Nike Metcon 6 AMP - How is it different than the regular edition? Let's compare and contrast.
Cross Training Shoes

Nike Metcon 6 Differences

The Nike Metcon 6 is my favorite CrossFit shoe for the year 2021 – and now that it has been out for quite a while, there are lots of different versions and editions. That’s the difference between the Nike Metcon 6 and the Nike Metcon 6 AMP (or the FlyEase, or the Premium?) That’s what we’ll cover in this article – we will compare and contrast all the differences between the different versions of the Nike Metcon 6. What’s the real difference between the new and the regular edition Metcon 6? Nike came up with a real winner when they designed the Nike Metcon 6. Now in it’s sixth version – this all-purpose cross-training shoe will bring out the best [Read more …]

Reebok Nano X1 Training Shoe Review (8)
Cross Training Shoes

Reebok Nano X1 Training Shoe Review

Let’s review the new Reebok Nano X1 Training Shoe from Reebok. Our review pair has arrived and we’ve put them through our workout test. Let’s take a tour of what will make this shoe be the next shoe for fitness. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Let’s review what’s new and improved in this training shoe. Reebok Nano X1 Training Shoe – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Reebok Nano X1 Sizing I feel this shoe runs true to size. An 11 fits me perfectly – and this is my normal size in nearly every running shoe and cross trainer. [Read more …]

Concept2 BikeErg side view with user
Exercise Equipment

Concept2 BikeErg Versus Rogue Echo Bike

Let’s compare and contrast the BikeErg from Concept2 and the Rogue Echo Bike. Technically, they are both “bikes,” but what really are the differences between Concept2’s BikeErg and Rogue’s Echo Bike? This Echo Bike vs BikeErg. Here are some of the equipment we are going to look at: BikeErg or Echo Bike – Overview BikeErg and Echo Bike both give very distinct energy to the body, and with different energy comes a different transformation and different training outcomes for each. A well-rounder will get leg fatigue on the BikeErg and be out of breath on the Echo Bike. The Echo Bike utilizes both the upper and lower body, while the BikeErg is generally lower body. The Echo Bike ends in [Read more …]

GORUCK MACV-1 Boot Versus Altama OTB Maritime Boot Review
Rucking

GORUCK MACV-1 Boot Versus Altama OTB Maritime Assault Boot Review

Need boots that are made to get wet – and let you keep going afterward? Let’s put these two top contenders to the test – the GORUCK MACV-1 and the Altama OTB Maritime Assault Boot (Buy on Amazon). Here’s some of the products we used during this test: Let’s compare and contrast. This is GORUCK MACV-1 versus Altama OTB. First, let’s take an in-depth look at each. GORUCK MACV-1 Jungle Ruck Boot Overview We’ll start with the GORUCK MACV-1. I’ve had these for quite some time now, and these aren’t just one of my favorite pairs of boots – they are one of my favorite pair of shoes – period. There’s two heights of boot – 6″ and 8″. I [Read more …]

GORUCK Tribe Workout Program Review
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GORUCK Tribe Workout Program Review

Let’s review the new GORUCK Tribe workout program from GORUCK. Choosing the harder path is what GORUCK Tribe is committed to take. Tribe formally launches in January 2021, with the theme of the year, “Seek Pain”. Full cycles are four years in duration. By subscribing, you will receive a new patch each month – attainable only if you read the book, do the workout, and the ruck mileage. Where do you sign up? Direct at GORUCK of course: GORUCK Tribe – Overview Pain is inevitable, and when we overcome painful situations, we appreciate life even more, and we discover the strength we never thought we have. GORUCK Tribe is into seeking that strength hidden within us. The GORUCK Challenge started [Read more …]

How many calories does rucking burn?
Rucking

How Many Calories Does Rucking Burn?

How many calories does rucking burn? That’s a great question – you certainly know you are working harder when you walk for long distances with a heavily loaded backpack (rucksack) on your back. But, can we put some hard numbers to this? Yes, we can. Here’s results from testing I’m doing – measuring calorie burn (via heart rate monitoring) at a variety of distances, loads, and paces. Without further ado, here’s the results (Preliminary, more data will be added over the next 2-3 months): Ruck Weight Pace (mph) Calories burned/minute Calories burned/hour Calories burned/mile 0 (no ruck) 3.6 6.7 401 109 30 lb ruck plate + Rucker 3.0 3.0 6.2 373 123 30 lb ruck plate + Rucker 3.0 3.7 [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 6 Camo - Side Quarter Right
Cross Training Shoes

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe Review

Here’s our review of the Nike Metcon 6 – the newest CrossFit style training shoe from Nike for 2020. What’s new with this shoe as compared to the Nike Metcon 5? Not that much – but that’s OK because the Nike Metcon 5 was really, really good. Read on to find out what the changes and improvements are. Spoiler alert: The Nike Metcon 6 was our top pick of the Best CrossFit Shoes for 2020. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Nike Metcon 6 Shoe Review – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Nike Metcon 6 Shoe Review – Overview Let’s [Read more …]

assault bike versus rower - which is better?
Exercise

Assault Bike versus Rower – Which is Better?

Which is a better for functional fitness conditioning and metcon workouts; the assault bike or the indoor rower? The rower is a great piece of equipment – get a low-impact, full body workout – and it can be as intense (or not) as you desire. But, the assault bike (or air bike, or fan bike) is a great metcon workout too. We’re going to review the pros and cons of both of these pieces of equipment in this article. This is assault bike vs rower. Here’s some of the gear we’ll be highlighting during this discussion: No matter which you choose, Rogue Fitness has the best price – and selection. Air Bike Versus Rower – How They Are the Same [Read more …]

Reebok Nano X Cross-Trainer new for 2020
Cross Training Shoes

Reebok Nano X – CrossFit Training Shoe Review

The Reebok Nano X (get it now!) has just been released. This is the 10th iteration of Reebok’s shoe for functional fitness and CrossFit style workouts. What’s new? What’s different? What’s the same? That’s what we’ll discuss (and show) in this hands-on review. The Reebok Nano X was the runner-up in our review of the Best CrossFit Shoes for 2020. Here’s some of the launch styles that are available now from Reebok.com (NOTE: We are an affiliate.) Let’s take an in-depth look. Reebok Nano X – Hands-On Review on YouTube Why read when you can watch? We give you the full run-down on the new Reebok Nano X – and compare it to the Reebok Nano 9 and the Nike [Read more …]

Young woman using a 45 degree leg press machine
Exercise Equipment

Top 5 Reasons to use the Leg Press Machine

The leg press machine catches a lot of flak. It’s considered an inferior exercise when compared to the squat and deadlift. But there’s a reason these machines are popular and you’ll find one in just about every gym. You might as well understand what it’s good for – and use it to your benefit. We’re going to discuss the top 5 reasons to use the leg press machine. We’ll highlight some of the things you can do with this model of leg press machine. Reason #1: Rehabilitation The legs constitute the largest muscles in the body. The quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes are a significant portion of your total muscular mass. How do you provide a strength building workout if you’ve [Read more …]