Rogue Beastie Xtra Firm Massage Ball back thigh
Exercise Equipment

Mobility Accessories from Rogue

Let’s review Mobility Accessories. Improving physical wellness, toning the body, and improving flexibility don’t necessarily mean going out to the gym or buying expensive workout equipment. You can simply grab small mobility accessories that are inexpensive but are undeniably effective not only in enhancing your body but also in rebuilding strength, mobility, and rehabilitation in less than the scheduled time. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Mobility Accessories – Overview Aside from helping you with mobility issues, Rogue Mobility Accessories has many other uses, including rehabilitation, general conditioning, flexibility exercises, plyometrics, pull-up assistance, banded squats, speed and agility training, banded bench presses, jumping, aerobics, and stretching. They also deliver consistent, deep tissue therapy, re-perfusing [Read more …]

Watching waistline
Aging & Health

U.S. Dietary Guidance for Sugar and Alcohol Intake Remains Unchanged

Every 5 years the US government releases revised dietary guidelines for optimal health and longevity. The newest recommendations[1] have left unchanged the amount of added sugar and alcohol consumption that is recommended on a daily basis – despite the input to the contrary of the scientific advisory council. This is puzzling because prior studies show that lowering sugar and alcohol consumption reduces the risk of an individual getting diet-related chronic diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes. What is the Goal of the Nutrition Guidelines? The goal of these nutrition guidelines is to encourage Americans to live a healthier lifestyle. It aims to educate Americans to follow a healthier dietary pattern. It should also help maintain good [Read more …]

Concept2 BikeErg side view with user
Exercise Equipment

Concept2 BikeErg Versus Rogue Echo Bike

Let’s compare and contrast the BikeErg from Concept2 and the Rogue Echo Bike. Technically, they are both “bikes,” but what really are the differences between Concept2’s BikeErg and Rogue’s Echo Bike? This Echo Bike vs BikeErg. Here are some of the equipment we are going to look at: BikeErg or Echo Bike – Overview BikeErg and Echo Bike both give very distinct energy to the body, and with different energy comes a different transformation and different training outcomes for each. A well-rounder will get leg fatigue on the BikeErg and be out of breath on the Echo Bike. The Echo Bike utilizes both the upper and lower body, while the BikeErg is generally lower body. The Echo Bike ends in [Read more …]

Reebok Nano X DIfferences between versions
Cross Training Shoes

Reebok Nano X Differences

Let’s look at all the different versions of the Reebok Nano X CrossFit Shoe from Reebok. This shoe has been out for a couple of months, and there are some different versions. Here’s an example, this is the Reebok Nano X Unknown. It’s a light-weight, mid-cut version of the Nano X. What’s the key differences between each version? That’s what we’re going to look at in-depth. Here’s all the different versions of the Reebok Nano X that we are going to compare and contrast in this article: Let’s compare and contrast – and find out all about the different versions of the Reebok Nano X. Reebok Nano X – Regular Edition Here’s the basic version of the Reebok Nano X. [Read more …]

Rogue Adjustable Monolift Monster with lifter
Exercise Equipment

Rogue Monolifts

Let’s review the monolifts available from Rogue. Squatting really heavy? You need a monolift. Why a monolift? This device holds the heavily loaded barbell in an elevated position. When you lift the bar up, the holders retract. This means you don’t have to walk the weight out of the rack – or mess up your squat stance. This makes the lift safer, and you save energy for more productive training. The traditional downsides of a monolift are as follows: they are big, they are single-purpose (really only for squatting) and they cost a lot of money. It’s not super-practical to have a monolift in your home gym or garage gym – so why not turn your power rack into a [Read more …]

GORUCK MACV-1 Boot Versus Altama OTB Maritime Boot Review
Rucking

GORUCK MACV-1 Boot Versus Altama OTB Maritime Assault Boot Review

Need boots that are made to get wet – and let you keep going afterward? Let’s put these two top contenders to the test – the GORUCK MACV-1 and the Altama OTB Maritime Assault Boot (Buy on Amazon). Here’s some of the products we used during this test: Let’s compare and contrast. This is GORUCK MACV-1 versus Altama OTB. First, let’s take an in-depth look at each. GORUCK MACV-1 Jungle Ruck Boot Overview We’ll start with the GORUCK MACV-1. I’ve had these for quite some time now, and these aren’t just one of my favorite pairs of boots – they are one of my favorite pair of shoes – period. There’s two heights of boot – 6″ and 8″. I [Read more …]

Rep Fitness PR-4100 Folding Squat Rack low back squat-crop
Exercise Equipment

Rep Fitness PR-4100 Folding Squat Rack Product Highlight

Let’s review the new PR-4100 Folding Squat Rack from Rep Fitness. Folding squat racks are great – you can lift heavy and still keep the car in the garage! Want to get strong? You have to lift heavy – and that means heavy barbells. But getting a heavy barbell up onto your shoulders requires a rack to be done right. (Sure, you can clean the weight up – but that’s going to seriously limit how much you can lift.) So don’t let a lack of floorspace be an excuse – get a folding rack like the PR-4100. Here are some of the options we are going to look at: Let’s take a look. PR-4100 Folding Squat Rack – Overview Squat [Read more …]

Rep Fitness Monolift Attachment full view squat back
Exercise Equipment

Rep Monolift Rack Attachment Product Highlight

Let’s review the new Monolift Attachment from Rep Fitness. Doing serious powerlifting? Then you might want a monolift. This brilliant attachment transforms your freestanding power rack into a monolift device. Why a monolift? This device holds the heavily loaded barbell for you – which means you don’t have to walk the weight out of the rack. This makes the lift safer, and you save some energy for more productive training. Is a monolift for your home or garage gym an extravagance? Not at these prices… Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Monolift Attachment – Overview Rep Fitness created these Monolift arms to swing easily and clear instantly so that you can ensure you can begin [Read more …]

Rep Fitness ISO Arms quarter view lift
Exercise Equipment

REP ISO Arms Product Highlight

Let’s review the new ISO Arms from Rep Fitness. The ISO stands for isolateral. ISO Arms give you more exercise options for your home gym or garage gym. It turns your power rack into a versatile strength training machine. Perhaps even better, these enable isolateral training – you can train each side of your body independently. That means you can bring up a lagging body part – and avoid training your strong side too much. Here are some of the options we are going to look at: ISO Arms – Overview What’s the Rep Fitness ISO Arm? It’s a set of two levers you can attach to your power rack. Each moves independently through 180 degrees of motion – and [Read more …]

Rep Fitness SR-4000 Squat Rack back view carrying barbell
Exercise Equipment

Rep Fitness SR-4000 Squat Rack Product Highlight

Let’s review the new SR-4000 Squat Rack from Rep Fitness. Want to get really strong? You need a squat rack or power rack. It’s really the only way to use super-heavy barbells for strength training – and heavy barbells are the best way to build strength. The squat rack is one of the more expensive gym equipment and can sometimes be intimidating because of its size. But once you know what a squat rack is and how to use it to its full capacity, it can become one of the essential equipment in your workout. It is intended to support weight when doing squat variations. Here are some of the models we are going to look at: SR-4000 Squat Rack [Read more …]