Battling Ropes are one of my favorite modes of conditioning. You can really ramp up the intensity and go for speed or power. There are tons of different patterns and no matter what, you’re cranking up your heart rate and working some major conditioning.
Ropes are great for healthy folks and even people with nagging injuries because there is no constant strain on the muscles or joints and it’s so low impact while still being effective and awesome.
Typically we’ll throw in the Battling Ropes as a conditioning finisher after a training session. Here are a couple of clips from last week’s early morning crews, killing the ropes.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD-yBKCXr1o[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_PZFZMVkUk[/youtube]