Are you thinking of the best ways of setting up a battle rope in your home or backyard? If so, you are in the right place.
The good news is, you’re not alone. Many people are being interested in installing battle ropes in their convenient place. That is why today, we’re discussing the best ways of setting up a battle rope at your home. We’ll also discuss what you’ll need and how you can set up a battle rope by investing a little or no money at all. So, let’s jump right in.
What You’ll Need
Here’s what you’ll need to set up a battle rope at your home:
A wall or something you can install your anchor onto
Enough space (10-15 feet)
And that’s it. No other gym equipment is needed. You don’t even need to buy anything except the anchor if you don’t want it.
How to Set Up a Battle Rope
Now, let’s get started on where and how to set up your own battle (rope) station. Shall we?
Setting up a battle rope isn’t much space-consuming. You can install them almost everywhere. All you are going to need is a free space to move your body a little bit. You can select either indoor or outdoor space for the ropes. Just make sure you have a comfortable space to move around, and you’re good to go.
We need to be a bit careful about choosing these pieces of equipment. Many ropes come with their own specified version of anchors, but we understand your concern if you don’t want to invest just yet. In that case, you’ll do just fine tieing your ropes to a heavy object, a plate rack, a kettlebell, or simply a pole with anchorstraps.
But if you decide to go for a sturdy and efficient anchor, you can get them online or from your local hardware stores easily. Just make sure that the anchor is flexible and can transfer the force well.
This is the most flexible part of the system. You can use almost any type of ropes you’re comfortable with and turn them into battle rope. We suggest you use a 50′ long rope if you can manage the extra workout space to move around. If not, you can also go for the 30′ ones. The standard width of a battle rope is 1.5 inches. But you are free to use the one you feel the most comfortable with.
Just be careful about the grip part of the rope. The more comfortable you are with your grip, the more flexible you can become during the exercise.
Make Your Own
If you don’t want to invest on the ropes, that’s okay as well. Here are some free alternatives that you can use as a battle rope:
If you are somewhat familiar with gardening, you know what a gardening hose is, right? It’s basically the pipe that you use to water your plants. If you don’t have one, you can get yourself one for as low as $15. We suggest using just the pipe for beginners. Once you get comfortable using just the pipe, you’ll need to increase the resistance. And you can do that by filling up your garden hoes with sand.
This will make the workout harder and more effective. The heavier rope you use, the more you need to burn calories. And that’s the main goal. Isn’t it? You can also use water to fill the pipe. It’s really your choice. In this way, you will not get service like a heavy-duty battle rope. But, something is better than nothing, I guess.
If you have a connection with the local fire department, you can ask them for help. As all the fire hoes have an expiration date, you may be able to get your hands on some expired fire hoses without investing any money.
But remember, fire hoses are a bit heavier than the regular gardening hose you use in your yard. So if you decide to use a fire hose as your battle rope, It would be best to ask for some assistance. You’ll need at least one other person to keep an eye on you while you work out with a fire hose.
Don’t forget to cut off the heavy metal couplings before you start using the fire hose. You can also fill up the hose with water/sand to challenge yourself even more.
You can also use a homemade rope instead of a garden/fire hose. For that, you’ll be needing some thinner ropes and braid them together until you reach your comfortable diameter. Though that is a time-consuming process, you can try it out if you are concerned about the budget, like me. But remember, the longer the battle rope is, the harder you’ll need to try to move them.
You won’t have a comfortable grip if you prepare the rope yourself. Wrapping each end of the rope in a few layers of duct tape will provide you with better comfort and grip. And if you are using a rope made of nylon or similar materials, just apply heat to the end of the rope until it melts, and you’re good to go.
Battle Rope Exercises
Once you are done with the installation, it’s time to get started with the workout part. There are a number of moves, steps you can follow for an effective workout session. Here, we’re gonna share the basic movements you can mimic during working out with battle ropes.
i. Move as Much as Possible
Many people think that a battle rope workout is all about moving your ropes. But that’s not true at all. It would be best if you moved as much as possible to get the best results. For example, going from side to side will work your hips and core; moving the ropes in circles will increase shoulder mobility and range of motion. So try to mix it up a little bit and throw in some humps and squats whenever you can.
ii. Use Ropes
Don’t forget that working out with battle ropes isn’t like a dessert or a meal starter. This is a stand-alone workout routine that can compete with most heavy-duty ones. So have confidence in yourself and go all the way in. Doing a specific workout task will also teach your mind to focus and help your body flush lactic acid.
iii. Adjust When Needed
To increase your fitness level, you’ll be needing to adjust the rope on a regular basis. Once you are comfortable with the rope you’re using, Remember. Moving away from the anchor point decreases exercise intensity, and stepping toward the anchor point increases it, so once you start feeling used to it, change position to challenge yourself.
After the pandemic, battle ropes are becoming a part of our everyday exercise routine in the new normal lifestyle. This handy piece e of equipment has proven that you don’t need heavy-duty workout equipment to take care of your body.
That’s all for today. I hope this article proves to be helpful to those in need. Please feel free to share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comment section below. Thanks for reading this far. Happy workout to you.
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