GORUCK 30lb ruck plate going into a rucksack
Rucking

Ruck Plates – Weight Plates for Rucking

Let’s talk about ruck plates. What are they? They are the specially designed weight plates for rucking. We’ll highlight some great products that are both functional and helpful, but we’ll also talk about some other alternatives that are versatile in their own right. First of all, why do you even need ruck plates? Can’t you just use anything that’s heavy – like a dumbbell, a regular olympic plate, or a rock? Yes, you can. But there’s a lot of good reasons to have ruck plates if you are going to get serious about ruck training. First of all – odd sized objects take up too much room. There won’t be room for anything else in the pack, or the object [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. 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 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 of gear. Remember, the first rule of GORUCK is: Always look cool. Read on to find out why we think the GR1 is the best choice for rucking – and for every day use. What [Read more …]

Reebok Nano 8 - New CrossFit training shoe from Reebok for 2018
Fitness Equipment

Reebok CrossFit Nano 8 Flexweave – CrossFit Training Shoe

The Reebok CrossFit Nano 8 Flexweave is the newest version of the Nano CrossFit training shoe from Reebok. It’s designed for all the demands of the WOD – heavy weight lifting, short runs, jumps, rope climbs, or just about anything else. It’s now available to order online from Rogue Fitness. Click to See The Reebok Nano 8 Price on the Rogue Fitness Website A lot of the great features of the previous shoe, the Nano 7 and Nano 6, are carried over to the new model. But there’s a multitude of improvements too – especially in comfort and versatility. The newest innovation is the extensive use of Reebok’s Flexweave material which provides lightweight support, breathability, and durability. Reebok CrossFit Nano [Read more …]

Corn - source of corn oil - which is very high in omega-6 fatty acids and prevalent in the modern Western diet
Diet & Nutrition

Omega-6 Fats – What You Need To Know

Omega-6 fatty acids (often called just omega-6 fats) are a group of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) 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 or synthesized by the body. Therefore, your diet is an important source of these fats. Omega-6 fats are essential for proper development and functioning of the brain and nervous system. They also stimulate skin and hair growth, provide and maintain good bone health, help regulate the metabolism, and help keep the reproductive system healthy. There are several omega-6 fats, including: linoleic acid (one of several), eicosadienoic acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), and arachidonic acid [Read more …]

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

Timer for WODs

About the FitAtMidlife WOD Timer Some of the CrossFit WODs have some complex timing needs. Inspired by the WOD from 01/07/2018, we built a free timing tool to make things easier. You can check it out at https://fitatmidlife.com/wodtimer If you find this useful, you may also like our travel WOD generator and general purpose interval timer. Photo Credits and Disclaimers This website is not affiliated or associated with CrossFit, Inc. CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit, Inc.

Rogue Abmat - Made in the USA - a product of Rogue Fitness
Fitness Equipment

Rogue Fitness Shipping Deals

When purchasing fitness gear, free shipping or shipping discounts can make a huge difference to your budget. Most fitness gear is heavy and bulky and if you pay for shipping it’s a considerable expense. Does Rogue Fitness offer free shipping? The answer is a little complicated. Let’s explain. Rogue has many Daily Shipping Deals that change regularly – but free shipping deals are offered regularly on select products or if you order a certain amount. See Rogue Fitness Shipping Promotions Now Free Shipping Rogue occasionally offers straight up Free Shipping on certain products. This is only valid in the continental US (the lower 48 states) and excludes expedited shipping requests. 3 Ships Free What’s 3 Ships Free? This is a [Read more …]