Crossfit took the fitness industry by storm more than a decade ago, and has improved the attitude and use of high intensity training, interval training, and mixing cardio with heavy weights.
It has also come with its fair share of issues, but with those issues, Crossfit coaches and gyms are searching and pursuing more education and improvements in programming, exercise selection, and modalities to continue to improve the quality of their coaching and programs.
One of the modalities that I have noticed being added to Crossfit gyms (as well as all other gyms and facilities), is battle ropes. This increase of battle ropes in all gyms, including Crossfit boxes, comes with an intrinsic need for education about this tool. For although it seems intuitive (for many exercises with the battle rope, it is) I have not seen an understanding of this highly versatile (albeit misunderstood) training tool.
One of the biggest issues, I have noticed is using the tool like one would use weights, by...
All ropes are 50 feet in length, which is the best length for improved frequency, physics, and dynamic movement capacity (if you need a shorter rope because of space, you can always tie off your rope at shorter length, but you cannot make a short rope longer).
Most battle ropes are made out of poly dacron fibers, which are very strong, durable, and moderate weight for their size and tensile strength. Here are some other fibers used to make ropes:
Strong, Durable, Moderate Weight, Most Common, Easily twisted and braided
Not good if exposed to outside surfaces such as sand, bark, dirt, asphalt, and rough cement (like sidewalks and driveways)
Expensive, Heavy, Not good if exposed to outside surfaces such as sand, bark, dirt, asphalt, and rough cement (like sidewalks and driveways)
Not as strong, not as durable (sheds), Not good if exposed to outside...
The recent attendants of the Living.Fit Battle Ropes Certifications, continue to talk about getting way more than they expected once the two-day education epic event is over, and they quickly realize there is even more education within the methodologies of battle ropes and metabolic programming.
When most attendants sign up, they expect an encyclopedia of battle rope exercises that they can use to train and impress themselves, their clients, and their followers on social media. Yet, they are all in for a surprise, because what they learn gives them an infinite number of exercises with the battle ropes and even all the other tools in the gym and at home.
Each participant learns programming principles, movement variations, and ways to leverage force and power output to create any transformation that is physiologically possible. (Not to mention the psychological advantages and stories that will resonate with them for the rest of their life!)
The Battle Rope is an effective tool for...
A Letter from Your Trainer: 5 Reasons to Join Living.Fit
by Brittany van Schravendijk (in video)
How many times have you seen “expert” fitness professionals selling training programs, protein powders and flat tummy teas on social media and wondered- how do I know if this is real or fake? You might be wondering how Living.Fit is different from all of the noise out there. Why would you choose Living.Fit over other online training programs, and what does living fit actually mean?
Here are 5 reasons why you should join Living.Fit:
1) Empower yourself to make the best health and fitness choices for your unique body.
Unfortunately, most of the fitness industry markets in a way that preys on people’s fears and insecurities in order to drive purchases. Rather than empower people to learn how their bodies work so they can take their health into their own hands, they advocate ONE particular product, training program, or nutrition program that will be the solution to all of...
We are excited to realize a four year goal for our company this week with the announcement of the Kettlebell Kings Certification! Our certification is created for anyone who wants to move safely and effectively with kettlebells as well as trainers/gym owners who want to be able to teach and grow their business as part of the Kettlebell Kings network of trainers! To be notified as we roll out certification locations or to participate as a trainer or individual, sign up here! Read more below!
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Kettlebell Kings Announces Creation of Comprehensive Kettlebell Certification Program: Live and Virtual Training Available
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 22, 2019 – Kettlebell Kings (https://www.kettlebellkings.com/) recently developed both live and virtual kettlebell training programs that it will roll out via its training site: www.living.fit. Kettlebell Kings and Living.Fit are the first to host such virtual kettlebell certification...
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