BATTLE ROPES ARE A BRUTAL CONDITIONING MOVE THAT ALSO HELPS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR GRIP. WHEN YOU FIRST START USING ROPES, THE IDEA OF MAINTAINING INTENSITY OVER ONE MINUTE SEEMS LIKE A PIPE DREAM, BUT CONSISTENT TRAINING WILL HELP YOU BREAK THROUGH THE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL BARRIERS.
1. Don’t tense up.
2. Grip the rope lightly, relax your arms, shoulders and even your face; you will be able to move faster and maintain intensity for longer periods of time.
3. Try variations from a rippling wave, criss-cross or side to side.
4. Adding a variety of movements from standing, kneeling, sitting or squatting can make basic movements more challenging.