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

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 would use for the Olympic lifts – the snatch and clean and jerk. Let’s get started. We’re going to show you the best power bars from Rogue Fitness, American Barbell, [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. It’s now available online via Rogue Fitness. 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? Let’s review what makes the Flyknit 3 special. Click to See The Nike Metcon Flyknit 3 Price on the Rogue Fitness Website The Nike Metcon line are intended to be cross training shoes – and more specifically these are CrossFit training shoes (even if they aren’t legally allowed to brand them as such.) What does that mean? It means these shoes can handle anything and everything you might [Read more …]

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 …]

The olympic rings are an essential part of CrossFIt workouts.
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CrossFit Gift Guide – Holidays, Birthdays, And More For 2019

Need a good holiday or birthday gift idea for an avid CrossFitter in your life? Here’s some great gift ideas for 2019. 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. Panic Saturday – Waited too long to order a gift? Missed shipping deadlines? There’s still hope. Rogue Fitness has Rogue E-Gift Cards that can be sent by email or downloaded and printed at any time. 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 [Read more …]

Alarm Clock - used for interval workouts
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EMOM Technique – Every Minute On the Minute

What is the EMOM technique? EMOM, or Every Minute On the Minute is an intensity technique for conditioning training. This is an interval workout method closely tied to CrossFit and other popular training methods. Start the clock or timer On the start of the minute, perform the chosen exercise for the specified number of reps Rest for the remainder of the minute Repeat for as many intervals as required A simple example: Perform 10 deadlifts with 225 lbs, every minute on the minute for 10 minutes total. What sort of exercise should I use with EMOM? What sort of exercises work best with EMOM? Honestly – anything! There are some caveats to using exercises which are too risky to perform [Read more …]