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Climstein, M. (2013). Research Review: Give someone enough rope? Network, Spring, 12-13

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© Copyright Mike Climstein & Joe Walsh



It’s a beautiful morning here in South East Queensland, and as I make my way back from an early surf I notice the personal trainers and performance enhancement specialists out in force, directing a number of outdoor strength and conditioning activities. There’s one new commonality in particular that seems to be becoming very popular among fitness professionals and their clients, namely ‘thick/heavy rope training’. And its popularity is substantiated as there are even several rope training/instruction certifications now available. Although there have been quite a number of research studies on jumping rope and kettlebells, this is the first research article I’ve come across that specifically investigated rope training. This type of training has recently been referred to as ‘dynamic specific action training’ (as it may have occupational and tactical specific benefits) and as ‘undulation training’.



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