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The rucksack - all you really need for rucking, besides somewhere to walk.

Backpacks for Rucking

Let’s talk about the best backpacks for rucking. We’ll highlight some great products that are both functional and stylish, but we’ll also talk about some other alternatives that are versatile in their own right What is Rucking? Rucking is walking (or marching) with a loaded backpack. Carrying a heavy load for a long distance is great endurance exercise – and it’s low impact but burns a lot more calories than walking. The roots of rucking lie in the military – where soldiers prepare to carry their essential gear for long distances. When choosing the best backpack for rucking – you need to consider a few things: Function Form Durability Price Let’s look at some options and rate them according to [Read more …]

Eggs are an excellent source of protein

Additional Protein Enhances Strength and Muscle Mass With Resistance Training

Diet & Nutrition

A study recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine concludes that protein supplementation is beneficial for those who partake in resistance training – for both increased strength and muscle mass. Individuals who took part in prolonged bouts of resistance training and who took in above average amounts of protein obtained the best results. Protein, one of the three primary macronutrient groups, is key to tissue repair, muscle protein synthesis, and other important processes of the body. Consuming extra protein to support strength training has been recommended by many for years, of course, but this study (which is a meta-analysis based on many other studies) further reinforces the point with scientific evidence. Perhaps most interesting is the conclusion that [Read more …]

Inov-8 Fastlift 335 is a great weightlifting shoe - stability and traction for lifting big weights

Inov-8 FastLift 335 Weightlifting Shoes


Today we’re going to take a look at some high-tech weightlifting shoes – the inov-8 FastLift 335. Never heard of inov-8? Founded in 2003, they design high quality, innovative products in both the running and performance training sectors. We’ll focus on the FastLift 335 – a serious weightlifting shoe. It’s got a raised heel, stable construction, and serious traction. This isn’t a running or CrossFit training shoe – but it gets the job done when doing the Olympic lifts such as the clean & jerk and snatch. Click to See The Inov-8 FastLift 335 Price on the Rogue Fitness Website Why Weightlifting Shoes? First a quick recap – what are the key features and benefits of Olympic weightlifting shoes (also [Read more …]

Business Travel can disrupt your regular fitness and nutrition regimen - get tips on how to maintain

How to Stay Fit While Traveling for Business


How to Stay Fit While You Travel Ah, the joys of business travel – on short notice, you’re up at 4am to catch a flight to somewhere three time zones away – and then a full day of meetings and a formal business dinner. Just keeping on top of your regular email and to-do list is a challenge – never mind fitness and nutrition. Advice for busy midlife professionals If your travel schedule has a lot of free time – the sky is the limit. But we’re going to assume that’s NOT the case. At midlife family, career, and other obligations make the fitness challenge much greater – but not impossible. The key is efficiency. We will present options that [Read more …]

Breakfast idea that is Paleo diet friendly

The Paleo Diet – Is It Right for You?

Diet & Nutrition

What is the Paleo Diet? Today we’re going to talk about the Paleo diet – a nutritional strategy (and lifestyle) that claims to leverage our body’s evolutionary eating adaptations for maximum health. The Paleo diet requires eating the foods our ancient ancestors ate and to avoid modern foods (and quantities) that aren’t compatible with our bodies. The core premise of the Paleo diet is that modern foods and diets have strayed too far from what our bodies and digestive systems have adapted to via tens of thousands of years of evolution. Further, its proponents believe modern foods and the associated mismatch with our real dietary needs is the biggest driving factor behind the modern “diseases of civilization”: Type 2 Diabetes [Read more …]

Fish oil supplements are a popular option to supplement intake of omega-3 fatty acics - but do they work?

New Study Shows No Heart Disease Protection from Fish Oil Supplements


A new meta-analysis study published on the JAMA Cardiology website shows no coronary heart disease (CHD) protection from using fish oil supplements. A meta-analysis is a statistical analysis that combines the results of multiple scientific studies. This study covered 10 clinical trials including over 77,000 participants. The results reinforce the findings of a previous AHA study from last year that showed similar results. From the study: “The results provide no support for current recommendations to use omega-3 fatty acid supplements for the prevention of fatal coronary heart disease or any cardiovascular disease in people who have or at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease.” Fish oil supplementation, while popular, has grown increasingly controversial in the last few years. A wide [Read more …]