Exercise seems to help depression
Aging & Health

Can Exercise and Physical Activity Help Prevent Depression?

Approaching the conundrum of whether depression leads to inactivity or if inactivity causes depression, the facts speak for themselves: Exercise is beneficial to both psychological and physical health[1]. The effects of being physically active both prevent and improve a number of health conditions including lowering blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart disease and diabetes, alleviating the symptoms of arthritis, reducing anxiety and improving mood. The Research Backs This Up The statistics show us that one in ten adults in the U.S. is dealing with the effects of depression and likely to be on antidepressant medications[2]. While more research is necessary to identify all the contributing factors that either cause or alleviate the effects of depression, studies have shown that [Read more …]

Closeup of sleeve and knurl on boneyard bar
Exercise Equipment

Where to Buy Used Rogue Gym Equipment

Where can you find used Rogue Fitness gym equipment? Rogue Fitness makes some of the industry’s best gym equipment. Their innovative designs and high-quality manufacturing give you equipment that will last for decades. And a lot of it is made right here in the USA. But, that also means it carries a premium price. And it doesn’t go on sale very often. Black Friday/Cyber Monday is their only big sale of the year. So, the best way to get Rogue gear at a discount is to look for used Rogue equipment. But where can you do that? We have a few options for you, that we’ll discuss in depth here. Used Rogue Equipment on Facebook There are several groups on [Read more …]

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

CrossFit Membership Prices

Looking into membership prices for a CrossFit box? How much is CrossFit a month? You might be in for some sticker shock – it’s quite a bit more expensive than a traditional gym. CrossFit rates are pretty high. But, there are reasons for that – which we’ll explain. We’re also going to give you some current price points – so you can do a bit of comparison shopping. Lastly, we’re going to give you a few tips and tricks on how to get the best CrossFit experience for cheaper. Average CrossFit Gym Membership Prices We surveyed dozens of CrossFit boxes throughout the United States, and here’s what we found. CrossFit – Average Unlimited Membership Every box has an unlimited membership [Read more …]

Rep Fitness PR-4100 Folding Rack
Exercise Equipment

Best Folding Power Rack

In this article we’re going to review the best folding power rack. Why a folding power rack? This innovative gym equipment let’s you use your garage like a gym – or a garage – with ease. There are some interesting options that let you make the most of your floorspace – and still keep the car inside the garage. Here’s an example. Shown above is the PR-4100 Folding Squat Rack from Rep Fitness. It is an exceptionally well built product, and has all the essential features we look for in the best folding power rack for a garage gym. We’re going to look at these folding power racks from Rep Fitness, Rogue, and Force USA: Let’s talk about folding power [Read more …]

The Force USA MyRack folding power rack has a plethora of available attachments.
Exercise Equipment

MyRack Folding Power Rack from Force USA

We’re going to take a close look at an innovative new product from Force USA: the MyRack Folding Power Rack. Need a folding power rack? It’s a great idea. A folding power rack will let you lift heavy with stability – and more importantly, safety. With a folding power rack you’ll get space back in the garage – to use it for the things you normally use a garage for. Haven’t heard of Force USA? You will soon – they are an up and coming force in the gym equipment industry – providing innovate equipment at bargain prices. Let’s take a closer look. How a Folding Power Rack Works First of all, you might be wondering – how does this [Read more …]

Picture of Sardinia, Italy - one of the studied "Blue zones"
Diet & Nutrition

What is a Blue Zone Diet?

A Danish Twins study on longevity recently completed revealed that genetics only plays a ten percent role in the length and quality of your life–the other 90 percent has to do with diet and lifestyle choices. With findings like this, it is evident that if you find the right diet for your body, you can significantly improve both your health and your longevity. We are constantly bombarded with the latest crazes, fads, and diets that promise to banish bloat and melt belly fat forever, yet many of us are still overweight, tired, and sick; with all of the supposed knowledge and expertise that we have at our fingertips, why are we not seeing results as promised? It seems that simple [Read more …]

Heavy snatch with a rogue olympic WL barbell
Exercise Equipment

Best Olympic Weightlifting Barbell

Let’s look at who makes the best Olympic weightlifting barbell. What’s an Olympic weightlifting barbell (also sometimes called an Oly bar)? It’s a tough barbell used for lifting big weights. But, more importantly it has the qualities you need for the Olympic lifts: the snatch, and clean and jerk. What exactly does that mean? That’s what we’ll explain next. First, let’s look at an example. Shown here is someone you might recognize (Rich Froning) using the Rogue Olympic WL Bar to perform a “snatch”. The snatch is one of the two lifts used in Olympic competition – but I’m betting you already know all about that. Here’s all the Olympic weightlifting barbells we are going to review in this article: [Read more …]

Nike React Metcon CrossFit Training Shoe has React foam cushion.
Cross Training Shoes

Nike React Metcon Shoe Review

Nike has released the Nike React Metcon Training Shoe. Will this training shoe be ideal for running and many impact-heavy CrossFit WODs and other functional training? That’s the promise of Nike’s React foam cushioning system. But this shoe also brings along other great features of the Nike Metcon shoe line. We’ve completed our hands-on review. Read on for the results. Here’s the styles currently available. Let’s take a closer look at the Nike React Metcon – by first understanding what the React foam system is. Nike React Metcon – React Foam Cushioning First of all, the big draw with this shoe is the use of the React foam system. What is that? Nike explains it best: “Nike React is an [Read more …]

Fringe Sport Black Friday Sale 2019
Exercise Equipment

Cyber Monday Gym Equipment Deals

Cyber Monday Deals on Gym and Exercise Equipment have begun. We’re tracking all of the best sales right here (the star rating is judged based on the number of items on sale, the discount amounts, and other perks like shipping deals): VendorSales Rating (more stars is better) Rogue Fitness (Sale on NOW!) Rep Fitness (Sale on NOW!) Vulcan Strength (Sale on Now!) Get Rx’d (Sale on Now!) Force USA (Sale on Now- use discount code FAM5 for 5% off) Fringe Sport (Sale on NOW!) GORUCK (Sale on NOW!) Amazon (Coming Soon) American Barbell (Coming Soon) Cyber Monday is your LAST CHANCE to save big on gym equipment – not just because of the discounts and sales, but the shipping deals [Read more …]