How to watch the CrossFit Games 2020
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How to Watch the CrossFit Games 2020

Want to watch the CrossFit Games 2020? Here’s everything you need to know. You can watch all events live on YouTube or Facebook for free. Be sure to check also out Rogue’s Iron Game too – for all the best commentary. Today (Friday 10/23) is the first day of the final phase of the games: The events will be streamed live – when should you watch? Friday 10/23 Schedule of Events (broadcast schedule). 11:00 AM ET / 8:00 AM PT 2:30 PM ET / 11:30 AM PT 5:00 PM ET / 2:00 PM PT 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT CrossFit Games 2020 Workouts for Friday 10/23 There’s an incredible 5 workouts that the athletes will face today. This [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 6 Mat Fraser
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Nike Metcon 6 Mat Fraser Shoe Review

Where Can I Buy The Mat Fraser Metcon 6? As of today, Nike.com only has a few small sizes left in stock. Rogue, WIT Fitness, Box Basics, and Dick’s Sporting Goods all seem to have sold out. The regular edition shoe will be available 8/4, and the FlyEase version on 8/31. The Nike Metcon 6 Mat Fraser CrossFit shoe has been launched! This shoe has been delayed a bit due to the lockdown – but now it’s here – and we’ve got an exclusive in-depth look. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Nike Metcon 6 Mat Fraser – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this hands-on review [Read more …]

Darn Tough Vertex Micro Crew Ultra-Light Cushion - Running Sock with Nano X Cross Trainer
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Best Athletic Sock for CrossFit

Let’s review the best athletic sock for CrossFit. A sock review? Yes, a sock review. Let me explain. I’m the guy that always bought cheap socks. You know, whatever was in the bargain bin at the front of the store – the 12 pack of paper-thin cotton socks for $20. But after I started buying (and testing) real athletic socks – I can’t bear to wear the cheap ones any longer. So ditch those Walmart socks (the ones that get a hole the 2nd time you wear them) and check out some of these better options for your workout: Let’s take a closer look. Athletic Sock Versus Running Sock – What’s the Difference? First of all, what is an athletic [Read more …]

Adidas Power Perfect 3 Versus Adidas Powerlift 4 Shoes - side by side again
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Adidas Power Perfect 3 Versus Adidas Powerlift 4 Weightlifting Shoe Review

Let’s compare two of the budget weightlifting shoes from Adidas – the Power Perfect 3 and the Powerlift 4. What do I mean by “budget” weightlifting shoe? Well, these are about 1/2 the price of the premium weightlifting shoes – like the Adipower II, the Nike Romaleos 4, or the Reebok Legacy Lifter. All these shoes ran the gauntlet in our quest for the best weightlifting shoe for 2020. But what’s the real difference besides the price tag? That’s what we’ll deep dive into in this review. Here’s the shoes we’ll be looking at in-depth: Adidas Power Perfect 3 Versus Adidas Powerlift 4 YouTube Review Why read when you can watch? Here’s a hands-on review from our YouTube channel: (be [Read more …]

Reebok Legacy Lifter II Weightlifting Shoe from Reebok side view
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Reebok Legacy Lifter II Weightlifting Shoe Review

The Reebok Legacy Lifter II Men’s Weightlifting Shoe is now available – and here’s our hands on review. This is the 2nd version of Reebok’s premium Oly weightlifting shoe – the Legacy Lifter. How does this shoe compare to the original Reebok Legacy Lifter? Or perhaps more importantly, how does it compare to the newly released Nike Romaleos 4 shoe? That’s what we’ll cover in this hands on review. Here’s some of the styles available now from Reebok.com: Let’s take a look at this new Oly lifter for CrossFit. Reebok Legacy Lifter II Weightlifting Shoe Video Review Here’s a first look at the new shoe, from our YouTube channel: As you can see, the Legacy Lifter II is an excellent [Read more …]

Owner of CrossFit KOA and owner Josh Mandel
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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 …]

Nike React Metcon AMP Training Shoe - Black/Fire Pink/Green Strike/Blue Fury (with Glow-In-The-Dark Sole)
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Nike React Metcon AMP – Women’s Glow-In-The-Dark Training Shoe

New for 2020 is the Nike React Metcon – this great new cross training shoe combines the best features of the Nike Metcon 5 with Nike’s React foam cushioning system. And now they’ve launched some AMP colorways of the shoe for men and women. What’s AMP? It’s a style upgrade, mostly. The AMP shoes have all the same great high-performance features of the regular shoe – but give you a bit more style and flair. And this variation even glows in the dark (but not very much – as you’ll see.) Let’s take a look at what makes these shoes great for CrossFit WODs and functional fitness style training. Here’s the styles that are available now. Let’s take a closer [Read more …]

Clear Lake Crossfit of Webster, Texas
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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 …]

Best CrossFit Hand Grips - we look at the options.
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Buyer’s Guide to CrossFit Hand Grips

Your Complete Guide to Buying CrossFit Hand Grips CrossFit training is a rigorous and challenging workout. But, it can be hard on your hands – callouses and even “ripped” palms can be a side effect of too many pull-ups and bar exercises. In addition, many of the CrossFit exercises benefit from a safe and secure grip. Normal workout gloves can help, but they do not offer the level of control that you gain from CrossFit hand grips. Here will discuss why you need hand grips, what type of exercises they’re used for, and some features to help you get the right pair of grips for your needs. We’ll finish by comparing these nine CrossFit hand grips with some advantages and [Read more …]

Side view of the Inov-8 F-Lite G 300 Training Shoe
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INOV-8 F-LITE G 300 Training Shoe Review

Let’s look at INOV-8’s latest addition to their F-LITE line of cross training shoe – the INOV-8 F-LITE G 300 cross training shoe. The G 300 is available now, and our review pair is on order. While we wait for our hands-on test to being, we’ll review the features of the shoe here. Inov-8 is entering a crowded space – how does the F-LITE line fare against the Nike Metcon 5 shoe line or the Reebok Nano 9 – that’s what we’ll figure out shortly Stay tuned – we’ll have a full review in January 2020 when we receive our evaluation pair. Here’s the shoes we are going to review. Let’s take a closer look. INOV-8 F-LITE G 300 – [Read more …]