A GORUCK rucksack with event patches.
Rucking

Where To Buy Morale Patches for Rucking

What is a Morale Patch? Morale patches are the informal insignia that military units use to help build an esprit de corp – a feeling of pride, fellowship, and common loyalty shared by the members of a group. Let’s talk about the the role morale patches play in rucking, and where you can find a morale patch (or tactical patch) that might help you express some style or humor and join in on the camaraderie. We’ll also cover a variety of tactical patches that serve practical purposes. You can ruck alone, but rucking really comes alive when you are part of a group or club – a team of like minded individuals tackling a humbling and challenging shared experience. A [Read more …]

The Assault AirRunner Treadmill is an excellent version of the motorless treadmill. It can burn up to 30% more calories compared to a traditional motorized treadmill.
Exercise Equipment

Assault Fitness AirRunner Treadmill Review

The Assault Fitness AirRunner treadmill is a motorless treadmill that burns calories and enforces efficient running form. This manual treadmill is built by an innovator in fitness products – the same company who created the Assault Fitness AirBike – which is very popular in CrossFit. We’ll tell you why this treadmill is so much different than your average treadmill. Here’s the treadmills we will review in this article. Looking for Black Friday 2019 sales on curved treadmills? Check back here the week of Black Friday for our recommended choices and deals. Black Friday is the best time of the year to buy fitness equipment. AirRunner vs Motorized Treadmills Why use a manual or motorless treadmill? The treadmills you have used [Read more …]

Many fitness trackers incorporate a heart rate monitor - this is a great way to utilize heart rate training
Exercise

How To Get Started With Heart Rate Training

While cardiovascular exercise is crucial to physical fitness, “cardio” is a blanket term that could cover a wide range of exercises. Learn about heart rate training (HRT) for specialized workouts and results.w What is Heart Rate Training? Heart Rate Training (or HRT) utilizes your heart rate to optimize intensity and help you to reach your specific fitness goals. While HRT can help you to understand different exercise intensities based on the way that they feel, not all is left up to intuition. HRT produces quantifiable progress by providing a measurement of your effort. Monitoring your heart rate during your workout can help you determine if you are taking it too easy, overtraining, or getting it just right. The frequency, duration, [Read more …]

The best pair of running shoes for you depends on what kind of running you do, and other things. Find out more.
Cross Training Shoes

How to Pick the Best Pair of Running Shoes For You

With thousands of running shoes on the market, it can be overwhelming narrowing down to the one pair that will enhance your runs. To make the process easier, you want to take the time to learn about your running style and running shoes in general. With this information, it makes it easier to narrow down the best shoes for you so that you can try them on and purchase the perfect pair. Types of Running There are three primary types of running. Getting the facts about these and the best shoe features for your preferred running style makes the process of choosing the right shoe easier. Road running: This involves running in urban environments, such as on concrete sidewalks and [Read more …]

Running - a great outdoor fitness activity that is both simple and effective.
Exercise

How To Get Started With Running for Fitness

You don’t have to be a marathoner to benefit from a run. Running and jogging can be done anywhere. The only equipment that you need is a pair of running shoes. We’re not suggesting that you stop going to the gym, but we do think that running for fitness provides benefits that you can’t get from strength training alone. What Are The Health Benefits Of Running For Fitness? Jogging is good for your health in a number of ways. One of the most persuasive reasons to run for fitness is that the exercise can help you live longer [1]. In a study that was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers looked at disability and mortality among adults who [Read more …]

The Rogue Echo Bike combines heavy-duty steel, precision engineering, and convenient customization to forge a stronger, sturdier fan bike.
Exercise Equipment

Guide to the Best Air Bikes for Fitness

Let’s talk about the best air bike (airbike) for 2020. We’ve got details on all the popular models. The Rogue Echo Bike is our top pick, and is shown here as an example. Let’s dive right in, by first explaining what the best air bike would look like – and how it is used. Here’s the air bikes we’ll be reviewing in this article. Be sure to read the entire article to understand the pros and cons of each. What is an Air Bike (Assault Bike)? An air bike, also called a fan bike, is an upright, stationary bicycle for indoor fitness use. They can also be called assault bikes, but that is usually referring to a specific brand. It [Read more …]

Fringe sport's Summer Swolestice sale will be July 16th - July 23rd, 2018 and will include some crazy steep discounts on great functional fitness equipment such as barbells, weights, and much, much more.
Exercise Equipment

Fringe Sport Sales – Black Friday 2019

Fringe Sport Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019 Fringe Sport always has a large sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The Fringe Sport Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale for 2019 began with “lightning deals” for the entire week of Thanksgiving – that’s time limited, limited quantity sales. Their Black Friday Sale ran from Thursday, November 28th at 11pm CT – In other words this is a proper Black Friday sale, somewhat. Tthis is a short sale. It ended on Cyber Monday (Dec 2nd) A highlight of their black friday sale is always the LIGHTNING DEALS they have – fast sales announced on very short notice with limited quantities – but they usually represent a significant discount.  Shop Fringe Sport Best [Read more …]

If you are wanting to lose weight, maintain your weight or simply want to improve your overall health, you might want to try intermittent fasting. This approach to eating uses an intermittent schedule so that you might enjoy several research-backed health benefits. There are several different types of IF, allowing you to choose the method that fits you and your lifestyle the best.
Diet & Nutrition

What is Intermittent Fasting (IF)?

Intermittent Fasting: An Overview of the Benefits If you are wanting to lose weight, maintain your weight or simply want to improve your overall health, you might want to try intermittent fasting, or IF. This approach to eating uses an intermittent schedule so that you might enjoy several research-backed health benefits. There are several different types of IF, allowing you to choose the method that fits you and your lifestyle the best. What is intermittent fasting? People who do IF fast intermittently during the week. It is more akin to an eating schedule than a diet. Some people combine IF with other diets such as low-carb/high-fat or low-calorie diets. Others simply eat normally during part of the week while eating [Read more …]

State variation in meeting the 2008 federal guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities through leisure-time physical activity among adults aged 18–64: United States 2010–2015
Aging & Health

Study: Most Adults Don’t Get Enough Exercise

In a recent US government study it was found that less than 23% of U.S. adults aged 18–64 met guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities. [1] These findings are of concern because regular participation in physical activity lowers the risk of many chronic conditions, disability, and mortality. What are these guideline recommendations? Specifically, adults should perform at least 150 minutes per week of moderate physical activity, or 75 minutes per week of vigorous physical activity, in addition to muscle-strengthening activities 2 or more days per week. [2] The study was conducted over a number of years, and found variations including differences between states, age groups, and sex. Men were more likely to meet the activity requirements. The national average [Read more …]

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 …]