The Paleo Diet - healthy, nutrient dense foods that are highly compatible with the human body
Diet & Nutrition

Paleo Quick Start Guide – 6 Easy Steps to Start Eating Paleo Today

The Paleo diet isn’t really meant to be a temporary weight loss regimen. It’s a lifestyle. This nutritional strategy claims to leverage our body’s evolutionary eating adaptations for maximum health. Maybe you want to reap the benefits of this healthy style of eating but don’t know where to start. We’ll give you a quick start guide here. For a full run-down on the philosophy behind the Paleo diet and the benefits, read our article The Paleo Diet – Is It Right For You? Consider this the cliff notes version to get started quickly. Contents Step 1 – Understand food eliminations Step 2 – Clean out the fridge and pantry Step 3 – Load up on what you can eat Paleo [Read more …]

Prilepin's Chart (or table) shows the optimal intensity (% of 1RM) and volume (total numer of reps) for Olympic weightlifting training as observed by AS Prilepin - who was a junior and national weightlifting coach for the Soviet Union.
Exercise

Prilepin’s Chart Explained

Prilepin’s Chart is a table of optimal Olympic weight lifting rep ranges to be used for training. It was created by A.S. Prilepin, a Soviet era sports scientist. The chart was created by reviewing the training journals of thousands of weightlifting athletes. It is meant to portray the optimal number of reps per set, and total rep count (volume) for power training required for the Olympic lifts (the Snatch, and Clean and Jerk). The chart, also called Prilepin’s Table, is as follows: The first column shows the training intensity – the percentage of 1RM (1 Repetition Maximum) being used. The second column lists the number of reps per set observed during training. The third column (this is the important one) [Read more …]

Gift Guide for CrossFit - gifts for any occasion - birthday, holidays, anniversary, or valentine's day
Lifestyle

CrossFit Gift Guide – Father’s Day 2018, Holidays, Birthdays, And More For 2018

Father’s day is Sunday, June 17, 2018 None of these gift ideas are specific to the holidays. Your CrossFit lover will appreciate any of these gifts for any occasion – birthdays, anniversaries, and valentine’s day included. Want to impress them with a thoughtful, useful gift? Read on… Need a good holiday or birthday gift idea for an avid CrossFitter in your life? Here’s some great gift ideas for 2018. In this guide we’re going to focus on items that are inexpensive, small (easy to ship), useful, and will be appreciated by those that are crazy about CrossFit. What makes these the best CrossFit gift ideas? They’ll all be useful, functional items. Something that they will find real value in. And [Read more …]

Salomon Mens X Ultra 3 Mid GTX Hiking Boot
Exercise

Best Shoes For Rucking

What is Rucking? Rucking is walking with a loaded backpack. It’s a cheap, simple exercise that burns calories and builds aerobic endurance due to the added weight on your back. Burn more calories than walking and with less impact than jogging. And you can do this anywhere you can walk – in an urban or rural setting. We love rucking because it’s so simple. Easy to pick up, and there is not a lot of equipment necessary. But it can be hard on your feet. Especially if you aren’t conditioned to walking long distances at a fast pace. In this article, we’ll give you some important tips and tricks to protect your feet. And we’ll highlight some products that can [Read more …]

The Nike Free x Metcon Training Shoe combines the lightweight flexibility of Nike Free with the durability and stability of Nike Metcon shoes
Equipment

Nike Free x Metcon – Cross Training Shoe

New for 2018, the Nike Free x Metcon shoe combines the lightweight flexibility of the Nike Free running shoe line with the durability and stability of Nike Metcon shoes. It’s now available online via Rogue Fitness. With three shoes to choose from in the Nike Metcon line, which one is the best for you? We’ve already reviewed the Nike Metcon 4 and the Nike DSX Flyknit 2, so let’s talk about how the Nike Free x Metcon is unique. Click to See The Nike Free x Metcon Price on the Rogue Fitness Website This is the Metcon Running Shoe In our previous articles we’ve already examined in depth the features of the 2018 “Metcon” line – so let’s start with [Read more …]

A microscopic view of a virus - does exercise negatively impact immune system function?
Aging & Health

How Does Exercise Impact Your Immune System?

How does vigorous exercise impact your immune system? In the past, it was believed that intense exercise will make you more susceptible to illness. But the results of a recent study seem to suggest the opposite. Published in the Frontiers in Immunology journal recently, this study hints that intense exercise in fact does not blunt the immune system’s effectiveness. Rather, it may improve immune system performance, and in any case does not appear to make your immune system less effective. This meta-analysis, which is a study of the results of numerous other studies, cannot prove this conjecture, but it does highlight strong evidence that appears to confirm the hypothesis. The authors take a fresh look at the measurable immune system [Read more …]