RiverTribe’s Fit for Business expert, Simon Duberley, introduces a dynamic,
new element to your fitness regime. Bored with your exercise program?
Try Battle Ropes.
Want to do something more aggressive, maybe you need to vent off the frustrations of work? If this is you, the time has come to move on and get involved. Let’s spice things up a bit with some dynamic independent arm movement. If torching calories is your game, Battle Ropes are an exercise you should consider for a successful body toning, waist slimming workout.
Although, many may have the notion that the skill acquisition required isn’t worth the time investment, Battle Ropes are worth persevering with. They may seem like just an upper body thrashing, but with a bit of thought they also work your abs, back, glutes and legs. These ropes will give you a killer cardio workout that will leave you feeling positively gladiatorial. Wave them, twist them, slam them, you can use Battle Ropes to target pretty much any muscle in your body. Why not try this little group of three exercises to get yourself started? With a little perseverance you’ll get the hang of it and from that point onwards you’ll find that you too are winning the battle of being Fit for Business.
Alternate arm Waves
Stand facing the anchor with feet shoulder-width apart. Hold one end of the rope in each hand with your palms facing each other. Bend knees slightly, whilst engaging you core, and move both arms up and down rapidly in an alternating action, creating waves in the rope.
Position your feet a little wider than shoulder-width apart, hold the ropes by your sides. Lower into a squat, wave your arms wide, keeping them parallel to the floor. Crossing your hands, rhythmically move your arms in toward one another and back out.
Double arm waves
Again face the anchor point with feet shoulder-width apart. Grasp one end of the rope in each hand so that your palms face each other. Squat down, brace your core, and move both arms up and down together, dynamically creating waves in the rope.