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. Looking for Concept2 Rower 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 Concept2 Model D rower 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 Concept2 rower. And the Concept 2 [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? Here’s an example – the Victory FT-5000 Multi-Grip Functional Trainer from Rep Fitness. This is our top pick for an affordable functional trainer for your home gym or garage gym. 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. FT 5000 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. (Rep Fitness) Made from 11 [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. Rogue Bella Bar 2.0 15kg women’s bushing bar – A multipurpose bar, made in the USA with 190K tensile strength steel. Outstanding Rogue Fitness quality. (Rogue [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

Kettlebell Kings – Pre-Orders Start 4/22 Given COVID-19, most vendors are out of stock on kettlebells. Kettlebell Kings will start accepting pre-orders for their next shipment of kettlebells on Wednesday 4/22 at 8pm CST. 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. In this article, we’re going to highlight some of the best kettlebell brands around – those from: Kettlebell Kings, Rogue Fitness, and Fringe Sport. Black Friday Kettlebell Sales Looking for Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) kettlebell sales? Check back here – we’ll have all the details as [Read more …]

murph workout using vests
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Weight Vests vs Plate Carriers

What’s the best weigh to add weight 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 weighted vest for CrossFit? That’s what we’ll review here. 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 [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 (airbike) for 2020. 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. 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 be called assault bikes, but that is usually referring to a specific brand. It [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 2019

Fringe Sport Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019 Fringe Sport always has a large sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The Fringe Sport Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale for 2019 began with “lightning deals” for the entire week of Thanksgiving – that’s time limited, limited quantity sales. Their Black Friday Sale ran from Thursday, November 28th at 11pm CT – In other words this is a proper Black Friday sale, somewhat. Tthis is a short sale. It ended on Cyber Monday (Dec 2nd) A highlight of their black friday sale is always the LIGHTNING DEALS they have – fast sales announced on very short notice with limited quantities – but they usually represent a significant discount.  Shop Fringe Sport Best [Read more …]