The Concept 2 SkiErg is an American-made, precision engineered Nordic skiing machine from the makers of the industry’s most trusted indoor rowers.
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Concept2 SkiErg – Buyer’s Guide

Let’s take a look at an innovative piece of endurance exercise equipment – the Concept2 SkiErg. This unique piece of equipment lets you get the health benefits of Nordic skiing exercise anytime, anywhere. Is the SkiErg the right piece of exercise equipment for your home gym or garage gym? We’ll discuss the advantages of this unique piece of equipment. Great workouts with the SkiErg Nordic skiing machine Nordic or cross-country skiing has long been known to be one of the most effective forms of exercise. Not only can Nordic skiing be nearly as intense and as other forms of rigorous exercise, such as hiking, cycling and jogging, but it also has the benefit of being one of the lowest-impact sports. [Read more …]

Dumbbells are a required fitness tool for your home or garage gym - find out the best dumbbell options for your home gym
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Best Dumbbells For Your Home Gym

Let’s look at the best dumbbell choices for your home gym or garage gym. Dumbbells are a staple of every gym and fitness center worldwide. Because they work. These affordable and versatile fitness tools have been used in strength training since the beginning of time. But, before you splurge on purchasing a full set of dumbbells for your home gym, take a few moments to figure out what the best option will be for you. We’ll present a variety of options here to meet any budget. Where to buy dumbbells online? We’re an affiliate of Rogue Fitness and Amazon. Affiliate sales help us to bring great information about health and fitness to you. We’ve reviewed all the attributes of quality [Read more …]

REP AB-5000 Adjustable FID Bench - the best FID bench for home gym or garage gym.
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REP AB-5000 ZERO GAP Adjustable Bench Review

New for 2019, Rep Fitness has launched their latest product – the REP AB-5000 Zero Gap Adjustable Bench. This adjustable bench is our top pick for a full FID (Flat, Incline, Decline) bench for home and garage gyms. This article will serve as our comprehensive review of this versatile piece of strength equipment. But first, a quick recap of why we chose this bench for our garage gym: 1,000 lb weight capacity – made from 11 gauge steel – this will be all the bench I’ll ever need. A full FID bench – You can do Flat, Incline, and Decline with the optional decline leg accessory. ZERO GAP – the patented ZERO GAP feature means you can adjust away all [Read more …]

You need a good workout bench or weight bench for exercises like the bench press - one of the best upper body strength building exercises.
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Weight Bench Buyer’s Guide

Let’s talk about weight benches, also sometimes called workout benches. Having a stable, comfortable weight bench is an essential for a variety of exercises including the mighty bench press. And while it’s true that the bench press has fallen out of favor in recent years because it’s not a “functional exercise”, it’s still a huge mass and strength builder without equal. Take that, CrossFit. (Actually, recently the bench press made a rare appearance in a CrossFit WOD – so maybe they’ve come to their senses.) Let’s look at what makes the best weight bench – whether for your home gym, garage gym, or commercial facility. In doing so, we’ll present some of the best workout benches (both flat benches, incline [Read more …]

Rogue Fitness Echo Bike - The best assault bike for CrossFit and metcon workouts. "Overbuilt" is a good adjective to describe this contraption.
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Rogue Echo Bike Assembly

Let’s take a look at the simple assembly steps for the best air bike available right now: the Rogue Echo Bike from Rogue Fitness. Rogue Fitness entered the fan bike market recently with this model – and what they’ve built is one solid, smooth belt driven fan bike. How hard is to assemble this thing? It’s a piece of cake – there are actually only a handful of bolts, washers, and screws. The instructions are excellent – easy to follow, and complete. You can assemble the Rogue Echo bike in about 20 minutes, and it includes all the tools required. Rogue Echo Bike Packaging and Assembly This overview is meant to give you an idea of how easy it is [Read more …]

