The Nike Free X Metcon 2 is a great cross training shoe – that works well for running too. It’s part of Nike’s “Free” line – and that means that it is meant to replicate the barefoot running experience. Let’s take a look at how it does that – while we show you the new styles. Like the Texas Longhorns? Then “Black/Iron Grey/White/Desert Orange” is your style. Here’s the removable insole – you can see the Texas longhorns steer. It looks pretty good – but few people will see that – as it is inside the shoe. Fan of the NFL? Here’s the Pittsburgh Steelers version of the Free x Metcon 2. The yellow and black are a unique look for this shoe. Here’s the “top down” view. We also have the Georgia Bulldogs. Bad news for Ohio State fans – that colorway sold out within days – so these are no longer available. That’s a hint too that these are all limited runs – if you like them – get them now. Fans of Tom Brady and crew will [Read more …]
Last week, Nike launched some new colorways (color combinations) for their Nike Metcon Sport shoe. The Nike Metcon Sport is part of the “Metcon” line of shoes – that’s code for “CrossFit”. These shoes are cross trainers – and they let you lift, run, jump, and more. What’s the new styles? Here we have String/Dark Smoke Grey/Pale Ivory. Nike says “STABILITY TO LIFT HEAVY AND CUT HARD.” The other great thing about these shoes is that they are only $100 or so. That’s much cheaper than the other shoes in the line. Another great colorway that has just debuted is Black/Thunderstorm/White/Total Orange. Photo Credits Some photos are property of Nike, Inc. This website is not affiliated or associated with CrossFit, Inc. CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit, Inc.
The right pair of shorts are so deliciously easy breezy when it comes to working out. There’s something about the air on your skin and the freedom of movement that simply can’t be beat! On the flip side, the wrong pair of workout shorts can be physically uncomfortable, a little too *ahem* revealing, or make you feel self-conscious. Shorts that you constantly have to adjust and fuss with are going to take away from your ability to focus on your workout. Fortunately workout shorts have come a long way since the teeny tiny jogging shorts, baggy basketball shorts, and totally un-breathable “performance” fabrics of the past. There are many more and much better options – even multiple lengths to choose from (yay!) – so you can get all the comfort and performance you need. Before we continue let’s get one thing straight. If you… Feel self-conscious in shorts Don’t like showing your legs Are haunted by the fear of accidentally flashing someone Just don’t like shorts, period …then skip it! It doesn’t matter if it’s 110 degrees outside. You don’t [Read more …]
There have been a lot of fashion trends over the years when it comes to fitness. From tracksuits to skorts to thong leotards (why, lord, why?) – there have been plenty of “misses.” Fortunately, leggings are a home run. Whether the boom of yoga or just a quest for compression is to blame, leggings have become ubiquitous when it comes to “athleisure” and legit workout gear. Leggings blend function and fashion to keep you comfortable and looking good while you sweat. There are leggings for all body shapes and ways to wear your leggings for every personal style. The downside is that leggings have gotten so popular that it can feel as though you’re burdened with an infinite number of ways to wrap up your stems in lycra. On the upside, since fashion brands have caught onto the fact that women love leggings there have been more (and better) options than ever before. Read on to learn about features to consider to make you comfortable, help you move freely, and get through your workout to the best of your ability. [Read more …]
There’s nothing worse than pants that hike up your butt, exposing your butt crack as you do your mountain climbers. In the same token, bottoms that give you a wedgie as you’re doing lunges are a literal pain in the ass. Of course, the worst case scenario is when you’re doing a box squat and your pants rip open. Uh-oh! More than looking cute during your CrossFit workouts, you have to be outfitted with quality workout gear that is comfortable. Most of all, they must be able to help improve your performance, so you can optimize your CrossFit workouts. You want to maximize your burn with the limited amount of time you have. Leggings Versus Shorts Now, take a look at this time old rivalry between shorts and leggings. They are polar opposites when it comes to length and fit. Which among them is the perfect bottom for your CrossFit WODs or workout of the days? Let’s examine and compare these two clothing items based on several factors. Consider the following key points below: Performance Factor Aside from looking visually [Read more …]
CrossFit Games 2020 The dates and location for the CrossFit Games 2020 have been announced. This year’s battle to be crowned the Fittest on Earth will be held from Wednesday July 29th through Sunday August 2nd. The location will be Madison, Wisconsin – as usual. Let’s take a look at a little history from the CrossFit Games. What Are the CrossFit Games? In 1996, Greg Glassman and Lauren Jenai started a company that eventually evolved into a worldwide fitness craze. CrossFit training began with a single gym in Santa Cruz, California. With the founding of CrossFit, Inc. affiliated gyms began to spring up around the United States. Today, there are an estimated 13,000 CrossFit dedicated facilities. People who train are often competitive individuals who love competing. This new and exciting model for fitness training spawned the idea for a competition, the CrossFit Games. Here’s everything you need to know about what they are, who the competitors are, and how you might be able to get there. What Are the CrossFit Games? Glassman was a former gymnast, so he enjoyed the [Read more …]