Battle Ropes

A Battle Rope is a training tool for endurance training that is swung with different techniques. The high time under tension makes training ropes very effective for cardiovascular training. These ropes should not only be heavy but also flexible. Blackthorn Battle Ropes fulfill both conditions, are weather-resistant and very durable.

Training ropes

Blackthorn Battle Rope indoor exercise

Blackthorn Battle Rope

Professional Battle Ropes for beginners & pros

  • Size matters

    Available in different lengths & diameters

  • Perfect waves

    Special weaving technology for flexible ropes

  • Indoor & outdoor

    Water and UV resistant

Skipping ropes

Blackthorn Battle Jump Rope skipping rope seilspringen outdoor exercise

Blackthorn Battle Jump Rope

The ultimate skipping rope challenge

  • Heavy weight

    Heavy jumping ropes: from 1.7 kg to 2.8 kg

  • Extreme cardio training

    Significantly harder than common rope skipping

  • Get a grip

    For enormous grip strength

Battle Rope training – extreme strength-endurance training

Start making waves

Training with Battle Ropes might look easy but it can be extremely challenging. The ropes are between 10 and 20 m long and the trainee swings them in different ways to create waves that run towards the anchor. This involves your arms, shoulders, the core, and even your legs, creating an effective endurance training that can be a full workout on its own as well as a challenging finisher at the end of a workout.

How does Battle Rope training work?

The Battle Rope is fixed around a central anchor and the trainee holds both ends in their hands. Thus, you will need about half the rope length as training space. The number of exercises is surprisingly high: apart from the well-known waves (which can be done synchronously or alternatingly) you can run circles with your arms in front of your body, swing the rope horizontally (so it runs like two snakes towards the anchor point) or explosively move both ends simultaneously from one side of your body to the other side. If you change your body position during the exercises – e.g. doing lunges at the same time or swinging the rope from a plank position – you can intensify your rope workouts even more.

Blackthorn for highest quality

Common Battle Ropes are often made of hemp or nylon. These materials, however, are not the best choice for training ropes. They are not flexible enough for optimal waves and not suitable for outdoor training. Blackthorn Battle Ropes are made of polyester and manufactured with a complex weaving technique. This makes them heavier than other training ropes and, at the same time, more flexible. A stabilizing rope core is sewn up with the outer layer, guaranteeing that the Battle Ropes always keep their form. Additionally, Blackthorn Battle Ropes are UV-resistant and don’t soak up water. Thus, battling ropes by Blackthorn are not only suitable for indoor training but can also be used in outdoor trainings.

Ideal for outdoor training
Buying guide: which Battle Rope is the best for me?

How much space do I need?

If you want to train with Battle Ropes you will need approximately half the rope length as training space. Additionally, you need two or three meters to the side at your position. So if your training space is 6 m long you should take the 10 m model. Use the maximum space you can use as the main factor when deciding on a Battle Rope length. The rope length only influences your training directly if you want to reach the anchor with your waves. The longer the rope the better you can adjust the difficulty of the exercises by changing the distance the waves cover.

What diameter should I choose?

Blackthorn Battle Ropes are available in three diameters: 30 mm, 35 mm, and 40 mm. The diameter of the rope directly influences the difficulty of the exercises because it determines the weight of the training rope. Thicker ropes demand more effort and strength in order to make waves. In connection with the different lengths the Battle Ropes by Blackthorn range from 5.5 kg to 24 kg.

Which Battle Rope is the right one for me?

Training ropes by Blackthorn are suitable for beginners as well as professional athletes, depending on the respective model. If you are new to rope training a model with a maximum weight of 8 kg (17.6 lb) is the best choice. Advanced trainees can go as high as 11.5 kg (23 lb). And Battle Rope pros choose the models that start at 14 kg (31 lb).

Challenge yourself with the Battle Jump Rope

The best cardio training

As warm-up to a workout, for burning fat, as cardio or coordination training – the jump rope offers a lot of potential and has taken its rightful place in fitness training. The jump rope is an excellent functional training tool for full body training. While other cardio machines like steppers or bikes only target the lower body, the skipping rope uses the whole body. That makes it significantly more effective than other cardio alternatives. In only 15 minutes you can burn up to 500 calories!

The ultimate challenge

Most skipping ropes are optimized for speed and, thus, as light as possible. The Blackthorn Battle Jump Rope, however, goes into a different direction: the Jump Rope is a 3 m long version of our Battle Ropes! With diameters between 30 and 40 mm the Battle Jump Rope is considerably heavier than any other skipping rope and aimed at only the strongest athletes among you.

Small but mighty

Common jump ropes weigh around 300 g, the lightest Blackthorn Battle Jump Rope weighs 1.7 kg! The 40 mm model even weighs 2.8 kg. So using the Blackthorn Jump Ropes not only gives you an extremely challenging cardio training but also trains grip strength and shoulder stability.
The Jump Rope by Blackthorn is made of polyester with a special weaving technique. Even though the rope is significantly heavier than common nylon ropes it has outstanding flexibility and is well-suited for rope jumping. The rubber handles offer a good grip and protect the rope from sweat.

