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 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. Nike Romaleos 4 [Read more …]

Reebok Nano X Cross-Trainer new for 2020
Cross Training Shoes

Reebok Nano X – CrossFit Training Shoe Review

The Reebok Nano X (get it now!) has just been released. This is the 10th iteration of Reebok’s shoe for functional fitness and CrossFit style workouts. What’s new? What’s different? What’s the same? That’s what we’ll discuss (and show) in this hands-on review. Here’s some of the launch styles that are available now from Reebok.com (NOTE: We are an affiliate.) Let’s take an in-depth look. Reebok Nano X – Hands-On Review on YouTube Why read when you can watch? We give you the full run-down on the new Reebok Nano X – and compare it to the Reebok Nano 9 and the Nike Metcon 5. From our YouTube channel: Reebok Nano X – Fit and Sizing How does the Reebok [Read more …]

Nike Free Metcon 3 - New Cross Trainer for 2020 - Side View
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Nike Free Metcon 3 – Training Shoe Review

Nike has released the newest version of their Metcon cross trainer that utilizes Free running shoe tech – the Nike Free Metcon 3 is now available. As you may know, the Metcon shoes are made for cross training – think functional fitness style workouts like CrossFit, lifting weights, and more. Their Free running shoe line is meant to replicate the feel of barefoot running. Combine the two and you get the Nike Free Metcon 3 – A shoe that should be equally at home on the running track – or in the gym (or CrossFit box.) How well does it do this? Our review pair is on order – and expect a hands-on review and YouTube video ASAP. (By the [Read more …]

Nike React Infinity Run - Running Shoe
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Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit – Running Shoe Review

Nike just released a great new running shoe – the Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit. Normally we only review cross training shoes for this website. But, when Nike recently released the React Metcon series of shoes I became infatuated with Nike’s React foam cushioning system. It’s really good stuff – if you need a lot of cushion in your shoes. And because I’m on the heavier side (from all that weight lifting) having more cushion rather than less is better for high-impact running. That brings us to the new Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit shoe. With this shoe, Nike has taken React cushioning to the extreme – and they claim this shoe can even help reduce the occurrence of injuries. [Read more …]

Nike Romaleos 4 - New Olympic Weightlifting Shoe for 2020
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Nike Romaleos 4 Weightlifting Shoe Coming Soon

The newest version of Nike’s Olympic weightlifting shoe is now available – the Nike Romaleos 4. We know you’ll have lots of questions about this shoe – Is it a worthwhile upgrade over the Romaleos 3 XD? Is it as narrow as the Romaleos 3? What size should I order? Is the new upper more breathable than the old? We’ll have answers for all those questions – as soon as we get our hands on them. In the meantime, let’s talk about what makes a great Oly lifting shoe. Nike Romaleos 4 – Hands On First Look on YouTube Don’t want to read? Watch instead – here’s our first look from our YouTube channel: All right, let’s dive in. Nike [Read more …]

Home workout ideas for gym closures - coronavirus/COVID-19.
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Free Home Workouts for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Gym Closures

Gym or CrossFit box closed due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Or maybe you just want to abide by good social distancing guidelines and workout at home? We have FREE workout tools and advice that may help. Home Workouts to Beat Coronavirus / COVID-19 Gym Closures First of all, have you checked out our Travel and Home WOD (Workout Of The Day) Generator? This web page (which is FREE – no ads, no ask for an email, and NO pop-ups) will give you hundreds of workout ideas. There is no gym and no equipment needed – this is a great way to stay in shape at home, on the road, or just about anywhere. The link is https://fitatmidlife.com/travelwod What kind of workouts [Read more …]

Cross Training Shoes

GORUCK I/O Cross Trainers – Training Shoe Review

GORUCK, the rucking company, recently entered the cross training shoe game. And their MACV-1 rucking boot blazed a trail of innovation – they created a light-weight but tough boot that has minimal break-in time. But now they’ve released a cross training shoe – the GORUCK I/O Cross Trainer. Our review pair is on order, and we’ll have our first thoughts soon. But, in the meantime, we’d like to tell you all about this super versatile shoe. Here’s what we’ll be looking at in this review: Let’s take a close look at the I/O Cross Trainers from GORUCK. Hands On First Look Don’t like to read? Watch our hands on first look video from YouTube instead: GORUCK I/O Cross Trainers – [Read more …]

GORUCK MACV-1 Lightweight Boot in Coyote Suede (Gen 2)
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GORUCK MACV-1 (Gen 2) Rucking Boot in Coyote Suede Review

It’s here! GORUCK has released the 2nd generation of their lightweight rucking boot – the MACV-1. We’ve got our pair and we’re in the evaluation process – but here’s an initial look and quick thoughts on sizing and more. Consider this a “first look” – but we’ll provide as much useful information as we can. GORUCK makes rucking gear. Rucking is walking or hiking for distance with a loaded backpack (aka rucksack.) Do you need special boots to go on a ruck march? No, you don’t. But GORUCK has used their expertise in building super-functional and useful gear to make what are intended to be the best rucking boots possible. We’ll tell you all about the special features of the [Read more …]

GORUCK Challenge Pants - Tough technical pants that are comfortable too
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GORUCK Challenge Pants Review

Here’s my hands-on (legs-on?) review of GORUCK’s Challenge Pants. What are Challenge Pants? They are a super-tough technical pant made by GORUCK – the rucking company. Rucking is walking or hiking for distance with a loaded backpack (aka rucksack.) Do you need special pants to go on a ruck march? No, you don’t. But GORUCK has used their expertise in building super-functional and useful gear to make what are now my favorite pair of pants. For doing anything – not just rucking. I’m writing this in my hotel room in Seattle at 3:52am, wearing Challenge Pants. Why? Because they are the ultimate pants for travel too. So, whether you are looking for rucking clothing, workout pants, or serious traveler gear [Read more …]

GORUCK Women's Simple Pants - Tough pants for working out, travel, and more.
Rucking

GORUCK Women’s Simple Pants – Pants for Rucking and Workouts

Let’s take an in depth look at GORUCK’s Women’s Simple Pants. First, let’s explain what Simple Pants are. These are GORUCK’s all-around comfortable and tough workout pants for women. GORUCK is the rucking company – so it stands to reason that these pants were purpose built with rucking in mind. Rucking is walking long distances with a heavily loaded backpack. If you’ve never hiked 5 or 6 miles with a 20 or 30 lb backpack on your back you are in for a humbling experience! But Simple Pants are super-versatile and comfortable – you can do so much more than just working out and rucking. We’ll explain why in this article. Let’s dive right in. Here’s the Simple Pants apparel [Read more …]