If spring fever has you battling a case of workout boredom, battle ropes could be your answer. The practice of waving, thrashing and slamming thick ropes provides a fast, high-intensity workout with a big payoff—studies have shown that a 10-minute workout can burn as much as 112 calories.
So how does it work? The ropes are generally 30 to 50 feet long and from 1.5 to 2 inches wide. They weigh between 25 and 50 pounds and can be made of polyester, rubber or even plain old hemp. The most common move is The Wave, in which two equal lengths of rope, secured by an “anchor”, are made to undulate in ocean-like swells. The demands on muscles, as well as the intense cardio exertion, can make a 20-second interval feel endless.
Ready to sweat? Give the Ultimate Fit Zone in Ocean a call to schedule your battle ropes workout.