GORUCK Sandbag workout exercises (37)
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Best Sandbag for Home Workouts

Let’s review the best sandbags for your home (or garage) workout. Sandbags are great. They are heavy enough for strength building and they can be much more versatile than a barbell – because there are so many more ways to carry them. Complete your gym equipment and gear with sandbags. Including sandbags in your workout routine can give a completely different set of exercises that you wouldn’t be able to do with barbells and dumbbells. Aside from being inexpensive, they are also easy to store and have various uses. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Let’s compare and contrast all these sandbags. Sandbags – Overview You might be new to the fitness world, and you may be wondering what to fill your sandbag with. Well, the apparent answer is sand, which you can easily find in hardware stores. Sandbags come in various sizes, with diverse load capacities, and at differing levels of quality. Working out with sandbags, though extremely hard, is highly effective and offers many benefits. It improves resistance and performance by conditioning [Read more …]

Polar H10 Heart Rate Sensor full view front
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Polar H10 Heart Rate Sensor Review

Let’s review the new Polar H10 Heart Rate Sensor from Polar (and sold by Rogue.) The heart is one of the most significant organs of our body and is vital for survival. With that, knowing your actual heart rate is also crucial. When you exercise, understanding your heart rate can help you enhance your fitness and track your development. Introducing! The Polar H10 Heart Rate Sensor. It measures your heart rate through a chest strap and delivers your results in realtime to an app on your phone. This chest strap HRM (Heart Rate Monitor) uses the actual electrical pulses from your heartbeat -and because it’s wrapped around your chest, it is highly accurate. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Polar H10 Heart Rate Sensor – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Coming soon! Polar H10 Heart Rate Sensor – How Well Does It Work? The Polar H10 Heart Reate Sensor works great. First of all, it’s not an optical heart rate [Read more …]

GORUCK GR3 steel for hiking
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GORUCK GR3 Rucksack

Let’s review the GR3 Rucksacks from GORUCK. Founded by a former Green Beret, GORUCK equipment and gears are synonymous with battle-tested and lifetime guarantee. All of GORUCK’s equipment and rucksacks go through a comprehensive examination to severe conditions to make sure your backpack will keep your belongings safe. They create incredibly functional and practical bags, and every bit and hole is designed with a lot of thought for durability and functionality. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: GR3 Rucksacks – Overview The GR3 is a gigantic bag! GORUCK describes it as one of the most oversized feasible carry-on bags and they are serious about it as it can carry 45 liters (expandable to 65L) with official dimensions at 22″ high and 14″ wide by 9″ diameter. It is so much bigger and bulkier than GR1 and GR2. The GR3 is made of 1000D CORDURA ballistic nylon, which is a long-lasting material that withstands abrasions, holes, and scrape; combine that with the heavy-duty YKK zippers, and you get yourself a remarkably durable backpack that can [Read more …]

GORUCK GR2 multicam front view
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GORUCK GR2 Rucksack

Let’s review GR2 Rucksacks. Simple but tough. You can describe GORUCK equipment and apparel as such. From footwear to rucksacks, it’s undeniable that they make things last for a long time. They are incredibly durable, overly functional, and are made with the highest quality standards using only highly tough military-grade materials. GR2 is created to withstand the harshest environment, so you can take it with you and conquer the world. Its design is minimal outside, but on the inside, it is made of excellent bulletproof materials and has enough space to carry all your things. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: GR2 Rucksacks – Overview The GR2 rucksack comes in two sizes – 34L and 40L. 34L is an average-sized ruck and is perfect for shorter people (under 5’8″). It weighs 4.35 lbs with dimensions of 31.75cm x 59cm x 23cm and is suitable for short-term travel. The GR2 40L is, of course, a larger ruck and is fitted for long-term travel. It weighs 4.75 Lbs with dimensions of 31.75cm x 56cm x 23cm. [Read more …]

GORUCK GR1 wolf grey full view
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GORUCK GR1 Rucksack

