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How to anchor Battle Ropes at home

Battle ropes. Over the last few years, they’ve become an increasingly popular piece of gym equipment – and it’s easy to understand why. They provide a high-intensity full-body workout, without placing too much strain on the joints and can significantly improve both your strength and cardiovascular fitness.

So it’s no surprise they’ve become a favoured equipment choice for home workouts.

Battle ropes are available to buy online for a reasonable price at RopesDirect – and they’re relatively easy to install at home.

Simply follow our guide on how to set-up and anchor your battle rope for safety and, we guarantee, you’ll be feeling the burn in no time.

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3 steps to anchor battle ropes at home

Step 1: Think carefully about location

First things first, you need to determine the best location for your battle rope workout.

Are you doing an indoor or outdoor workout? If you’re working out indoors, you’ll need to clear a decent size space.

Garages and basements are particularly ideal. Large and spacious, they tend to have enough room for a range of rope exercises. And, no matter how energetic your workout becomes, there’s no need to worry about damage to the floor or needing to protect your furniture.

If you don’t have a garage or basement, or these rooms aren’t big enough, you may wish to anchor your battle rope in your garden instead.

It simply comes down to convenience and where you’d get the most out of your new piece of kit.


Step 2: Invest in an appropriate battle rope

The best battle rope for you will depend on where you wish to install it and your ability level.

Battle ropes come in a range of sizes, varying in both weight and length.

Essentially, once the rope has been threaded through the anchor, its overall length is halved. For example, if you buy a 10m battle rope, you’ll need at least 5m of straight space for it to be used effectively. So, be sure to keep this in mind and measure the rope’s intended location carefully before making a purchase.

For beginners just starting their fitness journey, or those with lower grip strength, experts typically recommend smaller battle ropes – measuring around 32-38mm in diameter. These are relatively light, comfortable to grip, and are a fantastic option for cardiovascular workouts.

Thicker battle ropes require a tighter grip and are therefore trickier to handle. As such, they’re commonly used for advanced fat-burning workouts that are designed to build muscle.


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Step 3: Anchor the battle ropes securely

Your battle rope can be anchored in several different ways.

Temporarily anchoring your battle rope

If you’d prefer not to make permanent changes to your property, the easiest option is to ask a partner to hold them. You may be slightly limited in the rope exercises you can do, but it’s a good way to get started and having a partner to train with can help to improve motivation.

Alternatively, it’s possible to temporarily anchor battle ropes using a heavy kettlebell. Simply place it on the floor close to the wall, thread the rope through the handle and walk back until the two sides of the rope are equal in length. If necessary, the kettlebell can be weighed down further with sandbags.

Permanently anchoring your battle rope

If you’re happy to install a more permanent solution, a heavy-duty staple on plates or dee shackle will work well.

These can be affixed to a wall either inside or outside the property, and multiple anchors can be mounted at different heights to enable a broader range of rope exercises.

Once you’ve completed your battle rope workout, the rope can simply be unthreaded and stored away.


Anchor your battle ropes today

So there you have it, Battle ropes are not reserved solely for the gym, they can help you achieve positive fitness results from home. They can be easily set-up in your property – whether in a converted home-gym or in your garden.


Battle ropes available at RopesDirect


Here at RopesDirect, we have everything you need to get started – including both manila and braided polyester battle ropes, in a range of lengths and diameters, as well as 25mm dee shackles and ground anchor screws that are perfect for anchoring battle ropes at home.

These are all available for a very competitive price and can be delivered to your home address in the UK in 1 – 2 working days (if ordered before 12pm).

Simply view our range of battle ropes online.

Hopefully, we’ve answered all your questions about anchoring your battle rope at home, however, if you’ve got any questions, or would like more information about the rope products available, get in touch. Our team are happy to discuss your requirements with you.

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