To burn fat and to build lean muscle battle rope exercise is perfect. The rope workouts can be done at home as well as at the gym. The rope comes in various thickness and lengths. The exercise works on the muscles of the abs back and glutes and is great for your upper body. Here are some best rope workouts which you can practise easily. Alternative waves Step 1: Stand straight with your shoulder and legs apart. Step 2: Hold the end of the rope in each hand and Step 3: bend your knees slightly and draw your shoulders back.