Etymology is the study of words and how they change throughout history.  The word ‘tug’ is said to be garnard from an old English word “teohan” meaning ‘to pull or drag’ or more likely from the Proto-Germanic  word “teuhan” to pull - (Proto- Germanic is a prehistoric language from which all the Germanic languages, including English are thought to be derived).

The origin of tugging or pulling against one another is speculated to originate from ancient ceremonies and eventually ended up evolving thousands of years ago into a contest of physical strength with a rope. As the competition evolved it became known as tug of war. Tug of War became so popular world wide that specific rules were adopted and it became part of the Olympics from 1900-1920. In 1904 during the St. Louis, Missouri summer Olympics, America won the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in the sport.

Though absent from today's Olympics tug of war is still popular.  The Tug of War International Federation (TWIF), has 53 countries participating including the United States and will hold the World Championship in Getxo, Basque Country, Spain in 2021.

Experience the Difficulty of Competition Rope Pulling

To ‘finish’ a workout and experience the difficulty of competitively pulling a rope against resistance Rogers Athletic designed and patented the - Rope Pull. The device can be placed at any level on the Pendulum Rack System or be adapted for use in your gym.

Not only can the Pendulum rope pull be adjusted quickly to any height or pulled at any angle, the resistance level can be adjusted from almost zero to not being able to pull the rope at all.

To obtain excellent back, arm, grip and improve leg strength - finish a workout with the Pendulum Rack System Rope Pull and Get Strong.

The Pendulum Rack System Rope Pull