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 …]

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 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. 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 [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. 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. 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 [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. 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 in your local gym are usually motorized. You set [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

Rogue Fitness Sale Alert! Black Friday is over, but Rogue Fitness still has the Assault Bike for only $699 and the Schwinn Airdyne Pro for only $999 – with FREE shipping for either. Quantities may be limited – act fast! 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. What is an Air Bike (Assault Bike)? An air bike, also called a fan bike, is an upright, stationary bicycle for indoor fitness use. They can also [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. Panic Saturday – 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 [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 …]

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. The model shown here is the Rogue Abram 2.0 GHD – and it’s excellent example of the features of a great GHD. Looking for Black Friday deals on Glute Ham Devices? Check back here for our recommended Black Friday deals on GHDs. Black Friday is the best time of the year to buy fitness equipment. A GHD is a great investment for a [Read more …]

Rogue Abmat - Made in the USA - a product of Rogue Fitness
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Rogue Fitness Shipping Deals

When purchasing fitness gear, free shipping or shipping discounts can make a huge difference to your budget. Most fitness gear is heavy and bulky and if you pay for shipping it’s a considerable expense. Does Rogue Fitness offer free shipping? The answer is a little complicated. Let’s explain. Rogue has many Daily Shipping Deals that change regularly – but free shipping deals are offered regularly on select products or if you order a certain amount. See Rogue Fitness Shipping Promotions Now Free Shipping Rogue occasionally offers straight up Free Shipping on certain products. This is only valid in the continental US (the lower 48 states) and excludes expedited shipping requests. 3 Ships Free What’s 3 Ships Free? This is a [Read more …]