Blast from the Past : Thick Rope Training


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A little rope work at the Royal New Zealand Show.
Over the past four years this site's amassed an enormous amount of content. To help you find the highlights, I'll be taking a wander through the archives each Sunday.
This week - Thick Rope Training.

There's an incredible variety of thick rope exercises. Here are just a few of my favourites :


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Naturally, there are several other exercises that are perfectly suited to thick rope. Suspend the rope from any two stable points in your yard/gym, and climb/drag/walk your way from one to the other. Good fun.


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Blast from the Past : Rope Training II.

Here's another look at this wonderful form of training.

A Day in the Park.

A length of rope, a couple of kettlebells and a sled.

Academy PT Video.Via Pete Diaz : A nice video (streaming, 15.2mb .flv download via KeepVid) showing tyre, thick rope and kettlebell work. Not a bad workout at all....
Bulgarian Bag Rope Swings. These are great - with a Bulgarian Bag, kettlebell or anything with a bit of weight. Good fun.
Double Rope Climb.

Two ropes = twice the fun.



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