A new research study shows that performing exercise in the afternoon or early evening may confer the greatest metabolic health benefits. What was the Goal of the Research Study? Everyone knows exercise and doing a range of activities have several health benefits, but the time to exercise for optimal health benefits is currently unknown. Timing is crucial in increasing the profitable result of exercise on metabolic pathways within muscle and systemic energy homeostasis. The outcomes of past studies have been inconsistent.  Some suggest morning workouts burn more fat than evening exercise. Others find the reverse. And some recent experiments show that intense early exercise reduces blood-sugar control, while the same activities, executed later, smooth blood-sugar spikes and enhance metabolic [Read more …]
Let’s look at an interesting piece of gym equipment – the Jacobs Ladder device. Jacobs Ladder is not a typical machine seen in commercial gyms and home garages. But if you are sick and tired of using a treadmill, it’s time to switch to the Jacobs Ladder for a more fun and powerful workout. Here are some of the models that are available now: Jacobs Ladder – Overview First of all – where doe the name come from? The Bible. In the Bible, Jacob dreamed of a ladder between heaven and earth. Jacobs Ladder is a ladder-like device angled at 40 degrees and requires you to climb its unending rungs. The continuous movement of arms and legs by means of [Read more …]
Let’s look at equipment options for the Murph Challenge. The Murph Challenge is a Hero WOD in commemoration of Lt. Michael P. Murphy for his actions and sacrifice during the War in Afghanistan. The workout includes a one-mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 pushups, 300 squats, and another one-mile run – all while wearing 20lbs of weight or body armor.
What is the Murph Challenge? On Memorial Day 2021 thousands of people around the globe – including Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, and more will be taking on the Murph Challenge. What is it? The Murph Challenge is a workout (in CrossFit terms a “Hero WOD”) honoring LT. Michael P. Murphy who was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan in 2005. The workout includes a one-mile run, 100 pullups, 200 pushups, 300 squats and another one-mile run. Murph perfomed this workout regularly, which he nicknamed “body armor” – because he did the grueling workout wearing his plate carrier fully loaded with ISAPI plates. It was his way to ensure he was ready for the grueling [Read more …]
Need a plyo box? Check out the options for Plyo Boxes from Rep. Training with plyo boxes makes you more athletic and levels up your speed and power. Plyo is short for plyometric exercises or jump training, which is a type of training that concentrates on increasing explosive power and targets your hamstrings, glutes, calves, quadriceps, and core. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Plyo Boxes from Rep – Overview Box jumps are a classic plyometric move where you jump from the floor up onto a high surface, like a box. They are a simple and practical addition to your training routine and can also promote and support various strength, conditioning, and movement exercises. [Read more …]
GORUCK is dropping a new product soon – the Training Weight Vest. Are you tired of doing the same workout routine every day? Then try adding a new layer to your training with a weight vest. Weight vests add resistance and cardio conditioning to your workout by putting different pressure on your body. How is this different than the recently re-vamped Ruck Plate Carrier? This Training Weight Vest can hold up to two plates. And it’ll work with Ruck Plates and other plates that simulate body armor. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Training Weight Vest – Overview Weighted vests are wearable weights and are worn during exercises for enhanced resistance and cardio conditioning. [Read more …]
Need Mother’s Day Gift Ideas? For the fitness mom that loves CrossFit you should consider this gear from Rogue. In a few days, mothers all over the world will be honored to show our appreciation for everything they’ve done for us. While there is still time, we are giving you a list of gift ideas to surprise and delight your mom on this very special day. Not only mothers would love these gift ideas, but even mothers-in-law, aunties, sisters, and daughters. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from Rogue – Overview It can be frustrating sometimes to find gifts and even if we already know, no amount of gift can [Read more …]