8 Reasons Practice to Rope Flow

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the main reasons to get started with (or continue practicing) rope flow, as reported by many of our happy customers here at Octomoves.

The rope flow revolution is underway, with thousands of people across the globe using this simple tool to awaken their spinal engines and unlock their athletic potential.

Let’s dig in!

Reason 1: Improve Mobility & Joint Health

The rope is an excellent tool for taking the shoulders through their full range of motion, which includes flexion, extension, internal and external rotation. In fact, numerous customers have reported improvements in shoulder mobility, with some even experiencing a reduction of long-lasting shoulder and lower back pain! 

Performing the classic figure-8 pattern with the rope effectively opens the hips and wrings out any tension in the mid-back - both areas that stiffen up as a result of modern habits like sitting and using tech. It also helps to activate the glutes and the deep core - two places that tend to go ‘sleepy’ after prolonged sitting. 

The result is a body that feels more balanced and free to move. 

Karen - Super-Fun Way to Increase Mobility! 

“Using Flowzilla has helped reduce/eliminate pain in my shoulder. But more than that, it's a ton of fun to use! I look forward to working with Flowzilla because it makes me feel like a kid again. Great product. Very sturdy rope.”

Reason 2: Enhance Your Athleticism

Rope flow is a way to coordinate opposite sides of the body at the same time and develop a sense of timing. In fact, the primary figure-8 patterns that you perform with the rope (as seen in our free training videos) mimic athletic movements:


Underhand movements involve a similar movement sequence to that seen in walking, running, underhand racquet shots and even throwing an uppercut. 


Overhand patterns look more like throwing a ball, overhand racquet shots and other forms of striking. 


By drilling these rope movements and making them second nature, you’ll find that most athletic movements in a sporting environment feel more efficient and effortless.

Robert Paller

This rope is super lit! Amazing training tool!! I have been using it to prepare for the Olympic Games next summer & I feel great!

Reason 3: Reduce Stress & Anxiety 

Many Octomoves customers report that rope flow feels like a form of moving meditation.
 
Because of this, for some, the rope has been an important tool in helping to reduce chronic stress and anxiety.

By entering the flow state and concentrating on the rope, many of the worries we face in our day-to-day have the chance to quieten down, or in some cases melt away entirely.

Tom - More flow

“If you were to have only one tool for movement, strength, mobility, balance, coordination and fluidity, that's the one.”

Reason 4: Improve Cardio

For many people, traditional forms of cardiovascular training like running, cycling and swimming are not always that appealing - often because they can be repetitive or high impact. 

The rope is a great way to make your cardio fun while placing minimal impact on the joints.

You can also control the intensity of your rope flow cardio, opting for a slow and steady session, or for more intense, high-intensity intervals. It's a versatile tool that lends itself well to both.

Julian - Regain your flow

“Rope rolling has been an amazing journey for me, increasing fluidity in movement and acting as my moving meditation. The Phoenix is the 2nd rope I've purchased and I am extremely happy with it's quality. On top of that Rokas' tutorials and eagerness to help others master their flow is an added bonus. Great product, great platform!”

Reason 5: Train Your Brain

It’s well established that keeping the brain active is a key factor in maintaining cognitive function as we age.

 

It just so happens that the rope is a great tool for learning new skills, and unlike other movement skills like, say, a handstand, there’s a shallow learning curve. 

Within a few days of practice, you’ll likely have the basics down and be able to integrate some patterns together. 


On the topic of brain function, many Octomoves users have reported that the rope has helped them improve their productivity, breaking up the workday and increasing focus. 

Chris 

“My focus, mindset and overall well being has improved tremendously after trying out the Flowzilla Octorope. The breaks in-between my work don’t last as long as it did and THEY ACTUALLY HELP ME get back to work.”

Reason 6: Connect to Nature

In our increasingly fast-paced lives and growing urbanisation, many of us feel a disconnect from the natural world and yearn for a deeper bond.

Because the Octorope is such a portable tool, it’s perfect for taking out into the great outdoors.

Simply throw your rope into your bag or tie it around your torso, head to the beach or into the woods, enter the flow state and rekindle that natural connection to the Earth.

Trinity Alignment - Movement and earth

A new movement is happening in the world of fitness where the gym is the ground of the earth at your feet and sun is the light that hits your body when you train. I couldn't think of a better tool to bring with me outdoors. Take what is ancient and make it new again! Keep it unconventional! Stay connected. Thank you Octomoves. Awesome ropes!

Reason 7: Develop Healthy Habits

Introducing a new tool into your routine, like the rope, is a great way to establish new healthy habits and get rid of ones that are holding you back. 

One proven way to change an old habit is to replace it with a new one, and some Octomoves users have done exactly that. One customer even managed to quit smoking by turning to the rope for a healthy endorphin rush instead of a cigarette.

Others have been able to use the rope to break up prolonged periods of inactivity - perfect for staying active if you work from home!

Francesco Lisboa - Flowtastic!

I have been using it every day. It helped improve my balance, posture, mobility, and flexibility. The rope seems durable enough. worth every dollar I spent.

Reason 8: Have Fun!

Simply put, the rope makes movement fun. 
There’s something remarkably relaxing and enjoyable about learning new tricks, integrating them together and eventually improvising and just going with the flow. It’s freeing, empowering, and addictive (in a good way).

And although practicing the rope may seem like a solo endeavour, by getting hold of one, you become part of the Octomoves family, connecting with a growing community of rope flow-ers from across the world.

Tomas Čiabis - I move with ropes                            

 “Never thought that ropes can take place in my daily routine. I waking up with ropes and going sleep with ropes! Its so relaxing from your negative thoughts. It’s just a lot of fun to exercise wherever you go - just spin and feel how your hands coordinate the ropes itself! Thank you for this experience.”

Over to you: Ignite Your Spinal Engine

Now you have eight great reasons to practice rope flow, it’s over to you to get out there and ignite your spinal engine. 


Remember:


You can always head over to our free training modules to learn new skills and expand your rope flow arsenal. And if you haven’t done so already, you can check out our shop to find the perfect rope for your individual goals. 

Happy flowing!

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