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 now available online via Rogue Fitness. The Nike Metcon 4 is designed to be a CrossFit training shoe. How does the Nike Metcon 4 stack up versus the Nike Metcon 3? Let’s find out… Get the Nike Metcon 4 now for at Rogue Fitness Nike has released the Nike Metcon 4 XD early in 2019. The XD is an extra durable version of the shoe – featuring an all new 3D printed upper. It’s even tougher than the original Nike Metcon 4. Late in 2018, Nike also released the Nike Metcon 4 Premium. What’s the difference? The Nike Metcon 4 Premium features an updated upper with [Read more …]

The FitAtMidlife Home and Travel WOD Generator works great on iOS - phone or tablet - as well as Android
Exercise

Travel and Home Workout Of the Day Generator

We’ve built the FitAtMidlife Home and Travel WOD (Workout Of the Day) Generator to help you improve and maintain your health and fitness. It’s totally free, simple to use, and works on iPhone, Android, Windows, and Mac. What’s a WOD? It’s the Workout Of the Day. Simply load up the Travel WOD page and you’ll see a traveler and home-friendly, randomly chosen fitness routine – complete with a stopwatch style timer. If the exercise choice doesn’t work for your situation – simply hit the “Change WOD” button and try another combination. The WODs utilize a lot of time constraint techniques to boost intensity and keep you moving – such as EMOM (Every Minute On the Minute), Tabata intervals, AMRAP, and [Read more …]

Business Travel can disrupt your regular fitness and nutrition regimen - get tips on how to maintain
Exercise

How to Stay Fit While Traveling for Business

How to Stay Fit While You Travel Ah, the joys of business travel – on short notice, you’re up at 4am to catch a flight to somewhere three time zones away – and then a full day of meetings and a formal business dinner. Just keeping on top of your regular email and to-do list is a challenge – never mind fitness and nutrition. Advice for busy midlife professionals If your travel schedule has a lot of free time – the sky is the limit. But we’re going to assume that’s NOT the case. At midlife family, career, and other obligations make the fitness challenge much greater – but not impossible. The key is efficiency. We will present options that [Read more …]

Sardines - a good source of omega-3 fatty acids
Diet & Nutrition

Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fats

Omega-3 fatty acids (often called just omega-3s) are a group of polyunsaturated fatty acids 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 by the body. Therefore, your diet is an important source of these. Omega-3s can be found in cold-water fatty fish, such as salmon or sardines, or shellfish such as oysters and scallops. Flaxseed, canola oil, and walnuts also are other good dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Because of the importance of these fats, it’s also become popular to use supplements such as fish oil as a source of Omega-3s. The three principal omega-3 fatty [Read more …]

That time of year is almost upon us - New Year's resolutions for 2018 will be out in full force soon. Here's tips to maximize your chances of success.
Diet & Nutrition

New Year’s Resolution 2019 – Tips for Fitness Success.

New Year’s – Not the only time to make a profound change We believe that making a profound lifestyle change for health and fitness sake is something you can do any time of the year – not just at New Year’s. But we also understand the excitement and fervor for a fresh start with the new calendar year. We’re happy to contribute some tips and tricks to maximize your success. With that in mind, consider that all these tips and tricks apply at any time of the year. The time-honored tradition of the New Year’s Resolution is just about upon us again for 2019. Soon you’ll hear countless declarations from your friends and family – about getting a new, fresh [Read more …]

Tea - Tea is a healthy drink, low in calories and loaded with nutrients
Diet & Nutrition

Health Benefits of Drinking Tea

Tea is an aromatic beverage made by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Tea originated in Southwest China as a medicinal drink – but it rapidly spread around the globe (the British empire played a big part and this). Tea is now second only to water as the most common beverage consumed globally. What’s herbal tea? Herbal tea is made with infusions of fruits or herbs, and typically does not include the tea plant. We’re not going to discuss herbal tea in this article, instead we’ll focus on the traditional kind. The exclusion of the tea plant leaves in the process for making herbal tea makes it a fundamentally different beverage. How is [Read more …]

A photo showing Concept2 indoor rowers in use at a CrossFit box - indoor rowing is an excellent exercise.
Exercise

Indoor Rowing – an Excellent Full-Body, Low-Impact Exercise

An indoor rower (or indoor rowing machine) is an exercise machine that simulates rowing a watercraft. Indoor rowing is an all-around excellent exercise. First of all, it’s a highly effective full-body exercise, but it’s also a low-impact workout. But it’s not easy – remember the last time you had to row a boat? Shown here is the Concept 2 Model D Indoor Rower, which many consider to be the gold standard for indoor rowers (especially in CrossFit). Why is rowing such great exercise? Here’s the reasons: Full-body exercise – The indoor rowing machine requires effort from both your upper and lower body. With a lot of major muscle groups in use this is a tough workout. But you can pace [Read more …]

Rogue Olympic Barbells with Cerakote - durable ceramic thin film coating
Exercise Equipment

Guide to the Rogue Cerakote Colors Olympic Barbells

Before you buy Need help understanding the lingo for Olympic barbells? Check out our barbell guide. Make sure you get the right barbell for the training you intend to do. Did you know that Rogue Olympic barbells are available with Cerakote – a thin-film ceramic coating that offers amazing durability, protection, and a choice of colors and patterns? Cerakote is also popular in the gun industry – because of the range of custom colors that can be used, but also because of the amazing durability of this thin-film coating. Click to See The Rogue Color Barbell Options and Prices on the Rogue Website Why Cerakote for a barbell?? Cerakote has a number of advantages over traditional coatings. Cerakote is resistant [Read more …]

Manufactured to the same high standard as our Rogue Competition Plates, these KG bumpers feature an all-black, gloss-matte-gloss finish and a unique, color-coded rubber stripe that wraps around the full perimeter of each plate. That stripe, along with raised, color-coded lettering on the face of the plate, allows for quick visual weight identification from any direction or distance.
Exercise Equipment

Garage Gym – The Olympic Weight Plates

In this article, we’ll continue the discussion about starting your own garage gym. The most important item is an Olympic weightlifting barbell that will meet the needs of your preferred training style. But a barbell with no Olympic weight plates isn’t a challenge for very long. In this article, we’ll discuss the Olympic style weight plates you need. Looking for Black Friday deals on Olympic bumper plates? Check back here for all the great gym equipment deals like Hundo Pricing, and more. Black Friday is the best time of the year to buy bumper plates. The Olympic barbell uses weight plates with a 2.0-inch diameter hole in the center. Beyond that you can choose metal plates (iron or steel, and [Read more …]

High Blood Pressure, or Hypertension, is a long term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated.
Aging & Health

High Blood Pressure – What You Need to Know

High Blood Pressure, or Hypertension, is a long-term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated. Blood pressure is described by two different measurements – the systolic and diastolic pressures – which are the maximum and minimum pressures. Systolic is how much pressure your blood is exerting against your artery walls when the heart beats. Diastolic indicates how much pressure your blood is exerting against your artery walls while the heart is resting between beats. The units of measurement are typically millimeters of mercury, abbreviated as mmHg or mm Hg. High Blood Pressure is sometimes called the “silent killer” – because there can initially be no obvious symptoms. But when left untreated, the ongoing damage [Read more …]