Rogue Olympic Barbells with Cerakote - durable ceramic thin film coating
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Guide to the Rogue Cerakote Colors Olympic Barbells

Bearing bar vs Bushing Bar Need help understanding the lingo for Olympic barbells? Check out our barbell guide. Did you know that Rogue Olympic barbells are available with Cerakote – a thin-film ceramic coating that offers amazing durability, protection, and a choice of colors? Cerakote is also popular in the gun industry – because of the range of colors that can be used, but also because of the amazing durability of this thin-film coating. Click to See The Rogue Color Barbell Options and Prices on the Rogue Website Why Cerakote? Cerakote has a number of advantages over traditional coatings. Cerakote is resistant to wear, abrasion, corrosion, and chemicals. It was originally developed in the 1980s for use on firearms – [Read more …]

Rogue Echo Colored Bumper Plate for an Olympic Weightlifting Barbell
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Starting Your Own Garage Gym – the Olympic Weight Plates

Starting Your Own Garage Gym – The Olympic Weight Plates In this article, we’ll continue the discussion about starting your own garage gym. If you’ve been following along, you’ve picked out a power rack that will let you safely pre-position and lift heavily loaded barbells for the essential, basic, strength training movements, and you’ve zeroed in on an Olympic weightlifting barbell that will meet the needs of your preferred training style, such as CrossFit, that requires a mix of the classic strength exercises as well as Olympic lifts. But a barbell with no Olympic weight plates isn’t a challenge for very long. In this article, we’ll discuss the Olympic style weight plates you need. Garage or Home Gym – The [Read more …]

A Rogue Olympic weightlifting barbell - loaded with Rogue training bumper plates
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Starting Your Own Garage Gym – The Olympic Barbell

But What About All Those Slick Machines? Your commercial gym may be filled with slick looking machines – with lots of pulleys, cables, and nice thick padded seats (most of them let you sit and workout.) But the honest truth is that there are much more effective ways to train that do not involve expensive machines (or sitting down). You can (and should) build outstanding strength and endurance using the same basic implements (such as an Olympic barbell and free weights) that were available 50 years ago. No machines needed. This advice applies to rank beginners, novices, and grizzled veterans. In this article, we’ll continue the discussion about starting your own garage gym. We’re going to talk about what is [Read more …]