Rope Training

Rope trainers (technically rope resistance trainers) are probably the most effective way to train strength and endurance in the upper body and core. Since you are standing during training your legs have to work, too. Rope resistance training offers the highest time-under-tension and a constant but adjustable resistance for all pushing and pulling movements. revvll systems are extremely compact, light, and can be used almost anywhere.

revvll PRO

mobile endless rope trainer with adjustable resistance

  • Adjustable resistance

    Six resistance settings from light to heavy

  • Mobile lightweight

    Mobile device with less than 6 kg total weight

  • Full freedom of movement

    Countless exercises depending on your position and mounting height

A new dimension of rope training

The lost art of rope training

It was an Olympic sport once, now you probably only know it from movies: rope climbing. Even though the surge of CrossFit has reinvigorated some of its former meaning, rope climbing is rareley seen in today’s training world. This has several reasons but it is a real shame because rope climbing is such a great exercise.

The advantages of rope climbing

Rope climbing not only challenges your back muscles but also your shoulders, arms, and grip strength. Since you are working with your full bodyweight you need to invest a great amount of strength over a relatively long period of time which is great for cardio. Add to all of this the coordinative aspect of the movements. In contrast to pull-ups, a rope doesn’t give you a steady, even contact area so the neuromuscular requirements are much higher. So in short: rope climbing is a prime example of functional training.

Where rope climbing falls short

The reasons why rope climbing isn’t found often in gyms these days stem from the nature of the exercise itself. Only a few gyms use great halls where the ceiling is high enough to allow for reasonable rope training with climbing ropes. Additionally, there are safety concerns for the gym owners. And even if there is a possibility to train with climbing ropes only a few would know how to start with this demanding exercise. Beginners, injured or disabled athletes will have a very hard time if they can do it at all.

Endless rope training on a new level

There are rope climbing machines that allow the trainee to simulate rope climbing. However, these machines are big and heavy. The revvll was created to allow rope climbing everywhere and for every trainee. A positive side effect of the light weight is the fact that the revvll offers significantly more exercises.
With classic rope climbing you pull the rope towards your body, with the revvll rope resistance training, however, you can move the rope in various ways against a certain resistance: pulling, pushing, and rotating movements in different angles are possible. You don’t sit on a rope climbing machine or are clinging to a rope – you can choose your own position freely. Thus, revvll rope trainers give you an overall upper body training with adjustable resistance. All you need to do is change your own position towards the training tool or the mounting height of the revvll.

Workout programming with different resistances

The adjustable resistance is a central element of the revvll in order to allow rope climbing for every trainee, whether they are rehab patients or professional athletes. At the same time, the adjustable resistance is an important part of training programming. If you prefer strength training you choose a higher resistance, if endurance is your main goal the lighter resistances will be your choice.

More safety

The revvll rope trainer not only solves the space problem of classic rope climbing. The training is also significantly safer and the non-allergenic endless rope is easier to clean than hemp or nylon ropes.

Training possibilities with the revvll PRO Rope Trainer

revvll PRO fitness rope trainer

Testimonials – here’s what the experts say

Stefan Schiller

The revvll is integrated in our circuit training and supplements the functional training. Trainees of all ages can work with the revvll and that’s what makes it perfect for our circuit training.
My favorite exercise is definitely pulling down with stretched arms – a great exercise for the triceps, too!

Stefan SchillerTrainer SPORTSMANN
Rouven Bürgel

Rope training is mostly performed in a stooping hip position. The revvll PRO is an innovative training tool that expands rope training with a multitude of other exercises. My clients, who spend a great portion of their day sitting, are not trained in this position but in an upright motion. And the revvll enables pushing and pulling movements in exactly this motion. The high manufacturing quality and the enormous mobility make the revvll one of a kind on the business.

Rouven BürgelPersonal Trainer, CEO Fit Team
Oumar Camara

I must admit that the revvll is probably if not the best workout device ever in today’s fitness world.
One of my best workouts with the revvll will be the biceps curl. Some will say the barbell curl might be the answer but I can argue that ’cause I workout with barbells too. However, I just discovered that the revvll is the best biceps builder and it gives you the fullest biceps pump ever.

Oumar CamaraInternational Zumba Instructor

Training Focus

Train your strength and endurance with the revvll rope resistance trainer in intensive workouts. The high time under tension promotes blood flow into the musculature.

Strength
Endurance
Coordination
Mobility

FAQ – frequently asked questions

What is the revvll?

The revvll is a so-called rope trainer. It allows for a training with a 4 m (13 ft) long training rope that can be moved under six different resistances. The revvll offers pushing and pulling movements as well as rotational exercises against a constant resistance. Additionally, thanks to the included anchor sling the revvll can be mounted in different heights which opens up even more different movements.

What distinguishes the revvll from its competition?

As of right now, the revvll PRO doesn’t really have direct competition, it is unique. It was developed as a space-saving, mobile, versatile, and reasonable alternative to common rope climbing machines which is why this comparison can be drawn. Rope climbing machines simulate climbing up a rope with an endless rope. The machines, however, are stationary and often only allow for one or to movement directions. Additonally, these machines are very expensive and, thus, only for big gyms an attractive addition to their machine park. The revvll was designed to address all these disadvantages. With its 4 m long endless rope it weighs less than 6 kg (13 lb), thus it is easy to transport and can be mounted in different heights. Depending on mounting height and the position of the trainee towards the revvll, there are different possible exercises with pushing, pulling, and rotating movements. And finally, the revvll PRO costs only a fraction of the aforementioned rope climbing machines which makes it an attractive option for personal trainers and small gyms to expand their range of training possibilities with an innovative and unique piece of equipment.

