Battle Rope Training Gets Upstaged by Hyper Rope®
The battle rope has recently become a popular and trendy training tool in many commercial gyms. It seems everywhere you look people are thrashing them, snapping them and whipping them up and down, creating waves and crushing calories as they go. Great basic fitness tools can also drive innovation and that is where the Hyperwear Hyper Rope steps in.
A recent study in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research gave validity to the claims of how effective these training tools can be. The results of the study suggest that just a 10-min bout of battle rope training is “a vigorous-intensity workout, resulting in high heart rates and energy expenditure, which meet previously established thresholds known to increase cardiorespiratory fitness.”
If you or the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research think battle ropes are challenging then wait until you try the Hyper Rope®. These 20-foot long beautifully braided 100% poly ropes come filled with a flexible metal core and pack quite a punch.
ACE, the American Council on Exercise, had their health and fitness expert Jonathon Ross look into heavy rope training and review Hyperwear Hyper Ropes. They found that the best part of the design is that it allows you to do a high intensity battle rope workout without the need of an anchor. Even better, rope moves freely making it a very dynamic free weight to use to build power and strength. A single Hyper Rope is all that is needed to do all the Hyper Rope exercises designed and available in the article Hyper Rope: An ACE Integrated Fitness Training Model Workout.
Here are five big advantages over Battle Ropes:
No Anchor Battle Rope Gym Ropes
Traditional battle ropes need to be anchored to a solid object, otherwise, they will fly. The Hyper Rope can be used anchored. If control is desired for some exercises you can place a medium weight SandBell on the far end of the Hyper Rope. It is great for all types of battle rope exercises for beginners too. Unanchored it can be used for countless other movements such as slams, carries, pull-ups, dips and much more.
How to use workout ropes for battle rope exercise
Doesn’t it seem that the only thing you see people doing with battle ropes is waves, two arms, one arm or alternating? While there are a number of exercise variations and progressions you can do, battle ropes don’t really have that much variety. Like SandRopes, Hyper Ropes offer a wide range of exercise options since they can be used unanchored. They are also weighted and only 20ft long so they can be draped over the body and used in any number of strength exercises like squats, lunges, push up, dips, pull ups, even crunches.
Added Weight in a Battle Rope
Hyper Ropes have a fluid metal core running through the center and weigh 15lb in 20ft lengths with a 1″ diameter. That is similar to typical battle ropes that are 30 – 50ft long and 1.5 – 2” in diameter. This added weight combined with the shorter length makes them an ideal training tool for everything from high-intensity cardio, strength building, power training and fat burning workouts.
Space Saving Battle Rope Workout Ropes
A battle rope can be up to 50 feet long and even when anchored and halved that is still approx. 25 feet of space required to perform any exercises. Hyper Ropes give you the freedom to use in only about 6ft of space and you can move while using them. The limited space required makes Hyper Ropes perfect for home gyms as well as reducing the needed footprint in commercial gyms where every inch of space comes at a premium in rent.
What are the ropes at the gym made of that makes them dirty battle ropes?
Many traditional battle ropes are made from manila hemp which shed fibers with use creating dust and mess. To eliminate the mess battle ropes are now been made from nylon or a poly Dacron mix but they are still subject to fraying. Hyper Ropes are made from soft yet exceptionally durable 100% polyester fiber. Costly material but long-lasting and tough enough to withstand any punishment with no mess and no fuss.