Battle Ropes – Fun and quick new way of burning calories | New Fitness trend in India
Battling ropes fry calories faster than almost any other exercise—10.3 calories per minute, to be exact. They also build upper-body muscle—as do TRX rows. Ropes are a must-have tool for anyone looking to pack on lean mass. “The key to their effectiveness is that they work each arm independently, eliminating strength imbalances as they sculpt your muscle,” says John Brookfield, creator of the original battling-ropes system. They also provide a killer cardio workout.
Battle Ropes are getting popular among Indian cities- Mumbai, Delhi, Chandigarh, Bangalore. Many Indian celebs, players and movie stars, can be seen battling ropes. The ropes are available in India on many online stores including on Amazon and Flipkart.
Combine the two for a killer cardio workout that simultaneously pumps up your biceps, back, and forearms, advises Men’s Health
1. Battling-Rope Waves
This is the classic battling-rope exercise. “It works each arm independently and keeps your muscles under tension for extended periods,” says Brookfield.
Directions: Hold the ends of the rope at arm’s length in front of your hips with your hands shoulder-width apart. Brace your core and begin alternately raising and lowering each arm explosively. Keep alternating arms for 1 to 20 minutes.
2. Battling-Rope Crossovers
Instead of making waves, slam the rope to the ground. “You’ll build more power and hammer your core,” says Brookfield.
Directions: Keep both feet flat on the floor as you move the ends in an arc above your head, lifting them to your left and slamming them down hard to your right. Repeat in the opposite direction. Continue alternating for 1 to 20 minutes.
“It’s low impact, and you can get both a crazy heart and muscle pump,”
Directions: Perform rope waves for 30 seconds. Rest for 30 seconds.
Perform rows for 30 seconds. Rest for 30 seconds.
Alternate between the two exercises for 30 minutes.
Source: Men’s health and Various Gyms