Young woman using a 45 degree leg press machine
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Top 5 Reasons to use the Leg Press Machine

The leg press machine catches a lot of flak. It’s considered an inferior exercise when compared to the squat and deadlift. But there’s a reason these machines are popular and you’ll find one in just about every gym. You might as well understand what it’s good for – and use it to your benefit. We’re going to discuss the top 5 reasons to use the leg press machine. We’ll highlight some of the things you can do with this model of leg press machine. Reason #1: Rehabilitation The legs constitute the largest muscles in the body. The quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes are a significant portion of your total muscular mass. How do you provide a strength building workout if you’ve [Read more …]

Rogue MG-3 Knurled Multi-Grip/Swiss/Football Bar
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Multi-Grip Swiss Bars for Bench Press

In this review we’re going to look at the multi-grip swiss bar – also commonly called the football bar or the swiss bar. But, no matter what you call them – they all have the same benefits. The swiss bar gives you a variety of grip angles. This can have huge benefits for those with shoulder, elbow, or wrist issues. Pain when you bench press heavy? You should try the Swiss bar. These are great for all kinds of pressing and rowing movements. Bench press, incline press, rows, overhead press, curls, triceps extension – you can do all these with the versatile football bar. These are also great for targeting your triceps. Let’s get started. We’re going to show you [Read more …]

Rogue Echo Bike - poolside
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Rogue Echo Bike Review

In this article we’re going to present our hands-on review of the Rogue Echo Bike. We believe the Rogue Echo bike is the best air bike option for anyone in the market for a new air bike in 2022. Why? That’s what we’ll talk about here. Here’s a preview of the gear we’re going to be covering in this review. Let’s take a closer look. Why a Fan Bike? First of all – let’s get this out of the way. A fan bike (or air bike, or “assault bike”) is a wicked metcon workout. This is NOT like riding a spin bike like the Peloton or Keiser – this is a whole different beast. “Brutal” is often used to describe [Read more …]

The Rogue Boneyard Bar Review - Boneyard bars get a special custom endcap. All are made in the USA, by Rogue Fitness.
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Rogue Boneyard Bar Review

We’re going to talk about one of the best kept secrets in quality gym equipment: the Rogue Fitness Boneyard Bars. Let me tell you how I got a great Rogue Fitness bearing bar for weightlifting – at a $270 discount. First of all, what is a boneyard bar? Boneyard bars are seconds quality Olympic barbells manufactured by Rogue Fitness that have simple cosmetic issues. Consequently, these bars are brand new, made in the USA, function just fine, but are available at a sizable discount. Before you search on craigslist, reddit, or fb marketplace for months at a time for the right thing – why not get a great bar brand new right from the source? Sure, a used barbell for [Read more …]

Best Sweat Resistant Wireless Earbuds - we review 5 of the best models
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Best Sweat Resistant Wireless Earbuds for CrossFit

Like to workout with music? Then you need wireless earbuds. But not just any old pair of wireless earbuds, you want the best sweat resistant wireless earbuds, especially for CrossFit. We’ll review those here. We recommend exercising with music – it makes you work harder, and it is more fun. And more fun means you are likely to stick with it. Here’s the earbuds we are going to review in this article. Be sure to read the whole article to understand the pros and cons of each. Apple AirPods Pro I was really excited when I heard about the launch of the Apple AirPods Pro. The original AirPods are a great product – easy to use, great battery life, and [Read more …]

The American Barbell Power Bar has a shaft made from precision grade alloy steel
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Best Powerlifting Barbell

Rogue Fitness now has the Kabuki Strength Duffalo Bar available. This specially curved bar reduces stress on the shoulders, biceps, and back, while enabling scapular retraction and superior joint centration. Let’s look at who makes the best powerlifting barbell. What’s a powerlifting barbell (Also called a power bar or power barbell)? It’s a tough, stiff Olympic sized barbell used for lifting big weight – think heavy squats, heavy deadlifts, and big bench presses. Shown here is the Rogue Ohio Power Bar – it is our top pick for best power bar. These bars are big so they can hold a lot of weight, but they also have some very important differences as compared to the type of Olympic barbell you [Read more …]

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. Looking for SkiErg Black Friday deals? Concept 2 equipment is rarely on sale at discounted prices – even on Black Friday – your best bet is to look to minimize sales tax, or to find free shipping. In fact, Rogue has the SkiErg available as part of it’s “5 for $5” shipping deal right now – buy any 5 qualifying items and they all ship for only $5. This is the cheapest way to get a SkiErg. Is the SkiErg the right piece of exercise equipment for [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 (and available space.) 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 [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 (Rep Fitness). 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. Long term review update: This is a great bench – tough, versatile, incline adjustments are a breeze, and while it is a tad on the heavy side (because it is so beefy) it’s easy enough to move when you need to. It has worked out as well as I’d hoped – and I highly recommend this bench as the most robust, versatile heavy duty bench [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.
Exercise Equipment

Weight Bench Buyer’s Guide

Let’s talk about weight benches, also sometimes called workout benches. We are also going to look at adjustable weight benches – because they are the most versatile. 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 [Read more …]