Ropes that Fight Back
The ropes that fight back. You may have heard us use this term once or twice, but what does it really mean?
When you work with battle or heavy ropes, most of the work comes from gravity and your arm strength. However, we like to make it more of a challenge. You have to work the Beast, instead of letting the Beast work you.
If you don’t try, it will get the better of you, or you just won’t get anything at all.
There’s a moment of not enough tension which almost like allowing the Beast to sleep. You’re try to be a little too gentle; the problem is the ropes won’t do anything for you. So if there is slack in the ropes you’re in the safety area, this is where you take a break or prepare. The key is you can’t train here, you need some tension.
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On the other hand there is the moment you let the Beast get the better of you. If you pull too much against the resistance or you try to go for a band that is more than you can handle. You aren’t going to get a good workout here either; it’s the same idea as lifting too heavy of weights, you sacrifice something to push yourself and usually wind up not performing the exercise correctly.
So where do you stand? You can’t let the Beast remain at bay but you also don’t want it to get the better of you. This is where we get the term, the ropes that fight back. You need fight for what you want, but you don’t want to work too hard or not at all. Somewhere in the middle, or your training zone, the ropes will fight back. You will need to work to get what you want, and aren’t taken down.
So get some tension on the ropes and go. Fight for your workout, fight for you progress and fight the ropes because they will fight you back. Whatever you do just don’t give up. Welcome to the fight.
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