Let’s review the GR1 Rucksacks from GORUCK. When it comes to rucksacks, the first name that comes to mind is GORUCK. GORUCK specializes in making durable, quality, versatile, and rugged rucksacks, and now they are bringing back GR1 – exclusively overbuilt in the USA. GR1 is irreplaceable. To put it simply, there is no other rucksack/backpack in the market that comes close to what GR1 is. It is rainproof, comfortable, easy to carry, has a lifetime guarantee, and performs both in office and outdoor settings. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: GR1 Rucksacks – Overview GR1 opens flat to make it more manageable to pack and organize. It is excellent for light travel, where you can easily see the entire interior and accommodates some personal and office items. There is a sizeable elastic sleeve on the main compartment’s back wall and three rows of MOLLE webbing across the top. It also has a bombproof laptop compartment which is well guarded with sturdy padding on both sides, a false bottom, and a plastic sheet frame [Read more …]

GORUCK American Training Shorts Navy and Camo Review (3)
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GORUCK American Training Shorts Review

Let’s review the American Training Shorts from GORUCK. Whatever sports/workout you engage in, wearing the right sportswear can make the most out of your exercise. Appropriate activewear makes it more natural for you to move, keeping you cozy and cool, and nothing gets more satisfying than wearing shorts during workouts, especially in summer. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Let’s take a look. Training Shorts from GORUCK – Overview GORUCK captured the hearts of many with their rugged rucksack/backpack. But making the best and the most rigid rucking gears did not end with their backpacks. GORUCK included training shorts in the list. They even managed to combine both tough and comfortable in these training shorts giving you a fantastic look and feel. These training shorts also create another buzz in the CrossFit world as they bring the best feeling and performance. They fit great, non-restrictive, and can be your favorite everyday shorts. These are 7.5″ inseam. In my book that’s “shortie shorts”. It’s definitely an “above the quad” fit. Here’s a photo (provided by [Read more …]

Reebok Nano X1 Grit (9)
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Reebok Nano X1 Grit Training Shoe Review

The new Reebok Nano X1 Grit Training Shoe has arrived. This is the 11th version of Reebok’s Nano cross-training shoe. It’s no longer hyper-focused on CrossFit, but rather it is now a more well-rounded fitness shoe – the shoe of fitness is what Reebok is calling it. There’s two different uppers available – one that is knit and one that is “Grit” – meaning a tougher upper. We’re going to laser-focus in on the Grit version of the shoe in this review. Here’s some of the styles that are available now: Let’s take a look. Reebok Nano X1 Grit Training Shoe Review – Video from our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: The video above compares the shoe to the Nano X – its predecessor. Nano X1 Grit Sizing Looking for sizing advice? The Nano X1 runs true to size, with a nice, wide toe box that is nearly unchanged from the Nano X. Visually there’s a small difference because the outsole is wider in the X. I explain in-depth [Read more …]

Reebok Nano X1 Grit Versus Knit - what's the differences in the two uppers?
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Reebok Nano X1 Grit Versus Knit

The new Reebok Nano X1 Training Shoe has arrived. It’s available with two different uppers – one Knit and the other Grit. What’s the difference? That’s what we’re going to cover in this review. Here’s some of the styles that are available now: Let’s compare and contrast these two different options. Reebok Nano X1 Grit Versus Knit – Training Shoe Review – Video from our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Nano X1 Sizing Looking for sizing advice? The Nano X1 runs true to size, with a nice, wide toebox that is nearly unchanged from the Nano X. Visually there’s a small difference because the outsole is wider in the X. I explain in-depth in this video: There I recommend you order the same size as your Nano X – or whatever your normal shoe size is. Reebok Nano X1 Grit Versus Knit – Overview Reebok Nano X1 Grit Versus Knit – In Summary That’s our review of the differences in the two uppers of the Reebok Nano X1 Training [Read more …]

Nike React Metcon Turbo Training Shoe (2)
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Nike React Metcon Turbo Training Shoe Review

Let’s take a look at the new Nike React Metcon Turbo from Nike. It’s available now from Road Runner Sports, and others. Our review pair has arrived – and we’ve done our initial testing. Nike’s first version of a React Metcon shoe was an interesting experiment. It featured a number of innovations such as a “Forged FlyKnit” upper, quick lace system, and a removable midsole based on React foam, rather than Nike’s normal dual-density foam. Did it all work? No – not in my opinion. The Forged Flyknit was bulky and uncomfortable, the quick lace system was a flop, and to top it all off, it was adorned with ostentatious NIKE text. I’m happy to say Nike has fixed all those issues with the new Nike React Metcon Turbo training shoe. Here’s some of the styles that are available now: Let’s take a look. Nike React Metcon Turbo Review – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Overall, I’m liking this shoe – in fact, I think [Read more …]