Rogue Crash Cushion with a lifter
Exercise Equipment

Drop Pads for Oly Lifting

Let’s review Drop Pads for Oly Lifting. If you are into Oly weightlifting or weightlifting in general and are considerate enough to think of your family and neighborhood, you probably are using drop pads. Drop pads should be used by those who are thinking of venturing into weightlifting or new to weightlifting so as not to disturb or annoy your family and neighbors as you throw barbells and free weights. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Let’s look at these options. Drop Pads for Oly Lifting – Overview Drop pads are made of dense, high-density foam to absorb and disperse the sound and shake linked with heavy barbell drops and preserve the floor from [Read more …]

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Exercise Equipment

Boneyard Collars for Olympic Weightlifting Barbells

Want a great deal on great gym equipment? Check out Rogue’s Boneyard – this is where their “seconds” go. Let’s take a look at Boneyard Collars for Olympic Weightlifting Barbells. It’s inevitable – during the manufacturing process some items just aren’t cosmetically perfect – but they are still fully functional. Barbell collars have essential purposes when training – some are for safety, and some are for performance. They keep the weight plates tight to the shoulder of the bar, so when you use the rings on your barbell to adjust your grip, the weight plates are the same distance from each other. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Boneyard Collars for Olympic Weightlifting Barbells [Read more …]

Fringe Sport Black Training Competition Plates - Kilos with a model
Exercise Equipment

Olympic Weightlifting Equipment from Fringe Sport

Fringe Sport has everything you need for Olympic Weightlifting. Weightlifting is one of the best exercises and one of the most beneficial things you can do for your body. You can use various kinds of equipment when you are in weight training, and all these can benefit your overall health. There are free weights and machines, but both can improve your body in a significant way. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Olympic Weightlifting Equipment from Fringe Sport – Overview There are different kinds of weightlifting equipment, and to name a few, there are kettlebells, dumbbells, body bars, resistance bands, sandbags, slam balls, and barbells. Using barbells can employ various muscle groups, and you’ll be [Read more …]

Nike Romaleos 4 Olympic Weightlifting Shoe - Hands On Review
Cross Training Shoes

Nike Romaleos 4 Olympic Weightlifting Shoe Review

The long awaited Nike Romaleos 4 is now available – and this is our hands-on review. This is Nike’s only Olympic weightlifting shoe – and it is an excellent choice for heavy weightlifting. What’s new and different from last year’s model (the 3 XD)? How does this compare to other premium weightlifting shoes like the Adipower 2 and Legacy Lifter? That’s what we’ll cover in this in depth review. Get them from Rogue Fitness or Road Runner Sports (we are an affiliate): Let’s take an up-close look. Nike Romaleos 4 Shoe Review – Hands On First Look on YouTube Don’t want to read? Watch instead – here’s a first look from our YouTube channel: All right, let’s take a look. [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 …]

Reebok Legacy Lifter III Womens Weightlifting Shoes white upside down
Cross Training Shoes

Legacy Lifter III Weightlifting Shoes

The Reebok Pump is back. Remeber that from the 90s? Maybe not – but you can try it out in 2023 with the new Legacy Lifter III Weightlifting Shoes from Reebok. The Reebok Legacy Lifter series was created and designed with Olympic weightlifting in mind. It was inspired by and developed with the help of CJ Cummings, gold winner at the 2016 Youth World Weightlifting Championships (317kg total) and 2016 Junior World Championships, setting a Youth World Record clean & jerk of 182kg in the 69kg weight class. The series is now on its third iteration and is Reebok’s most comfortable high-performance weightlifting shoe yet.

American Barbell The Chewy Bar collar
Exercise Equipment

The Chewy Bar (Powerlifting Bar/Stainless) from American Barbell

American Barbell has launched the The Chewy Bar. It’s a stainless steel powerlifting barbell. Powerlifting bars are the most common barbell used to perform squats, presses, and deadlifts. When getting a powerlifting bar, the feel of the knurling, the convenience of sliding big plates on and off, and the ability to endure the heaviest load without bending are some of the features that will tell you your bar is of high quality. The Chewy Bar – new from American Barbell (and made in the USA): The Chewy Bar (Powerlifting Bar/Stainless) from American Barbell – Overview The IPF Spec, Stainless Steel Chewy Bar is the most recent addition to American Barbell’s best-in-class Power Lifting Olympic Barbell line. This bar pays tribute [Read more …]

A Rogue Olympic weightlifting barbell - loaded with Rogue training bumper plates
Exercise Equipment

Guide to Olympic Barbells

Before investing in quality and expensive barbells, understanding your barbell is the first step to consider. This way, you will be acquainted with the parts of the Olympic barbell, their purpose, and the kinds of features you should be getting for your best lifting experience. Let’s take a tour through the different parts of the barbell, and make sure we understand all the features and options for each. First stop – the shaft. We’re talking about Olympic barbells here – the big-boy barbells that have a 2″ diameter sleeve to accommodate Olympic sized plates. We’re not discussing the standard barbell – which is common in your local sporting goods store. That bar has only a 1″ sleeve diameter and doesn’t [Read more …]

Reebok Lifter PR III quarter right pair
Cross Training Shoes

Reebok Lifter PR III Weightlifting Shoe

Let’s take a look at the Reebok Lifter PR III Weightlifting Shoe. Just as cross-training calls for crosstraining shoes, weightlifting also needs weightlifting shoes. They provide a reliable surface to help you balance and support heavy weights. The right weightlifting shoes will help improve your performance and reduce the risk of injury. If you’re doing heavy, compound lifts routinely, getting a pair of good Olympic weightlifting shoes is recommended. Here’s the new shoe – and some alternate options for you to consider: Reebok Lifter PR III Weightlifting Shoe – Overview Every part of Reebok’s Lifter PR was designed with personal records in mind, hence the name. The series is known for its U-FORM + Thermo TPU midfoot wrap that produces [Read more …]

TYR-1 Lifter left side
Cross Training Shoes

Lifting Shoes from TYR

Lift heavy with the right footwear – that means oly lifters or cross trainers. Here’s the new Lifting Shoes from TYR. You can get these from Rogue Fitness TYR has been a top name in specialized athletic apparel for almost 40 years. It is named after TYR, the Norse god of courage and sacrifice, denoting that the brand is built on commitment and discipline. TYR has now produced a line of superior weightlifting and cross-training shoes quickly adopted by many of the leading strength athletes in the country. Get these training shoes for CrossFit: TYR-1 Lifter The L-1 Lifter highlights a patent-pending anatomical toe box and a wide flat sole for excellent stability even to the most strenuous regimens. The [Read more …]