Rogue MG-3 Knurled Multi-Grip/Swiss/Football Bar
Exercise Equipment

Multi-Grip Swiss Bars for Bench Press

In this review we’re going to look at the multi-grip swiss bar – also commonly called the football bar or the swiss bar. But, no matter what you call them – they all have the same benefits. The swiss bar gives you a variety of grip angles. This can have huge benefits for those with shoulder, elbow, or wrist issues. Pain when you bench press heavy? You should try the Swiss bar. These are great for all kinds of pressing and rowing movements. Bench press, incline press, rows, overhead press, curls, triceps extension – you can do all these with the versatile football bar. These are also great for targeting your triceps. Let’s get started. We’re going to show you [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 …]

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 American Barbell Power Bar has a shaft made from precision grade alloy steel
Exercise Equipment

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 …]

The Concept 2 SkiErg is an American-made, precision engineered Nordic skiing machine from the makers of the industry’s most trusted indoor rowers.
Exercise Equipment

Concept2 SkiErg – Buyer’s Guide

Let’s take a look at an innovative piece of endurance exercise equipment – the Concept2 SkiErg. This unique piece of equipment lets you get the health benefits of Nordic skiing exercise anytime, anywhere. Looking for SkiErg Black Friday deals? Concept 2 equipment is rarely on sale at discounted prices – even on Black Friday – your best bet is to look to minimize sales tax, or to find free shipping. In fact, Rogue has the SkiErg available as part of it’s “5 for $5” shipping deal right now – buy any 5 qualifying items and they all ship for only $5. This is the cheapest way to get a SkiErg. Is the SkiErg the right piece of exercise equipment for [Read more …]

Nike Romaleos 3 XD Weightlifting shoe - Mens - Designed for elite-level lifting, the Nike Romaleos 3 XD features a honeycomb-patterned plate for stability, while Flywire technology and a dynamic strap provides a supportive fit during your workout.
Cross Training Shoes

Best Weightlifting Shoes for 2019

Lifting heavy weights requires the right footwear. Many people lift using normal sneakers or running shoes – and that’s a big mistake. They should be using proper weightlifting shoes, like the Nike Romaleos 3 XD shown here instead. Best Shoes For Squats? Weightlifting shoes are the best shoes for squats. The raised heel (which is very firm) minimizes the ankle range of motion needed. The solid heel ensures you are stable with hundreds of pounds on your back. We’ll review who makes the best weightlifting shoes for 2019, and why. These are the best shoes for Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, and the weightlifting portions of the CrossFit WOD. Here’s the shoes we are going to review in this article. Nike Romaleos [Read more …]

Dumbbells are a required fitness tool for your home or garage gym - find out the best dumbbell options for your home gym
Exercise Equipment

Best Dumbbells For Your Home Gym

Let’s look at the best dumbbell choices for your home gym or garage gym. Dumbbells are a staple of every gym and fitness center worldwide. Because they work. These affordable and versatile fitness tools have been used in strength training since the beginning of time. But, before you splurge on purchasing a full set of dumbbells for your home gym, take a few moments to figure out what the best option will be for you. We’ll present a variety of options here to meet any budget (and available space.) Where to buy dumbbells online? We’re an affiliate of Rogue Fitness and Amazon. Affiliate sales help us to bring great information about health and fitness to you. We’ve reviewed all the [Read more …]

An athlete using the Victory Multi-Grip functional trainer
Exercise Equipment

Functional Trainer Cable Machine Reviews

Let’s talk about functional trainers, also called cable machines. What’s a functional trainer? Here’s an example – the Victory FT-5000 Multi-Grip Functional Trainer from Rep Fitness. This is our top pick for an affordable functional trainer for your home gym or garage gym. A Functional Trainer is a cable machine that uses two independent weight stacks, pulleys, and cables (with handles) to provide unique workout benefits. Here’s the functional trainer cable machines we will review. FT 5000 Victory Multi-Grip Functional Trainer This functional trainer from Rep Fitness has everything we’d look for – two 220 lb weight stacks, height adjustable handles, pull-up handles, and plenty of attachment options. All that – and a great price. (Rep Fitness) Made from 11 [Read more …]

The best women's olympic barbell will have a 25 mm shaft diameter - so it's easy to grip for those with smaller hands. It will weight 15 kilograms or 33 pounds. It can be used for Olympic Weightlifting or strength building power lifts.
Exercise Equipment

Best Women’s Olympic Barbell

Let’s look at some options for the best women’s Olympic barbell for CrossFit. First of all – do women need a special barbell for weightlifting? Short answer – they don’t. But, women’s barbells have a shaft diameter of only 25 mm. Compare this to the 28 or 29 mm diameter of a men’s bar. It is 10% less diameter. And that means it’s easier to grip for those with smaller hands. Here’s the barbells we are going to review today. Read on to find out about the important qualities of the best women’s barbell. Rogue Bella Bar 2.0 15kg women’s bushing bar – A multipurpose bar, made in the USA with 190K tensile strength steel. Outstanding Rogue Fitness quality. (Rogue [Read more …]

GORUCK Rucker 2.0 - a purpose built rucksack - no laptop compartment, more padding in the straps , and compatible with GORUCK Expert ruck plates.
Rucking

Best Rucking Accessories for GORUCK

GORUCK Black Friday Sales Coming Soon GORUCK’s Black Friday Sales usually span the whole week of Thanksgiving – and this year we expect the best deals yet – so check back often and we’ll have more details soon. Now that you’ve picked out your ideal GORUCK rucking backpack you should look at some rucking gear that helps you get the best packing and storage efficiency out of that GR1 or Rucker backpack. We’re going to review the best rucksack accessories for the GR1 – or any GORUCK bag. These choices have been vetted by rucking enthusiasts – so consider them the “best of the best”. Whether you are using a GR1, or other rucking backpack – all of these items [Read more …]