Darn Tough Vertex Micro Crew Ultra-Light Cushion - Running Sock with Nano X Cross Trainer
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Best Athletic Sock for CrossFit

Let’s review the best athletic sock for CrossFit. A sock review? Yes, a sock review. Let me explain. I’m the guy that always bought cheap socks. You know, whatever was in the bargain bin at the front of the store – the 12 pack of paper-thin cotton socks for $20. But after I started buying (and testing) real athletic socks – I can’t bear to wear the cheap ones any longer. So ditch those Walmart socks (the ones that get a hole the 2nd time you wear them) and check out some of these better options for your workout: Let’s take a closer look. Athletic Sock Versus Running Sock – What’s the Difference? First of all, what is an athletic [Read more …]

Adidas Power Perfect 3 Versus Adidas Powerlift 4 Shoes - side by side again
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Adidas Power Perfect 3 Versus Adidas Powerlift 4 Weightlifting Shoe Review

Let’s compare two of the budget weightlifting shoes from Adidas – the Power Perfect 3 and the Powerlift 4. What do I mean by “budget” weightlifting shoe? Well, these are about 1/2 the price of the premium weightlifting shoes – like the Adipower II, the Nike Romaleos 4, or the Reebok Legacy Lifter. All these shoes ran the gauntlet in our quest for the best weightlifting shoe for 2020. But what’s the real difference besides the price tag? That’s what we’ll deep dive into in this review. Here’s the shoes we’ll be looking at in-depth: Adidas Power Perfect 3 Versus Adidas Powerlift 4 YouTube Review Why read when you can watch? Here’s a hands-on review from our YouTube channel: (be [Read more …]

Rogue 2020 Invitational Watch Online June 2020
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Watch the 2020 Rogue Invitational Online

The 2020 Rogue Invitational will happen online June 13-14, 2020. Here’s the link to watch: https://www.roguefitness.com/invitational Live coverage will be streamed from 10am – 5pm Eastern on both days. When is the 2020 Rogue Invitational? The 2nd annual Rogue Invitational will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 13-June 14, 2020. All coverage will be streaming live via RogueFitness.com/invitational (Or, use the Rogue Fitness YouTube channel). Look for coverage from 10am to 5pm EST on both days. What is the 2020 Rogue Invitational? The 2nd annual Rogue Invitational will be an exclusively online competition. All 35 participating athletes (18 men and 17 women) will be competing from their gym locations around the globe. The Rogue Fitness team will simultaneously bring together [Read more …]

Reebok Legacy Lifter II Weightlifting Shoe from Reebok side view
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Reebok Legacy Lifter II Weightlifting Shoe Review

The Reebok Legacy Lifter II Men’s Weightlifting Shoe is now available – and here’s our hands on review. This is the 2nd version of Reebok’s premium Oly weightlifting shoe – the Legacy Lifter. How does this shoe compare to the original Reebok Legacy Lifter? Or perhaps more importantly, how does it compare to the newly released Nike Romaleos 4 shoe? That’s what we’ll cover in this hands on review. Here’s some of the styles available now from Reebok.com: Let’s take a look at this new Oly lifter for CrossFit. Reebok Legacy Lifter II Weightlifting Shoe Video Review Here’s a first look at the new shoe, from our YouTube channel: As you can see, the Legacy Lifter II is an excellent [Read more …]

assault bike versus rower - which is better?
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Assault Bike versus Rower – Which is Better?

Which is a better for functional fitness conditioning and metcon workouts; the assault bike or the indoor rower? The rower is a great piece of equipment – get a low-impact, full body workout – and it can be as intense (or not) as you desire. But, the assault bike (or air bike, or fan bike) is a great metcon workout too. We’re going to review the pros and cons of both of these pieces of equipment in this article. This is assault bike vs rower. Here’s some of the gear we’ll be highlighting during this discussion: No matter which you choose, Rogue Fitness has the best price – and selection. Air Bike Versus Rower – How They Are the Same [Read more …]

The Do-Win Classic Lifter from Rogue Fitness - Good looks and performance in a weightlifting shoe.
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Do-Win Classic Lifter from Rogue – Shoe Review

Let’s review the Do-Win Classic Lifter weightlifting shoe from Rogue Fitness. This is a traditionally styled lifter, using traditional materials like suede, mesh, and leather – no plastic here. It’s good looking (check out that heel crafted from layers of stacked leather – and it’s got a good price too. Here’s the shoes we’ll be looking at in this review: All right, let’s take a look. Do-Win Classic Lifter – Review on YouTube Why read when you can watch? Check out the Do-Win Classic Lifter review from our YouTube channel: This is a great, no-frills lifter. It made an appearance in our roundup of the best oly lifters for 2020. Do-Win Classic Lifter – Fit and Sizing How do these [Read more …]

Nike Romaleos 4 Olympic Weightlifting Shoe - Hands On Review
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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 Rogue Fitness or 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. [Read more …]

Reebok Nano X Cross-Trainer new for 2020
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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: Here’s a hands-on look at the the Reebok Nano X Froning [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 …]