The Reebok Nano 9 is here - Reebok's newest version of the CrossFit training shoe.
Cross Training Shoes

Reebok Nano 9

The Reebok CrossFit Nano 9 is the newest version of the Nano CrossFit training shoe from Reebok. It is designed for all the demands of the WOD – heavy weight lifting, short runs, jumps, rope climbs, or just about anything else. Has Reebok improved on the really good Nano 8? That’s what we’ll review about here. Best of all there are several great looking color options available now from Rogue Fitness and Road Runner Sports. A lot of the great features of the previous shoe, the Nano 8, are carried over to the new model. But there’s a multitude of improvements too – especially in comfort and versatility. This shoe continues the extensive use of Reebok’s Flexweave – a material [Read more …]

The Rogue Boneyard Bar Review - Boneyard bars get a special custom endcap. All are made in the USA, by Rogue Fitness.
Exercise Equipment

Rogue Boneyard Bar Review

We’re going to talk about one of the best kept secrets in quality gym equipment: the Rogue Fitness Boneyard Bars. Let me tell you how I got a great Rogue Fitness bearing bar for weightlifting – at a $270 discount. First of all, what is a boneyard bar? Boneyard bars are seconds quality Olympic barbells manufactured by Rogue Fitness that have simple cosmetic issues. Consequently, these bars are brand new, made in the USA, function just fine, but are available at a sizable discount. Here’s the bars we’ll be reviewing today. During the manufacturing process there are two problems that can send a bar to the boneyard. Finish or plating blemishes can occur during the coating and plating processes (Cerakote, [Read more …]

Best Sweat Resistant Wireless Earbuds - we review 5 of the best models
Exercise Equipment

Best Sweat Resistant Wireless Earbuds

Like to workout with music? Then you need wireless earbuds. But not just any old pair of wireless earbuds, you want the best sweat resistant wireless earbuds We’ll review those here. We recommend exercising with music – it makes you work harder, and it is more fun. And more fun means you are likely to stick with it. Here’s the earbuds we are going to review in this article. Be sure to read the whole article to understand the pros and cons of each. Plantronics BackBeat FIT 2100 Earbuds Plantronics is a name brand that is well known in the headphone and earbud market space. They have been making these sort of devices for years – and it shows. The [Read more …]

The Under Armour TriBase Reign Training Shoe is meant to be used for functional training and workouts like CrossFit
Cross Training Shoes

Under Armour TriBase Reign Training Shoe

Let’s look at Under Armour’s new cross training shoe – the TriBase Reign cross training shoe. This is a stable but versatile training shoe that will work great for the CrossFit WOD. Under Armour is entering a crowded space – how does the TriBase Reign fare against the Nike Metcon 4 shoe line or the Reebok Nano line? We’ll discuss that as well. Here’s the shoes we are going to review. UA TriBase Reign – What Makes it a great Training Shoe First, let’s take a tour of what makes the TriBase Reign special. How is this different than your average running shoe? Shoes for CrossFit training must be much more versatile than running shoes. We need stability for lifting [Read more …]

The Nike Metcon Sport Cross Training Shoe is designed for heavy weightlifting like all Metcons, but is updated for increased agility during explosive movements and speed drills.
Cross Training Shoes

Nike Metcon Sport

Nike has unveiled the latest Nike Metcon cross training shoe. New for 2019, the Nike Metcon Sport ($99.99 at Rogue Fitness) takes the Metcon shoe line in a radical new direction. The Nike Metcon Sport gives you the stability to lift heavy weights but offers more agility than any previous Nike Metcon shoe. Read on to find out more about this exciting new CrossFit training shoe from Nike. Best of all there are several great looking color options available now from Rogue Fitness and Roadrunner Sports. Nike Metcon Sport – Red/Black at Road Runner Sports Nike Metcon Sport – Black/White at Road Runner Sports Nike Metcon Sport – Black/Black at Road Runner Sports Nike Metcon Sport – Grey/Blue at Road [Read more …]

2019 Rogue Invitational - includes an open online qualifier so that everyone can try and compete.
Exercise

2019 Rogue Invitational

Rogue Fitness is a huge support of CrossFit – their equipment is used every year at the CrossFit Games. And now, Rogue Fitness is running their own officially sanctioned event – the 2019 Rogue Invitational. The 2019 Rogue Invitational will be held on MAY 18 – 19, 2019 – in Columbus, Ohio. Individual and team competitors will be competing for $400,000 in prize money. The winners (male, female, and team) will earn a spot at the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, WI. And what’s even better – EVERYONE can potentially qualify to compete… 2019 Rogue Invitational Tickets Want to watch in person? Tickets are on sale now: Buy 2019 Rogue Invitational Tickets. There are three tiers of tickets – [Read more …]

The Nike Free X Metcon 2 is one of Nikes Cross Training shoes for 2019
Cross Training Shoes

Nike Free X Metcon 2 – The Nike Metcon Running Shoe

Nike Free x Metcon – Great Deals Now The Nike Free X Metcon 2 is here – and that means retailers are clearing out stock of the previous model. Find great deals on the Nike Free X Metcon shoe (2018) at Rogue Fitness.. Get your pair while supplies last! New for 2019, the Nike Free x Metcon 2 shoe combines the lightweight flexibility of the Nike Free running shoe line with the durability and stability of the Nike Metcon shoes. The Nike Free X Metcon 2 is now available from Rogue Fitness. This is the second version of the Nike Free X Metcon shoe. Read on to find out why we think this is the best CrossFit training shoe for [Read more …]

Can too much sitting make you resistant to the positive effects of exercise? It seems yes.
Aging & Health

Study: Too much sitting makes you resistant to the effects of exercise

A new study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology seems to show that people can become “resistant” to the healthy benefits of aerobic exercise if they sit too much.[1] In this study, a number of participants were asked to perform aerobic exercise after 4 days of prolonged sitting. The metabolic impacts of that exercise (post-exercise triglycerides, glucose, and insulin levels) were then compared to exercise sessions done on days which included a 1 hour treadmill workout. The participants did not see as much benefit from exercise after the bouts of prolonged sitting. The researchers call this condition “Exercise Resistance”. What does this all mean? It is probably wise to partake in physical activity (whether exercise, or otherwise) frequently – [Read more …]

CrossFit Open Workout 19.5 Strategy Guide
Exercise

CrossFit Open Workout 19.5 Strategy Guide

Today’s post is from coach Ben Dziwulski – head coach at WodPrep. Ben is a CrossFit wizard – check out his advice and courses on all things CrossFit. CrossFit Open 19.5 is here, our final workout of the (first) 2019 Open. Thrusters are back… and this one is going to burn. 20 minutes may seem like a high time cap, but don’t be fooled by what you saw the Games athletes do last night – Open 19.5 is going to take a while to grind through. I expect to see athletes struggle through this one, not to mention, plenty of torn hands (which can potentially be avoided if you watch our hand care video at the bottom of this page). [Read more …]

A recent study has linked drinking two or more sugary drinks today to a significantly higher risk of death
Aging & Health

Study: Sugary drinks and diet drinks linked to higher risk of death

A new study published in the journal Circulation shows that the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages and artificially sweetened beverages is linked to a higher risk of death.[1] This study, which reviewed the history of over 117,000 participants, found that women who drank two or more sugary drinks per day had a 63% increased risk of premature death. Men who drank similar amounts had a 29% increased risk of death. The study found an increase in Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and to a lesser degree an increased risk of cancer. The formal conclusion of the study is : Consumption of SSBs (Sugar Sweetened Beverages) was positively associated with mortality primarily through CVD mortality and showed a graded association with dose. The [Read more …]