Historically, the rope was one of the greatest inventions of its time. There is actual evidence of a three-ply cord from a Neanderthal site which has been dated 40,000 years ago. The rope was made to pull, haul, carry, drive, lift, climb, hunt and used to train warriors for battle. Pulling against opponents tested strength, endurance, character and toughness.
Rope pulling as a competition evolved and became known as ‘tug of war’, a name garnished from its combat training origin. Throughout the world rope pulling became so athletically accepted it graced the Olympics from 1900-1920 and though removed as an Olympic event it is still a part of The World Games.
The rope is a viable training tool and the variety of ways that it is used has continued to grow. In athletic facilities there are rope pulling machines, ropes attached to weight stacks, rope handles on pulldowns, battle ropes, rope climbing, sled pulling and more.
Pendulum makes a unique rope training device that allows you to pull against the toughest resistance that you select at any height or draw from any direction. It easily attaches to the Pendulum Power Rack and can be custom fitted to any rack that you may have. It also can be mounted in other locales of your choosing.
The Adjustable Rope Pull by Pendulum
Pendulum Rope Pull Retrofitted to a Racks