By Corey Lewis, CPT, CSCS
Pro Battle Ropes provide you with a heavy duty training option for the experienced trainer. These polydac ropes are extremely durable, easy to set up, and come with a pair of heavy duty anchor straps. The non-slip strap design eliminates rope slip.
The anchor straps are a little difficult to operate.
These Pro Battle Ropes are among the most heavy duty home use ropes that you’ll find. The anchor straps are a great addition, even if they take a bit of getting used to.
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Battle Ropes provide you with a fantastic workout option that combines both cardio and strength training. In one affordable kit, you get a simple, portable, and easy-to-use workout that is both cost effective and functional. In this article, we provide you with an in-depth review of one of the most popular battle rope options on the market right now, Pro Battle Ropes with Anchor Strap Kit.
Most cardio exercise options do not give you a very good upper body workout. They usually provide you with a pretty good lower body workout due to the running, striding, or jogging that is involved. Alternatively, battle ropes will provide you with a good lower and upper body workout. Maintaining a crouched, neutral spine position is great for your lower body. And battle ropes will give you a better upper body workout than you will get with virtually any other piece of cardio equipment.
Training with battle ropes will give you a great forearm and grip workout. The very act of holding onto the ropes will build strength and endurance in the forearms. That is a huge benefit if you are also training with weights. When you’re doing big compound exercises like deadlifts, the strength of your grip is hugely important. That makes training with battle ropes a great auxiliary to your weight room workouts.
Battle ropes will also give you a very good upper arm workout. When you perform pulling battle ropes sessions, your biceps will be fully engaged. All battle ropes moves also give a fantastic workout to your front deltoid muscles. Moving to the back of the upper body, all of your back muscles will be engaged during a battle rope workout. Every battle rope action will work your latissimus dorsi (lat) muscle, with different variations also engaging the trapezius, rhomboids, teres major, and infraspinatus.
A fifteen- to thirty-minute session on the battle ropes will also provide you with an excellent core workout. Keeping your core tight is an important aspect of proper battle rope usage. This will engage your abdominal wall, the intercostals, external obliques, and the erector spinae that run alongside your lower spine.
Battle ropes also represent an effective strength-building exercise for the muscles of the upper and lower body.
The Pro Battle Ropes with Anchor Strap are a product of Profect Sports, who also offers a range of agility training and other home fitness equipment. This product is a heavy duty training option that is more designed for experienced users than rank beginners. It comes with a pair of anchor straps to make it easy to secure the ropes to whatever you have available.
The Pro Battle Rope Kit is one of the few battle rope options on the market that provides you with a complete all-in-one setup. In this kit, you get a 100% poly dacron heavy duty battle rope, an upgraded Duramax protective sleeve, heavy duty anchor straps, a stainless steel carabiner, and heavy duty coated handles. This is everything you need to get yourself set up for awesome battle rope training at home, down at the beach, or when traveling.
These battle ropes are made for heavy duty workouts by hardocre trainers. They are constructed from heavy duty poly dacron material which has been quality tested so that it won’t start fraying or unwinding, even after many years of use. The extra long vinyl coated handles provide you with a very secure grip on the ropes while also ensuring that the ends will not start to unravel.
The protective sleeve that covers this battle rope keeps your rope clean while also ensuring that it doesn’t fray or cause damage to your gym floor. The protective sleeve has recently been upgraded so that it now covers the entire length of the rope.
The Pro Battle Rope comes with a heavy-duty anchor strap so that you can attach it to any solid anchor that you have available in your gym or outdoors. This anchor is constructed from tensile strength reinforced nylon so that you can have complete confidence that your anchor point will never fail. You also get a pair of heavy duty carabiners to secure your battle rope in a matter of seconds.
When it comes to battle ropes, it is important to get the right-sized rope for you. If you don’t, you are likely to end up with a diameter of rope that will compromise your grip. Different lengths also accommodate different experience levels and styles of training. That is why it’s great to see that the Pro Battle Rope kit is offered in a range of lengths and rope diameters.
You are able to select from diameters of 1.5, 2, and 2.5 inches in thickness. Many manufacturers will not offer the thicker diameter, which is a good option for very experienced battle ropers who want to max out their grip strength. We suggest that beginners stick with a 1.5-inch diameter rope.
The rope length options are thirty, forty and fifty feet.
The only potential negative we could find with the Pro Battle Rope kit was with regard to the huge 2.5-inch rope. The majority of people will not be able to work with this thickness. For people who are looking to progress in grip work beyond the 2-inch thick rope, they could have provided a 2.25-inch option or have tapered the ends of the 2.5-inch rope to provide more options.
The Pro Battle Rope with Anchor Strap Kit offers a complete durable all-in-one solution to your home gym battle rope needs. The options cater for both beginners and experienced ropers, so if you are ready to start battling the ropes at home, this is a smart buying option.