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? Here’s an example – the Victory Multi-Grip Functional Trainer from Rep Fitness. A Functional Trainer is a cable machine that uses two independent weight stacks, pulleys, and cables (with handles) to provide unique workout benefits. Here’s the functional trainer cable machines we will review. Victory Multi-Grip Functional Trainer This functional trainer from Rep Fitness has everything we’d look for – two 220 lb weight stacks, height adjustable handles, pull-up handles, and plenty of attachment options. All that – and a great price. Made from 11 gauge steel and with dual 200 lb weight stacks – XMark provides another affordable option for a home or garage gym. (Buy [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. Here’s the barbells we are going to review today. Read on to find out about the important qualities of the best women’s barbell. Women’s Olympic WL Bar from Rogue 15kg women’s bearing bar – Made in the USA with 215K tensile strength steel. Needle bearings for ultimate spin – [Read more …]

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

Let’s talk about the best – 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. Black Friday Kettlebell Sales Looking for black friday (and cyber monday) kettlebell sales? Check back here – we’ll have all the details as soon as we know what gym equipment deals will be offered. In this article, we’re going to highlight some of the best kettlebell brands around – those from: Kettlebell Kings, Rogue Fitness, and Fringe Sport. And whether you need a single kettlebell or a kettlebell set, we’ll tell you what you need to know. To understand what makes [Read more …]

weighted vest for a workout
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Weight Vests vs Plate Carriers

For the murph wod: 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. And, you’ve probably seen plate carriers in use at the CrossFit games. Let’s compare plate carriers to weighted vests, and determine which is best for your workout. We’ll review the 5.11 TacTec Plate Carrier, the Condor Plate Carrier, and Box weighted vests. Box Weight Vest This weight vest will fit securely and let you increment weight in small portions. The Box weight vest [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. We’ll tell you why this treadmill is so much different than your average treadmill. Here’s the treadmills we will review in this article. Looking for Black Friday 2019 sales on curved treadmills? Check back here the week of Black Friday for our recommended choices and deals. Black Friday is the best time of the year to buy fitness equipment. AirRunner vs Motorized Treadmills Why use a manual or motorless treadmill? The treadmills you have used [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

Let’s talk about the best air bike for 2019. We’ve got details on all the popular models. The Rogue Echo Bike is our top pick, and is shown here as an example. Let’s dive right in, by first explaining what the best air bike would look like – and how it is used. Here’s the air bikes we’ll be reviewing in this article. Be sure to read the entire article to understand the pros and cons of each. Rogue Echo Bike Rogue took the air bike concept and made the best air bike you can buy – this unit is smooth, solid, and quiet (for an air bike) thanks to the belt drive. Built like a tank – with outstanding [Read more …]

Fringe sport's Summer Swolestice sale will be July 16th - July 23rd, 2018 and will include some crazy steep discounts on great functional fitness equipment such as barbells, weights, and much, much more.
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Fringe Sport Sales – Black Friday 2018

Fringe Sport Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 Fringe Sport always has a large sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The Fringe Sport Cyber Monday Storewide Sale is now over. They offered up to 50% Off Storewide + Free Shipping: UP TO 50% OFF STOREWIDE: Most everything online is marked down. Plus, don’t forget they offer FREE SHIPPING to the contiguous United States. CYBER MONDAY: They’ll have Hourly Lightning Deals online, starting at 9am CT until the last Lightning Deal at 5pm CT on Monday, November 26, 2018 . All quantities are limited, so don’t wait. If you are in Austin TX you might be able to take advantage of their IN-STORE DOORBUSTERS: Doors open at 9am Black Friday [Read more …]

The olympic rings are an essential part of CrossFIt workouts.
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CrossFit Gift Guide – Holidays, Birthdays, And More For 2019

Need a good holiday or birthday gift idea for an avid CrossFitter in your life? Here’s some great gift ideas for 2019. In this guide we’re going to focus on items that are inexpensive, small (easy to ship), useful, and will be appreciated by those that are crazy about CrossFit. Waited too long to order a gift? Missed shipping deadlines? There’s still hope. Rogue Fitness has Rogue E-Gift Cards that can be sent by email or downloaded and printed at any time. What makes these the best CrossFit gift ideas? They’ll all be useful, functional items. Something that they will find real value in. And lastly, these are all unisex – they all make great gift ideas for men or [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: Red = 25 kg (55.1 lbs) Blue = 20 kg (44 lbs) Yellow = 15 kg (33 lbs) Green = 10 [Read more …]