The rope diameter can affect the type of workout you will get. Are you trying to get a heart pumping, high intensity, speedy workout, or are you looking to add some muscle and bulk with a grueling strength workout?
If you're into the HIIT training, cardio blasting workout we described above you're going to want a 1.5" diameter battle rope. These ropes will allow you to go hard, maintain a solid grip, and will fit perfectly into a circuit training workout.
If building muscles is your priority, and you're prepared to perform a workout that feels more like a bench press than wind sprints, the 2.0" battle rope is for you. These ropes are 35% larger than the 1.5" ropes and require a larger hand and stronger grip to maintain control of the battle rope.
Battle ropes are often thought of as a tool for your upper body, which they are. However, their benefits don't end there. Battle rope workouts work the muscles in your abs, back, and glutes, and you can incorporate movements, such as jumps, lunges, and squats, that work your legs. So battle ropes are perfect to work out your whole body and keep you in shape.