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Nike cross training shoe for 2018 - the Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit 2
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Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit 2

Nike has released not one, but two cross training shoes in the Metcon line for 2018. Let’s talk about the Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit 2. It’s now available online via Rogue Fitness. Having more choices is great, but how does the Nike DSX Flyknit 2 stack up versus the Nike Metcon 4? And which one is the best shoe for you? Let’s find out… Click to See The Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit 2 Price on the Rogue Fitness Website Nike’s cross training shoes for 2018 are known as the “Metcon” line. They are all intended to be versatile workout shoes – specifically for CrossFit-style, functional fitness training. Neither is a pure weightlifting shoe, but rather durable and versatile training shoes [Read more …]

Nike cross training shoe for 2018 - the Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit 2

Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit 2

Equipment

Nike has released not one, but two cross training shoes in the Metcon line for 2018. Let’s talk about the Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit 2. It’s now available online via Rogue Fitness. Having more choices is great, but how does the Nike DSX Flyknit 2 stack up versus the Nike Metcon 4? And which one is the best shoe for you? Let’s find out… Click to See The Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit 2 Price on the Rogue Fitness Website Nike’s cross training shoes for 2018 are known as the “Metcon” line. They are all intended to be versatile workout shoes – specifically for CrossFit-style, functional fitness training. Neither is a pure weightlifting shoe, but rather durable and versatile training shoes [Read more …]

Food items that represent all the macronutrients

Macronutrients and Calories

Diet & Nutrition

To lose 1 pound of body fat you must have a caloric deficit of 3,600 calories. This can be accomplished by a daily caloric deficit. For example, by consuming 360 calories less than what you need, every day for 10 days you could expect to lose 1 pound. Let’s talk about the three main categories of macronutrients – fat, protein, and carbohydrates. These are the nutrients your body needs in large quantities – for energy and maintenance of cells in the body. The fundamental principle of all weight loss is a deficit in calories. You’ve go to burn more calories than you eat. Your body’s base metabolic needs and physical activity burn the calories you take in. So it’s simple [Read more …]

Find out what's new with the Nike Metcon 4 - What have they improved over the Nike Metcon 3?

Nike Metcon 4 vs Nike Metcon 3 Training Shoe

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Nike’s best cross training shoe for 2018 – the Nike Metcon 4 – is now available online via Rogue Fitness. How does the Nike Metcon 4 stack up versus the Nike Metcon 3? Let’s find out… Click to See All The Nike Metcon 4 Styles and Colors on the Rogue Fitness Website The majority of my workouts in 2017 were done in Nike Metcon 3s – and I love them. So to set the stage for the new model, let’s review what made the Nike Metcon 3 shoe special – and find out what they’ve improved upon in the new Nike Metcon 4. But first, a teaser about the Metcon 4… Nike’s premier cross training shoe in 2017 was the [Read more …]

A photo showing Concept2 indoor rowers in use at a CrossFit box - indoor rowing is an excellent exercise.

Indoor Rowing – an Excellent Full-Body, Low-Impact Exercise

Exercise

An indoor rower is an exercise machine that simulates rowing a watercraft. Indoor rowing is an all-around excellent exercise. First of all, it’s a highly effective full-body exercise, but it’s also a low-impact workout. But it’s not easy – remember the last time you had to row a boat? Why? Here’s the reasons: Full-body exercise – Indoor rowing requires effort from both your upper and lower body. With a lot of major muscle groups in use this is a tough workout. But you can pace yourself, such that this exercise will work for anyone – from novice to athlete. Calorie burning efficiency – because it involves your whole body – you can burn a lot of calories – up to [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

Diet & Nutrition

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 …]