Pump your cardio, blast your muscles, shred the fat, all with this one versatile piece of exercise gear—
The Combat Rope.
What appears to be simply a 'big heavy rope,' becomes a super-effective training system that gets results. You'll gain strength and stamina, while greatly improving your cardio—trading unwanted fat for toned muscle. The unique combination of calisthenics and resistance-training you get from the Combat Rope will take your endurance and mental toughness to a whole new level.
Whether you are a professional athlete or just hoping to get in better shape, the Combat Rope will get results. Push yourself or pace yourself, controlling your own level of training to meet your individual goals.
Results in as little as 2-4 weeks! Depending on your current fitness level, daily nutrition, and additional core exercises, you will see results! Tired of spending long hours in the gym with little to no results? How about spending 15 – 20 minutes with The Combat Rope and get better results in half the time!
The Choice is yours!
Oh wow, where do I begin?
My couch? Hahahaha! I remarried in June, 2011 weighing 150 pounds, comfortably, although had wished I could have lost a few more pounds, but I didn't and I was happy where I was..the night after the wedding, my husband and I went out to eat and my comment was, "I don't have to wear a dress tomorrow, so I'm gonna eat what I want" and I did that up until 6 or 7 months ago.
I had quit my job in December (don't ask), say on my couch and preceded to continue to gain another 20 pounds! My couch got the workout I should have gotten, but it doesn't happen that way..my job consisted of sitting, or standing with minimal activity other than computer work..fingers got the exercise...12 - 14 hour days..no exercise, although for a blink I did join weight watchers, and from there I watched myself gain my next 10 pounds..so 150 to 172 by the time I resigned.
Depressed, I joined a "biggest loser challenge" a friend started in January, thinking that would help..nope, lose three gain four. By the time the challenge ended in March, I had gained another 12 pounds. :-/ I ran into a girlfriend who told me about Bruce and his boot camp. I put it off, as my couch and I had this great love affair. I felt like I was cheating on him. He was there to comfort me when I was sad, mad, tired , funky, depressed, angry..you name it! Then I realized that my only friend lately WAS my couch. Kinda sad really.
Amazingly, I did not put on much more weight maybe another 4 pounds? Yah..time for a change. My girlfriend contacted me one day and asked me to join her one Saturday for a private workout with her instructor. That was six Weeks ago! (whew! I wanna cry..lol) The transformation is awesome! I have more energy, I feel stronger, have great endurance, joined an AB challenge too, to help me in this transformation, have made friends, and Had a heart to heart with the "couch" he misses me, and I him, but we have decided that it's probably for the best right now that I "venture out" .. :-) I last weighed myself at 179.5'...THAT'S a story in and if itself..I have since packed my scale and decided to not focus on my number so much as my nutrition and exercise. I have taken off 4 inches around my waist, 1/2" around my arms, & legs, 1" around my chest, altho my hips have remained unchanged, they are looking firm and I fit my Jeans easier..matter of fact they fall off. :-)
I am pumped about this new me taking shape. All because 6 Weeks ago I chose to go to one class. I have since been going 3 days a week, AND I workout at home, stay busy no matter what. I'm excited to see where the next 6 Weeks find me, since I am moving out of state next week, I hope to find something as exciting as the WAVE classes. I challenge anybody to go just ONCE. To me it was like opening up my favorite bag of chips, once you open the bag, you can't have just one. ;-) Check it out! --- Tricia Taylor
Recent Article from Spenard Recreation Center
On Monday and Thursday afternoons at the Spenard Recreation Center, an athletically built man with a neat ponytail and trim beard will scale up the stairs to the second floor carrying a backpack and two duffel bags. He takes the stairs two at a time, despite the obvious weight of the bags, then heads into the dance studio without so much as a heavy breath. A little while later, he’ll come down and lean against the front desk, greeting returning class members, and introducing himself to beginners, asking about goals and comfort levels, Then he’ll escort his crew up to the second floor, newbies and veterans alike, and for the next hour his voice will boom over the second floor as he counts down squats, offers encouragement, explains exactly how bird-dogs and planks will improve core stability, and announces much needed water breaks.
A native of Southeast Michigan and the youngest of nine (!) children, Bruce Byars has been teaching The Wave-Fun Fitness Boot Camp at Spenard Recreation Center for the past six months. As Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council of Exercise, he developed the program according to principles and practices endorsed by the IDEA and represents his effort to combat obesity and unhealthy lifestyles in Alaska.
So what are in the bags?
Ropes. Huge, two inch diameter ropes. Walking by the Spenard Dance studio during The Wave Fitness Boot Camp, occasionally you’ll spot one of the class members swinging their arms while holding onto a rope anchored to the floor on the other side of the room. If it’s early in the routine, huge ripples will be running down rope. Late in the routine? Ripples not too big. Either way, the class member will be breathing hard and sweating. Bruce explains that using heavy ropes is a full-body workout and much easier on the joints compared to other forms of conditioning training, such as sprinting or weight lifting. This, he says, is the secret to weight loss and fitness: short intense exercises that keep the body and the metabolism guessing. But he doesn’t limit his workouts to just ropes. He incorporates hand weights, exercise balls, kettle bells and will even take the class out to a nearby park if the weather’s nice—anything to keep the routine fresh.
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