Battling Ropes are a great tool to use when it comes to becoming bulletproof. They are perhaps the perfect "play" tool:
1. They are fun. Yes, they are brutal, but it is a fun brutal that keeps you coming back for more. If you've ever picked up a rope and performed velocity waves, you know what i'm talking about. I've never met anyone who wasn't shocked by how taxing the velocity drills are and yet they always have a smile on their face.
2. They are safe. It would be very hard to get hurt performing Battling Ropes. Think about it, you're pretty much playing with a big string! If you let go of the rope, it lets go of you. No harm, no foul.
3. They are perfect for conditioning. I don't know of anything, or any form of interval training, that can get your heart rate up like Battling Ropes can. Not even the kettlebell can crank your heart up like the ropes will.
4. They are perfect for strength training. Yes, you can get strong with Battling Ropes. You could even get huge, if you wanted to. The Pole Pull system is a great way to strength train.
5. There is no learning curve! There is no real need to worry about form. The ropes allow you to move in the way your body wants to without fear of bad form.
6. Anyone can train with Battling Ropes. Any fitness level, any gender, any athlete from any sport, any age. The ropes are suitable for all populations and all fitness goals.
7. They could be the perfect fat loss tool. Training with Battling Ropes burns calories more effectively than almost any training tool I can think of. Couple that with their safety factor and they are very hard to beat for fat loss.
8. The Battling Ropes can even teach you how to relax under stress and manage your breathing. There is a whole article here for another day, so for now, just trust me.
The list of benefits does not stop here. There are many more benefits to training with the Battling Ropes System. If you have never trained with Battling Ropes, you should check them out. They are a perfect tool for your "play" days. You can learn more about them here: Battling Ropes
If you have trained with them, let me know what you think!