Rep Fitness Rep Stone Sandbag strap
Exercise Equipment

Stone Sandbags from REP

Let’s review the new Stone Sandbags from Rep Fitness. If you have all the equipment and accessories in your commercial gym or garage gym, but if sandbags are not one of them, then your gym is not complete. Sandbags are definitely not like barbells. They offer diversity to your routine and are intended to be used aggressively. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: We love sandbags – they are very versatile. The problem with many of them is that they just aren’t as heavy as a barbell. Here’s your exception – the Stone Sandbags from Rep are pretty heavy… Stone Sandbags – Overview REP’s Stone Sandbags are made from heavy-duty fabric with triple augmented seams, [Read more …]

Title super speed bag 7x10 review (9)
Exercise

Speed Bag Punching for Fitness

Want a fun way to get in shape and burn some calories? Let’s look at speed bag punching for fitness. That’s right – this isn’t just for boxers. It’s fun (and a challenge) to punch the speed bag hard and fast. Check it out: Perhaps best of all – there’s not a lot of expensive equipment required. Check out some of these great options from Title Boxing and Balazs Boxing: Speed Bags and their Sizes – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from the Speed Bag Labs YouTube channel: Can’t get enough of that rhythmic beat? Read on and find out more about this great fitness activity. Why should you [Read more …]

Nike React Metcon Turbo Versus Reebok Nano X1 Shoe Review (8)
Cross Training Shoes

Nike React Metcon Turbo Versus Reebok Nano X1 Review

Let’s compare the Nike React Metcon Turbo Training Shoes and the Nano X1 Grit Training Shoes from Reebok. Nike React Metcon Turbo Training Shoes and Reebok Nano X1 are both cross-training shoes, but what differentiates the former from the latter? Both review pairs arrived, and we put them through our workout test side by side. But before we break the differences down, let’s see some of the styles that we will be comparing: Let’s compare and contrast these two shoes. Nike React Metcon Turbo Versus Reebok Nano X1 – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: If you want a very high-level summary: I’d say the Nano [Read more …]

Rep Wall Mounted Gym Storage Options
Exercise Equipment

Rep Fitness Garage Gym Wall Storage

Let’s review the new Rep Wall Storage solutions. Imagine your house with no cabinets or storage for clothes, shoes, kitchenware, toiletries, etc. It looks chaotic, right? Imagine the same to your garage gym – your barbell plates, belts, bands, bars, rollers, and other equipment all lying down on the floor. Aside from showing how disorganized you are, it is also not a pleasant sight to look at. Good thing there are storage and racks where you can store them to keep your garage tidy and organized. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Rep Wall Storage – Overview Whether it’s a steel shelf storage or a simple DIY project, having an organized area can make [Read more …]

GORUCK American Training Shorts Navy and Camo Review (4)
Rucking

GORUCK American Training Shorts Review

Let’s review the American Training Shorts from GORUCK. There’s a reason why fans rave about anything released by GORUCK. They bring top work, craftsmanship, and precision to every item they produce. These are training shorts – made from ToughStretch for a loose fit that won’t restrict your movement. The Men’s shorts have a 7.5" inseam – so these are definitely an above the quad fit. They have a liner too – which is pretty handy. Being GORUCK – of course, there’s a spearhead logo too. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Let’s take a look. American Training Shorts from GORUCK – Overview GORUCK is known for its military-driven designs and functions. Their products are generally [Read more …]

Ref Fitness Rep Omni Rack main single
Exercise Equipment

REP Omni Rack – Customizable Power Rack

Let’s review the new REP Omni Rack from Rep Fitness. Rep Omni Rack is the upgraded and more advanced version of HR-5000 from Rep Fitness. You can entirely customize Rep Omni Rack into endless options to meet your style, making it the most customizable rack on the market. With its remarkable features and impressive specs, home gym owners will be delighted to have this equipment hanging out in their garages and gyms. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: To form the ultimate configurable power rack, Rep Fitness merged the V1 HR-5000 Half Rack’s durability and utility with the functionality and customizability of their 5000 series power racks. The Omni Rack flaunts a flat-foot design including [Read more …]

Mat Fraser at the CrossFit Games
Exercise

Mat Fraser’s Retirement

Who is Mat Fraser? Mat Fraser is one of CrossFit’s greatest names, but it did not happen overnight – it was a result of years of effort, endurance, and commitment that brought him to total dominance. He gained the title of the Fittest Man on Earth at the 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 CrossFit Games. The 2016 triumph was three years in the making after he took back-to-back second-place finishes in 2014 and 2015. He got interested in weightlifting at the age of 11 and showed outstanding commitment. According to CrossFit blog Box Rox, he obtained his first national title at 13, was school-age champion in 2003, 2005, and 2007, and became junior national champion in 2009. He began training [Read more …]

Rogue Horizontal Plate Rack 2.0 full view
Exercise Equipment

Rogue Plate Storage

Let’s review the Olympic Plate Storage from Rogue. You probably have weight plates if you own a commercial gym or a home gym. Whatever kinds of weight plates you have, they, too, along with other pieces of equipment, have to be stored in proper storage to keep them from unwanted damages and keep your surroundings clean and orderly. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Olympic Plate Storage – Overview There are different ways to store your weight plates. The classic and the most popular way to keep them is by using the weight plate tree. It may come in different measurements and forms, but they have a similar build – a center post. There’s [Read more …]

Rogue Bear Hug Challenge
Exercise

Rogue Bear Hug Challenge

Rogue has just announced their first challenge for 2021 – the Bear Hug Challenge. What is it? It’s an online contest to see who can hold a strongman sandbag the longest. It’s already the second month of 2021, but it is not yet late to start giving yourself some physical challenges. Rogue’s Bear Hug Challenge is finally here to test your endurance! This challenge aims to hold your Sandbag for longer than any other competitor in the world. Anyone with access to a strongman-style sandbag can take part in this challenge, which will run from February 12-15, 2021. A $10 entry fee gets you into the competition; $30 gets you entry plus an official Rogue Challenge t-shirt. Once you’ve completed [Read more …]

What is the best time to exercise?
Aging & Health

Best Time to Exercise? Study Determines Afternoons are Better

A new research study[1] shows that it is better for our bodies to work out at specific times of the day. Exercise training brings out higher metabolic effects in the afternoon instead of in the morning in metabolically compromised humans. It is because the circadian clock and metabolism are tightly associated. Therefore, the exact timing of interventions that target metabolic changes may influence their efficiency. What was the Goal of the Research Study? Previous experiments imply that every tissue in our bodies holds a kind of cellular clock that signals in response to biological messages related to our daily exposure to light, food, and sleep. Adjusted by our lifestyles, these clocks generate multiple circadian rhythms inside of us that induce [Read more …]