Battling ropes are a new heart pounding strength and conditioning product which provides a low impact high cardio workout through various easy drills. System created by John Brookfield and his battling ropes® program allows you to whip large diameter ropes into unlimited wave motions which amp up the heart and burn large muscle carbs. They are enormously popular and are being incorporated into school, exercise, gym, and strength and conditioning programs world wide.
We offer our battle ropes in 1.5″ and 2″ poly Dacron and polyethylene rope available in 3 lengths. Each rope has a whipped end covered with a durable glued poly boot. These are to help keep the ends from unraveling and should not be considered handles. Gripping should be in the front of the boots.
Step 1: Choose the kind of rope;
- Polyethylene Rope: Lighter weight and doesn’t shed. Very similar to polypropylene but more durable. Available in black.
- Poly Dacron Rope: Softer and rugged non-shed poly Dacron rope. Has an extremely strong and lightweight polypropylene core with a soft and durable polyester outside jacket layer similar to the feel of cotton.
Step 2: Choose diameter;
- 1.5in diameter: Most popular, standard size for most battle ropes.
- 2in diameter: Bigger size & heavier weight produces a more intense cardio workout.
Step 3: Choose length;
- pick the size of rope to the size of your space and the progression of workout.
- Ex. 50’ rope is doubled for 2 25’ sides when working solo.
- Can also work in pairs.
Polyethylene vs. Polypropylene
Both materials are a plastic polymer. Polypropylene has 3 carbon atoms while polyethylene has 2 carbon atoms. They have many of the same properties except polyethylene has less strength and costs less to make.
- Monomer of polyethylene is ethylene and monomer of polypropylene is propylene.
- Polyethylene has a lower melting point compared to the higher melting point of polypropylene.
- Polypropylene is not as sturdy as polyethylene.
- Polypropylene is stiffer and resistant to chemicals and organic solvents compared to polyethylene.
- Polypropylene is pure, non-stretching and generally more rigid than polyethylene.
We us Polyethylene rope because:
- 1.5″ & 2″ black polypropylene is too hard to have made.
- Polyethylene is much less expensive.
- Polyethylene holds up well in flexible uses such as battle ropes and where strength is not the most important factor.