The fastest way to accelerate fat loss and get your heart pumping is to stand in one spot. You just need to plant your feet, grab some heavy battling ropes, and prepare to rain sweat. "Rope training is an easy-to-master, no-impact workout that raises your heart rate quickly," says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of The IMPACT! Body Plan. Just because it's simple, though, doesn't mean it's easy. The constant motion of the ropes will blast your core and upper body. Plus, ropes generate more sustained power than running. That means you'll get an unbelievable metabolic and conditioning workout without taking a step.
Ready to try it? Watch the video below to see how to make parallel slams with the battling ropes. Then, complete 75 slams as fast as possible.
Durkin completed 75 slams in 1 minute and 3 seconds. Next, Durkin had his NFL clients attempt the challenge. Chicago Bears cornerback Charles "Peanut" Tillman and Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Josh Johnson each finished the challenge in blistering 48 seconds. What was your time? Let us know in the comments below.
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