Nike cross training shoe for 2018 - the Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit 2
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Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit 2

Nike has released not one, but two cross training shoes in the Metcon line for 2018. Let’s talk about the Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit 2. It’s now available online via Rogue Fitness. Having more choices is great, but how does the Nike DSX Flyknit 2 stack up versus the Nike Metcon 4? And which one is the best shoe for you? Let’s find out… Click to See The Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit 2 Price on the Rogue Fitness Website Nike’s cross training shoes for 2018 are known as the “Metcon” line. They are all intended to be versatile workout shoes – specifically for CrossFit-style, functional fitness training. Neither is a pure weightlifting shoe, but rather durable and versatile training shoes [Read more …]

Rogue GH-1 GHD - Glute Ham Developer bench from Rogue Fitness
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Glute Ham Developer – Guide to the Best GHD For Your Home Gym

Let’s talk about the Glute Ham Developer or GHD, also known as the Glute Ham Bench. What is it? It’s a piece of strength and conditioning equipment that let’s you perform very potent posterior chain exercise including the Glute Ham Raise (GHR), the abdominal destroying GHD Situp, and even a poor man’s version of the reverse hyperextension. More About The Glute Ham Raise Want to find out why the Glute Ham Raise (GHR) is an awesome exercise? We’ve got you covered in this article: Why the GHR is a great leg workout. A GHD is a great investment for a home or garage gym – but it’s also a pricey piece of equipment. It’s worth your time to figure out [Read more …]

NOBULL Trainer - Versatile and comfortable CrossFit training shoe -built for the rigors of the WOD
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NOBULL Trainers – Training Shoe for CrossFit

The NOBULL Trainer is a training shoe designed for the rigors of the WOD. Not only is it functional, but it is comfortable and looks good too. What can you do in NOBULL Trainers? Pretty much anything -heavy weight lifting, running, box jumps, rope climbs, or just about anything else. It’s available in a number of styles to order online from Rogue Fitness. Click to See The NOBULL Trainer Styles and Colors on the Rogue Fitness Website First, let’s talk about SuperFabric. That’s what the seamless one-piece upper (the top part of the shoe) is made of. It’s extremely durable, breathable and abrasion resistant material. These shoes are tough – the manufacturer claims they can resist harsh weather, glass, and [Read more …]

Inov-8 Fastlift 335 is a great weightlifting shoe - stability and traction for lifting big weights
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Inov-8 FastLift 335 Weightlifting Shoes

Today we’re going to take a look at some high-tech weightlifting shoes – the inov-8 FastLift 335. Never heard of inov-8? Founded in 2003, they design high quality, innovative products in both the running and performance training sectors. We’ll focus on the FastLift 335 – a serious weightlifting shoe. It’s got a raised heel, stable construction, and serious traction. This isn’t a running or CrossFit training shoe – but it gets the job done when doing the Olympic lifts such as the clean & jerk and snatch. Click to See The Inov-8 FastLift 335 Price on the Rogue Fitness Website Why Weightlifting Shoes? First a quick recap – what are the key features and benefits of Olympic weightlifting shoes (also [Read more …]

GORUCK 30lb ruck plate going into a rucksack
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Ruck Plates – Weight Plates for Rucking

Let’s talk about ruck plates. What are they? They are the specially designed weight plates for rucking. We’ll highlight some great products that are both functional and helpful, but we’ll also talk about some other alternatives that are versatile in their own right. First of all, why do you even need ruck plates? Can’t you just use anything that’s heavy – like a dumbbell, a regular olympic plate, or a rock? Yes, you can. But there’s a lot of good reasons to have ruck plates if you are going to get serious about ruck training. First of all – odd sized objects take up too much room. There won’t be room for anything else in the pack, or the object [Read more …]

GORUCK GR1 rucksack in multicam color
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Backpacks for Rucking

Let’s talk about the best backpacks (rucksacks) for rucking. We’ll highlight some great products that are both functional and stylish, as well as some great rucking accessories that help you get the most out of your gear. When choosing the best backpack for rucking – you need to consider a few things: Function Form Durability Price What is Rucking? Rucking is walking (or marching) with a loaded backpack (rucksack in Army-speak). Carrying a heavy load for a long distance is great endurance exercise – and it’s low impact but burns a lot more calories than walking. The roots of rucking lie in the military – where soldiers prepare to carry their essential gear for long distances. Essential features for the [Read more …]