A map showing projected life expectancy by nation in the year 2040. The US life expectancy is projected to improve minimally between 2016 and 2040.
Aging & Health

Study Predicts Minimal Life Expectancy Improvements for US

A new study published in the medical journal The Lancet shows that US life expectancies will improve minimally between now and the year 2040.[1] The average life expectancy of a citizen of the US was 78.7 years in the year 2016. In the year 2040, the average life span is expected to be only 79.8 years, for a meager 1.1 year increase. This improvement is especially small compared to other Western nations. In contrast, life expectancy improvements globally will average a gain of 4.4 years in the same time frame. The study used a forecasting model to predict the life expectancy improvements, and makes assumptions about the health risk factors that will impact lifespan in the year 2040. For example, [Read more …]

Treadmill in a gym - running on the treadmill is one way to improve physical fitness in the gym or at home.
Aging & Health

Aerobic Fitness Shows Significant Benefits For Health

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that people with the highest levels of aerobic fitness have the least chance of death.[1] The study shows that lacking aerobic fitness is greater than or equal to traditional health risk factors such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and smoking. In the study over 120,000 participants were tested for cardiorespiratory (aerobic) fitness on a treadmill. This is a significant improvement over other studies that have used self-reported exercise activity. The bottom line that the participants who performed highest on the treadmill test, tended to have the least chance of death. Another significant finding is that it seems there is no upper-limit on the benefits of fitness – even [Read more …]

Rogue Fitness offers the ZEUS Custom Build-A-Bar option - choose custom colors, text, and even images for your Rogue Ohio Bar or Bella Bar 2.0
Exercise Equipment

Rogue ZEUS Build-A-Bar – Custom Barbell Design

Rogue Fitness makes the best Olympic barbells for CrossFit and powerlifting training. And now, you can choose a variety of custom colors and design options on these barbells thanks to their new ZEUS | Custom Build-A-Bar ordering page. How do you get the Ohio Bar or Bella Bar 2.0 of your dreams? Click to See ZEUS Build-A-Bar Options on the Rogue Website How does this work? First of all, they start with two of the most versatile and popular bars – the Rogue Ohio Bar and the Bella Bar 2.0. Need the ideal Olympic Barbell? Read our Olympic Barbell guide to find out which barbell is right for you. The Ohio Bar is a rugged bushing bar that is equally [Read more …]

Rogue Fitness SR-343 Mach Speed Rope - Rogue's most advanced jump rope
Exercise Equipment

Speed Ropes

Let’s talk about speed ropes – a variation on the jump rope or skipping rope that spins much faster than a regular rope. Why a speed rope? The increased speed helps improve coordination and timing. The super fast spin makes some moves easier – such as the double under or triple under. But you’ll be turning the rope (it’s a cable really) more , and jumping more – so a speed rope can also be a great improvement on the endurance building aspects of jumping rope. In a nutshell it makes jumping rope that much more of an intense (and therefore effective) workout. We’ll look at some options from Rogue Fitness – they have the widest range of speed rope [Read more …]

The Rep Multi-Grip Functional Trainer is an excellent cable machine with dual 220 lb weight stacks. This versatile machine can be used for a full body workout.
Exercise Equipment

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. 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. 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 weight – you can use one arm (or leg) or two. The cables and pulley provide a smooth, controlled and constant tension. Is the cable [Read more …]

PIG FDT Alpha Gloves have been proven in combat by US Special Operations soldiers who require MAXIMUM dexterity for fast & accurate shooting
Rucking

Best Gloves for Rucking and Physical Training

What are the best gloves for rucking or other outdoor physical fitness training? We’ll take a look at some options for protecting your hands in this article. 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. Do you need gloves for the ruck march? Maybe not. But, if you are participating in a GORUCK challenge event, gloves can help. As an example, you may end up doing bear crawls, push-ups, or carrying [Read more …]