Nike Metcon 7 versus Nike Metcon 6 - What are the differences?
CrossFit Shoes

Nike Metcon 7 Versus Nike Metcon 6

Let’s compare the Nike Metcon 7 to the Nike Metcon 6. Now that the Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser has dropped we finally have something to compare against the Nike Metcon 6. At long last we have the Nike Metcon 7. It looks good (just remember this is the Mat Fraser Personal Edition – so it always looks a bit “dramatic”). Has Nike revolutionized the CrossFit shoe that millions know and love? We’ll compare this shoe to its very popular predecessor. This is Nike Metcon 7 vs Nike Metcon 6. And here’s where you can get these shoes: Let’s get right into the comparison. Nike Metcon 7 – Overview Let’s start from the bottom up. The outsole on both shoes is all rubber, has flex grooves, and a very firm heel. There’s deep pre-formed flex grooves in the forefoot of both shoes. The M6 had a diamond-shaped heel, and with the M7 the heel is noticeably wider. This is good – because the main mission of the Nike Metcon shoes is heavy weight lifting. A wide heel makes for a [Read more …]

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CrossFit Shoes

Nike Metcon 7 X

Here’s the newly launched Nike Metcon 7 X. This is an exclusive for Nike Members only – but expect other retailers will have the shoe in about 1 week. Or you can get it from Rogue Fitness NOW. Metcon, Nike’s ultimate, functional cross-training shoe, now comes with new colorways for its 7th iteration. Available for men and women, this shoe offers better stability and durability than its predecessors. Aside from its breathability and comfort for distancing running and improved flexibility for sprints and jump boxes, let’s see what other outstanding features of this new shoe are. The other version of the shoe you can get right now is the Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser PE. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Nike Metcon 7 Launch Colorways – Overview What’s new? The Hyperlift heel is upgraded, making lifting a pleasant adventure. It helps stabilize and support the base of the shoe with its rugged, built-in TPU heels. Metcon 7 has a radical change in its built-in midsole using Nike’s E-TPU material, React. The insoles provide [Read more …]

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CrossFit Shoes

Nike Romaleos 4 SE Weightlifting Shoe

Here’s the newest color option of the Nike Romaleos 4 SE from Nike. The Nike Romaleos family is known for two things – strength and stability. These are Olympic weightlifting shoes that are heavier, with a flat sole and midfoot straps for a tight fit. They enable you to push into the floor with less effort, producing more power throughout a lift. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Nike Romaleos 4 – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Here’s our earlier hands-on review of the Rom 4: Nike Romaleos 4 SE – Overview The upper of Nike Romaleos 4 SE is made mainly from a woven type of fabric that is solid but flexible. The material is a bit hard and needs a little time to break-in, and when it does, it becomes comfortable. The toebox of the shoe arches nicely for split jerks without curving easily. The Nike Romaleos 4 SE highlights a broad, flat base and a supportive foundation. [Read more …]

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Gym Equipment

Powerlifting Monolifts from Rogue

Are you into serious powerlifting with heavy weights? Then you might need a Monolift. For a safe execution of maximum-effort squats, a Monolift is needed. It is a rare style of rack that eliminates the walk-out phase of the squat and can build supreme rigidity and tightness. This makes the lift safer and more secure, and you save more energy for other productive training. Here are some of the monolift options we are going to look at: Monolifts – Overview How does the Monolifts work? The hooks that hold the bar pull back when you un-rack a loaded barbell in a Monolift, so you can squat where you’re standing; no need to move away from the rack. When you finish the set, the hooks are turned back into their original position under the bar enabling you to effortlessly re-rack it; again without taking any step. The exclusion of the walk-out and security spotters make the Monolift the most secure way to overload the squat. But squatting in a monolift is not as simple as un-racking then squatting. It takes practice, [Read more …]

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Workout Apparel

Dri-FIT Workout Clothes from Rogue

Need workout clothes? Let’s look at the Dri-FIT Workout Clothes from Rogue (but made by Nike). Great workout clothes give advantages like moisture-wicking technology, stretch fabric, and smell control. It is also essential the shirt fits conveniently and functions properly during exercises like strength training or running. Take a look at some workout clothes that will not disrupt your precious workout. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Dri-FIT Workout Clothes from Rogue – Overview Working out feeling fresh and relaxed is an important feeling when working out, especially when doing extreme exercises. When you sweat, you might absorb, and stink-causing bacteria might build up. A fabric that can diffuse sweat is the ideal material as your workout attire. Clothing with excellent breathability is also essential because they dry quickly so you can feel fresh even if you are drenched in sweat for a long time. Nike uses Dri-Fit technology that pulls the moisture away to keep you comfortable and light in your most intense workout. Here are some of their clothing. Nike Dri-FIT Mat [Read more …]

