Breakfast idea that is Paleo diet friendly
Diet & Nutrition

The Paleo Diet – Is It Right for You?

What is the Paleo Diet? Today we’re going to talk about the Paleo diet – a nutritional strategy (and lifestyle) that claims to leverage our body’s evolutionary eating adaptations for maximum health. The Paleo diet requires eating the foods our ancient ancestors ate and to avoid modern foods (and quantities) that aren’t compatible with our bodies. The core premise of the Paleo diet is that modern foods and diets have strayed too far from what our bodies and digestive systems have adapted to via tens of thousands of years of evolution. Further, its proponents believe modern foods and the associated mismatch with our real dietary needs is the biggest driving factor behind the modern “diseases of civilization”: Type 2 Diabetes [Read more …]

Eggs are an excellent source of protein
Diet & Nutrition

Additional Protein Enhances Strength and Muscle Mass With Resistance Training

A study recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine concludes that protein supplementation is beneficial for those who partake in resistance training – for both increased strength and muscle mass. Individuals who took part in prolonged bouts of resistance training and who took in above average amounts of protein obtained the best results. Protein, one of the three primary macronutrient groups, is key to tissue repair, muscle protein synthesis, and other important processes of the body. Consuming extra protein to support strength training has been recommended by many for years, of course, but this study (which is a meta-analysis based on many other studies) further reinforces the point with scientific evidence. Perhaps most interesting is the conclusion that [Read more …]

Fish oil supplements are a popular option to supplement intake of omega-3 fatty acics - but do they work?
Diet & Nutrition

New Study Shows No Heart Disease Protection from Fish Oil Supplements

A new meta-analysis study published on the JAMA Cardiology website shows no coronary heart disease (CHD) protection from using fish oil supplements. A meta-analysis is a statistical analysis that combines the results of multiple scientific studies. This study covered 10 clinical trials including over 77,000 participants. The results reinforce the findings of a previous AHA study from last year that showed similar results. From the study: “The results provide no support for current recommendations to use omega-3 fatty acid supplements for the prevention of fatal coronary heart disease or any cardiovascular disease in people who have or at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease.” Fish oil supplementation, while popular, has grown increasingly controversial in the last few years. A wide [Read more …]

Food items that represent all the macronutrients
Diet & Nutrition

Macronutrients and Calories

To lose 1 pound of body fat you must have a caloric deficit of 3,600 calories. This can be accomplished by a daily caloric deficit. For example, by consuming 360 calories less than what you need, every day for 10 days you could expect to lose 1 pound. Let’s talk about the three main categories of macronutrients – fat, protein, and carbohydrates. These are the nutrients your body needs in large quantities – for energy and maintenance of cells in the body. The fundamental principle of all weight loss is a deficit in calories. You’ve go to burn more calories than you eat. Your body’s base metabolic needs and physical activity burn the calories you take in. So it’s simple [Read more …]

GORUCK 30lb ruck plate going into a rucksack
Rucking

Ruck Plates – Weight Plates for Rucking

Let’s talk about Ruck Plates (also called ruck weights or GORUCK weights). What are they? They are the specially designed weight plates for rucking. We’ll highlight some great products that are both functional and helpful, but we’ll also talk about some other alternatives that are versatile in their own right. First of all, why do you even need ruck plates? Can’t you just use anything that’s heavy – like a dumbbell, a regular olympic plate, or a rock? Yes, you can. But there’s a lot of good reasons to have ruck plates if you are going to get serious about ruck training. See Ruck Plates on the GORUCK website First of all – odd sized objects take up too much [Read more …]

GORUCK GR1 21L ruck sack - in new Coyote Brown color - looks great and is backed by a lifetime guarantee
Rucking

Backpacks for Rucking

Let’s talk about the best backpacks (rucksacks) for rucking. We’ll highlight the best products that look good, are functional, and tough as nails. As an example – here’s the GORUCK GR1 backpack. It is purpose designed for rucking. And by that, we mean rucking for fitness purposes. You might have seen the GORUCK rucksack in use at the first annual Rogue Invitational CrossFit sanctioned event. Here’s the rucksacks we’ll cover: We’ll also highlight some great rucking accessories that help you get the most out of your gear. When choosing the best backpack for rucking – you need to consider a few things: Function Form Durability Price Read on to find out why we think the GR1 is the best choice [Read more …]

A side view of the Reebok Nano 8 CrossFit shoe. This is the special edition "No Excuses" model that is available now in 2019.
Cross Training Shoes

Reebok CrossFit Nano 8 Flexweave – CrossFit Training Shoe

The Reebok CrossFit Nano 8 Flexweave is the 2018 version of the Nano CrossFit training shoe from Reebok. The Reebok Nano 9 is available as of June 12th, 2019. But that means you can probably find a great deal on a pair of Reebok Nano 8s. And the Nano 8 is an excellent shoe. It’s designed for all the demands of the WOD – heavy weight lifting, short runs, jumps, rope climbs, or just about anything else. It’s now available to order online from Rogue Fitness. Click to See The Reebok Nano 8 Price on the Rogue Fitness Website A lot of the great features of the previous shoe, the Nano 7 and Nano 6, are carried over to the [Read more …]

Corn - source of corn oil - which is very high in omega-6 fatty acids and prevalent in the modern Western diet
Diet & Nutrition

Omega-6 Fats – What You Need To Know

Omega-6 fatty acids (often called just omega-6 fats) are a group of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) that are important for a number of functions in the body. They are a type of essential fatty acid so-called because they are required by the body, but cannot be manufactured or synthesized by the body. Therefore, your diet is an important source of these fats. Omega-6 fats are essential for proper development and functioning of the brain and nervous system. They also stimulate skin and hair growth, provide and maintain good bone health, help regulate the metabolism, and help keep the reproductive system healthy. There are several omega-6 fats, including: linoleic acid (one of several), eicosadienoic acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), and arachidonic acid [Read more …]

Rogue Abmat - Made in the USA - a product of Rogue Fitness
Exercise Equipment

Rogue Fitness Shipping Deals

When purchasing fitness gear, free shipping or shipping discounts can make a huge difference to your budget. Most fitness gear is heavy and bulky and if you pay for shipping it’s a considerable expense. Does Rogue Fitness offer free shipping? The answer is a little complicated. Let’s explain. Rogue has many Daily Shipping Deals that change regularly – but free shipping deals are offered regularly on select products or if you order a certain amount. See Rogue Fitness Shipping Promotions Now Free Shipping Rogue occasionally offers straight up Free Shipping on certain products. This is only valid in the continental US (the lower 48 states) and excludes expedited shipping requests. 3 Ships Free What’s 3 Ships Free? This is a [Read more …]

NIke Metcon 4 - the best CrossFit Training Shoe - shown here in University Red and Black/White color combination - best looking training shoe for 2018!
Cross Training Shoes

Nike Metcon 4 vs Nike Metcon 3 Training Shoe

Nike’s best cross training shoe for 2019 – the Nike Metcon 4 – is still available online via Rogue Fitness. But, if you want a pair – you’d better get them quick. They are not making them any longer after the launch of the Nike Metcon 5 earlier this year. The Metcon 4 is an outstanding, light-weight cross training shoe. The Nike Metcon 4 is designed to be a CrossFit training shoe. It is great for lifting heavy weights, jumping, climbing, and running. How does the Nike Metcon 4 stack up versus the Nike Metcon 3? Let’s find out… But first, here’s a sample of some of the styles available. The majority of my workouts in 2017 were done in [Read more …]