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: What Makes the Minimus Prevail a “Training Shoe” If you’ve read any of our previous shoe reviews – you’ll know what we mean by a “training shoe”. It’s a shoe meant for CrossFit WODs or functional training. [Read more …]

The Nike Romaleos 3 XD weightlifting shoe is Nike's only lifter for 2019
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Nike Romaleos 3 XD Shoe Review

Nike has only one weightlifting shoe available in 2019: the Nike Romaleos 3 XD. But, it’s a very good weightlifting shoe. Lets review what makes this shoe special. Nike Romaleos 4 Release Date? I have no information regarding a Nike Romaleos 4 release date. Based on styles available, and overall inventory – my guess is it is not anytime soon. The Romaleos 3 were first launched in January of 2017. These shoes are not revised on a yearly basis – like the Metcon shoes are. Here is a peek at some of the styles available now. Other styles are available occasionally – so check back often. All right, let’s take a closer look. Special Features of Weightlifting Shoes Weightlifting shoes [Read more …]

The Under Armour TriBase Reign Training Shoe is meant to be used for functional training and workouts like CrossFit
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Under Armour TriBase Reign Training Shoe

Let’s look at Under Armour’s new cross training shoe – the TriBase Reign cross training shoe. This is a stable but versatile training shoe that will work great for the CrossFit WOD. Under Armour is entering a crowded space – how does the TriBase Reign fare against the Nike Metcon 4 shoe line or the Reebok Nano line? We’ll discuss that as well. Here’s the shoes we are going to review. UA TriBase Reign – What Makes it a great Training Shoe First, let’s take a tour of what makes the TriBase Reign special. How is this different than your average running shoe? Shoes for CrossFit training must be much more versatile than running shoes. We need stability for lifting [Read more …]

2019 Rogue Invitational - includes an open online qualifier so that everyone can try and compete.
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2019 Rogue Invitational

Rogue Fitness is a huge support of CrossFit – their equipment is used every year at the CrossFit Games. And now, Rogue Fitness is running their own officially sanctioned event – the 2019 Rogue Invitational. The 2019 Rogue Invitational will be held on MAY 18 – 19, 2019 – in Columbus, Ohio. Individual and team competitors will be competing for $400,000 in prize money. The winners (male, female, and team) will earn a spot at the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, WI. And what’s even better – EVERYONE can potentially qualify to compete… 2019 Rogue Invitational Tickets Want to watch in person? Tickets are on sale now: Buy 2019 Rogue Invitational Tickets. There are three tiers of tickets – [Read more …]

CrossFit Open Workout 19.5 Strategy Guide
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CrossFit Open Workout 19.5 Strategy Guide

Today’s post is from coach Ben Dziwulski – head coach at WodPrep. Ben is a CrossFit wizard – check out his advice and courses on all things CrossFit. CrossFit Open 19.5 is here, our final workout of the (first) 2019 Open. Thrusters are back… and this one is going to burn. 20 minutes may seem like a high time cap, but don’t be fooled by what you saw the Games athletes do last night – Open 19.5 is going to take a while to grind through. I expect to see athletes struggle through this one, not to mention, plenty of torn hands (which can potentially be avoided if you watch our hand care video at the bottom of this page). [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 …]

CrossFit Open Workout 19.3 Strategy Guide from WodPrep.com
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CrossFit Open Workout 19.3 Strategy Guide

Today’s article is from Ben Dziwulski @ WODPrep.com, be sure to check them out. Week 3 is here! And strict gymnastics have officially arrived in the 2019 Open. Who’s ready? CrossFit Open Workout 19.3 For Time (10 minute time cap): 200 ft. Dumbbell overhead lunge 50 DB box step-ups 50 Strict HSPU 200 ft. handstand walk Men: 50 lb dumbbell / 24 inch box ​ Females: 35 lb dumbbell / 20-in box For a full breakdown of the 19.3 workout standards, including the scaled and masters modifications, head to games.crossfit.com Link to full-length 19.3 strategy video: Overhead Dumbbell Lunges: Be aware of the lines and markings on the floor. Remember, your foot needs to fully cross the line in order [Read more …]

The Men’s Metcon Flyknit 3 is lightweight, flexible, breathable, and uniquely contoured to your foot—more like a sock than a typical training shoe. It’s also built tough to ensure a stable platform and dependable comfort through everything from weightlifting movements to rope climbs, box jumps, distance running, and more. Few cross-trainers ever developed can match this combination of precision fit and performance.
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Nike Metcon Flyknit 3 Cross Training Shoe

Nike has just released their latest refinement to the Metcon Flyknit line. Let’s talk about the Nike Metcon Flyknit 3. How does the Nike Metcon Flyknit 3 stack up versus the very popular Nike Metcon 4? Which is the right CrossFit training shoe for you? Here’s some of the styles available now from Rogue Fitness: Let’s review what makes the Flyknit 3 special.

The Reebok CrossFit Nano 4.0 is a classic CrossFit Training shoe - DuraCage technology delivers an indestructible yet lightweight upper while RopePro protection wrap gives bite and support for rope climbs. 4mm heel to toe drop for stability.
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Reebok CrossFit Nano 4.0 Shoe Returns For A Limited Time

For a limited time, the classic CrossFit training shoe made by Reebok is back – the CrossFit Nano 4.0. This shoe hasn’t been available in quite some time. But, it’s a classic design and people love it. It’s considered be one of the best rope climbing shoes, amongst other things. Click to See The Reebok CrossFit Nano 4.0 Price on the Rogue Fitness Website What’s Great About the Nano 4.0 This shoe was well-loved by CrossFit trainees. Why? Because it’s a great training shoe. Stability First, let’s talk about stability. For cross training and functional fitness you need a versatile training shoe. Running shoes won’t cut it. Why not? Because they have too much cushioning for lifting weights, and they [Read more …]

Prilepin's Chart (or table) shows the optimal intensity (% of 1RM) and volume (total numer of reps) for Olympic weightlifting training as observed by AS Prilepin - who was a junior and national weightlifting coach for the Soviet Union.
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Prilepin’s Chart Explained

Prilepin’s Chart is a table of optimal Olympic weight lifting rep ranges to be used for training. It was created by A.S. Prilepin, a Soviet era sports scientist. The chart was created by reviewing the training journals of thousands of weightlifting athletes. It is meant to portray the optimal number of reps per set, and total rep count (volume) for power training required for the Olympic lifts (the Snatch, and Clean and Jerk). The chart, also called Prilepin’s Table, is as follows: The first column shows the training intensity – the percentage of 1RM (1 Repetition Maximum) being used. The second column lists the number of reps per set observed during training. The third column (this is the important one) [Read more …]