One word Battling Ropes; ok that's two words. But this piece of kit has so many different uses to improve your overall fitness and health; plus they can be really fun and addictive(once you master the technique).
Battling ropes come in different lengths and weights. They can be found tucked away in most decent fitness gyms (However, you might not find them in a purely Bodybuilding gym). I say tucked away because most people do not know how to use them properly. I often see Personal Trainers simply expecting their clients to workout how to use them without proper instruction. Yeah, just picking them up and swinging your arms as fast as you can in a crazy fashion is perfect form...Not. Much like squats, deadlifts, press ups or even skipping, there is a specific technique on how to use battling ropes effectively.
TechniqueThere are many different ways to use the battling ropes. Form can be simple working your arms by flexing from the elbow joint. Or engaging more of your back by flexing from the shoulder joint and moving your whole arm. Your PT really should be telling you which form they want you to use, because they are different exercise and work your body in a different way...
Either way not to worry, my video explains the technique for beginners and you can choose which one you want to start off with.