Marpo Rope Climbing
ENDLESS ROPE TRAINING
Endless rope trainers (or rope resistance trainers) are probably the most effective way to train strength and endurance in the upper body and core. Since you are standing during training your legs have to work, too. Rope resistance training offers the highest time-under-tension and a constant but adjustable resistance for all pushing and pulling movements. revvll systems are extremely compact, light, and can be used almost anywhere.
The lost art of rope training
It was an Olympic sport once, now you probably only know it from movies: rope climbing. Even though the surge of CrossFit has reinvigorated some of its former meaning, rope climbing is rareley seen in today’s training world. This has several reasons but it is a real shame because rope climbing is such a great exercise.
The advantages of rope climbing
Rope climbing not only challenges your back muscles but also your shoulders, arms, and grip strength. Since you are working with your full bodyweight you need to invest a great amount of strength over a relatively long period of time which is great for cardio. Add to all of this the coordinative aspect of the movements. In contrast to pull-ups, a rope doesn’t give you a steady, even contact area so the neuromuscular requirements are much higher. So in short: rope climbing is a prime example of functional training.
Where rope climbing falls short
The reasons why rope climbing isn’t found often in gyms these days stem from the nature of the exercise itself. Only a few gyms use great halls where the ceiling is high enough to allow for reasonable rope training with climbing ropes. Additionally, there are safety concerns for the gym owners. And even if there is a possibility to train with climbing ropes only a few would know how to start with this demanding exercise. Beginners, injured or disabled athletes will have a very hard time if they can do it at all.