Grip strength is important for ruck events - the rucksack will spend a lot of time on your back - but you may have to carry other items, sometimes called "coupons"
Rucking

GORUCK Training – How to Prepare for the PT at Ruck Events

GORUCK Black Friday Sales Coming Soon GORUCK’s Black Friday Sales usually span the whole week of Thanksgiving – and this year we expect the best deals yet – so check back often and we’ll have more details soon. A common question about GORUCK challenge events – what sort of PT ( Physical Training) challenges are likely to happen? And how can you prepare? Most of the following exercises may be required with or without your loaded rucksack. For “Light” events there’s usually a lot of PT without the ruck – but it’s better to be over-prepared in this regard. HINT: It’s best to train with your rucksack! Also note that this sort of dynamic exercise with a loaded rucksack is [Read more …]

The technique of breaking up exercise into short "snacks" instead of long workouts is known as Exercise snacks. It has been shown to lead to measurable increases in cardio fitness - even when done infrequently.
Exercise

Use “Exercise Snacks” To Improve Your Cardio Fitness

A new study published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism shows that cardio fitness can be improved measurably with surprisingly little activity. The study showed that climbing 3 flights of stairs, 3 times per day, with several hours of rest in between resulted in measurable improvements in cardio fitness.[1] The concept of breaking up exercise into short, manageable chunks results in what are known as “Exercise Snacks”. By breaking up fitness into short, infrequent bouts you can more easily incorporate exercise into your daily routine. The study used 24 young adults with sedentary lifestyles and a control group of peers. The group that vigorously climbed 3 flights of stairs 3 times per day, with 1-4 hours of rest [Read more …]

New for 2019 is the Nike Metcon 4 XD - Nike's latest take on it's ultradurable cross training shoe. How does it compare to the Nike Metcon 4?
Cross Training Shoes

Nike Metcon 4 XD vs Nike Metcon 4

Fans of the Nike Metcon line of cross training shoes have a new footwear option for 2019: the Nike Metcon 4 XD. The Nike Metcon 4 XD is still available online from Rogue Fitness. But, if you want these shoes – you better get them quick. They are not making them since the release of the Nike Metcon 5 earlier this year. How does this versatile cross training shoe stack up against the Nike Metcon 4? How has Nike improved upon what is arguably the best cross training shoe for lifting weights? That’s what we’ll talk about here. Let’s review what is new and improved on the Nike Metcon 4 XD. We’ll also explain all the newest options, as shown [Read more …]

Dumbbells are a required fitness tool for your home or garage gym - find out the best dumbbell options for your home gym
Exercise Equipment

Best Dumbbells For Your Home Gym

Let’s look at the best dumbbell choices for your home gym or garage gym. Dumbbells are a staple of every gym and fitness center worldwide. Because they work. These affordable and versatile fitness tools have been used in strength training since the beginning of time. But, before you splurge on purchasing a full set of dumbbells for your home gym, take a few moments to figure out what the best option will be for you. We’ll present a variety of options here to meet any budget (and available space.) Where to buy dumbbells online? We’re an affiliate of Rogue Fitness and Amazon. Affiliate sales help us to bring great information about health and fitness to you. We’ve reviewed all the [Read more …]

The Nike Metcon 5 Mat Fraser edition cross training shoe is the ultimate shoe for CrossFit training
Cross Training Shoes

Nike Metcon 6

When will Nike release the Nike Metcon 6 Cross Training Shoe? People are very interested to know about possible release dates for the Nike Metcon 6 cross training shoe. First of all, let me state that Nike has released no official information about the launch date of the Nike Metcon 6 shoe. Nor do we know what it will look like. And the Nike Metcon 5 literally just came out. But, there certainly is one coming – There was a Nike Metcon 1, Nike Metcon 2, Nike Metcon 3, Nike Metcon 4, and a Nike Metcon 5. You know there is going to be a Nike Metcon 6. The Metcon line is a big seller – and people love the [Read more …]

REP AB-5000 Adjustable FID Bench - the best FID bench for home gym or garage gym.
Exercise Equipment

REP AB-5000 ZERO GAP Adjustable Bench Review

AB-5000 Bench – Back in Stock The Rep Fitness AB-5000 bench has been a hot seller – and frequently out of stock – but they now have all colors available again – get yours while you can. New for 2019, Rep Fitness has launched their latest product – the REP AB-5000 Zero Gap Adjustable Bench ( at Rep Fitness). This adjustable bench is our top pick for a full FID (Flat, Incline, Decline) bench for home and garage gyms. This article will serve as our comprehensive review of this versatile piece of strength equipment. Long term review update: This is a great bench – tough, versatile, incline adjustments are a breeze, and while it is a tad on the heavy [Read more …]