Heavy ropes are quickly becoming a very popular method of cardiovascular training as well as a great way of improving core strength.
Capable of getting you to your maximum heart rate very quickly, heavy weighted ropes are incredible training tools. Swinging a rope around in a co-ordinated fashion may sound relatively easy but trust me it is difficult requiring skill, co-ordination, muscle strength and muscle endurance.
Training with heavy ropes helps build muscle endurance in your upper body muscle groups, great for mixed martial arts training and any sport whereby muscle endurance in your upper body and core is vital.
There is a large variety of exercises to do with heavy ropes, all of which are fun as well as intense. Generally speaking the longer the rope the heavier the weight.