The benefit of training with combat ropes is double: They provide an intense cardiovascular workout while working gripping strength and upper body endurance. Another benefit associated with battle rope training is the important role the core is playing in coordinating and maintainng movement execution. Yet another advantatge is the fact that it does not require a high level of skill or physical condition; basic instructions are enough to get started. The O’Live battle rope is made of 38 mm safe and non-abrasive black braided nylon and PP. The ends incorporate a heatseal finish that prevents the rope from fraying and provides comfort.