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How to Get Started if you Haven't Been Working Out

 

Whether it’s your first time or you’ve let a few years (or decades) slip by, getting started on your fitness journey can seem like a daunting task. It’s easy to get caught up in what the perfect diet or training plan would look like and then find yourself in the abyss of paralysis by analysis. Spoiler alert: there’s no perfect plan. The best thing you can do is focus on what’s practical given your technical abilities, current fitness level, equipment, and overall stress levels. 

If you’re brand-spanking new to the wide world of fitness then baby steps are the name of the game. The simple act of incorporating a daily, brisk walk can get the ball rolling. Consistency beats intensity. There’s a level of discomfort you’ll have to feel at first, but not only does it go away, but you’ll crave the challenge. A simple full body workout with basic equipment done a one to two  times a week is the best thing you can do in...

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Lateral Waves for Every Combat Athlete

 

If you are looking for one exercise to rule them all, and you are a combat athlete, might I suggest the Battle Ropes Latera Waves.

You see combat athletes need INCREDIBLE POWER in their transverse plane, whether they are kicking, punching, throwing, or grappling, they will be dominated without rotational power.

 

 

The lateral wave is the same rotational movement that is involved in any of those combat sports feats. The mover is using her ground force reaction starting at the foot and ending at the fingertips to generate the most power-packed human movement possible.

You can train rotation with lateral waves in all three metabolic pathways:

  • Power (Alactic or Phosphagen) - for those knock-out hooks, body shots, kicks or throws that make the crowd go wild. Use 5 to 10 seconds of max effort followed by 1 to 3 minutes of rest for 3 to 10 rounds.
  • Strength (Lactic or Glycolytic) - for overpowering your opponent, and ensuring your pressure game is on point. Use 20 to 40 seconds...
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