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Battle Ropes Have Become a Popular Fitness Tool

Battle Rope Exercise

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  • Battle ropes can provide a high-intensity, whole-body workout that gets your muscles moving in new ways
  • A 10-minute bout of rope training resulted in high heart rates and energy expenditure that would increase cardiorespiratory fitness
  • Battle rope workouts work the muscles in your upper body, abs, back, and glutes, and you can incorporate movements, such as jumps, lunges, and squats, that work your legs, too

By Dr. Mercola

Battle ropes, sometimes called heavy ropes, are one of the newest fitness trends hitting gyms across the US, but working with ropes is hardly a new form of fitness. Long used as a training tool for football players, mixed martial artists (MMA), and other athletes, battle ropes can provide a high-intensity, whole-body workout that gets your muscles moving in new ways.


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