DIY: Slip Rope

This is my latest “creation” and so far I’m really liking it. As I’m writing this, I’m feeling the effects of it in my knees and upper legs. It is kind of like doing a squat but it feels more like it affects the front of your legs rather than the back of the leg and butt.

This was a simple one to put together as well because it was basically a rope and some hooks. (if you have a spot you can leave it up, you can even just use rope but mine is in the garage gym so I wanted to be able to take it down when not in use)

I screwed a threaded eye in to each wall of my garage, put a hook on either end of the rope and set the rope to the right length. It might have taken me 5 minutes to do it in total and cost, maybe, $4. I put it right at shoulder height so that you basically roll under it the height of your head.

I’m using it with my timer app to do rounds. I’m only doing 4 x 45 second rounds of forward and backward with a 1, 2 combo at each side. However, I’ve started doing some research on the Slip Rope and there are a TON of different ways you can use it so I’m going to work out a couple of routines where I can use the full 8 rounds I keep my timer set at and have different workouts for different days.

Here’s a good video, from the folks at FightCamp, showing how to use the Slip Rope.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I change things up so it doesn’t get boring. Yes, Squats and Burpees are still some of the best body weight exercises you can do but after you do so many they get boring and boring leads to not doing it. I add different exercises to my workout routines weekly so that boredom doesn’t set in and I look forward to getting out to the garage gym every morning to do my workout!

What are some different routines you would try using the Slip Rope?

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