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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. 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 go through an overview of the Nike Metcon 6. This is one of 2 launch colorways for [Read more …]

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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 …]

Hoisting a kettlebell overhead - great single limb workout that builds strength, power, balance, and stability
Exercise Equipment

Best Kettlebells – the Buyer’s Guide to Kettlebells

Rogue E-Coat Kettlebells – Made in the USA Rogue Fitness now has a new line of made in the USA kettlebells – with their glossy and tough “e-coat” coating – available now. Let’s talk about the best kettlebells– the versatile hand held weight that resembles a cannon ball with a handle. We’re going to explain why you should add kettlebell lifts to your workout, and what the best kettlebells look like. In this article, we’re going to highlight some of the best kettlebell brands around – those from: Kettlebell Kings, Rogue Fitness, and Fringe Sport. Black Friday Kettlebell Sales Looking for Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) kettlebell sales? Check back here – we’ll have all the details as soon as [Read more …]

Cross Training Shoes

Nike Metcon 5 Review

At long last, the Nike Metcon 5 training shoe has arrived. Let’s find out what is new and improved. The Mat Fraser special edition (aka the “matcon”) sold out quickly at all retailers. But, now there are many other styles available – here is the Men’s Black/Gunsmoke color combination. Here’s a peek at some of the styles available now. Other styles are coming soon – so check back often. Nike Metcon 5 – Hands On Review from our YouTube Channel Want to see the Metcon 5 close up? Check out our review from our channel: Let’s talk about what’s new in this shoe. What’s New in The Nike Metcon 5 Let’s look at what is new in the Nike Metcon [Read more …]

GORUCK GR1 21L ruck sack - in new Coyote Brown color - looks great and is backed by a lifetime guarantee
Rucking

Backpacks for Rucking

Let’s talk about the best backpacks (rucksacks) for rucking. We’ll highlight the best products that look good, are functional, and tough as nails. As an example – here’s the GORUCK GR1 backpack. It is purpose designed for rucking. And by that, we mean rucking for fitness purposes. You might have seen the GORUCK rucksack in use at the first annual Rogue Invitational CrossFit sanctioned event. Here’s the rucksacks we’ll cover: We’ll also highlight some great rucking accessories that help you get the most out of your gear. When choosing the best backpack for rucking – you need to consider a few things: Function Form Durability Price Read on to find out why we think the GR1 is the best choice [Read more …]

Dumbbells are a required fitness tool for your home or garage gym - find out the best dumbbell options for your home gym
Exercise Equipment

Best Dumbbells For Your Home Gym

Let’s look at the best dumbbell choices for your home gym or garage gym. Dumbbells are a staple of every gym and fitness center worldwide. Because they work. These affordable and versatile fitness tools have been used in strength training since the beginning of time. But, before you splurge on purchasing a full set of dumbbells for your home gym, take a few moments to figure out what the best option will be for you. We’ll present a variety of options here to meet any budget (and available space.) Where to buy dumbbells online? We’re an affiliate of Rogue Fitness and Amazon. Affiliate sales help us to bring great information about health and fitness to you. We’ve reviewed all the [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.
Exercise

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 …]