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Nike Metcon 9 Training Shoe Review 67
Cross Training Shoes

Nike Metcon 9 Review

The Nike Metcon 9 is here and this is our hands-on review of Nike’s premier CrossFit-style training shoe. The Metcon series is Nike’s ultimate, well-rounded cross-training shoe. The series is known for its enhanced flexibility for sprints and box jumps, greater stability for weightlifting, solid traction for sled pushes and rope climbs, breathability and comfort for distance running, and durability for everyday abuse. Because of its popularity and versatility, the series is now on its ninth iteration, with some upgrades and improvements. The Nike Metcon 9 – new for 2023: First, let’s take a tour of the shoe. Nike Metcon 9 – Overview What’s new? It’s the larger Hyperlift plate and added rubber rope wrap. Nike made it even bigger [Read more …]

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Nike Free Metcon 5 Versus Nike Metcon 8 - How do you choose?
Cross Training Shoes

Nike Free Metcon 5 Versus Nike Metcon 8 Shoe Review

If you are shopping for a CrossFit-style training shoe in the year 2023 – two of the best shoes are the Nike Free Metcon 5 and the Nike Metcon 8. What’s the difference? Is one better than the other? How do you decide? That’s what we’ll discuss in this article – this is Nike Free Metcon 5 versus Nike Metcon 8. Get the Nike Metcon 8 or the Nike Free Metcon 5 from these vendors: Let’s compare and contrast these two shoes. Nike Free Metcon 5 Versus Nike Metcon 8 – Overview The Nike Free Metcon line has been a big hit for Nike. The Nike Free Metcon 3, 4, and 5 are all basically the same shoe. I have [Read more …]

Rogue 50 Cal Challenge on Echo Bike 2
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How to Make the Echo Bike More Comfortable

Let’s review Echo Bike Add-ons – and find some way to make the Rogue Echo Bike more comfortable. The Rogue Echo Bike is a tough workout – it is an air bike, after all. Expect lung-searing intensity and burning quads like no other piece of equipment can deliver. But at the same time, let’s see where we can make things a little more pleasant. The Rogue Echo Bike mixes heavy-duty steel, accurate engineering, and comfortable customization to produce a durable, sturdier fan bike. It is created from the get-go with character and performance in mind with huge frames, high weight capacities, and belt drives. The handles on the bike weigh a big amount and are tougher to move than other [Read more …]

Nike Zoom Metcon Turbo 2 Review 44
Cross Training Shoes

Nike Zoom Metcon Turbo 2 Review

Here’s the 2nd version of Nike’s Metcon Turbo shoe for CrossFit. We are going to review the Nike Zoom Metcon Turbo 2. The Nike Zoom Metcon Turbo is known for its stability, support, and cushioning for all kinds of gym exercises. Now it comes in a new version, and let’s see what’s more to love aside from its good looks. Get it now from Nike or Road Runner Sports: Nike Zoom Metcon Turbo 2 My Review Here it is – the new Nike Zoom Metcon Turbo 2. Let’s review this CrossFit shoe. Nike Zoom Metcon Turbo 2 – Overview Let’s see what Nike marketing has to say about this shoe. The Nike Zoom Metcon Turbo 2 has gone through deliberate [Read more …]

Rogue Echo Bike - poolside
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Rogue Echo Bike Review

In this article we’re going to present our hands-on review of the Rogue Echo Bike. We believe the Rogue Echo bike is the best air bike option for anyone in the market for a new air bike in 2022. Why? That’s what we’ll talk about here. Here’s a preview of the gear we’re going to be covering in this review. Let’s take a closer look. Why a Fan Bike? First of all – let’s get this out of the way. A fan bike (or air bike, or “assault bike”) is a wicked metcon workout. This is NOT like riding a spin bike like the Peloton or Keiser – this is a whole different beast. “Brutal” is often used to describe [Read more …]

Prilepin's Chart (or table) shows the optimal intensity (% of 1RM) and volume (total numer of reps) for Olympic weightlifting training as observed by AS Prilepin - who was a junior and national weightlifting coach for the Soviet Union.
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Prilepin’s Chart Explained

NEW FOR 2022! Check out Black Friday Gym Sales 2022. Prilepin’s Chart is a table of optimal Olympic weight lifting rep ranges to be used for training. It was created by A.S. Prilepin, a Soviet era sports scientist. The chart was created by reviewing the training journals of thousands of weightlifting athletes. It is meant to portray the optimal number of reps per set, and total rep count (volume) for power training required for the Olympic lifts (the Snatch, and Clean and Jerk). The chart, also called Prilepin’s Table, is as follows: The first column shows the training intensity – the percentage of 1RM (1 Repetition Maximum) being used. The second column lists the number of reps per set observed [Read more …]

Rogue Color Kg Training 2.0 Plates - high quality bumper plates for training in the garage or home gym
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Why Do Olympic Weight Plates Have Colors?

NEW FOR 2022! Check out Black Friday Sales for 2022 – Rogue, Rep, and more!. The Olympic bumper plates used in competition weightlifting are colorful – and this is no accident. This isn’t just so they look nice – these colors serve a useful purpose. The colors allow someone to quickly and easily visually identify the amount of weight loaded on the bar. Who sets the standards for these colors? The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) sets the specifications and rules for the equipment used in all Olympic weightlifting competition. The International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) requires a similar color code. And this is where we get the weight plate color coding required by the IWF: Red = 25 kg (55.1 lbs) [Read more …]