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September 03, 2016

Four words: battle ropes are awesome. All you need is one rope, an anchor point, and a bit of space. With that, you get a sweet workout tool that smashes your entire upper body - especially your forearms and shoulders - and gets your heart hammering.

 

Combine that with sprinting and shuffling, add the AMRAP (as many reps as possible) tag to it, and you're in for a world of hurt. But, you know...the good kind of hurt. Sorta.

 

Okay, on to the good stuff. This workout is an AMRAP circuit. Set a timer for 10 minutes, then work through the circuit as many times as you can before time runs out. That's all there is to it.

 

1. Rope Wave

15 reps

 

  • Most importantly, stay in a strong and tight position. That means slightly bent knees, controlled forward lean, and arms elbows locked in position.

 

2. Sprint

20 meters

 

  • Don't worry about getting a proper sprint start. Just start low and drive forward as fast as you can over the 20 meters. 

 

3. Alternating Rope Wave

30 reps

 

  • You'll quickly realize that this rope variation is much faster than the normal wave. Ease into it slowly, then speed up as you get comfortable.  

 

4. Shuffle

40 meters



  • Get low, get low, get low! It's an awkward motion, especially if you haven't done it before, but resist the urge to stand tall.

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