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CrossFit Open Workout 19.5 Strategy Guide
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CrossFit Open Workout 19.5 Strategy Guide

Today’s post is from coach Ben Dziwulski – head coach at WodPrep. Ben is a CrossFit wizard – check out his advice and courses on all things CrossFit. CrossFit Open 19.5 is here, our final workout of the (first) 2019 Open. Thrusters are back… and this one is going to burn. 20 minutes may seem like a high time cap, but don’t be fooled by what you saw the Games athletes do last night – Open 19.5 is going to take a while to grind through. I expect to see athletes struggle through this one, not to mention, plenty of torn hands (which can potentially be avoided if you watch our hand care video at the bottom of this page). [Read more …]

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An athlete using the Victory Multi-Grip functional trainer
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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. Here’s an example – the Victory Multi-Grip Functional Trainer from Rep Fitness. 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. This makes a functional trainer much more flexible compared to a cable crossover. 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 [Read more …]

The Rogue Echo Bike combines heavy-duty steel, precision engineering, and convenient customization to forge a stronger, sturdier fan bike.
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Guide to the Best Air Bikes for Fitness

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! Let’s talk about the best air bike for 2019. We’ve got details on all the popular models. The Rogue Echo Bike is our top pick, and is shown here as an example. Let’s dive right in, by first explaining what the best air bike would look like – and how it is used. What is an Air Bike (Assault Bike)? An air bike, also called a fan bike, is an upright, stationary bicycle for indoor fitness use. They can also [Read more …]

Battle ropes are a great thing to do in Tabata or HIIT style training
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How To Workout With Tabata Training

What is Tabata Training? 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. Tabata in a nutshell 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 [Read more …]

GORUCK GR1 21L ruck sack - in new Coyote Brown color - looks great and is backed by a lifetime guarantee
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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. We’ll also highlight some great rucking accessories that help you get the most out of your gear. Looking for Black Friday 2019 deals on rucking backpacks? Check back here and we’ll have our recommended choices for rucksacks. Black Friday is the best time of the year to buy fitness equipment and accessories. When choosing the best backpack for rucking – you need to consider a few things: Function Form Durability Price By the way, that super-sweet looking rucksack pictured above is the GORUCK GR1 in Coyote Brown – a top notch ruck and a great looking piece [Read more …]

Rogue GH-1 GHD - Glute Ham Developer bench from Rogue Fitness
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Glute Ham Developer – Guide to the Best GHD For Your Home Gym

Let’s talk about the Glute Ham Developer or GHD, also known as the Glute Ham Bench. What is it? It’s a piece of strength and conditioning equipment that let’s you perform very potent posterior chain exercise including the Glute Ham Raise (GHR), the abdominal destroying GHD Situp, and even a poor man’s version of the reverse hyperextension. The model shown here is the Rogue Abram 2.0 GHD – and it’s excellent example of the features of a great GHD. Looking for Black Friday deals on Glute Ham Devices? Check back here for our recommended Black Friday deals on GHDs. Black Friday is the best time of the year to buy fitness equipment. A GHD is a great investment for 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.
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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. Shown here is the RML-3 Rogue Monster Lite Power Rack. It is an exceptionally well built product, and has all the essential features we look for in the best power rack. 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 for a lifetime. What is the best power rack (also called a squat [Read more …]