Rogue 65 LB Gorrilla Bumpers

Rogue Hi-Temp Bumpers are some of the best bumpers in existence. They are virtually indestructible. Plates made in this fashion will likely outlast your lifting career. You can’t break them, no matter how hard you try. The recycled rubber and polymer mixture also gives more than other bumper materials, likely making them easier on floors, but definitely making them quieter when dropped than bumpers made of harder materials.

They have always had just one issue. The recycled material is less dense than other bumpers, so you are limited in how much weight that you can fit on the bar. A standard 20 kg bar can only fit enough bumpers to get to around 400 lbs.

Enter the Rogue 65LB Gorilla Bumpers. They are made from a material that is slightly higher in density than the standard Rogue Hi-Temp bumpers allowing them to reach 65 pounds while only being 4″ thick. A standard bar can fit 4 on each side without collars for a total load of 565 lbs!

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Rogue Deadlift Bar Jack

Changing out deadlift weight can get very difficult when the weight gets heavy and can even end up being dangerous. Because you do not take the same care to set your back as you are trying to lift half the bar with one hand and slide a bumper on with the other, it can be an accident waiting to happen.

The Rogue Deadlift Bar Jack solves this problem. You simply slide the jack under the bar, pull back, and the weight is lifted, allowing you to easily and safely add or remove weight from the bar.

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New Rogue KG Bumpers

You may be one of the many who have found that if you can’t talk in kilograms, you can’t really be part of the Olympic Weightlifting world. In the past, this often meant that in order to avoid constantly doing conversions, you needed to buy extremely expensive kilogram plates.

That is no longer the case with the new KG Rogue Bumpers. They are the same high quality solid rubber bumpers with stainless steel inserts that you have come to expect from Rogue. However, the low price will surprise you. Shipping is even included.

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Compression Gear

You have seen several top competitors wearing compression gear and may have wondered: Does it work, and if so, how does it work?

Compression stockings have been used in the medical field for years for conditions ranging from congestive heart failure, to varicose veins. They have also been used to reduce the risk of deep venous thrombosis in hospitalized patients.

In recent years, the use of compression gear has expanded into athletics. They first appeared in endurance sports, and now use has spread to many different sports.

The primary rationale behind wearing compression gear is that it enhances venous return leading to increased endurance capacity. It is also felt that because muscles are kept more compact, balance and proprioception are improved and muscle fatigue is minimized.

Several studies have shown a performance benefit:

Researchers in Germany showed that athletes wearing compression socks ran longer and hit higher speeds on the treadmill than the control group that was not wearing them. Effect of compression stockings on running performance in men runners.

Researchers in Austrailia showed an increase in the oxygen concentration in the muscles when wearing compression gear. The effects of wearing lower-body compression garments during endurance cycling.

After this week’s open workout, many of us are looking for a way to recover faster and reduce soreness. For many, compression gear may be the answer.

There is even more evidence that compression gear may reduce soreness and reduce recovery time than there is for increased performance:

This study showed that compression stockings reduced delayed onset muscle soreness after running a 10k. Graduated compression stockings: physiological and perceptual responses during and after exercise.

This study has even more direct application for CrossFitters. It showed that full length compression stockings reduced soreness after plyometric training. Lower Limb Compression Garment Improves Recovery from Exercise Induced Mucle Damage in Young Active Females.

We offer several types of Compression Gear, from Calf Stockings and Compression Shorts to Full Length Recovery Tights and our brand new stylish and functional Rogue Compression Socks.

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Rogue Comp Matting

Keeping your athletes safe while still allowing them to push their limits, has always been an issue. The problem is that most mats that are available are made for gymnastics, and will not stand up to the abuse of a busy CrossFit Affiliate.

Made in the U.S.A. by Dollamur, Rogue Comp Matting is the answer to outfitting your training or competition area.

The only mats chosen by the U.S.A. Olympics. This matting is used in premier martial arts, cheerleading, and gymnastics facilities. Whether you need a place for your clients to practice handstands, handwalking and tumbling, want a padded area for stretching and situps, want to add an extra measure of safety below your Infinity Rig or Wall Mount Unit, or even mat an area for martial arts, you will not find a better product.

The matting can be used for both temporary and permanent installations. It is so easy to lay and reroll the mats, that it can be done by a single person. The matting always lays flat and rolls tight for easy storage.

