After a tough WOD, people love to take pictures of their bloodied and blistered hands. This is some weird “rite of passage” thing I’ve never understood about CrossFit. I don’t think any one of these people had ever gone down the rabbit hole to find the best CrossFit grips. “Why are we ‘celebrating’ hand injuries and sores that will make … Read more
Scrolling the Rogue Fitness “Plates” page for this first time? Feels like a kid in a candy store, doesn’t it? But…”steel” “competition” “bumper” What does it all mean? Weight plates come in a number of different shapes, sizes, and intended uses. The plates you use for barbell bicep curls (in the squat rack, of course) are no-gos for heavy push … Read more
Want to just cut to the chase? Rehband knee sleeves are the best knee sleeves for CrossFit! If I lost my Rehband knee sleeves (like I did when I mistakenly left them in a hotel in Cancun back in 2018…no, I wasn’t drunk…that day) would I be depressed if I couldn’t replace them? Just slightly; the other brands that made … Read more
There is always going to be a degree of personal preference involved with barbell selection.
However, the power bar vs Olympic bar debate is one that you shouldn’t be left in the dark on.
Your training priorities will dictate whether you’ll want a power (or powerlifting) barbell or an Olympic (or Olympic weightlifting) barbell.
Or, as a wise woman once said…”why not both?”