We had a long weekend here in Canada and I was lucky enough to spend a lot of it with family. On Saturday we celebrated Dean’s niece’s second birthday.
Hanging out with Dean’s family is probably one of the funnest things ever. They are so crazy and we end up doing the weirdest things. Take, for example, the fact that we battle roped pre-birthday feast. Dean bought a battle rope a while back and keeps it in the back seat of his car. It’s always good to have some fitness tools on hand for times like this!
We used the space and tools we had available. This meant battle roping in the driveway and using two dumbbells to hold the rope down. We also used Dean’s tabata timer on his iPhone and took turns sweating our faces off for 30 seconds at a time. The kids even got in on it and it made for a good time. We had a lot of cars stop and watch – probably neighbours thinking we were crazy!
The ropes are a lot heavier than they look and I had already worked out in the morning so my upper body was toast. My arms, shoulders, back, and abs hurt real bad. I woke up in so much pain but according to this tweet I wasn’t alone:
If you haven’t tried battle ropes, I highly suggest giving them a shot. My gym has them and I admit I was a bit intimidated the first time I saw them but it is such a great workout and now that Dean has one, I think we’ll be utilizing it and incorporating battle ropes into our workouts more often!
Have you ever tried battle ropes?
What is your workout today?