As Featured In Men’s Fitness Magazine
Here’s what you need to know:
- Length is approximately 9 3/4 feet long (bespoke sizing can be done, just let us know)
- Choose between a 1.5 inch or 2 inch diameter thick rope
- Durable rubber handles on each end to aid grip and prevent fraying
- 1.5″ weighs approximately 1.7kg
- 2″ weighs approximately 2.0kg
If you are wanting to use these ropes for their real conditioning effect and thus a focus on fitness and fat loss, we recommend using the 1.5″ rope. If you are wanting to focus on a little more grip, arm and shoulder strength then the 2″ rope will do that to a greater degree.
We now offer two sizes: the 1.5″ will suit everyone, whilst the 2″ is for those that want an even greater grip and conditioning challenge. The 2″ is great for the MMA fighter to improve grip strength for holds and grappling.
Skipping is a truly excellent way of improving your conditioning. Boxers, MMA fighters, the Crossfit community and many others in the know continue to use this exercise because it works. With the Metal Rhino Skipping Battle Rope you move into a whole new league of total body savagery.
The extra weight of the rope means the shoulder girdle musculature gets far more of a beating than traditional ropes. Since jumping rope already provides a rigorous cardiovascular workout, building strength of joints and ligaments (especially in the ankles) and increases agility and special awareness, the extra weight hits you’re whole body harder than normal ropes.
The rope also has a real positive for those that find skipping difficult. The rope’s weight means you cannot skip as fast, thus allowing the beginner to really learn the coordination required to perform this exercise. Furthermore, the number of skips needed to get a real conditioning effect is way less than with a speed rope. You have to jump higher to clear the thicker rope, which means your jumping strength will improve.
You can also use the rope to perform biceps curls and triceps extensions (just slip it through a kettlebell handle), loop over a bar to do some chin-ups, and anything else you can think of!
Metal Rhino’s ropes are made of polypropylene originally designed to withstand the rigors of the shipyard. Unlike manilla and natural fibre ropes that can rot, retain water, and usually leave a trail of fibres*, the Metal Rhino Rope provides a good weight while remaining almost water, weather, and shed proof. The ends of the rope are wrapped with special RhinoGrip to prevent fraying and for additional grip support.
Contact us for bespoke lengths and pricing.
* Please note: some shedding of fibres will occur on a new rope. This diminishes after a few weeks use. Also, the surface used to perform exercises with the rope will affect it’s lifespan; the harsher the surface (for example concrete, cement, tarmac etc) the more damage the rope incurs.
This product has been sourced locally and was developed to the highest of standards.