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Gym Equipment

Eagle Bike from American Barbell

There’s a new air bike in town. Let’s look at the newly released Eagle Bike from American Barbell. With an air bike, you can do a unique blend of an upper and lower body workout and spike your heart rate in a short period, making it perfect to use if you only have ten minutes to exercise. It is an amazing warm-up machine, integrating most major muscle groups and making the blood pump to those areas that need it. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Eagle Bike from American Barbell – Overview The American Barbell Eagle Bike has been tested and approved by NFL players and fitness athletes and is an excellent addition to any commercial or home gym. Created from heavy-duty steel, the frame of this bike gives you the needed stability to surmount those extremely tough intervals. The Eagle Bike is one of the most powerful in class at 156 lbs, but it is also very easy to move with its built-in commercial-grade roller-wheels. American Barbell paired a belt-driven fan to this solid [Read more …]

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Workout Apparel

Apparel from American Barbell

American Barbell doesn’t just make bumpers and bars – they make workout clothes too. American Barbell Apparel is known for its barbells and durable gym equipment. They provide equipment with the highest quality taking into account the reality that each person’s fitness goal is unique. They expanded and also made durable yet comfy tees and hoodies for everyday training or relaxed activities. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: American Barbell Apparel – Overview American Barbell is known for their barbells and other durable gym equipment. They started in 1978, and over the last 40 years, they have blazed a trail, producing the most striking innovations and industry firsts. They are the ones who created the first Hard Chrome Olympic Barbell in 1998, the first Urethane Bumper Plate in 2021, the first Cerakote Olympic Barbell in 2017, and other outstanding innovations. They not only make these notable creations, but they also explored and made great apparel. Bar Spangled Banner – Tee It is very easy to make this shirt your favorite – it’s comfy, fits [Read more …]

King Kong Apparel Core51 Duffel Desert carry
Gym Equipment

CORE51 Gym Duffel Bag

Need a duffel bag for the gym? Check out the CORE51 Duffel. Your gym bag is not supposed to be a mysterious-smelling hole where you put everything in it. With Core51, you can have the proper organization of all your gym stuff, allowing you to categorize them inside your bag. King Kong Apparel makes high-quality and functional gym bags for modern and active athletes, even reinventing the expectations of what gym bags should be. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: CORE51 Duffel – Overview Core51 Duffel is 46% bigger, giving maximum functionality and enhanced support to lifters. Core51 has an exclusive weight belt holder that guarantees performance isn’t jeopardized. You can wrap your belt around the duffel instead of putting it inside and take up most of the space. It has a generous main compartment highlighting more pockets and compartments. It has a 15″ internal padded laptop sleeve and a sealed internal shoe compartment so you can keep your clean gear smelling fresh. Core51 has two expandable bottle holders to keep you hydrated throughout [Read more …]

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Gym Equipment

Gym Timers from Rogue

Adding a timer to your workout is a good idea. Let’s look at some of the Gym Timers from Rogue Fitness. If you are looking for a timer on the wall that provides all the purposes you need while convenient and easy to use, look no further. Rogue offers lightweight and versatile timers not only for homes and gyms but also for larger facilities. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Gym Timers from Rogue – Overview You can track your workout with Rogue’s Gym Timers, allowing you to set custom intervals or even employ preset CrossFit training intervals. The timers can be mounted to the wall with a long-life rechargeable battery. These gym timers highlight a pair of crystal clear LED displays, handy remote control access, and dozens of pre-set and programmable interval settings for a truly customized experience. Timebirds Timer The Timebirds® Timer measures 6.1” x 1.85” x 0.8” (155mm x 47mm x 21mm) and is built with shock-resistant housing, polycarbonate anti-glare lens, and a magnetic spine for a fast, reliable set-up. It [Read more …]

Reebok Nano X1 Froning Training Shoe farm
CrossFit Shoes

Nano X1 Froning Training Shoe for CrossFit

Reebok is soon launching another Rich Froning training shoe. Check out the Nano X1 Froning Training Shoe from Reebok. Whether you climb, jump, or throw the barbell around, the Reebok Nano X1 is made to do all of them and so much more. The new version of Nano X1 is in collaboration with Rich Froning Jr. who is the 4x “Fittest Man on Earth.” This shoe is an exclusive iteration of Reebok’s award-winning ‘Official Shoe of Fitness’ silhouette as a special offering for the fitness community. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Nano X1 Froning Training Shoe – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Coming soon! Nano X1 Froning Training Shoe – Overview Reebok keeps on making the Nano series extra versatile. This special edition and latest collaboration give recognition to the “Into the Storm” mantra that serves as a daily inspiration for Froning and the slogan for his business, Froning Farms. The shoe is fused with Reebok’s Floatride Energy cushioning [Read more …]