weighted vest for a workout
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Weight Vests vs Plate Carriers

Weight vest or plate carrier? What’s the difference in terms of using these workout implements for health and fitness? At first glance, they seem similar – they both provide a way to add additional resistance to a variety of exercises. But there are important differences. What is a Plate Carrier? First of all, what is a plate carrier? A plate carrier, or ballistic plate carrier, is a piece of tactical gear that when combined with ballistic plates is in effect a “bulletproof” vest or body armor. The ballistic plates used with it are rigid plates that can be made of various types ceramic and materials similar to Kevlar. These plates are used to protect a soldier from high speed fragments [Read more …]

The Assault AirRunner Treadmill is an excellent version of the motorless treadmill. It can burn up to 30% more calories compared to a traditional motorized treadmill.
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Assault Fitness AirRunner Treadmill Review

The Assault Fitness AirRunner treadmill is a motorless treadmill that burns calories and enforces efficient running form. This manual treadmill is built by an innovator in fitness products – the same company who created the Assault Fitness AirBike – which is very popular in CrossFit. AirRunner vs Motorized Treadmills Why use a manual or motorless treadmill? The treadmills you have used in your local gym are usually motorized. You set a speed, and the device forces you to keep it. Quite frankly, that electric motor is doing a lot of the work for you, you just need to keep up. Used AirRunner for Sale? The AirRunner is expensive, commercial quality equipment. Your chance of finding one for sale used is [Read more …]

The best pair of running shoes for you depends on what kind of running you do, and other things. Find out more.
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How to Pick the Best Pair of Running Shoes For You

With thousands of running shoes on the market, it can be overwhelming narrowing down to the one pair that will enhance your runs. To make the process easier, you want to take the time to learn about your running style and running shoes in general. With this information, it makes it easier to narrow down the best shoes for you so that you can try them on and purchase the perfect pair. Types of Running There are three primary types of running. Getting the facts about these and the best shoe features for your preferred running style makes the process of choosing the right shoe easier. Road running: This involves running in urban environments, such as on concrete sidewalks and [Read more …]

The Rogue Echo Bike combines heavy-duty steel, precision engineering, and convenient customization to forge a stronger, sturdier fan bike.
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Guide to the Best Air Bikes for Fitness

What is an Air Bike? An air bike, also called a fan bike, is an upright, stationary bicycle for indoor fitness use. The Rogue Echo Bike is a popular model, and is shown here as an example. It is different than traditional stationary bikes in that it uses air resistance to provide a limitless range of work. When you pedal, you are moving a fan. The harder you pedal, the more air resistance is provided. An air bike also incorporates your upper-body through the use of push and pull handles. This turns something that is traditionally just a lower-body workout into a low-impact, total body workout. You pedal, push, and pull your way to a full body workout. What is [Read more …]

The Nike Free x Metcon Training Shoe combines the lightweight flexibility of Nike Free with the durability and stability of Nike Metcon shoes
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Nike Free x Metcon – Cross Training Shoe

New for 2018, the Nike Free x Metcon shoe combines the lightweight flexibility of the Nike Free running shoe line with the durability and stability of Nike Metcon shoes. It’s now available online via Rogue Fitness. With three shoes to choose from in the Nike Metcon line, which one is the best for you? We’ve already reviewed the Nike Metcon 4 and the Nike DSX Flyknit 2, so let’s talk about how the Nike Free x Metcon is unique. Click to See The Nike Free x Metcon Price on the Rogue Fitness Website This is the Metcon Running Shoe In our previous articles we’ve already examined in depth the features of the 2018 “Metcon” line – so let’s start with [Read more …]

Rogue Color Kg Training 2.0 Plates - high quality bumper plates for training in the garage or home gym
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Why Do Olympic Weight Plates Have Colors?

The Olympic bumper plates used in competition weightlifting are colorful – and this is no accident. This isn’t just so they look nice – these colors serve a useful purpose. The colors allow someone to quickly and easily visually identify the amount of weight loaded on the bar. Who sets the standards for these colors? The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) sets the specifications and rules for the equipment used in all Olympic weightlifting competition. The International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) requires a similar color code. And this is where we get the weight plate color coding required by the IWF: How accurate are these weights? The plates used in competition are expensive – because they are high quality – but also [Read more …]