Oftentimes when training with the battle ropes, people stick with basic moves that lack variety and complexity. Because of this, the ropes are frequently underutilized. However, with a little creativity the battle ropes can become one of your favorite pieces of equipment at the gym. Battle ropes are not only an innovative and stimulating way to train, they also give you a highly effective total-body workout. Torch calories, gain lean muscle, improve functional strength and skyrocket your lung capacity with these 12 moves — they’ll be quite challenging, but you might just learn to love them! NOTE: Perform each of the following exercises for time. Beginners should start with 15 to 25 seconds per move, but if you’re more advanced, challenge yourself and shoot for 30 to 45 seconds per move.