“There comes a point in everyone’s fitness routine when it’s time for a change. Aside from the boredom factor, there’s also the plateau effect. Your body will get used to the same activity and therefore not have to work as hard or burn as many calories as it did when it was new. Adding a new training technique to your fitness routine will not only restore life to your workouts, it will shock different muscles into action.”
Heavy ropes are gaining popularity and are being incorporated regularly into workout routines and fitness classes. Along with increasing your strength, powder and endurance, the constant motion of the ropes will surprise you with a muscle-toning, metabolic workout unlike any other. You’ll be shocked at how fast a few quick whips can get you to your maximum heart rate.
“There are tons of pulse pounding, heavy rope exercises to ramp up your cardio and build your core strength. Common movements include waves, slams, throws, spirals and whips. All involve swinging your arms up and down (or side to side) in some manner for timed intervals. To maximize your efforts, focus on maintaining the intensity of the motion from start to finish, no matter how much it burns. And it’s definitely going to burn.” Check out THIS site for some great workout ideas.
“I always suggest starting out doing 3 sets of 30-second intervals with 45 seconds of rest in between. As you get stronger and your conditioning improves, you can increase the duration of the move and decrease the rest times. With each of these exercises, you want to create a solid base by planting your feet in a shoulder width stance and stabilizing your core. You’ll quickly discover that these exercises engage not just your arms and shoulders, but your whole body.”
Weighted ropes seriously produce amazing results to those who use them. I have gone from 30 second intervals to two minute intervals over the last two years. I have improved my endurance and strength just by using the ropes one to two days per week. Weighted ropes allow the average person wishing to lose a few pounds and get in better shape a user-friendly workout that will push them to their limits. Simply put, the heavy hope can be used by anyone regardless of their fitness level or goals. This fitness tool is a must-try! Who’s ready to slim down for summer with a whole new workout?
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