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Cold Weather Training Tips

Overview It is typical for skiers, hockey players, snowboarders, and winter-sport endurance players to be in the cold most of the time. But if you are not a winter-sport athlete, do you know that working out in the freezing temperature outdoors can also benefit you? Winter training helps you endure the cold months between November and April. Benefits of Cold Weather Training Working out in the cold increases the blood flow and circulation to all the nerves and veins as the body has to work and ignite its internal radiator. It also improves the chances of a better workout and strengthens the cardiovascular system because the cold weather pushes your body to work harder during training. Cold training also increases [Read more …]

Under Armour UA TriBase Reign 3 Training Shoe Review (25)
Cross Training Shoes

UA TriBase Reign 3 Training Shoe Review

Let’s review the new TriBase Reign 3 Training Shoe from Under Armour. The TriBase Reign 3 is the 3rd version of UA’s cross-training shoe. It is squarely pointed at the CrossFit demographic – it’s low-drop, very stable for heavy weight lifting, and has a rope climbing area – as just a few examples. But let’s figure out where this shoe has been improved and updated from the previous model – the TriBase Reign 2. Under Armour offers a broad category of shoes created for diverse sports, but it was only in 2018 that UA made cross-training shoes especially constructed for functional fitness athletes. I was excited when the TriBase Reign original first came out, and these shoes keep getting better [Read more …]

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Cross Training Shoes

Project Rock 3 Training Shoe Review

The 3rd version of Dwayne Johnson’s Project Rock training shoe is now available. What’s special about the Project Rock 3 training shoe? This is our hands-on review and deep dive on the Project Rock 3 Training Shoe. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Project Rock 3 Training Shoes – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Project Rock 3 Training Shoes – Sizing These shoes run SHORT and NARROW. I highly recommend you go 1/2 size up from your normal UA shoe size. The toe are is quite restrictive, and even with the stretchy, knit upper it’s still very tight (since I [Read more …]

Rogue Wrist Bands are a cheap and effective way to help keep your hands and grip dry.
Exercise Equipment

12 CrossFit Gift Ideas for 2022

We’re back with the best CrossFit gift ideas for 2022. We’ll be looking at items that are both affordable and easy to ship – but things that would be immensely useful to your beloved CrossFit trainee, athlete, coach, or gym junkie. Here’s the gift ideas we’ll be examining: Let’s take a closer look. Why Rogue Fitness? We’re going to recommend a lot of Rogue Fitness products in this guide. Why? Because Rogue is the coolest name in CrossFit – they supply the equipment used in the CrossFit Games and their stylish, high performance gear is revered for both its form and function. And a lot of it is made in the USA. Rogue brand equipment will be recognized immediately by [Read more …]

The Reebok Nano 9 is here - Reebok's newest version of the CrossFit training shoe.
Cross Training Shoes

Reebok Nano 9

The Reebok CrossFit Nano 9 is the newest version of the Nano CrossFit training shoe from Reebok. It is designed for all the demands of the WOD – heavy weight lifting, short runs, jumps, rope climbs, or just about anything else. Has Reebok improved on the really good Nano 8? That’s what we’ll review about here. Best of all there are several great looking color options available now from Rogue Fitness and Road Runner Sports. A lot of the great features of the previous shoe, the Nano 8, are carried over to the new model. But there’s a multitude of improvements too – especially in comfort and versatility. This shoe continues the extensive use of Reebok’s Flexweave – a material [Read more …]

The olympic rings are an essential part of CrossFIt workouts.
Exercise Equipment

CrossFit Gift Guide – Holidays, Birthdays, And More For 2020

Need a good holiday or birthday gift idea for an avid CrossFitter in your life? Here’s some great gift ideas for 2020. 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. 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 women. And all these great gift ideas will put a smile on the face of your beloved CrossFit diehard or junkie. And by the way, these all make great gift ideas for [Read more …]

The Minimus Prevail is a light-weight cross training shoe from New Balance. New for 2019.
Cross Training Shoes

New Balance Minimus Prevail Training Shoe Review

New for 2019, New Balance has released their take on the CrossFit training shoe – the Minimus Prevail. New Balance is entering a crowded market – after all the most popular training shoes in 2019 are the Reebok Nano 9 and Nike Metcon 5 – which everyone has heard of. What does this new shoe from New Balance bring to the game? That’s what we’ll talk about here. Here’s a quick glance at some of the shoes we’ll be reviewing in this article: New Balance Minimus Prevail Hands On Review on YouTube Get a closer look at the Minimus Prevail here: Let’s talk more about these shoes. What Makes the Minimus Prevail a “Training Shoe” If you’ve read any of [Read more …]

Cross Training Shoes

Nike Metcon 5 Review

At long last, the Nike Metcon 5 training shoe has arrived. Let’s find out what is new and improved. The Mat Fraser special edition (aka the “matcon”) sold out quickly at all retailers. But, now there are many other styles available – here is the Men’s Black/Gunsmoke color combination. Here’s a peek at some of the styles available now. Other styles are coming soon – so check back often. Nike Metcon 5 – Hands On Review from our YouTube Channel Want to see the Metcon 5 close up? Check out our review from our channel: Let’s talk about what’s new in this shoe. What’s New in The Nike Metcon 5 Let’s look at what is new in the Nike Metcon [Read more …]