Battling Ropes

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Type: Strength Main Muscle Worked: Shoulders Other Muscles: Chest, Forearms Equipment: Other Mechanics Type: Compound Level: Beginner Sport: NoForce: Push
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Battling Ropes Guide

Main Muscle: Shoulders

  1. For this exercise you will need a heavy rope anchored at its center 15-20 feet away. Standing in front of the rope, take an end in each hand with your arms extended at your side. This will be your starting position.
  2. Initiate the movement by rapidly raising one arm to shoulder level as quickly as you can.
  3. As you let that arm drop to the starting position, raise the opposite side.
  4. Continue alternating your left and right arms, whipping the ropes up and down as fast as you can.

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Jan 11, 2015 5:58 AM: I used two barbell plates and simulated the motion.

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Aug 7, 2014 5:49 AM: great exercise for shoulders without having to do too many reps!

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Jun 28, 2014 8:53 PM: Nice review i got mine from www.exerciseropes.co.uk and have been looking for some more info :)

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Jun 17, 2014 12:53 PM: Thanks for the tips guys!

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May 20, 2014 2:13 PM: My gym doesn't have ropes so I grabbed 3lb dumbbells. 3lbs seems like until you pretend they are the ends of ropes for a minute or so.

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Apr 8, 2014 9:54 PM: This exercise is a bit difficult to replace, however, when I used tot each it, the replacement I always suggested was "dumbbell uppercuts". We called them that because you take DB's in hand, and rotate them in a slow and smooth uppercut motion making a circle. You would do this in an alternating...+See More

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Mar 21, 2014 5:47 PM: This literally works my entire body, and is my replacement for Cardio. This will burn fat like a hot knife cuts butter...excellent all around and now a part of my workout daily as my finisher.

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Oct 8, 2013 3:11 PM: What could be another option for this?

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Jul 17, 2013 9:58 PM: I don't have this in my gym. What's a good replacement exercise?

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Jun 5, 2013 5:42 AM: Aren't lats fom assistant muscle too?

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