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

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 …]

Reebok Nano 8 - New CrossFit training shoe from Reebok for 2018

Reebok CrossFit Nano 8 Flexweave – CrossFit Training Shoe

What Is The Reebok Nano 8 Release Date? As of January 18, 2018 the Reebok CrossFit Nano 8 Flexweave is now available both online and at retailers. The Reebok CrossFit Nano 8 Flexweave is the latest iteration of the Nano cross training shoe from Reebok, and endorsed by CrossFit. As a superlative cross training shoe – it’s designed for all the demands of a WOD – whether that is weight lifting, rope climbs, high-intensity metcon exercise, or just about anything else. Click to See The Reebok Nano 8 Price on the Rogue Fitness Website A lot of the great features of the previous shoe, the Nano 7 and Nano 6, are carried over to the new model. But there’s a [Read more …]

Find out what's new with the Nike Metcon 4 - What have they improved over the Nike Metcon 3?

Nike Metcon 4 vs Nike Metcon 3 Training Shoe

Nike’s best cross training shoe – the Nike Metcon 4 – is now available online on “Nike iD” (this is what they call their online shoe customization service) on, at select retailers, and online via Rogue Fitness. Click to See The Nike Metcon 4 Price on the Rogue Fitness Website The majority of my workouts in 2017 were done in Nike Metcon 3s – and I love them. So to set the stage for the new model, let’s review what made the Nike Metcon 3 shoe special – and find out what they’ve improved upon in the new Nike Metcon 4. But first, a teaser about the Metcon 4… Nike’s premier cross training shoe in 2017 was the Nike [Read more …]

Adidas Adipower Weightlifting Shoe - a classic example of a raised-heel solid sole shoe specifically for the Olympic weightlifting movements.

All About Weightlifting Shoes

Weightlifting Shoes – Why You Need Them to Lift Heavy Lifting heavy requires the right footwear. Many people lift using normal sneakers or running shoes – and that’s a big mistake. But weightlifting isn’t the only training we’ll consider. We’ll talk about options for the daily WOD also – which incorporates a lot more variety of training. Plates under your heels? In the olden days we squatted with the smaller 2.75 lb. plates under our heels (or a board). This gave the same effect as the raised heel of a proper weightlifting shoe – but it was hard to get the plates in the right position – and awkward to keep them there. This is a practice that is best [Read more …]

Rogue Olympic Barbells with Cerakote - durable ceramic thin film coating

Guide to the Rogue Cerakote Colors Olympic Barbells

Bearing bar vs Bushing Bar Need help understanding the lingo for Olympic barbells? Check out our barbell guide. 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? Cerakote is also popular in the gun industry – because of the range of 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? Cerakote has a number of advantages over traditional coatings. Cerakote is resistant to wear, abrasion, corrosion, and chemicals. It was originally developed in the 1980s for use on firearms – [Read more …]

Rogue Echo Colored Bumper Plate for an Olympic Weightlifting Barbell

Starting Your Own Garage Gym – the Olympic Weight Plates

Starting Your Own Garage Gym – The Olympic Weight Plates In this article, we’ll continue the discussion about starting your own garage gym. If you’ve been following along, you’ve picked out a power rack that will let you safely pre-position and lift heavily loaded barbells for the essential, basic, strength training movements, and you’ve zeroed in on an Olympic weightlifting barbell that will meet the needs of your preferred training style, such as CrossFit, that requires a mix of the classic strength exercises as well as Olympic lifts. 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. Garage or Home Gym – The [Read more …]