need some serious ‘you’ time? when i’m feeling blue, a little hot-headed or drowning to keep my head above water i know it’s time to hit the gym and grab the battle ropes. sometimes there is nothing better than slamming things around the gym when you need a good mental break and total body burn. battle ropes are great for engaging every muscle, from head to toe, while heating up your metabolic system and scorching fat. but these thick and heavy ropes are not for the faint of heart; it takes some serious willpower to get through these battle rope circuits below.
according to a study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, swinging battle ropes for just 10-minutes can burn up to 112 calories. compare that to 30 minutes on a treadmill of steady-state-cardio and it’s no wonder battle ropes are growing in popularity.