you would like further information about rope exercises, or are unsure which is the best product for your fitness level, you’re welcome to get in touch. Our team have fantastic knowledge of the battle ropes for sale and we’re always happy to help. Either give us a call on 01692 671721 or send an email to [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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