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Fringe sport's Summer Swolestice sale will be July 16th - July 23rd, 2018 and will include some crazy steep discounts on great functional fitness equipment such as barbells, weights, and much, much more.
Lifestyle

Fringe Sport Summer Sale – Summer Swolestice

Starting Monday, July 16th, Fringe Sport has some great summer discounts via their Summer Swolestice sale. What is Summer Swolestice? It’s a Christmas in July style sale – way deep discounts on all sorts of stuff. What’s on sale now? OneFitWonder Black Bumper Plates Set and Pairs – 10-35% Off Heavy Duty Trap Bar – $100 Off Iron Weight Plates – 5-25% Off 50 Foot Battle Ropes – 20-25% Off Steel Jerk Block Sets – $200 Off Steel Parallette Set – $45 OneFitWonder Premium Kettlebells – 10-15% Off … and even more. There will also be a daily Lightning Deal – deep discounts on limited quantities announced every day at 12 PM CT. Shop Fringe Sport Summer Swolestice Sale Now [Read more …]

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Breakfast idea that is Paleo diet friendly
Diet & Nutrition

The Paleo Diet – Is It Right for You?

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 …]

Rucking - walking or hiking with a loaded backpack - it's simple and effective.
Exercise

What is Rucking?

Rucking is walking with a loaded backpack – and not just in the woods! “Ruck”, short for “rucksack”, is military slang for a backpack. This is a cheap, simple exercise that burns calories and builds aerobic endurance due to the added weight. Rucking Tips – The basics Grab a backpack. Load it with about 10% of your bodyweight (as a beginner). You can use bricks, dumbbells, weight plates, or anything else that will fit. Walk – the distance and pace is up to you. Also known as foot marching, ruck marching, but usually just plain “rucking” – it’s deceptively effective. It sounds simple, but it can burn up to two times the number of calories when compared to an unweighted [Read more …]

An omelette can be part of the ketogenic diet - it's low carb, high fat and protein content fits within the guidelines for ketosis
Diet & Nutrition

What is the Keto Diet?

What is the Ketogenic diet? It’s a high-fat, low-carb diet that sends your body into a state of ketosis, during which it primarily uses dietary fat and body fat for energy instead of glucose from carbs. Ketone bodies, which are the by-product of the metabolism of fat, rise to elevated levels in the blood. Ketosis is generally recognized to occur when ketone levels rise to 0.5 mmol/L or more. This can happen about 2 days after starting severe carb restrictions – which means eating less than 20-35 grams of carbs per day. However, it can take 4-6 weeks before the body is fully adapted to ketosis. Keto, as the ketogenic diet is known, is a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet that forces [Read more …]

The garage gym - when you want to avoid the crowd and have the most convenient access - workout at thome
Equipment

Starting Your Own Garage Gym – The Power Rack

Got a garage? Then you’ve got space for a Garage Gym. What’s the benefits of a garage gym? How about these for a starter: Avoid the crowds – no more waiting in line for equipment, no annoying members, and minimal distractions No gym commute – Walk into the garage, you’re in the gym. No driving, no parking Workout anytime – Evenings, weekends, holidays – any time of the day becomes a workout opportunity Do your own thing – Do what you want, when you want Ditch the gym fees – no fees, no memberships, no contracts What is the best power rack? It depends on what features you need – and the space you have. We’ll cover a variety of [Read more …]

Rogue Echo Colored Bumper Plate for an Olympic Weightlifting Barbell
Equipment

Garage Gym – The Olympic Weight Plates

In this article, we’ll continue the discussion about starting your own garage gym. If you’ve been following along, you’ve picked out a power rack that will let you safely pre-position and lift heavily loaded barbells for the essential, basic, strength training movements, and you’ve zeroed in on an Olympic weightlifting barbell that will meet the needs of your preferred training style, such as CrossFit, that requires a mix of the classic strength exercises as well as Olympic lifts. But a barbell with no Olympic weight plates isn’t a challenge for very long. In this article, we’ll discuss the Olympic style weight plates you need. The Olympic barbell uses weight plates with a 2.0-inch diameter hole in the center. Beyond that [Read more …]

A Rogue Olympic weightlifting barbell - loaded with Rogue training bumper plates
Equipment

Starting Your Own Garage Gym – The Olympic Barbell

In this article, we’ll continue the discussion about starting your own garage gym. We’re going to talk about what is probably the most essential piece of gear – the Olympic weightlifting barbell. What is an Olympic Weightlifting Barbell? It’s the 7.2 foot long weightlifting bar used as a standard in competitive weightlifting, including the Olympics. A men’s Olympic bar is a metal bar that is 2.2 meters (7.2 ft) long and weighs 20 kilograms (44 lb). The outer ends are 50 millimeters (2.0 in) in diameter, while the grip section is 28 millimeters (1.1 in) in diameter, and 1.31 meters (4.3 ft) in length. On both ends of the bar are rotating sleeves on which the Olympic weight plates (plates [Read more …]