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Rogue 50 Cal Challenge on Echo Bike 2
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Rogue 50 Cal Challenge

Think you can burn some calories fast on the Rogue Echo Bike? Rogue has just announced the 50 cal challenge. This first event of the inaugural Rogue Challenge will take place from Friday December 11th through Monday December 14th, 2020. What’s the challenge? Be the fastest to burn 50 calories on the Rogue Echo Bike. Who can enter? Anyone with access to a Rogue Echo Bike can give it a shot. (NOTE: It’s gotta be an Echo bike – no subs allowed!) Simply register at RogueFitness.com/challenges A $10 entry fee gets you into the competition – but $25 gets you entry as well as an official Rogue Challenge t-shirt. You’ll have to submit your time and a full video via [Read more …]

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Nike Metcon 6 Camo - Side Quarter Right
Cross Training Shoes

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe Review

Here’s our review of the Nike Metcon 6 – the newest CrossFit style training shoe from Nike for 2020. What’s new with this shoe as compared to the Nike Metcon 5? Not that much – but that’s OK because the Nike Metcon 5 was really, really good. Read on to find out what the changes and improvements are. Spoiler alert: The Nike Metcon 6 was our top pick of the Best CrossFit Shoes for 2020. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Nike Metcon 6 Shoe Review – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Nike Metcon 6 Shoe Review – Overview Let’s [Read more …]

The Concept 2 SkiErg is an American-made, precision engineered Nordic skiing machine from the makers of the industry’s most trusted indoor rowers.
Exercise Equipment

Concept2 SkiErg – Buyer’s Guide

Let’s take a look at an innovative piece of endurance exercise equipment – the Concept2 SkiErg. This unique piece of equipment lets you get the health benefits of Nordic skiing exercise anytime, anywhere. Looking for SkiErg Black Friday deals? Concept 2 equipment is rarely on sale at discounted prices – even on Black Friday – your best bet is to look to minimize sales tax, or to find free shipping. In fact, Rogue has the SkiErg available as part of it’s “5 for $5” shipping deal right now – buy any 5 qualifying items and they all ship for only $5. This is the cheapest way to get a SkiErg. Is the SkiErg the right piece of exercise equipment for [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?

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) Blue = 20 kg (44 lbs) Yellow = 15 kg (33 lbs) Green = 10 [Read more …]

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

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 …]

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

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 during training. The third column (this is the important one) [Read more …]

Reebok Nano X Cross-Trainer new for 2020
Cross Training Shoes

Reebok Nano X – CrossFit Training Shoe Review

The Reebok Nano X (get it now!) has just been released. This is the 10th iteration of Reebok’s shoe for functional fitness and CrossFit style workouts. What’s new? What’s different? What’s the same? That’s what we’ll discuss (and show) in this hands-on review. The Reebok Nano X was the runner-up in our review of the Best CrossFit Shoes for 2020. Here’s some of the launch styles that are available now from Reebok.com (NOTE: We are an affiliate.) Let’s take an in-depth look. Reebok Nano X – Hands-On Review on YouTube Why read when you can watch? We give you the full run-down on the new Reebok Nano X – and compare it to the Reebok Nano 9 and the Nike [Read more …]