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. Advantages of the MyRack Folding Power Rack How is this different from all the other folding power racks on the market? You [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 training shoe for CrossFit combines the React foam system , speed lacing, and FlyKnit with Nike's best Metcon shoe features.
Cross Training Shoes

Nike React Metcon Shoe Review

Nike has released the Nike React Metcon Training Shoe. This training shoe will be ideal for running and many impact-heavy CrossFit WODs and other functional training. Why? Because it incorporates Nike’s React foam cushioning system – along with the other great features of the Nike Metcon shoe line. This includes a stable heel (for heavy weightlifting), a rope wrap, and a low-friction heel counter for HSPUs. Our review pair is on order, and we’ll have full details when it arrives, but in the meanwhile – here’s what you can look forward to: 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 [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 …]

Rogue 5 for 5 shipping during black friday is the best way to save big on gym equipment in 2019.
Exercise Equipment

Black Friday Exercise Equipment Deals

Black Friday Deals on Gym and Exercise Equipment have already 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) Black Friday is the best time to buy gym equipment – not just because of the discounts and sales, but the shipping deals are [Read more …]

Rep Fitness Black Friday - Everything is on sale for Black Friday 2019.
Exercise Equipment

Rep Fitness Black Friday

Rep Fitness Black Friday 2019 The Rep Fitness Black Friday 2019 sale will be held from Monday 11/25 (9am Mountain time) through December 2nd (Cyber Monday). What will be on sale? Everything REP branded! That’s all the good stuff! That means that all of Rep’s best selling items are now available at a discount. Not familiar with their gym equipment? Take a look here – and plan your black friday purchases in advance. They WILL run out of stock on their best items (like the AB-5000 and AB-5200 benches) – at least that’s what I expect. The sale runs through Monday Dec 2nd (Cyber Monday). Shown here is the SR-4050 Squat Rack from Rep Fitness as an example. It is [Read more …]

Rep Color Bumper Plates
Exercise Equipment

Rep Fitness Bumper Plates

Bumper plates are the most versatile Olympic sized plates you can use in your home gym or garage gym. These plates are made from rubber (or other materials) that allow you to safely drop them from overhead. They are quiet, durable, and can be used for the slow strength lifts – but they are a necessity for the quick Olympic lifts. If you are interested in the Oly lifting – you need bumper plates. It’s simply too much hassle to have to lower steel plates under control – it’s a waste of energy. Given that, we recommend bumper plates for your garage gym. The downside is that bumper plates are significantly more expensive than steel plates – and harder to [Read more …]

Exercise Equipment

Rep Fitness Weight Benches

Got bench? A complete garage gym or home gym needs a good weight bench. And, if it is for your home gym – make it versatile – as you won’t want to waste the space on a separate flat and incline bench. You can even get a bench that does all 3 things: a Flat/Incline/Decline bench – otherwise known as a FID bench. Shown above is the Rep Fitness AB-5000 FID Bench from Rep Fitness. This bench does it all – Flat, Incline, or Decline – plus it has wheels for easy re-positioning. Best of all, it’s bargain priced for what it is. Rep Fitness has carved out a niche in the fitness equipment industry – they make the best [Read more …]

Rep Sabre Bar
Exercise Equipment

Rep Fitness Barbells

The Olympic Barbell is the primary tool of strength training – and Olympic lifting. With the 2″ sleeve diameter these bars accommodate the 18″ diameter Olympic plates. Olympic barbells are made for serious weight – and they are heavy – weighing 20 kilos or 45 lbs – usually. Shown above is the Sabre Bar from Rep Fitness. This is an example of a high quality, but affordable Olympic weightlifting barbell. In this article, we’re going to review the barbells available from Rep Fitness: Basic Barbell from Rep Fitness The Basic Barbell from Rep Fitness is just what it claims to be. This is a no-frills Olympic sized barbell. And it’s probably the cheapest bar you are going to find. But [Read more …]