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

Nike Metcon 4 vs Nike Metcon 3 Training Shoe

Nike’s best cross training shoe – the Nike Metcon 4 – is now available online on “Nike iD” (this is what they call their online shoe customization service) on nike.com, at select retailers, and online via Rogue Fitness. Click to See The Nike Metcon 4 Price 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 Nike [Read more …]

The FitAtMidlife Home and Travel WOD Generator works great on iOS - phone or tablet - as well as Android
Exercise

Travel and Home Workout Of the Day Generator

Travel and Home Workout of the Day Generator We’ve built the FitAtMidlife Home and Travel WOD (Workout Of the Day) Generator to help you improve and maintain your health and fitness. It’s totally free, simple to use, and works on iPhone, Android, Windows, and Mac. What’s a WOD? It’s the Workout Of the Day. Simply load up the Travel WOD page and you’ll see a traveler and home-friendly, randomly chosen fitness routine – complete with a stopwatch style timer. If the exercise choice doesn’t work for your situation – simply hit the “Change WOD” button and try another combination. The WODs utilize a lot of time constraint techniques to boost intensity and keep you moving – such as EMOM (Every [Read more …]

Business Travel can disrupt your regular fitness and nutrition regimen - get tips on how to maintain
Lifestyle

How to Stay Fit While Traveling for Business

How to Stay Fit While You Travel Ah, the joys of business travel – on short notice, you’re up at 4am to catch a flight to somewhere three time zones away – and then a full day of meetings and a formal business dinner. Just keeping on top of your regular email and to-do list is a challenge – never mind fitness and nutrition. Advice for busy midlife professionals If your travel schedule has a lot of free time – the sky is the limit. But we’re going to assume that’s NOT the case. At midlife family, career, and other obligations make the fitness challenge much greater – but not impossible. The key is efficiency. We will present options that [Read more …]

Adidas Adipower Weightlifting Shoe - a classic example of a raised-heel solid sole shoe specifically for the Olympic weightlifting movements.
Equipment

All About Weightlifting Shoes

Weightlifting Shoes – Why You Need Them to Lift Heavy Lifting heavy requires the right footwear. Many people lift using normal sneakers or running shoes – and that’s a big mistake. But weightlifting isn’t the only training we’ll consider. We’ll talk about options for the daily WOD also – which incorporates a lot more variety of training. Plates under your heels? In the olden days we squatted with the smaller 2.75 lb. plates under our heels (or a board). This gave the same effect as the raised heel of a proper weightlifting shoe – but it was hard to get the plates in the right position – and awkward to keep them there. This is a practice that is best [Read more …]

Sardines - a good source of omega-3 fatty acids
Diet & Nutrition

Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fats

About Omega-3 Fatty Acids Omega-3 fatty acids (often called just omega-3s) are a group of polyunsaturated fatty acids that are important for a number of functions in the body. They are a type of essential fatty acid so-called because they are required by the body, but cannot be manufactured by the body. Therefore, your diet is an important source of these. Omega-3s can be found in cold-water fatty fish, such as salmon or sardines, or shellfish such as oysters and scallops. Flaxseed, canola oil, and walnuts also are other good dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Because of the importance of these fats, it’s also become popular to use supplements such as fish oil as a source of Omega-3s. The [Read more …]

That time of year is almost upon us - New Year's resolutions for 2018 will be out in full force soon. Here's tips to maximize your chances of success.
Lifestyle

New Year’s Resolution 2018 – Tips for Health and Fitness Success.

New Year’s Resolution 2018 – Advice for Reaching Your Health and Fitness Goals New Year’s – Not the only time to make a profound change We believe that making a profound lifestyle change for health and fitness sake is something you can do any time of the year – not just at New Year’s. But we also understand the excitement and fervor for a fresh start with the new calendar year. We’re happy to contribute some tips and tricks to maximize your success. With that in mind, consider that all these tips and tricks apply at any time of the year. The time-honored tradition of the New Year’s Resolution is just about upon us again for 2018. Soon you’ll hear [Read more …]