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 …]

The Rep Multi-Grip Functional Trainer is an excellent cable machine with dual 220 lb weight stacks. This versatile machine can be used for a full body workout.
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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. 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. 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 weight – you can use one arm (or leg) or two. The cables and pulley provide a smooth, controlled and constant tension. Is the cable [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. 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 clean and jerk. Women’s barbells are also not as long as a men’s bar. You give up about 3″ of loadable sleeve length – which means fewer bumper plates will fit on [Read more …]

An air bike (also called an assault bike) workout in a CrossFit box.
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28 Awesome Assault Bike Workouts

The assault bike (also commonly called an air bike, or fan bike) is an awesome, calorie-burning workout. Why? Because it’s a total body effort – you push, pull, and pedal against resistance that gets more intense the more you go. The faster and harder you go, the more resistance there is. The assault bike has earned it’s nickname: Satan’s Tricycle The assault bike can be used for steady state cardio or super-efficient interval style workouts. In this article, we’ll bring you a round up of 28 of the best air bike workout ideas. These all work great with the Assault Fitness AirBike, AirBike Elite, Rogue Echo Bike, Schwinn AirDyne Pro, and more. Assault Bike Workouts We’re going to describe some [Read more …]

Hoisting a kettlebell overhead - great single limb workout that builds strength, power, balance, and stability
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Buyer’s Guide to Kettlebells

Let’s talk about kettlebells – the versatile hand held weight that resembles a cannon ball with a handle. We’re going to explain why you should add kettlebell lifts to your workout, and what the best kettlebells look like. In this article, we’re going to highlight some of the best kettlebells around – those from: Kettlebell Kings, Rogue Fitness, and Fringe Sport. To understand what makes the best kettlebell, let’s recap how they are typically used. Where to buy kettlebells online? We’re an affiliate of Kettlebell Kings, Rogue Fitness, and Fringe Sport. Affiliate sales help us to bring great information about health and fitness to you. We’ve reviewed all the attributes of quality kettlebells, performed field testing, and have produced these [Read more …]

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? What is the best workout vest for CrossFit? 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. Let’s compare plate carriers to weighted vests, and determine which is best for your workout. 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 [Read more …]