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New for 2019 is the Nike Metcon 4 XD - Nike's latest take on it's ultradurable cross training shoe. How does it compare to the Nike Metcon 4?
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Nike Metcon 4 XD vs Nike Metcon 4

Fans of the Nike Metcon line of cross training shoes have a new footwear option for 2019: the Nike Metcon 4 XD. The Nike Metcon 4 XD is now available online from Rogue Fitness. How does this versatile cross training shoe stack up against the Nike Metcon 4? How has Nike improved upon what is arguably the best cross training shoe for lifting weights? That’s what we’ll talk about here. Let’s review what is new and improved on the Nike Metcon 4 XD. Improved Durability – New Upper First and foremost – the biggest update is the upper. That’s basically the “top” of the shoe – that covers the toes and foot and attaches to the outsole. Nike claims greater [Read more …]

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GORUCK's Rucker 2.0 - a purpose built rucksack - no laptop compartment, more padding in the straps , and compatible with GORUCK Expert ruck plates.
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Rucking Accessories and Gear

Now that you’ve picked out your ideal rucking backpack you should look at some rucking gear that helps you get the best packing and storage efficiency out of your backpack. We’re going to review several rucksack accessories. These choices have been vetted by rucking enthusiasts – so consider them the “best of the best”. MOLLE We’re going to mention “MOLLE” a lot in this article. MOLLE, or Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment, is the military’s solution for versatile equipment loading and accessories. The most important feature of MOLLE is the rows of heavy-duty nylon (also called PALS) stitched into equipment that let you customize and configure as your needs dictate. Rucksacks like the GORUCK GR1 contain both internal and external MOLLE [Read more …]

The Rogue Echo Bike combines heavy-duty steel, precision engineering, and convenient customization to forge a stronger, sturdier fan bike.
Exercise Equipment

Guide to the Best Air Bikes for Fitness

What is an Air Bike (Assault Bike)? Rogue Fitness Sale Alert! Black Friday is over, but Rogue Fitness still has the Assault Bike for only $699 and the Schwinn Airdyne Pro for only $999 – with FREE shipping for either. Quantities may be limited – act fast! An air bike, also called a fan bike, is an upright, stationary bicycle for indoor fitness use. They can also be called assault bikes, but that is usually referring to a specific brand. The Rogue Echo Bike is a popular model, and is shown here as an example. It is different than traditional stationary bikes in that it uses air resistance to provide a limitless range of work. When you pedal, you are [Read more …]

Rogue Color Kg Training 2.0 Plates - high quality bumper plates for training in the garage or home gym
Exercise Equipment

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 …]

The Rep Multi-Grip Functional Trainer is an excellent cable machine with dual 220 lb weight stacks. This versatile machine can be used for a full body workout.
Exercise Equipment

Functional Trainer (Cable Machine) Reviews

Let’s talk about functional trainers, also called cable machines. What’s a functional trainer? It’s a cable machine that uses two independent weight stacks, pulleys, and cables (with handles) to provide unique workout benefits. And how is this different than a cable crossover machine? The pulleys and cable handles are height adjustable – and this lets you work from any angle. The weight stack is normally selectorized, such that you can choose the desired weight quickly and easily by inserting a pin underneath the weight load. You pull on the handles to raise and lower the weight – you can use one arm (or leg) or two. The cables and pulley provide a smooth, controlled and constant tension. There’s also a [Read more …]

The RML-390C is the colored version of Rogue RML-390BT Power Rack. Like the standard model, this unit is manufactured in Columbus, Ohio, and updates a classic Westside power cage design with 3x3" 11 Gauge Steel in your choice of 10 custom Rogue semi gloss powdercoats. With an interior depth of 24" or 30", the RML-390C is an all-in-one power rack that can improve the efficiency of a small garage gym or major weight training center. With 0.625" hardware and Westside hole spacing, it also provides an appealing middle ground between the Rogue Monster and Rogue Infinity Series power racks. Easy to set-up and install out the box, this rack comes standard with a pair of Monster Lite J-cups, a pin/pipe safety set, four band pegs, and a 43" Fat/Skinny Pull-Up Bar.
Exercise Equipment

The Best Power Rack for Your Garage Gym

The foundation of the best garage or home gym is the power rack or squat rack. Why? Because it’s the best option for versatile training and safe training with heavy weights. Looking for Black Friday 2019 Deals on Power Racks? Check back here for the best Black Friday deals on power racks and squat stands. This is the best time of the year to buy fitness equipment. Got a garage? Then you’ve got space for a garage gym. The benefits of the garage gym are many: no crowds, no commute, no waiting for equipment. But, the downside is you’ve got to have the right equipment. You need versatile gear that will last a long time. What is the best power [Read more …]

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How To Workout With Tabata Training

What is the Tabata technique? Tabata is a high intensity training method for conditioning and fat-burning. Let’s find out how we can do a tabata workout, and what some great tabata exercises are. Start the clock or timer Perform the chosen exercise with as much intensity as possible, and as fast as good form permits for 20 seconds. Rest for 10 seconds. Repeat for 8 work and rest cycles (a total of 4 minutes.) Optional: Collapse on the floor at the conclusion of what is likely the 4 hardest minutes of your week! The most recent research in 2018 about Tabata concluded that: “…variations of the Tabata Protocol seem to be indicated to provide increases in aerobic power that are [Read more …]