Best CrossFit Hand Grips - we look at the options.
Exercise Equipment

Buyer’s Guide to CrossFit Hand Grips

Your Complete Guide to Buying CrossFit Hand Grips CrossFit training is a rigorous and challenging workout. But, it can be hard on your hands – callouses and even “ripped” palms can be a side effect of too many pull-ups and bar exercises. In addition, many of the CrossFit exercises benefit from a safe and secure grip. Normal workout gloves can help, but they do not offer the level of control that you gain from CrossFit hand grips. Here will discuss why you need hand grips, what type of exercises they’re used for, and some features to help you get the right pair of grips for your needs. We’ll finish by comparing these nine CrossFit hand grips with some advantages and [Read more …]

Side view of the Inov-8 F-Lite G 300 Training Shoe
Cross Training Shoes

INOV-8 F-LITE G 300 Training Shoe Review

Let’s look at INOV-8’s latest addition to their F-LITE line of cross training shoe – the INOV-8 F-LITE G 300 cross training shoe. The G 300 is available now, and our review pair is on order. While we wait for our hands-on test to being, we’ll review the features of the shoe here. Inov-8 is entering a crowded space – how does the F-LITE line fare against the Nike Metcon 5 shoe line or the Reebok Nano 9 – that’s what we’ll figure out shortly Stay tuned – we’ll have a full review in January 2020 when we receive our evaluation pair. Here’s the shoes we are going to review. Let’s take a closer look. INOV-8 F-LITE G 300 – [Read more …]

A CrossFit coach oversees a group of trainees performing the box jump.
Exercise

New Year’s Resolutions – Do They Really Work?

Do you ever wonder if you should invest time in planning a New Year’s Resolution this year? Heading into 2020 should give us the perfect snapshot of what next year will look like, but it’s natural for us to wonder if this mental exercise is really worth the effort. What the Research Says We found mixed results for studies showing the certain percentage of people who actually followed through on their resolutions. One report found less than 20 percent of people kept to a resolution after 30 days[1]. The percent of resolution keepers decreased to 8 percent for those who stuck to it a year later. The Background on Creating Good Resolutions With that unimpressive research as food for thought, [Read more …]

Performing a snatch - one of the olympic lifts
Exercise

2020 Rogue Invitational – CrossFit Sanctioned Competition

Rogue Fitness is a huge supporter of CrossFit – their equipment is used every year at the CrossFit Games. And for the 2nd time, Rogue Fitness is running their own officially sanctioned event – the 2020 Rogue Invitational. What’s even better – everyone has the chance to qualify, via the online qualifier. The 2020 Rogue Invitational will be held on MAY 15 – 17, 2020 – in Columbus, Ohio. Individual and team competitors will be competing for lots of prize money ($400,000 was up for grabs in 2019.) The winners (male, female, and team) will earn a spot at the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, WI. And what’s even better – EVERYONE can potentially qualify to compete… read on [Read more …]

A group of fitness enthusiasts taking a selfie in the gym
Aging & Health

5 Tips To Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution

So here we go again, it’s almost New Year’s and for many of us that means New Year’s resolutions. Are you planning on getting into shape as a New Year’s resolution? Is weight loss one of your New Year’s goals? Well if you are like most Americans chances are that exercise, and fitness are going to be one of your New Year’s resolutions. However, what are a few ways that you can make this New Year’s resolutions goals easier than years past? Can You Reach Your New Year’s Resolution? This Is How! Tip #1: Have a Plan Like with any goal, before you act it is important to outline a plan. For instance, if weight loss is your plan how [Read more …]

Workout in winter? dress warm and follow these tips
Exercise

Winter Workout Tips – Top 5 Tips for Cold Weather

Progress with physical fitness often feels like it takes forever. Meanwhile, it seems things go downhill at supersonic speed if you lag behind. You likely have dozens of very legitimate excuses to skimp or pause your exercise from time to time. Some, such as an injury, are unavoidable, but one factor that you don’t have to let influence your workout is winter weather. In this article, we’re going to talk about how you can keep your fitness up – even in the coldest weather. Why You Should Winterize Your Workout You winterize your home, wardrobe, vehicle, and other essential components so they’ll continue to function through the snow, ice, and frigid temperatures of colder seasons. Your workout routine deserves the [Read more …]

A weightlifting belt being worn for a set of heavy barbell squats.
Exercise Equipment

Buyer’s Guide To Weightlifting Belts

Over the past few years, weightlifting belts have become increasingly popular among many strength trainees, in CrossFit and otherwise. However, you might wonder what these are and whether they can be beneficial for your workout. There are a few things that you might want to know about them before you decide to buy one. We’re going to provide an overview of the pros and cons of wearing a weight belt while you workout. We’re also going to highlight these weight belt products, so you can understand the different styles and features. What Is A Weightlifting Belt? A weightlifting belt is an aid for weight lifters when they’re lifting weights, as the name would suggest. There are a few notable reasons [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.
Aging & Health

Research Study: Can Marathon Running Improve Knee Health in Adults?

Is long distance running good for your knees, or bad for your knees? A recent research study[1] posted in the BMJ Open found some surprising results. The general thoughts on running and knee health, especially for older adults tends to go back and forth with some studies saying that repetitive movements are too jarring and cause too much impact to knees, ankles and other joints while other studies have concluded that the damage is minimal and that running can be safe if done correctly. In this long term, cohort study researchers attempted to prove that longer term running (i.e. marathon running) did not cause excessive damage to the knees and that it could, in fact, improve knee health. What is [Read more …]

side view of Under Armour TriBase Reign 2 - new cross trainer from UA for 2020 - great for CrossFit!
Cross Training Shoes

Under Armour TriBase Reign 2 Review

Let’s look at Under Armour’s newest cross training shoe – the Under Armour TriBase Reign 2 cross training shoe. This is the 2nd version of Under Armour’s versatile training shoe that will work great for the CrossFit WOD. The original TriBase Reign is a great shoe – so we’re looking forward to seeing how UA has improved upon it with this new version. The Under Armour TriBase Reign 2 is now available and our hands-on review is underway. Under Armour is entering a crowded space – how does the TriBase Reign fare against the Nike Metcon 5 shoe line or the Reebok Nano line? Read on for our thoughts on how this new shoe stacks up against the Nike Metcon [Read more …]

Theragun G3PRO is a percussive therapy device to help with workout recovery
Exercise Equipment

Buyer’s Guide to Percussion Massage Devices for Athletes

Over the past few years, percussive therapy and self-myofascial release have become increasingly popular in the CrossFit world. Despite this, there are quite a significant number of people who might not know what these are. Alongside this, they might not know what kind of benefits that these might offer. If you’ve ever had bad muscle pains and overall aches after a workout, then percussive therapy could be helpful for you. To figure out if it’s something that you might want or need, however, it’s first worth knowing about what they are and how they can be used. The potential benefits that they could provide should be more than enough for many people to be interested in a percussive therapy device. [Read more …]