Traditional workout equipment is effective, yet it only targets a handful of muscles at a time. A core benefit of Muscle Ropes workouts is its utility, working not just the arms and core, but even smaller, often forgotten muscles throughout your body, including muscles in the lower body.
And by accessing these smaller muscles, Muscle Ropes builds total body stability, mainly by engaging your core from several different positions.
So, how does heavy rope training engage the whole body? The answer is simple: Muscle Ropes use a wide range of motion. Whereas traditional weights limit your range of motion, targeting a specific muscle group, Muscle Ropes allows you to improvise your movements, changing direction and speed easily.
Take the Alternating Waves exercise, for example. While performing a standard Alternating Waves exercise, lower your body into a traditional squats with your thighs parallel to the floor. Hold this position while keeping a rhythm with your Muscle Ropes. By incorporating a bodyweight squat into the exercise, you work not only your core and arms, you also actively engage your quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes.
Another powerful method to engage your whole body involves explosive movements, such as jumping, to increase your heart rate and activate your muscles. Again, let’s use the Alternating Waves exercise as an example. While performing the exercise, jump into the air and land in a lunge position. Keep jumping, switching your legs in sync with the Alternating Waves exercise. These movements grow fast-twitch muscle fibers, leading to a stronger overall physique.
Lastly, by performing circuits of these upper-and-lower body workouts, you condition your body, build strength, and speed up your results. Try a sample circuit by performing three different exercises in quick succession, with little or no rest between exercises. Circuit training builds endurance and is considered an extremely effective method for building cardiovascular fitness.