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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 …]

Altama OTB Maritime Assault Mid Boot Review
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Altama OTB Maritime Assault Boot Review

Let’s review the Altama OTB Maritime Assault Boot (Buy on Amazon) from Altama. No, it’s not a Chuck Taylor Converse – it’s a special-purpose boot originally made for the US Navy Seals. They wanted a shoe that fit and worked like the Converse shoes (i.e. a very simple design) but wanted something that could be used in amphibious operations. These are sometimes called tactical chucks for that reason. Luckily for the rest of us, these shoes can do a lot more than that – and they look good doing it!

Nike Metcon 7 - What I'd Like To See Concept Release Date
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Nike Metcon 7 – What I’d Like To See

UPDATE: The Nike Metcon 7 is here. You can now buy the Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser PE (Personal Edition) or the Nike Metcon 7 X. I’ll leave my hopes and dreams here. Maybe these ideas will go into the Nike Metcon 8. What would you like to see Nike improve or change in the Nike Metcon 7? I’ve got some ideas – and that’s what we’re going to discuss in this article. First of all, let me say that we are probably 10-11 months from the next version of the Nike Metcon shoe, as I write this. I don’t have any knowledge of the Nike Metcon 7 Release Date – or even that there will be a Nike Metcon 7. But, I’m guessing there will be, as there has been an annual product launch every year since 2015 or so. The Nike Metcon shoe gets better and better every release – and in fact, I’ve declared the Nike Metcon 6 to be the best CrossFit shoe for 2020. While we wait for the next round of improvements, check out [Read more …]

Darn Tough Micro Crew Midweight With Cushion Sock 1466 with MACV-1 Black
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Best Rucking Socks

Best rucking sock? That’s what we aim to find out. We’re out in the field , ruck marching relentlessly to find the best rucking sock. Check back in a few weeks and we’ll have test results. Here’s some of the styles were going to look at: On to the socks! Best Rucking Socks – Overview What do we need in the best rucking sock? That’s what we’ll discuss here. (Stand by for details!) Our field test will reveal what the key features are. MudGear – Ruck Sock We put these through some real mud – and they lived up to their name. This was an 18 mile ruck march through swampy trails that varied from dry to calf deep water – and lots of mud, of course. Darn Tough – Hiker Micro Crew Cushion Review How do these do when wet? I had these on for a 10 mile/30 lb ruck march after a stormy, rainy day. A few places on the trail, I had to go full immersion. While having wet socks isn’t fun – there were really no [Read more …]

Nike Pegasus Trail 2 Running Shoe - Side view 2
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Nike Pegasus Trail 2 Running Shoe Review

Nike just dropped the new Pegasus Trail 2 – this is a React foam based trail running shoe. It looks good, but what’s the practical difference between this and all the other trail running shoes that Nike has? (Like the Wildhorse 6, Terra Kiger 6, and Pegasus 36 Trail?) That’s what we’ll talk about here in our hands on review. We’ll also compare it to another running shoe that has a lot of React foam. Here’s the styles now available (We are a Road Runner Sports affiliate): Let’s dive in and take a look at this trail runner. Nike Pegasus Trail 2 – YouTube Review Why read when you can watch? Here’s a first look from our YouTube channel: Nike Pegasus Trail 2 – Overview Let’s start with the cushioning system – because that is the major defining feature of this shoe. The Pegasus Trail 2 uses React foam – and lots of it. It gives a very soft, cushioned feel – in both the heel and forefoot. (But there is more cushion in the heel for sure.) To get [Read more …]