Nike React Metcon AMP Womens - Black-Fire Pink-Green Strike-Blue Fury
CrossFit Shoes

Nike React Metcon AMP Colorway – New Women’s CrossFit Shoe for 2020

Nike recently release the Nike React Metcon – this shoe takes all the great WOD features of the Metcon 5 and combines them with a FlyKnit upper, quick close lacing system, and Nike’s React foam in the midsole. And now they have launched an AMP colorway. What’s the AMP line? Well, it’s a little more expensive, but you get some wild, out-there designs and patterns. And these will even glow in the dark. Let’s have a look. The Nike React Metcon AMP has all the same stability and traction from the Metcon 5. But the real improvement here is the React foam – this is Nike’s most comfortable cushioning. It is soft and springy and provides reactive energy return With FlyKnit providing a breathable upper, this is a winning combination for CrossFit enthusiasts or anyone else into functional fitness training. Here’s another cool feature – this shoe has a glow-in-the-dark rubber sole! Just like the Nike Metcon 5 – the outsole climbs up the side of the shoe for durability and extra grip during rope climbs (aka the “rope wrap”.) [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 5 AMP - Black/Green Strike/Blue Fury/Fire Pink
CrossFit Shoes

Nike Metcon 5 AMP – Black/Green Strike/Blue Fury/Fire Pink

Now that the Nike Metcon 6 is out – the Metcon 5 is getting hard to find – but Rogue Fitness still has the Metcon 5 for sale. Nike has launched a new colorway of the Nike Metcon 5 for 2020 : Black/Green Strike/Blue Fury/Fire Pink This is a radical looking CrossFit training shoe. But it has all the features you expect in the Metcon 5. The Metcon 5 is built for strengh (weightlifting) and speed. Like all the Metcon 5 line, the AMP edition gives you stability for heavy lifting thanks to it’s stiff heel and midsole. But there’s still traction for sprints, jumps, rope climbs, and more during high-intensity training. The mesh upper breathability and durability (Thanks to the 3D Haptic Print.) The Metcon 5 is “your secret weapon in the gym”. It’s not just an agile CrossFit training shoe for functional fitness – it has strategic stability too. The heel is low, flat, and wide. Want more heel to toe drop (or “offset”)? Simply drop in the removable Hyperlift insert. That will give you 8mm (men’s – [Read more …]

Reebok Nano 9 - Black/White/Porcelain
CrossFit Shoes

Reebok Nano 9 – New Styles for 2020

The Reebok Nano 9 is the OFFICIAL CrossFit Training Shoe for the year 2019 and 2020. It’s the only shoe that has the CrossFit stamp of approval on it. And that’s not just because there is a contract between Reebok and CrossFit – this is a very good shoe for cross training, functional fitness, and the CrossFit WOD. We’ll tell you a bit about it, while we showcase some of the newest styles.

Nike Metcon 5 AMP - in BLACK / FIRE PINK / GREEN / STRIKE BLUE FURY
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Nike Metcon 5 AMP – New Colorway for 2020

Now that the Nike Metcon 6 is out – the Metcon 5 is getting hard to find – but Rogue Fitness still has the Metcon 5 for sale. Are the current Nike Metcon 5 styles (Nike calls them “colorways”) too tame for you? Then feast your eyes on the Nike Metcon 5 AMP in Black / Fire Pink / Green / Strike Blue Fury. The Nike Metcon 5 AMP is a colorful addition to the Nike Metcon 5 line of shoes. These shoes are popular for expanding the boundaries of the modern cross-training shoe performance. Thanks to the ultra stable heel and outsole they offer increased stability for weightlifters , but still have greater flexibility in the forefoot for runners. CrossFit shoes also need to be tough. The Nike Metcon 5 uses durable, haptic 3D print on the mesh upper that will offer superior durability- especially in the high-wear areas. This is because the print is applied more densely in the areas that get the most wear – like on the edges of the toebox, for example. And hey – [Read more …]

Best CrossFit Hand Grips for 2020
CrossFit Hand Grips

Best CrossFit Hand Grips for 2021

If you like CrossFit workouts – you know just how tough this can be on your hands. Muscle-ups, kipping pull-ups, Olympic rings – they can all be hard on your hands. But, add in high repetitions and you have a formula for real hand pain – and damage. Your hands will adapt to all that pressure – a form very big callouses. Unfortunately these can grow so large that they are prone to ripping – and that causes a lot of pain. And you can forget about workout out or maintaining your fitness while you recover. But that’s what CrossFit Hand Grips are for – we’re going to look at the best CrossFit Hand Grips that can offer proactive protection to keep this from happening in the first place. And if it is too late – meaning you have already ripped your palms – you can use these to minimize further damage and pain while you recover. As an added benefit, these grips not only protect your hands, but they also provide better grip too. This can be a big [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 5 - Black/White/Gunsmoke/Black
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Nike Metcon 5 – New Styles December 2019

Now that the Nike Metcon 6 is out – the Metcon 5 is getting hard to find – but Rogue Fitness still has the Metcon 5 for sale. Nike has dropped some new styles of their excellent Nike Metcon 5 this month. Here’s “Black/White/Gunsmoke/Black”. Photo Credits Some photos in this article are property of Nike, Inc.

Nike Free x Metcon 2 - Texas Longhorns
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Nike Free X Metcon 2 – New Styles for your Favorite Sports Team

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 …]

Woman in workout shorts during her running workout.
Workout Shorts

Women’s Workout Clothes for CrossFit – Workout Shorts

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 …]

Leggings worn during a fall run
Workout Leggings

Women’s Workout Clothes for CrossFit – Workout leggings

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 …]