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: In addition to the colors required, the IWF specifies the competition Olympic plates 10 kilograms and heavier must be 450 mm [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 …]

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 …]

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

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 Women's Weightlifting Shoe - three quarter view
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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. Let’s review what makes these shoes stand out from all the other options. Click to See The Inov-8 FastLift 335 Price on the Rogue Fitness Website Why Weightlifting Shoes? First a quick recap [Read more …]