By Corey Lewis, CPT, CSCS
This thirty-foot long battle rope is sheathed in a nylon sleeve to protect it from friction and fraying. It features high-quality handles that are one and a half inches in diameter and seven inches long. The ergonomic grips allow you to hang on for longer with less wrist fatigue. The flexible design of the rope also makes it a breeze to roll up when the workout’s over.
The plastic that covers the handles is not very durable.
The Bonnlo Battle Rope is a great introductory model for those who are new to the world of battle rope exercise. This is a durable rope that is easy to handle and convenient to store away.
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One of the most exciting new fitness innovations of recent years is battle ropes. Who would’ve known that a length of rope could give you such a great cardiovascular and muscular workout? Yet it turns out that battle ropes do exactly that. In this review, we take a close look at one of the most popular battle rope brands on the current market: Bonnlo Battle Ropes.
Battle ropes are thick lengths of rope similar to what you would expect to see on ships. The heavier the rope, the greater the resistance they provide. Battle ropes were invented by John Brookfield in 2006. Ropes have three standard lengths:
They also have standard diameters:
The three most popular exercises performed with battle ropes are the wave, the slam, and the pull.
Waves—the exerciser rhythmically moves the ropes so as to create a smooth, continuous, wave-like motion.
Slams—these are a variation of the wave, where the ropes are slammed down on the floor between each wave.
Pulls—here, the exerciser pulls the rope toward his body.
Battle ropes represent an effective piece of cardiovascular at-home workout equipment without having to invest in costly cardio gear like a treadmill, exercise bike, or elliptical machine. All you need is a battle rope and an anchor point to get in a fantastic HIIT style cardio session that will burn a ton of calories while revving up your metabolism for enhanced calorie burn in the twenty-four hours after your workout. A thirty-minute intense battle rope workout can burn as many as five hundred calories. That’s more than you’ll get on the treadmill, elliptical, or exercise bike!
As well as being a fantastic cardio workout option, battle ropes are also an effective strength training exercise.
Battle ropes are quick and easy to set up and operate. They can also be taken anywhere so that you can train down at the beach, the park, or anywhere else you choose. As a result, battle ropes make a great gift for the fitness buff in your family.
Bonnlo Battle ropes have been on the market and under user review for a couple of years. Within that time, they have established themselves as one of the most popular for home use. People love the affordable price point, along with the nylon protective covering, the generous handle length, and the flexible rope design that, unlike many competitor ropes, makes it a breeze to roll the Bonnlo up for storage when the workout is over.
The Bonnlo Battle Rope was recently upgraded so that its entire length is now covered by a nylon protective sheath. This protects the rope from fraying and friction burns. This external covering is well constructed with thick stitching and durable nylon material that will be able to stay with you year after year as you battle with the ropes. The cover is non-detachable so you know it’s made for the long term.
You only have to use Battle Ropes once to appreciate that your grip is your weak link. The fatigue in your hands and forearms will determine how long you can stick with it. That makes the quality of the hand gripping portion of the rope more important than ever. The Bonnlo Battle Rope excels here, with high quality coated handles that are longer than you find on some more expensive competitor models. The handle area of this rope measures seven inches by one and a half inches in diameter. The heavy duty nylon grips are heat shrunk onto the rope to ensure that they will stay in place permanently. They also feature a sweat resistant coating so that your sweat build up doesn’t become your weak link.
The Bonnlo Battle Rope is made from poly dacron material. They are as strong as the ropes that you’d find on the shipyard, having been rigorously tested for maximum performance. Each rope is one and a half inches thick, with the thirty-foot length rope weighing twenty lbs. This gives an ideal width for both beginners and experienced users so that they can get in a great workout without their hands giving up and cutting the session short. The poly dacron material gives the Bonnlo Battle Rope a flexible design which makes it easy to coil up for easy storage when you are finished training. It also means that this rope can easily be rolled up and taken with you when you’re on the go.
The Bonnlo Battle Rope is available in three lengths as follows:
You are also able to choose between rope diameters of one and a half and two inches. That means that you can find a Bonnlo Battle Rope for every level of experience. These ropes are also versatile enough to be used for the traditional undulating wave type training as well as pulling and even rope climbing workouts.
The Bonnlo Battle Rope is among the most affordable battle ropes on the market, coming in considerably cheaper than many of the most prominent brands. Your purchase of this rope comes with a comprehensive user manual. A number of online reviews of the battle ropes have also mentioned that Bonnlo has proven to provide a high level of customer support.
There’s not much we didn’t like about the Bonnlo Battle Rope. However, a few reviewers have mentioned that the nylon covering started to come apart after a few months of regular use. As mentioned above, we actually found the cover to be impressively put together, so take that for what you will.
The Bonnlo Battle Rope is a great choice if you’re after an affordable, durable, and highly functional battle rope that you can use at home or when you’re on the go. It also makes a great gift. Consider it as a Father’s Day gift, or buy it for another fitness enthusiast in your life.