The Top 10 Battle Rope Workouts Compared to the Inertia Wave
by Dave Parise on Mar 31, 2018
WE DON'T LIKE TO COMPARE
After a study group of 22 athletes, and participants in the following fields: Football, Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball, IFBB Pro (placed top 10 in 2014 olympia) Basketball, wrestling, tennis, and avid Iron man triathletes. All comparing products Battle Ropes that have one anchor point. (On the ground attached to a loop, weight, weighted plate, or wrapped around a pole like structure.) One particular rope had a bungee like feel and an outer orange protective cover. Every athlete was then told to perform what they know how to do while using a battle type rope.
- All participants felt tension and stress with the ropes.
- All participants expressed a slight added pressure in their wrist joint.
- All participants agreed the battle ropes felt like dead energy and more anaerobic than aerobic.
- All participants made reference to the lack of different paths or planes to which the ropes could move, it was more like muscle up and down, too much tension. Some stated "I get enough activity in my strength training program, I don't need more strain and stress with a rope".
You can't do a transverse oscillations with a battle rope, No engagement of deep core muscles with battle ropes. I prefer the feel of the Inertia Wave as it helps with anti-twist and rotation. The ropes are one plane as you stress your wrists, neck and shoulder girdle. The Inertia Wave is smooth flows like water.