New for 2019 is the Nike Metcon 4 XD - Nike's latest take on it's ultradurable cross training shoe. How does it compare to the Nike Metcon 4?
Cross Training Shoes

Nike Metcon 4 XD vs Nike Metcon 4

Fans of the Nike Metcon line of cross training shoes have a new footwear option for 2019: the Nike Metcon 4 XD. The Nike Metcon 4 XD is now available online from Rogue Fitness. How does this versatile cross training shoe stack up against the Nike Metcon 4? How has Nike improved upon what is arguably the best cross training shoe for lifting weights? That’s what we’ll talk about here. Let’s review what is new and improved on the Nike Metcon 4 XD. We’ll also explain all the newest options, as shown here: Nike Metcon 4 XD The best CrossFit training shoe for weightlifting gets even better – the XD is the toughest, and most versatile cross training shoe yet. [Read more …]

Dumbbells are a required fitness tool for your home or garage gym - find out the best dumbbell options for your home gym
Exercise Equipment

Best Dumbbells For Your Home Gym

Let’s look at the best dumbbell choices for your home gym or garage gym. Dumbbells are a staple of every gym and fitness center worldwide. Because they work. These affordable and versatile fitness tools have been used in strength training since the beginning of time. But, before you splurge on purchasing a full set of dumbbells for your home gym, take a few moments to figure out what the best option will be for you. We’ll present a variety of options here to meet any budget. Where to buy dumbbells online? We’re an affiliate of Rogue Fitness and Amazon. Affiliate sales help us to bring great information about health and fitness to you. We’ve reviewed all the attributes of quality [Read more …]

When will the Nike Metcon 5 cross training shoes be released? That's what every body wants to know - when is the Nike Metcon 5 Release Date
Cross Training Shoes

Nike Metcon 5 Release Date

The Nike Metcon 5 isn’t here yet. The latest rumors are of a July 2019 launch, before the CrossFit Games 2019 (which happens in August 2019.) But, while we wait, have you seen the Nike Metcon Sport? In a surprise move, Nike has just released the all-new Nike Metcon Sport. This is a radical new take on the Nike Metcon shoe line. The best news? It is available NOW. Nike Metcon Sport – Red/Black The Red/Black color combo is the same as the pictures shown earlier in this article. at Road Runner Sports Nike Metcon Sport – Black/White Black/White is a great versatile color combo. at Road Runner Sports Nike Metcon Sport – Black/Black Black/Black is a great low-profile look. [Read more …]

REP AB-5000 Adjustable FID Bench - the best FID bench for home gym or garage gym.
Exercise Equipment

REP AB-5000 ZERO GAP Adjustable Bench Review

New for 2019, Rep Fitness has launched their latest product – the REP AB-5000 Zero Gap Adjustable Bench ( at Rep Fitness). This adjustable bench is our top pick for a full FID (Flat, Incline, Decline) bench for home and garage gyms. This article will serve as our comprehensive review of this versatile piece of strength equipment. Long term test update: This is a great bench – tough, versatile, incline adjustments are a breeze, and while it is a tad on the heavy side (because it is so beefy) it’s easy enough to move when you need to. And, because you get a choice of colors it makes a really nice visual addition for your home or garage gym. Get [Read more …]

You need a good workout bench or weight bench for exercises like the bench press - one of the best upper body strength building exercises.
Exercise Equipment

Weight Bench Buyer’s Guide

Let’s talk about weight benches, also sometimes called workout benches. Having a stable, comfortable weight bench is an essential for a variety of exercises including the mighty bench press. And while it’s true that the bench press has fallen out of favor in recent years because it’s not a “functional exercise”, it’s still a huge mass and strength builder without equal. Take that, CrossFit. (Actually, recently the bench press made a rare appearance in a CrossFit WOD – so maybe they’ve come to their senses.) Let’s look at what makes the best weight bench – whether for your home gym, garage gym, or commercial facility. In doing so, we’ll present some of the best workout benches (both flat benches, incline [Read more …]

