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Unconventional Workout Finisher: The Kettlebell & Battle Rope Seesaw Set

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May 21, 2014
Updated April 12, 2018
Category: Fitness

Battling Ropes are an incredible tool for your conditioning. Combine them with another tool that’s well known for it’s conditioning use, the kettlebell, and you’ve got a winning finisher right there!

While there are literally hundreds of ways to combine exercises, I prefer a “less is more” approach. Many times a simple superset can become far more taxing than a multi-station circuit, so in this finisher, we will only use the most basic wave on the ropes and the 2-Hand Kettlebell swing to chest height. You will alternate between the rope and the swings, with no rest in between while keeping the exercises as consistent and explosive as possible.

The Kettlebell & Battle Rope Seesaw Set

Start on the ropes, count each wave as a rep. Each set do 5 LESS reps. On each set of swings, do 5 MORE reps. The ropes will countdown. The swings will count up. Now pick your start point. It can be any multiple of 5 to 35 and upwards. Lets take 35 as our start point; your workout will go:

REPS 35 5
REPS 30 10
REPS 25 15
REPS 20 20
REPS 15 25
REPS 10 30
REPS 5 35

Simple eh? Starting at 40 is significantly harder than starting at 35. Try 50, maybe even go for 100. This is just one of the ways we incorporate battling ropes into our training, please try it and let me know how you Get Onnit!

Dave Hedges began training in 1989 when he took up Karate. As he grew into a lanky, skinny teenager, his Karate instructor told Dave he needed to get stronger in order to compete more effectively. This started a lifetime pursuit of efficient and effective training methods which ultimately lead to the methods he teaches today.
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