It’s time to suffer some rope burn, and no, we don’t mean the kind that shreds your hands and fingers, we’re talking about the revolutionary new fitness technique which aims to burn fat and improve your strength using rope training systems.  What’s it all about?  Read on to learn everything you need to know about Ropeflex and how to get started as a beginner.

What Is Ropeflex?

Ropeflex is a line of resistance machine that gives the effects of climbing and similar exercises, without having to leave the ground.  Working with a weight in order to provide resistance, using different angles allows you to work your upper body strength as well as your core and other areas of your body. As a versatile and useful piece of fitness equipment, it has many uses to help you get in shape.

How Does It Work?

Rope training works by combining different movements and the progressive resistance offered by the equipment. The lower levels of the exercise help to provide a cardiovascular workout and as you continue to pull, the workout gets harder, offering a more intensive strength workout.  This means that people with all fitness and weight goals can get their worth from rope training.

What Are The Benefits?

One of the main appeals of rope training is that you can get an effective workout in a short space of time. By upping the intensity you can maximise your fat burn and feel the same effects as you would with a longer workout using standard weights or toning exercises. For those who are perhaps bored with their typical workout regime, rope workouts provide a new and challenging way to build up a sweat and make a great addition to your fitness programme. 

Rope Training Tips for Beginners

If you want to give rope training a try using a Ropeflex machine, take note of the following tips to get you off to a flying start:

-          Begin by doing shorter training sessions that you can get used to the movement of the machine and prevent injuries.

-          There are many exercises which you can do whilst sat down – especially for your arms in order to wok your biceps and triceps. 

-          Performing vertical pulls whilst standing up can help to tone your core and are a great way to perfect your technique before moving on to more complex exercises.

-          If you’re unsure of what to do, a session with a personal trainer or a friend who’s used Ropeflex training equipment before will help you get started and ensure that you’re displaying the right posture to avoid injury.

Ropeflex is becoming a popular addition to many gyms and fitness centres, and can offer a great new way for you to workout.  Whatever your fitness goals, try it for yourself and see how rope training can benefit you.  We can be sure you’ll be pleased with the results.