Nike Free X Metcon 2 - The running shoe for CrossFit WODs
Cross Training Shoes

Nike Free X Metcon 2 – The Nike Metcon Running Shoe

New for 2019, the Nike Free x Metcon 2 shoe combines the lightweight flexibility of the Nike Free running shoe line with the durability and stability of the Nike Metcon shoes. The Nike Free X Metcon 2 is now available from Rogue Fitness. This is the second version of the Nike Free X Metcon shoe. Read on to find out why we think this is the best CrossFit training shoe for running. Here’s just a few of the styles that are available now, from Rogue Fitness: Now, let’s talk about these great training shoes. Nike Free x Metcon 2 Video Review on YouTube Watch our hands on review, from our YouTube channel: Let’s deep-dive into this running shoe. Nike Free [Read more …]

Can too much sitting make you resistant to the positive effects of exercise? It seems yes.
Aging & Health

Study: Too much sitting makes you resistant to the effects of exercise

A new study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology seems to show that people can become “resistant” to the healthy benefits of aerobic exercise if they sit too much.[1] In this study, a number of participants were asked to perform aerobic exercise after 4 days of prolonged sitting. The metabolic impacts of that exercise (post-exercise triglycerides, glucose, and insulin levels) were then compared to exercise sessions done on days which included a 1 hour treadmill workout. The participants did not see as much benefit from exercise after the bouts of prolonged sitting. The researchers call this condition “Exercise Resistance”. What does this all mean? It is probably wise to partake in physical activity (whether exercise, or otherwise) frequently – [Read more …]

CrossFit Open Workout 19.5 Strategy Guide
Exercise

CrossFit Open Workout 19.5 Strategy Guide

The CrossFit Open 2020 starts soon – find out more. Today’s post is from coach Ben Dziwulski – head coach at WodPrep. Ben is a CrossFit wizard – check out his advice and courses on all things CrossFit. CrossFit Open 19.5 is here, our final workout of the (first) 2019 Open. Thrusters are back… and this one is going to burn. 20 minutes may seem like a high time cap, but don’t be fooled by what you saw the Games athletes do last night – Open 19.5 is going to take a while to grind through. I expect to see athletes struggle through this one, not to mention, plenty of torn hands (which can potentially be avoided if you watch [Read more …]

A recent study has linked drinking two or more sugary drinks today to a significantly higher risk of death
Aging & Health

Study: Sugary drinks and diet drinks linked to higher risk of death

A new study published in the journal Circulation shows that the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages and artificially sweetened beverages is linked to a higher risk of death.[1] This study, which reviewed the history of over 117,000 participants, found that women who drank two or more sugary drinks per day had a 63% increased risk of premature death. Men who drank similar amounts had a 29% increased risk of death. The study found an increase in Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and to a lesser degree an increased risk of cancer. The formal conclusion of the study is : Consumption of SSBs (Sugar Sweetened Beverages) was positively associated with mortality primarily through CVD mortality and showed a graded association with dose. The [Read more …]

The American Barbell Power Bar has a shaft made from precision grade alloy steel
Exercise Equipment

Best Powerlifting Barbell

Rogue Fitness now has the Kabuki Strength Duffalo Bar available. This specially curved bar reduces stress on the shoulders, biceps, and back, while enabling scapular retraction and superior joint centration. Let’s look at who makes the best powerlifting barbell. What’s a powerlifting barbell (Also called a power bar or power barbell)? It’s a tough, stiff Olympic sized barbell used for lifting big weight – think heavy squats, heavy deadlifts, and big bench presses. Shown here is the Rogue Ohio Power Bar – it is our top pick for best power bar. These bars are big so they can hold a lot of weight, but they also have some very important differences as compared to the type of Olympic barbell you [Read more …]

CrossFit Open Workout 19.4 Strategy Guide
Exercise

CrossFit Open Workout 19.4 Strategy Guide

The CrossFit Open 2020 starts soon – find out more. Today’s post is from coach Ben Dziwulski – head coach at WodPrep. Ben is a CrossFit wizard – check out his advice and courses on all things CrossFit. CrossFit Open 19.4: Ultimate Workout Strategy for Rx, Masters, Scaled CrossFit Open 19.4 is here, and it’s a great week for a first bar muscle up…. or maybe a pull-up, if you’re going after 19.4 scaled. In week 4 we have three movements, and some programmed rest. Let’s take a look at the workout, and then talk strategy. CrossFit Open Workout 19.4: For Time (12 minute time cap, this includes 3 min rest!) 3 rounds: 10 snatches 95/65 lbs 12 bar facing [Read more …]

CrossFit Open Workout 19.3 Strategy Guide from WodPrep.com
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CrossFit Open Workout 19.3 Strategy Guide

The CrossFit Open 2020 starts soon – find out more. Today’s article is from Ben Dziwulski @ WODPrep.com, be sure to check them out. Week 3 is here! And strict gymnastics have officially arrived in the 2019 Open. Who’s ready? CrossFit Open Workout 19.3 For Time (10 minute time cap): 200 ft. Dumbbell overhead lunge 50 DB box step-ups 50 Strict HSPU 200 ft. handstand walk Men: 50 lb dumbbell / 24 inch box ​ Females: 35 lb dumbbell / 20-in box For a full breakdown of the 19.3 workout standards, including the scaled and masters modifications, head to games.crossfit.com Link to full-length 19.3 strategy video: Overhead Dumbbell Lunges: Be aware of the lines and markings on the floor. Remember, [Read more …]

Woman sleeping - timely sleep may be an essential part of maintaining a healthy weight.
Aging & Health

Can you “catch up” on sleep?

Can you use the weekends to “catch up” on missed sleep? A new study published in the journal Current Biology seems to indicate that you can’t.[1] In this study, a number of participants were split up into three groups. Two groups slept only 5 hours per weeknight, and the other slept 9 hours per night. One group that slept less during the week were allowed to sleep as much as they wanted on the weekend – to “catch up”. This didn’t prevent that group from gaining weight – due to metabolic dysregulation from the lost sleep. The researchers concluded that: “Weekend recovery sleep did not prevent weight gain or reduced insulin sensitivity” Insulin sensitivity is an important factor in maintaining [Read more …]