The Men’s Metcon Flyknit 3 is lightweight, flexible, breathable, and uniquely contoured to your foot—more like a sock than a typical training shoe. It’s also built tough to ensure a stable platform and dependable comfort through everything from weightlifting movements to rope climbs, box jumps, distance running, and more. Few cross-trainers ever developed can match this combination of precision fit and performance.
Cross Training Shoes

Nike Metcon Flyknit 3 Cross Training Shoe

Nike has just released their latest refinement to the Metcon Flyknit line. Let’s talk about the Nike Metcon Flyknit 3. How does the Nike Metcon Flyknit 3 stack up versus the very popular Nike Metcon 4? Which is the right CrossFit training shoe for you? Here’s some of the styles available now from Rogue Fitness: Let’s review what makes the Flyknit 3 special.

Rogue Fitness Echo Bike - The best assault bike for CrossFit and metcon workouts. "Overbuilt" is a good adjective to describe this contraption.
Exercise Equipment

Rogue Echo Bike Assembly

Let’s take a look at the simple assembly steps for the best air bike available right now: the Rogue Echo Bike from Rogue Fitness. Rogue Fitness entered the fan bike market recently with this model – and what they’ve built is one solid, smooth belt driven fan bike. How hard is to assemble this thing? It’s a piece of cake – there are actually only a handful of bolts, washers, and screws. The instructions are excellent – easy to follow, and complete. You can assemble the Rogue Echo bike in about 20 minutes, and it includes all the tools required. Rogue Echo Bike Packaging and Assembly This overview is meant to give you an idea of how easy it is [Read more …]

Rucking

GORUCK Black Friday 2019 Sales

GORUCK Christmas in July 2019 (XIJ) GORUCK has two really big sales every year – Christmas in July (XIJ) and Black Friday. Christmas in July always happens the week of July 4th – and it’s coming soon! Shop GORUCK Now We don’t yet know what they will have on sale for 2019, but we can tell you what they had for 2018. GORUCK’s Christmas in July 2018 sale had a lot of great deals. This was a really big sale – discounts on rucks, ruck plates, apparel, and more. They even added event discounts for the 2nd half of the sale. Shop GORUCK Now The GORUCK Christmas in July 2018 sale ran from Monday July 2nd through Sunday July 15th [Read more …]

A low carbohydrate diet could increase energy expenditure during weight loss maintenance
Diet & Nutrition

Study Shows Low Carb Diets Increase Calorie Burn

A new study published in the medical journal The BMJ shows that low carbohydrate diets cause people to burn more calories as compared to medium and high carb diets.[1] The study showed that those who eat low carb diets may burn an extra 230 or more calories per day. The purpose of this study was to test the Carbohydrate-Insulin Model. This model theorizes that the increase of the hormone insulin after eating carbohydrates predisposes the body to store body fat rather than using the nutrients for energy. Many foods high in carbohydrates such as simple sugars are known to greatly increase insulin levels. The impact these foods have on insulin can be estimated using the glycemic index and glycemic loads. [Read more …]

An indoor rower such as the Concept2 Model D Rower is an excellent way to get a low-impact, full body workout. Concept2 rowers are very popular in CrossFit WODs.
Exercise Equipment

Concept 2 Model D Indoor Rower – Buyer’s Guide

Indoor Rowing is excellent exercise – full body but low-impact. And it can be used for steady state cardio or interval training such as HIIT. To row indoors you will need an indoor rower. And the Concept 2 Model D Rower is the best indoor rower for CrossFit style workouts, as well as rowing workouts. Get the Concept 2 Model D Rower now for at Rogue Fitness Looking for Concept 2 Black Friday indoor rower deals? Check back here for our recommended best deals on indoor rowers for Black Friday. This is the best time of the year to buy fitness equipment. Just be aware that the Concept2 rower is rarely ever on sale at discounted prices – your best [Read more …]