An indoor rower such as the Concept2 Model D Rower is an excellent way to get a low-impact, full body workout. Concept2 rowers are very popular in CrossFit WODs.
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Concept 2 Model D Indoor Rower – Buyer’s Guide

Indoor Rowing is excellent exercise – full body but low-impact. And it can be used for steady state cardio or interval training such as HIIT. To row indoors you will need an indoor rower. And the Concept 2 Model D Rower is the best indoor rower for CrossFit style workouts, as well as rowing workouts. Looking for Concept 2 Black Friday indoor rower deals? Check back here for our recommended best deals on indoor rowers for Black Friday. This is the best time of the year to buy fitness equipment Concept 2 is the gold standard for indoor rowing machines. They have over 40 years experience designing and building exercise equipment that can be used by the novice, a world-class [Read more …]

Rogue Fitness offers the ZEUS Custom Build-A-Bar option - choose custom colors, text, and even images for your Rogue Ohio Bar or Bella Bar 2.0
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Rogue ZEUS Build-A-Bar – Custom Barbell Design

Rogue Fitness makes the best Olympic barbells for CrossFit and powerlifting training. And now, you can choose a variety of custom colors and design options on these barbells thanks to their new ZEUS | Custom Build-A-Bar ordering page. How do you get the Ohio Bar or Bella Bar 2.0 of your dreams? Click to See ZEUS Build-A-Bar Options on the Rogue Website How does this work? First of all, they start with two of the most versatile and popular bars – the Rogue Ohio Bar and the Bella Bar 2.0. Need the ideal Olympic Barbell? Read our Olympic Barbell guide to find out which barbell is right for you. The Ohio Bar is a rugged bushing bar that is equally [Read more …]

Rogue Fitness SR-343 Mach Speed Rope - Rogue's most advanced jump rope
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Speed Ropes

Let’s talk about speed ropes – a variation on the jump rope or skipping rope that spins much faster than a regular rope. Why a speed rope? The increased speed helps improve coordination and timing. The super fast spin makes some moves easier – such as the double under or triple under. But you’ll be turning the rope (it’s a cable really) more , and jumping more – so a speed rope can also be a great improvement on the endurance building aspects of jumping rope. In a nutshell it makes jumping rope that much more of an intense (and therefore effective) workout. We’ll look at some options from Rogue Fitness – they have the widest range of speed rope [Read more …]

An athlete using the Victory Multi-Grip functional trainer
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Functional Trainer Cable Machine Reviews

Let’s talk about functional trainers, also called cable machines. What’s a functional trainer? It’s a cable machine that uses two independent weight stacks, pulleys, and cables (with handles) to provide unique workout benefits. Here’s an example – the Victory Multi-Grip Functional Trainer from Rep Fitness. And how is this different than a cable crossover machine? The pulleys and cable handles are height adjustable – and this lets you work from any angle. This makes a functional trainer much more flexible compared to a cable crossover. The weight stack is normally selectorized, such that you can choose the desired weight quickly and easily by inserting a pin underneath the weight load. You pull on the handles to raise and lower the [Read more …]

The best women's olympic barbell will have a 25 mm shaft diameter - so it's easy to grip for those with smaller hands. It will weight 15 kilograms or 33 pounds. It can be used for Olympic Weightlifting or strength building power lifts.
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Best Women’s Olympic Barbell

Let’s look at some options for the best women’s Olympic barbell for CrossFit. First of all – do women need a special barbell for weightlifting? Short answer – they don’t. But, women’s barbells have a shaft diameter of only 25 mm. Compare this to the 28 or 29 mm diameter of a men’s bar. It is 10% less diameter. Looking for Black Friday 2019 sales on Women’s Olympic Barbells? Check back here for all the best deals on women’s olympic barbells. Black Friday is the best time to buy fitness equipment. And that means it’s easier to grip for those with smaller hands. The better grip will be an important factor on the Olympic lifts such as the snatch, and [Read more …]