5 Battle Rope Exercises You Should Try

Bored with using the same workout equipment over and over again?

Chances are, you've seen those long ropes in your gym. And chances are you haven't tried using them yet. If you have, you probably went with some basic movements—a simple wave, an alternating wave, or a side-to-side, snake-like pattern.

These battle rope exercises are far from basic, and performing them will build strength, endurance and power while challenging the body in unfamiliar ways.

Note: These exercises can be performed with a variety of set and rep schemes. For example, you can perform all five in a row in a circuit-style workout (30 seconds apiece), or incorporate them individually into a full-body routine.

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