Rogue Fitness Echo Bike - The best assault bike for CrossFit and metcon workouts. "Overbuilt" is a good adjective to describe this contraption.
Exercise Equipment

Rogue Echo Bike Assembly

Let’s take a look at the simple assembly steps for the best air bike available right now: the Rogue Echo Bike from Rogue Fitness. Rogue Fitness entered the fan bike market recently with this model – and what they’ve built is one solid, smooth belt driven fan bike. How hard is to assemble this thing? It’s a piece of cake – there are actually only a handful of bolts, washers, and screws. The instructions are excellent – easy to follow, and complete. You can assemble the Rogue Echo bike in about 20 minutes, and it includes all the tools required. Rogue Echo Bike Packaging and Assembly This overview is meant to give you an idea of how easy it is [Read more …]

Rucking

GORUCK Black Friday 2020 Sales

GORUCK Christmas in July 2020 (XIJ) GORUCK has two really big sales every year – Christmas in July (XIJ or X-Mas in July) and Black Friday. Christmas in July 2020 is over! What was on sale? Here’s some of the deals: Various colors of the GR1, GR2, and GR3 on sale Rucker and Bullet backpacks – various types Women’s GR1 – on sale for the lowest price I think it has ever been! Apparel Field pockets of all sizes Challenge Pants, Simple Pants, and more apparel And more! The founder of GORUCK indicated this sale was more about clearing inventory – there was a heavy focus on rucksacks and clothing – rather than fitness implements (ruck plates, etc.) that have [Read more …]

A low carbohydrate diet could increase energy expenditure during weight loss maintenance
Diet & Nutrition

Study Shows Low Carb Diets Increase Calorie Burn

A new study published in the medical journal The BMJ shows that low carbohydrate diets cause people to burn more calories as compared to medium and high carb diets.[1] The study showed that those who eat low carb diets may burn an extra 230 or more calories per day. The purpose of this study was to test the Carbohydrate-Insulin Model. This model theorizes that the increase of the hormone insulin after eating carbohydrates predisposes the body to store body fat rather than using the nutrients for energy. Many foods high in carbohydrates such as simple sugars are known to greatly increase insulin levels. The impact these foods have on insulin can be estimated using the glycemic index and glycemic loads. [Read more …]

An indoor rower such as the Concept2 Model D Rower is an excellent way to get a low-impact, full body workout. Concept2 rowers are very popular in CrossFit WODs.
Exercise Equipment

Concept 2 Model D Indoor Rower – Buyer’s Guide

Indoor Rowing is excellent exercise – full body but low-impact. And it can be used for steady state cardio or interval training such as HIIT. To row indoors you will need an indoor rower. Looking for Concept2 Rower Black Friday deals? Concept 2 equipment is rarely on sale at discounted prices – even on Black Friday – your best bet is to look to minimize sales tax, or to find free shipping. In fact, Rogue has the Concept2 Model D rower available as part of it’s “5 for $5” shipping deal right now – buy any 5 qualifying items and they all ship for only $5. This is the cheapest way to get a Concept2 rower. And the Concept 2 [Read more …]