The heaviest skipping rope

Introducing: cardio training with Battle Ropes

Testimonials – here’s what experts and fans say

Erikson Gerlach

We use the Battle Rope for strength-endurance, cardio, and circuit training and appreciate its versatility. We can do a holistic full-body workout with our athletes. Our favorite exercise are single arm waves from a plank position.

Erikson GerlachTrainer & Owner - Baegersport
Customer Etta 12.10.2017

Not an error, I ordered another one for my garden… finally a reason to go out besides pulling weeds…

The ropes are awesome, no comparison to a cheap nylon battle rope someone gave us!!

Customer Etta 12.10.2017Comment for her second order

Training Focus

Battle Ropes by Blackthorn are the ultimate tools for endurance training. At the same time, you can improve strength and coordination.

Strength
Endurance
Coordination
Mobility

Battle Rope Exercises & Videos

Each Battle Rope comes with exclusive access to the Battle Rope Online-DVD! This will give you the perfect start with Battle Rope training.

FAQ – frequently asked questions

What is a Battle Rope?

The Battle Rope by Blackthorn is a fitness rope or power rope. It offers a range of different functional exercises in which both rope ends are held by one hand each. It is available in different lengths and different diameters.

The Blackthorn Battle Ropes are characterized by their superior quality. They are made of a flexible polyester hull with a complex weaving. Additionally, the rope ends are sewed up with the rope core to avoid that the core slips out of place inside. Thus, the rope will always keep its form. The outstanding wave characteristics make rope training with the Blackthorn Battle Ropes more effective than with most other nylon ropes.

What exercises can be done with a Battle Rope?

Most people think of the classic wave motions and the corresponding exercises when they think of Battle Ropes. However, this doesn’t do them justice. Our playlist shows the best Battle Rope exercises for the entry to functional training with ropes. The possibilities, however, are endless: exercises with the rope’s own weight are possible as well as partner exercises and complex movements. You can find some inspiration here.

What are the advantages of Battle Rope training?

Training with Battle Ropes improves strength and strength endurance. You are constantly under stress during the exercises which makes the training so efficient. The whole upper body, especially the shoulder and arm musculature, is involved. Additionally, the lower extremeties can be included by combinations with e.g. squars or lunges, giving you a full-blown full body workout. Furthermore, the grip strength is challenge in almost every Battle Rope exercise. Training with Battle Ropes is absolutely safe and is suitbale for beginners as well as intermediates and experienced athletes.

How much space do I need for Battle Rope training?

Training with a Battle Rope certainly needs more space than most other training tools. This is due to the length of the rope which is mostly between 10 to 20 m (33 to 66 ft). Even though the Battle Rope is parted in half at the mounting point – so you just need half the space of the total rope length – you will still need 5 m between the anchor point and the end of the rope for the 10 m Battle Rope. For ropes with 15 or 20 m length you would need 7.5 or 10 m respectively. The space requirements to the side, however, are very moderate: with 2 m you can do most of the exercises without constraint.

Where do I mount a Battle Rope?

The Battle Rope can be placed around every strong enough structure that can withstand the resulting forces during training. In outdoor training this can be a park bench, a tree or a lamp post.

For indoor training you can either use a heavy weight like a kettlebell or dumbbell, or you use a fixed solution like our Blackthorn Rope Mount.

For all mounting options we recommend the addition of the Blackthorn Rope Protect to keep wear on the rope at the anchor point as low as possible.

For group training with up to 10 trainees we also offer the Rope Arena. For partner exercises, even one trainee can be the anchor point while the other training partner exercises with the Battle Rope.

Can I use a Battle Rope indoors or outdoors?

The Blackthorn Battle Ropes can be recommended for outdoor use without hesitation. Their polyester material offers many advantages in comparison to hemp-based ropes. They don’t elongate, even when in contact with water. They are also UV-resistant both of which guarantees a long training life.

How much does each Battle Rope weigh?

We have put the different weights of the Battle Ropes in a handy table for you:

10 m / 33 ft15 m / 50 ft20 m / 66 ft
30 mm / 1.2 in5.5 kg / 12 lb8 kg / 17.6 lb11.5 kg / 25 lb
35 mm / 1.4 in7.5 kg / 16.5 lb11.2 kg / 24.7 lb15 kg / 33 lb
40 mm / 1.6 in9.4 kg / 20.7 lb14 kg / 31 lb24 kg / 53 lb

How do I maintain my Battle Rope?

With a fibre-based rope it is normal that single strands become loose from time to time. You can simply sear them with a standard lighter and thus repair the rope. This video shows you how it is done.
To get the best out of your rope’s lifespan we recommend using a Rope Protect.

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