GORUCK Sandbag & Ruck Training (SRT) program review

GORUCK Sandbag & Ruck Training Program Review

GORUCK’s Black Friday sale is live! Check out their deals on rucksacks, apparel, boots, and more! For the past month I’ve been reviewing GORUCK’s Sandbag & Ruck Training Program. Here’s a typical workout, and it shows the role the ruck (rucksack aka backpack) and sandbag play: NOTE: I am a GORUCK affiliate, and some links in this article are affiliate links. Being an affiliate rewards me such that I can take the time to bring you super-detailed information on their gear and training. That said, I love this stuff and passionately believe it is an amazing company and fitness philosophy. Working out at home (or anywhere but the gym) is now all the rage. But, truth be told – working [Read more …]

Rogue 2020 Invitational Watch Online June 2020

Watch the 2020 Rogue Invitational Online

The 2020 Rogue Invitational will happen online June 13-14, 2020. Here’s the link to watch: https://www.roguefitness.com/invitational Live coverage will be streamed from 10am – 5pm Eastern on both days. When is the 2020 Rogue Invitational? The 2nd annual Rogue Invitational will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 13-June 14, 2020. All coverage will be streaming live via RogueFitness.com/invitational (Or, use the Rogue Fitness YouTube channel). Look for coverage from 10am to 5pm EST on both days. What is the 2020 Rogue Invitational? The 2nd annual Rogue Invitational will be an exclusively online competition. All 35 participating athletes (18 men and 17 women) will be competing from their gym locations around the globe. The Rogue Fitness team will simultaneously bring together [Read more …]

assault bike versus rower - which is better?

Assault Bike versus Rower – Which is Better?

Which is a better for functional fitness conditioning and metcon workouts; the assault bike or the indoor rower? The rower is a great piece of equipment – get a low-impact, full body workout – and it can be as intense (or not) as you desire. But, the assault bike (or air bike, or fan bike) is a great metcon workout too. We’re going to review the pros and cons of both of these pieces of equipment in this article. This is assault bike vs rower. Here’s some of the gear we’ll be highlighting during this discussion: No matter which you choose, Rogue Fitness has the best price – and selection. Air Bike Versus Rower – How They Are the Same [Read more …]

Home workout ideas for gym closures - coronavirus/COVID-19.

Free Home Workouts for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Gym Closures

Gym or CrossFit box closed due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Or maybe you just want to abide by good social distancing guidelines and workout at home? We have FREE workout tools and advice that may help. Home Workouts to Beat Coronavirus / COVID-19 Gym Closures First of all, have you checked out our Travel and Home WOD (Workout Of The Day) Generator? This web page (which is FREE – no ads, no ask for an email, and NO pop-ups) will give you hundreds of workout ideas. There is no gym and no equipment needed – this is a great way to stay in shape at home, on the road, or just about anywhere. The link is https://fitatmidlife.com/travelwod What kind of workouts [Read more …]

Owner of CrossFit KOA and owner Josh Mandel

Box of the Month – CrossFit KOA

For 2020, we’ve started a new article series – the Box of the Month highlight. We’ll take a look at some of the best CrossFit and functional fitness gyms around the country – and tell you why they are a step above the rest. For February’s box highlight we’d like to tell you about CrossFit KOA located in Mountainside, NJ. Before we tell you more about this great place to train – let’s talk about the secret ingredient of CrossFit: community. Unlike the globogym, your CrossFit box is a family – where your peers support, praise, and cheer you on. We talked to CrossFit KOA owner Josh Mandel on this topic, and here’s what he had to say: “It all [Read more …]


Gear Up For Rogue’s 2020 Invitational Online Qualifier – The “Q”

The 2020 Rogue Invitational will happen online June 13-14, 2020. Here’s the link to watch: https://www.roguefitness.com/invitational Live coverage will be streamed from 10am – 5pm Eastern on both days. The Online Qualifier (aka “the Q”) for Rogue’s 2020 Invitational CrossFit sanctioned comp is here! They are calling it “the Q” for short – because that’s quick and easy to say – and it sounds cool. How do you get in on this fun and maybe score an invite to the competition? Perform the workouts and submit your scores online. Need gear? We’re going to look at each workout and make some recommendations: 2020 Rogue Invitational Online Qualifier Workout #1 Workout #1 is : AMRAP 10min (As Many Rounds As Possible) [Read more …]

Clear Lake Crossfit of Webster, Texas

Box of the Month Highlight – Clear Lake CrossFit of Webster, Texas

For 2020, we’re starting a new series – the Box of the Month Highlight. We’ll take a look at some of the best functional fitness gyms around the country – and tell you why they excel. For this month’s box highlight we’d like to tell you about Clear Lake CrossFit. Founded in 2009, they are located in Webster, Texas (in the Clear Lake area south of Houston.) Are you too intimidated to give CrossFit a try? If so, a gym like Clear Lake CrossFit may be just what you need. First of all, they offer all the group classes and equipment you would expect at a CrossFit box – this includes a daily WOD and more. But the difference at [Read more …]

A CrossFit coach oversees a group of trainees performing the box jump.

New Year’s Resolutions – Do They Really Work?

Do you ever wonder if you should invest time in planning a New Year’s Resolution this year? Heading into 2020 should give us the perfect snapshot of what next year will look like, but it’s natural for us to wonder if this mental exercise is really worth the effort. What the Research Says We found mixed results for studies showing the certain percentage of people who actually followed through on their resolutions. One report found less than 20 percent of people kept to a resolution after 30 days[1]. The percent of resolution keepers decreased to 8 percent for those who stuck to it a year later. The Background on Creating Good Resolutions With that unimpressive research as food for thought, [Read more …]

Performing a snatch - one of the olympic lifts

2020 Rogue Invitational – CrossFit Sanctioned Competition

Rogue Fitness is a huge supporter of CrossFit – their equipment is used every year at the CrossFit Games. And for the 2nd time, Rogue Fitness is running their own officially sanctioned event – the 2020 Rogue Invitational. What’s even better – everyone has the chance to qualify, via the online qualifier. The 2020 Rogue Invitational will be held on MAY 15 – 17, 2020 – in Columbus, Ohio. Individual and team competitors will be competing for lots of prize money ($400,000 was up for grabs in 2019.) The winners (male, female, and team) will earn a spot at the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, WI. And what’s even better – EVERYONE can potentially qualify to compete… read on [Read more …]

Workout in winter? dress warm and follow these tips

Winter Workout Tips – Top 5 Tips for Cold Weather

Progress with physical fitness often feels like it takes forever. Meanwhile, it seems things go downhill at supersonic speed if you lag behind. You likely have dozens of very legitimate excuses to skimp or pause your exercise from time to time. Some, such as an injury, are unavoidable, but one factor that you don’t have to let influence your workout is winter weather. In this article, we’re going to talk about how you can keep your fitness up – even in the coldest weather. Why You Should Winterize Your Workout You winterize your home, wardrobe, vehicle, and other essential components so they’ll continue to function through the snow, ice, and frigid temperatures of colder seasons. Your workout routine deserves the [Read more …]