How much space do I need for revvll training?

The necessary training space for revvll training is relatively small. The revvll itself needs only little space, the rope and the trainee take up most of the training space. Deciding factors for the necessary training space are the mounting height of the revvll and the direction in which you want to train. The most training space is needed when the revvll is mounted a hip height and the trainee pulls the rope towards their mid region. This rope training setup would take up about 2.5 m of space. To the sides you should have 2 m overall to make every rotational exercise possible. In between these margins, all exercises can be done without any limitations. If the revvll is mounted higher or lower than hip height, or the body center of the trainee, then the necessary training space becomes even smaller.

Distance to other training equipment: please note that the revvll needs sufficient distance to other training equipment like suspension trainers or powerbands. Otherwise, these could be pulled into the casing of the revvll and damage it and get damaged themselves.

Where do I mount the revvll?

The revvll can be mounted in different ways of which we would like to explain the three most common options.

Thanks to the included anchor sling and the anchor carabiner, the revvll PRO can be hung from almost any structure. All kinds of training rigs, cages, training frames are suitable as well as trees, monkey bars or other outdoor solutions. For a more stable mounting of the revvll we recommend using two carabiners. The anchor point must be able to withstand a tensile load of at least 300 kg (660 lb). Make sure the revvll has enough distance from the holding structure so the casing does not collide with it at any time during the training. If you mount the revvll near the ground, make sure to protect the revvll with, e.g., a mat to protect it from hard impacts.

The revvll Adjust is an adjustable railing system that is mounted directly to the wall. It allows for a fast and easy height adjustment of the revvll. Over a height of 195 cm (77 in), the revvll can be adjusted in steps of 5 cm (2 in).

For customers that already have a verso360 training frame or want to expand their training space with a multi-functional training station, we can offer the verso360 T-Adjust XL which can be attached to every T-Stand (the vertical pillars of verso360 frames). Since the T-Adjust XL is designed as a versatile base for different training methods and equipment, for the revvll the revvll Base Mount is needed as well as the anchor point for the revvll.

Should you have any questions about what the best mounting solution would be for you and your training space, we will gladly help you. Simply send us an email to office@aerobis.com or give us a call :(+49)(0)2234/9895290. We will be happy to help!

Does the revvll Adjust fit on my frame, too?

If you already have a training frame that you want to install the revvll Adjust on, we have the solution for you. With the Custom version of the revvll Adjust you can install it on all frames with legs of at least 90 mm width. Should you be unsure whether the revvll Adjust fits on your frame simply send us an email or give us a call!

Which heights requirements do I have to consider when mounting the revvll?

The mounting of the revvll can vary in height. Both a mounting near the ground and a mounting in head height offer many exercise variations. Different heights will make different exercises possible. Make sure, however, that the resistance wheel on top of the revvll is in reach for each of the trainees at any time so they can adjust the intensity of the training to their individual fitness levels.

The revvll Adjust is the optimal wall mount for the revvll. It allows for quick and easy height adjustment. The revvll Adjust should be installed about 30 cm/12 in above the floor to enable all exercises and arrange for maximum movement radius.

What is the resistance of the individual levels of the revvll?

The resistance of the revvll PRO is determined by two factors:

1: The setting of the resistance with the resistance wheel
2: The traction speed (in m/s, or rope cycles in Rounds per Minute, RPM. A full rope cycle equals 4 m)

The determined traction powers at 1 m/s range from 135 watt on level 1 up to 500 watt on level 6:

  • Level 1: 135 watt
  • Level 2: 160 watt
  • Level 3: 190 watt
  • Level 4: 280 watt
  • Level 5: 390 watt
  • Level 6: 500 watt

Please note: the given watt values are approximated values. The true traction powers can differ slightly.

What do I have to consider when using the revvll?

For a material-friendly handling we recommend a constant and steady pushing and pulling behaviour with moderate acceleration and decelaration of the rope. Sudden and explosive rope movements lead to a significantly increased friction between the revvll core and the rope. We further recommend using the rope in a way that it doesn’t drag over the floor. This would also increase wearout.

Static charge and discharge

There can be several reasons for a static charge of the installation. One reason could be that friction from the carpet separates charges and the motion of the rope transports it to the revvll body. A static charge with the same potential of trainee, rope, and machine is also possible. When an uncharged person touches the rope, the charge can flow.

A possible solution: it should be checked whether grounding the revvll Adjust will suffice – if so, a simple cable from the revvll Adjust to a radiator or contact to the protective ground conductor of an outlet with an ESD protection may be the solution. If that doesn’t suffice, connecting the grounding cable to the revvll base itself might help.

These are general guidelines without commitment and must be verified with a specialist on site.

You can find further information here.

How do I clean the revvll?

This video shows you how to apply silicone spray and clean the rope to keep your revvll clean and ready to work out. You can also download these instructions here.

What is the warranty of the revvll?

We grant a 24 month warranty for all metal parts and a six month warranty for the rope, the rope wheel, and the guide wheel (wearing parts). We offer pre-assembled service parts with which you can replace every component of the revvll PRO without having to change the whole device. There is no special equipment needed for this.

How can I exchange the rope?

Within Germany you can send us your revvll PRO for service. We will change the rope for the price of the rope (209.90 €) and send you the serviced revvll PRO back free of charge within Germany.
International: please contact the merchant or distribution partner in your country (see here). They will help you with your service case.

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