The 10 foot by 6 foot sections of matting are designed to work with Rogue Infinity Rigs and Wallmount Systems. They can be applied down the center of a pullup rig and also around the perimeter, forming a safe environment for your athletes to train. Custom sizes are also available.

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Rogue War Bar

One of the most indispensable tools out there for teaching Olympic Weightlifting has always been a piece of PVC pipe. However, the pipe is not the exact diameter of the bar that you or your clients will eventually use, and it lacks knurling marks to use a reference for where to place your hands.

The Rogue War Bar solves these problems. It is a true 28 mm diameter plastic bar with the correct knurling marks for olympic weightlifting, making the transition to a barbell as smooth as possible. Your clients will not have to relearn the hook grip on the bar, and you can teach the correct grip width from the beginning, before any bad habits form.

While it is not a load bearing bar, it is much more durable than a piece of PVC and will last quite a bit longer.

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Rogue Grandfather Clock Grip System

The Grandfather Clock Grip System is one of the toughest tests of grip strength that we have come up with. Each grip is a cylinder that resembles the weights in a grandfather clock. It is an an even more difficult version of the towel pull-up since the grips will not give or allow you to dig your fingers in for additional leverage. Because of this, the Grandfather Clock grips are unmatched in their ability to improve grip strength for rope climbs. Their shape will also translate into improved grip strength for various odd object lifting.

Like our other grip systems, the straps and caribiners allow these to be attached to almost any implement you can think of to add difficulty to lifting movements or farmer’s walks. This serves a two purposes: 1. It allows you to build your grip strength across several movements. 2. If you do not have the grip strength to do pull-ups right away, it allows you to build that strength, by lifting progressively heavier objects.

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Gibbon Slacklines

Slacklining, an activity that came out of the rock climbing community, was embraced by CrossFit due to the fact that like gymnastics rings, the slackline is an inherently stable system that only becomes unstable when the human element is introduced. Learning to walk on a slackline involves learning to quiet the involuntary muscle movements that cause the line to vibrate, which is similar to learning to stop shaking when supporting yourselft on the rings. However, slacklining takes all this to a much higher level.

Rogue offers two different Gibbon Slacklines for variations on the sport.

1. The Classic is perfect for the beginner or diverse slackliner. Thicker webbing and two lengths make this the best line for any location or skill level.  It can even be used as a portable rail for skis, snowboards and skateboards!

2. The Jibline is for the more adventurous type. Thinner webbing and much more dynamic, the Jibline is ideal for tricks and jumps. This line takes balance to a new level!  Thin, flexible webbing provides a trampoline like effect and rubber based print provides added grip.  The low mounting height is for safe handling.

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Rogue Deadlift Platform

The Rogue Deadlift Platform not only protects your floor, it allows you to do band deadlifts outside of a power rack without sinking anchors into your floor.

There are multiple options for filling the platform, you can use eight 2×2 foot by 1.5 inch rubber tiles, you can use a combination of plywood and tiles or you can use a combination of horse stall mats and plywood.

The band pegs are oversized so that they can be used with standard bars or even longer specialty bars such as a log bar for athletes training for strongman events.

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Fix Your Hands!

Almost everyone who does CrossFit will eventually tear their hands. When you grip barbells and pull up bars, you bunch up the skin on your hands, this combined with friction, causes the skin to respond in the only way it can, by making more skin. The problem comes during the next workout, when this thicker skin gets wet and begins to bunch up against the bar. Eventually this will lead to a tear.

Tearing your hands does not mean that you need to put your training on hold for a week while the skin heals. RIPT skin systems offers a 3 pronged approach designed to get you back out there as soon as possible as well as to prevent rips in the first place.

1. Quick Fix: Protects freshly damaged skin from the elements and acts as a moisture barrier. 

The main thing that prevents your skin from healing quickly is the fact that after a day or two, the area dries out and cracks, causing a new painful area of exposed flesh. The moisture barrier prevents the area from drying and allows the skin to heal in a few days, rather than a week and a half.

2. Daily Dose:  Hydrates calluses to keep skin pliable and prevent future tears.  

Hard calluses are a ticking time bomb that will tear on you at the most inopportune moment.

3. Grind Stone: Keeps Calluses thin yet tough. 

Over time, if you keep your calluses under control with the grind stone, you will have broad deep calluses that will not tear under any load, but will feel like normal skin to the touch.

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