Rep Fitness Trap Bar full view lift-crop
Exercise Equipment

Trap Bar Review

Let’s review trap bars. The trap bar also called a hex bar, is a great way to deadlift without overly stressing your lower back. If you are in the military, you might even recognize this device from the ACFT (Army Combat Fitness Test). What’s great about the trap bar? It lets nearly any body type go heavy on the deadlift. We’re going to review several high-quality trap bars here. Here’s the trap bars we are going to look at: Let’s dive deep on trap bars. Trap Bar – Overview A trap bar is a hexagonal shaped barbell with two large handles welded in the center so you can hop in the middle and take it up by the handles instead [Read more …]

Reebok Nano X1 Men's Training Shoes quarter view pair
Cross Training Shoes

Reebok Nano X1 Training Shoe Review

Let’s review the new Reebok Nano X1 Training Shoe from Reebok. Our review pair is on order, and they should be arriving any minute. While we wait, let’s take a tour of what will make this shoe be the next shoe for fitness. The highly anticipated Nano X1 from Reebok is finally unveiled! Ten years ago, Reebok introduced an entirely new idea for a sneaker, a Crossfit shoe. Ten years later, after meticulous study and development, Reebok has now come up with what it now calls “the official shoe of fitness.” Reebok designed Nano X1 to be the most supportive, comfortable, and versatile training shoe the brand has ever made. HIIT, weight lifting, gymnastics, plyometrics, aerobics, bodyweight exercises, and Olympic [Read more …]

Rogue Adjustable Monolift Monster with lifter
Exercise Equipment

Rogue Monolifts

Let’s review the monolifts available from Rogue. Squatting really heavy? You need a monolift. Why a monolift? This device holds the heavily loaded barbell in an elevated position. When you lift the bar up, the holders retract. This means you don’t have to walk the weight out of the rack – or mess up your squat stance. This makes the lift safer, and you save energy for more productive training. The traditional downsides of a monolift are as follows: they are big, they are single-purpose (really only for squatting) and they cost a lot of money. It’s not super-practical to have a monolift in your home gym or garage gym – so why not turn your power rack into a [Read more …]

Rep Fitness PR-4100 Folding Squat Rack low back squat-crop
Exercise Equipment

Rep Fitness PR-4100 Folding Squat Rack Product Highlight

Let’s review the new PR-4100 Folding Squat Rack from Rep Fitness. Folding squat racks are great – you can lift heavy and still keep the car in the garage! Want to get strong? You have to lift heavy – and that means heavy barbells. But getting a heavy barbell up onto your shoulders requires a rack to be done right. (Sure, you can clean the weight up – but that’s going to seriously limit how much you can lift.) So don’t let a lack of floorspace be an excuse – get a folding rack like the PR-4100. Here are some of the options we are going to look at: Let’s take a look. PR-4100 Folding Squat Rack – Overview Squat [Read more …]

Rep Fitness Monolift Attachment full view squat back
Exercise Equipment

Rep Monolift Rack Attachment Product Highlight

Let’s review the new Monolift Attachment from Rep Fitness. Doing serious powerlifting? Then you might want a monolift. This brilliant attachment transforms your freestanding power rack into a monolift device. Why a monolift? This device holds the heavily loaded barbell for you – which means you don’t have to walk the weight out of the rack. This makes the lift safer, and you save some energy for more productive training. Is a monolift for your home or garage gym an extravagance? Not at these prices… Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Monolift Attachment – Overview Rep Fitness created these Monolift arms to swing easily and clear instantly so that you can ensure you can begin [Read more …]

Rep Fitness ISO Arms quarter view lift
Exercise Equipment

REP ISO Arms Product Highlight

Let’s review the new ISO Arms from Rep Fitness. The ISO stands for isolateral. ISO Arms give you more exercise options for your home gym or garage gym. It turns your power rack into a versatile strength training machine. Perhaps even better, these enable isolateral training – you can train each side of your body independently. That means you can bring up a lagging body part – and avoid training your strong side too much. Here are some of the options we are going to look at: ISO Arms – Overview What’s the Rep Fitness ISO Arm? It’s a set of two levers you can attach to your power rack. Each moves independently through 180 degrees of motion – and [Read more …]

Rep Fitness SR-4000 Squat Rack back view carrying barbell
Exercise Equipment

Rep Fitness SR-4000 Squat Rack Product Highlight

Let’s review the new SR-4000 Squat Rack from Rep Fitness. Want to get really strong? You need a squat rack or power rack. It’s really the only way to use super-heavy barbells for strength training – and heavy barbells are the best way to build strength. The squat rack is one of the more expensive gym equipment and can sometimes be intimidating because of its size. But once you know what a squat rack is and how to use it to its full capacity, it can become one of the essential equipment in your workout. It is intended to support weight when doing squat variations. Here are some of the models we are going to look at: SR-4000 Squat Rack [Read more …]

GORUCK Tribe Workout Program Review
Rucking

GORUCK Tribe Workout Program Review

Let’s review the new GORUCK Tribe workout program from GORUCK. Choosing the harder path is what GORUCK Tribe is committed to take. Tribe formally launches in January 2021, with the theme of the year, “Seek Pain”. Full cycles are four years in duration. By subscribing, you will receive a new patch each month – attainable only if you read the book, do the workout, and the ruck mileage. Where do you sign up? Direct at GORUCK of course: GORUCK Tribe – Overview Pain is inevitable, and when we overcome painful situations, we appreciate life even more, and we discover the strength we never thought we have. GORUCK Tribe is into seeking that strength hidden within us. The GORUCK Challenge started [Read more …]

Food you might eat when you are done intermittent fasting
Aging & Health

Research Study: Is Diet Associated with Long-Term Cognitive Trajectories?

A new research study[1] presents that particular dietary regimens may impact rates of mental deterioration. It appears that the foods we eat have a direct influence on our cognitive acuity in our later years. It is uncertain how long-term food consumption affects Fluid Intelligence among adults with or without a genetic history of Alzheimer’s Disease. Still, greater age-related Fluid Intelligence deterioration escalates the possibility of Alzheimer’s disease. What was the Goal of the Research Study? The study aims to monitor how the total diet is linked with long-term cognition among mid-to-late-life populations at-risk and not-at-risk for Alzheimer’s Disease. What were the Research Methods of the Study? Among 1,787 mid-to-late-aged adult UK Biobank participants, 10-year Fluid Intelligence trajectories were designed and [Read more …]

Rogue Brick Bag - great for adding weight to your ruck
Rucking

Rogue Brick Bag Review

Let’s review the new Brick Bag from Rogue. This mini sand bag is versatile and convenient for any sort of fitness use. Spoiler alert – you don’t fill this with bricks. So why the funny name? The original way to add weight to your rucksack (backpack) for fitness was to tape together 2 or 3 bricks. The Brick Bag is a better option though – It’s really a miniature sand bag. Fill it from 0 lbs to 10bs (or 0 to 20 lbs with the bigger version) – and you’ve got a pretty handy little sand bag. Even better, the integrated handle keeps it secure – and lets you use it like a dumbbell or kettlebell too! Here are some [Read more …]