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Nike Metcon 5 vs Reebok Nano 9 - let's compare and see which shoe is the best for your WOD.
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Nike Metcon 5 vs Reebok Nano 9

The Nike Metcon 5 is here! And now we can compare it head to head with the other great CrossFit training shoe for 2019 – the Reebok Nano 9. Let’s take a look at these shoes and compare them. We’ll help you decide which is best for you. Here’s where you can get different styles of the shoes we’ll review here: With that out of the way, let’s dive in and compare and contrast these two types of shoes. Nike Metcon 5 vs Reebok Nano 9 Let’s start with the uppers. That’s the part that covers your foot. Reebok has used Flexweave again (as in the Nano 8). That’s a good thing because it is makes for a breathable and [Read more …]

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The best women's olympic barbell will have a 25 mm shaft diameter - so it's easy to grip for those with smaller hands. It will weight 15 kilograms or 33 pounds. It can be used for Olympic Weightlifting or strength building power lifts.
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Best Women’s Olympic Barbell

Let’s look at some options for the best women’s Olympic barbell for CrossFit. First of all – do women need a special barbell for weightlifting? Short answer – they don’t. But, women’s barbells have a shaft diameter of only 25 mm. Compare this to the 28 or 29 mm diameter of a men’s bar. It is 10% less diameter. And that means it’s easier to grip for those with smaller hands. Here’s the barbells we are going to review today. Read on to find out about the important qualities of the best women’s barbell. Rogue Bella Bar 2.0 15kg women’s bushing bar – A multipurpose bar, made in the USA with 190K tensile strength steel. Outstanding Rogue Fitness quality. (Rogue [Read more …]

Hoisting a kettlebell overhead - great single limb workout that builds strength, power, balance, and stability
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Best Kettlebells – the Buyer’s Guide to Kettlebells

Let’s talk about the best – 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. 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 we know what gym equipment deals will be offered. Sign up for our email newsletter and we’ll let you know. In this article, we’re going to highlight some of the best kettlebell brands around – those from: Kettlebell Kings, Rogue Fitness, and Fringe Sport. And whether you need a single kettlebell or a kettlebell set, we’ll [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. We’ll also highlight some great rucking accessories that help you get the most out of your gear. Here’s the rucksacks we’ll cover: GORUCK GR1 The most versatile backpack from GORUCK. Works great for rucking, business travel, and EDC (Every Day Carry). This is the ruck you want for both fitness and other uses. (GORUCK) Rucker [Read more …]

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

Best Rucking Accessories for GORUCK

Now that you’ve picked out your ideal GORUCK rucking backpack you should look at some rucking gear that helps you get the best packing and storage efficiency out of that GR1 or Rucker backpack. We’re going to review the best rucksack accessories for the GR1 – or any GORUCK bag. These choices have been vetted by rucking enthusiasts – so consider them the “best of the best”. Whether you are using a GR1, or other rucking backpack – all of these items are great aftermarket rucking gear. MOLLE Accessories 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 [Read more …]

A Rogue Olympic weightlifting barbell - loaded with Rogue training bumper plates
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Starting Your Own Garage Gym – The Olympic Barbell

American Barbell is having a big sale on blemished barbells – get a great barbell for a great price. Expect some minor cosmetic issues – but great savings too! We’re going to talk about what is probably the most essential piece of gear for a great garage gym – the Olympic weightlifting barbell. We’ll provide examples of Rogue barbells – because we think Rogue Fitness makes the best barbells for your home or garage gym (or your CrossFit box!) Here’s the barbells we’ll be reviewing. Be sure to read through to understand the specific strengths of each model. Rogue Olympic WL Bar 20kg men’s bearing bar – Made in the USA with 215K tensile strength steel. Needle bearings for ultimate [Read more …]

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Nike Metcon 5 Review

At long last, the Nike Metcon 5 training shoe has arrived. The Mat Fraser special edition (aka the “matcon”) sold out quickly at all retailers. But, now there are many other styles available. Here’s a peek at some of the styles available now. Other styles are coming soon – so check back often. What’s New in The Nike Metcon 5 Let’s look at what is new in the Nike Metcon 5. We’re looking at the special edition Mat Fraser shoe here. Let’s start with the upper – the top part of the shoe that covers your foot. Like the previous shoe, the upper is 3D-printed. It is meant to be breathable and helps keep you cool. You’ll also notice the [Read more …]