3 Rope Workouts to Try in the New Year

With the new year approaching fast, you might find yourself joining the hoards of people who are resolving to get in shape come 2023. For anyone looking to try out a new fitness regime this January, in this blog we suggest some rope workouts – all of which are affordable, easy to master and can be completed from the comfort of your own home. To give them a try, simply invest in some high-quality fitness ropes and get started.

1.  Resistance Training

Resistance training is a form of exercise wherein you move your body against a weight or force. Many people tend to use dumbbells or resistance bands, but bungee cords also work well to create the necessary force, and are oftentimes much cheaper. You can find countless ‘bungee rope workout’ tutorials online to facilitate your workout, with some of the most common exercises including the one-arm bicep curl, lateral walk, glute bridge and flye. With so much variety, you can easily create a workout plan around your specific goals. Not only does resistance training enhance muscular strength and endurance, but it’s a great way to tone up and will significantly improve your general fitness.

2.  Skipping

This classic playground game works surprisingly well as a high-intensity workout. In fact, just 10 minutes of skipping is equivalent to running 1 mile in 8 minutes! Jumping up and down improves your cardiovascular fitness, strength, stamina, balance, coordination and more. Skipping can easily be done at home, and it goes without saying that it’s an incredibly fun form of exercise. Again, a quick online search will yield many results for skipping workouts at various ability levels. Simply buy a durable rope such as synthetic polyhemp rope, head out into your garden and get skipping – you’ll start to see the positive effects in no time at all.

3.  Battle Ropes

Battle ropes are an incredibly powerful workout tool. They engage the entire body, helping to improve strength and endurance – a quick 10 minute session can burn up to 100 calories. Although battle ropes are typically used in the gym, if you’d like to try using them at home, as long as you choose your rope wisely and anchor them securely there’s no reason why they can’t make up a part of your home workout. Consider installing them in your garage or basement, or even taking them to your local park to train in nature.

Thanks to the durability of many ropes, they are suitable for indoor and outdoor use, meaning you can easily switch up your workout location depending on the weather. We recommend using natural jute and natural manila, though these will need to be made weather-resistant by applying decking oil if being used outdoors. If you’re looking for a rope that is already weather resistant, without you having to apply weather protection yourself, you’re better off opting for a synthetic rope.

Start Your Fitness Journey Today With Quality Exercise Ropes

Rope workouts are a great way to stick to your fitness resolution, and here at Rope Services UK we have everything you need to get started. Browse our full range of sports and fitness ropes and plan your first rope workout of the year today! For more information about any of our products, please get in touch.

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