The idea for the High Intensity Rope Training System (H.I.R.T.S.) came to Ivan Ivanov when he was working with young wrestlers in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1 999. He created and improved the H.I.R.T.S. while working as a wrestling coach at the Olympic Training and Education Center in Marquette, Michigan.
Based on his knowledge and results by training with elastic resistance bands, Ivanov created the H.I.R.T.S. trainer mostly for pulling and pushing exercises for lower and upper body.
Since 1 999, Ivanov has been using the H.I.R.T.S. trainer for different types of strength and conditioning workouts from youth to world class wrestling and also for anyone who loves to exercise and stay fit. Since the first model of the H.IR.T.S. trainer to the current model, Ivan has continued to modify the H.I.R.T.S. trainer with more elements for the sole purpose of making the most effective and productive training tool possible and he has the results to prove it.
The horizontal rope pulling/climbing, along with interval training for the legs such as sprints, jumps and body attacks corresponding with wrestling moves were the signature exercises on the original H.I.R.T.S. Trainer. Over time, Suples Ltd., led by Ivan Ivanov, was able to develop the H.I.R.T.S. trainer into one of the best training tools on the market.