Salomon Women's Quest 4d 3 GTX W Backpacking Boots
Exercise

How To Protect Your Feet and Toes While Rucking

What is Rucking? Rucking is walking with a loaded backpack. It’s a cheap, simple exercise that burns calories and builds aerobic endurance due to the added weight on your back. Burn more calories than walking and with less impact than jogging. And you can do this anywhere you can walk – in an urban or rural setting. We love rucking because it’s so simple. Easy to pickup, and not a lot of equipment necessary. But it can be hard on your feet. Especially if you aren’t conditioned to walking long distances at a fast pace. In this article, we’ll give you some important tips and tricks to protect your feet. And we’ll highlight some products that can help as well. [Read more …]

The Nike Free x Metcon Training Shoe combines the lightweight flexibility of Nike Free with the durability and stability of Nike Metcon shoes
Equipment

Nike Free x Metcon – Cross Training Shoe

New for 2018, the Nike Free x Metcon shoe combines the lightweight flexibility of the Nike Free running shoe line with the durability and stability of Nike Metcon shoes. It’s now available online via Rogue Fitness. With three shoes to choose from in the Nike Metcon line, which one is the best for you? We’ve already reviewed the Nike Metcon 4 and the Nike DSX Flyknit 2, so let’s talk about how the Nike Free x Metcon is unique. Click to See The Nike Free x Metcon Price on the Rogue Fitness Website This is the Metcon Running Shoe In our previous articles we’ve already examined in depth the features of the 2018 “Metcon” line – so let’s start with [Read more …]

A microscopic view of a virus - does exercise negatively impact immune system function?
Aging & Health

How Does Exercise Impact Your Immune System?

How does vigorous exercise impact your immune system? In the past, it was believed that intense exercise will make you more susceptible to illness. But the results of a recent study seem to suggest the opposite. Published in the Frontiers in Immunology journal recently, this study hints that intense exercise in fact does not blunt the immune system’s effectiveness. Rather, it may improve immune system performance, and in any case does not appear to make your immune system less effective. This meta-analysis, which is a study of the results of numerous other studies, cannot prove this conjecture, but it does highlight strong evidence that appears to confirm the hypothesis. The authors take a fresh look at the measurable immune system [Read more …]

Rogue Color Kg Training 2.0 Plates - high quality bumper plates for training in the garage or home gym
Equipment

Why Do Olympic Weight Plates Have Colors?

The Olympic plates used in competition weightlifting are colorful – and this is no accident. This isn’t just so they look nice – these colors serve a useful purpose. The colors allow someone to quickly and easily visually identify the amount of weight loaded on the bar. Who sets the standards for these colors? The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) sets the specifications and rules for the equipment used in all Olympic weightlifting competition. And this is where we get the weight plate color coding required by the IWF: In addition to the colors required, the IWF specifies the competition Olympic plates 10 kilograms and heavier must be 450 mm (18 inches) in diameter. Do you need the proper color coding [Read more …]

Regular physical activity is associated with better health, fitness, and an increased lifespan
Aging & Health

Extend your lifespan more than a decade with these healthy habits

This week the journal Circulation published a new study that has found five healthy habits that can extend lifepsan up to 12 years for men, and 14 years for women, if these habits are adopted by age 50. What are these healthy habits? “Adherence to 5 low-risk lifestyle-related factors (never smoking, a healthy weight, regular physical activity, a healthy diet, and moderate alcohol consumption) could prolong life expectancy at age 50 years by 14.0 and 12.2 years for female and male US adults compared with individuals who adopted zero low-risk lifestyle factors.” The study reviewed the findings from two studies that occurred over a 34 year time frame, and included over 120,000 subjects. Let’s take a look at these healthy [Read more …]