New Inov8′s

The new Inov8 Bare-X 180 works hard to simulate barefoot running. There is a zero heel to toe differential. The upper is made entirely of breathable mesh. The outsole is made from a state of the art exceptionally durable compound developed by 3M with a special coating for enhanced wet traction that will last for 600 miles. The fit is designed to prevent internal motion during climbs or descents. With all of this in an ultra light shoe, you can’t get any closer to running barefoot without risking injury from road hazards.

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Strongman: Austrian Oak is a 440 lb. Test

A nod to Arnold himself, Rogue manufactured a monster set of steel and wood jerk boxes, with a laser-cut “Austrian Oak”, for Steve Slater’s 440 lb. log. Ten of the strongest men on the planet approached it as a test to find the number one.

The international list of competitors included: Haftor Bjornsson, Terry Hollands, Mike Jenkins, Mikhail Koklyaev, Travis Ortmayer, Derek Poundstone, Michael Burke, Zydrunas Savickas, Laurence Shahlaei, and Brian Shaw – last year’s Strongman champion.

Click through to see a few shots of the set up in action.

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Strongman Equipment

Not only is it good to keep expanding your training horizons to be ready for what life or competition throws at you, training in slightly different ways can be a great way to break out of plateaus or fix deficiencies.

For example, after working on Clean and Jerk with a Log, or lifting Atlas stones, going back to a barbell will feel like a vacation. Sled pulls and pushes, not only showed up in the CrossFit Games, they are a phenomenal way to build posterior chain strength and metabolic conditioning.

We already know that the combination of Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, and Gymnastics can produce amazing results. Take that a step further and see the benefits of training with implements with even more direct applications to every day demands.

Rogue offers a wide array of Strongman Equipment to take your training to the next level!

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Husafell Stone Mold

You have seen the stongmen lifting the Husafell Stone on TV for years. Now you can use this mold to make your own stone and build the same brute strength. The mold is reusable and can be filled to different depths to vary the weight. You can make several stones and go up in weight as your strength increases. You can even add lead shot or steel plates to the concrete to get the weight up to 500 lbs.

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Rogue 3 X 3 Monster Racks are Coming

Rogue 3X3 Monster Racks are coming. These are the strongest racks we have ever built, with reinforced J-cups, 1″ hardware and laser cut numbering. Because these are made with the same modular, “Erector Set” concept as our standard Infinity Rigs, the possible configurations are endless.

You can customize the rig to make anything from an R-4 or R-6 Rack all the way up to an full Infinity Rig or Wall Mount Unit. Sign up for Rapid Fire Updates so you will know the second these are available.

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Flat Pack Games Box

The best deal in plyo boxes just got even better! The only way we could make a 20″, 24″ and 30″ box-in-one better, was to ship it flat to save on assembly and shipping costs. It has the same internal bracing of our standard games box and can easily be assembled in minutes. There is not another box on the market that can do so much for so little.

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Equipment for the 2012 Open

With only 4 days between the announcement of each workout and the deadline for your score submission, you need to make sure that you have everything you need to complete the workouts on hand. Many of the items that you will need to make sure that are prepared for anything that they can throw at you are available right here.

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Expand Your Hands

You have been working on your grip strength for years, whether directly, using the Captains of Crush grippers or just working out. However, you have been neglecting the extensor muscles of your hands and forearms. It is now easy to remedy this problem with the Expand Your hands Bands from Ironmind. They come in an extremely affordable set, so you can use a linear progression as you work on your strength, just like you do with the major lifts.

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Elevation Training Mask

The principle behind the Elevation Training Mask is that if your body has less oxygen to work with, it will adapt to make the maximum use of the oxygen that it has available.

The Elevation Training Mask increases the resistance to air flowing in and out of your lungs. This increases the work of breathing makes it so there is less oxygen available and you have to work harder to get rid of the carbon dioxide you build up. This makes you go anaerobic sooner in the workout and at a lower power output. Just like weight vest training, once you have spent some time training in this mask, working out without it will be a breeze.

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Top of the Line Made in the U.S.A. Weightlifting Bars

When people think of high end weightlifting bars, they usually think of bars made overseas in countries where weightlifting has been big for years. Until the past few years they would be right to overlook the America when it came to weightlifting bars. However, with the explosion of CrossFit and the renewed interest in Olympic weightlifting, American companies have put out some top notch products.

Rogue set out to make some of the best weightlifting bars in the world. The bars are made to IWF specifications with a few improvements that really make a difference for their every day use.

1. IWF certified weightlifting bars have a center knurl. This really only makes sense if you are planning to use the bar for back squat. Whether or not you need a center knurl for back squat remains controversial, but there is no mistaking that a center knurl will chew up your neck during cleans, especially high rep cleans in a CrossFit workout. We felt that a bar this specialized should be as well suited as possible for its intended use and should not make compromises to give questionable benefit for a secondary use.

2. Most high end Olympic weightlifting bars are chrome plated. While this protects them from rust, it makes them slick. Manufacturers somewhat compensate for this by changing the knurling texture, but it can not be overcome completely. Our Olympic weightlifting offerings are are zinc coated, either bright or black for a more secure feel. Zinc coatings also offer better rust protection than chrome. The zinc coating allows us to give the bars an understated knurling texture that is not found on other brand’s bars.

3. Most of the top end weightlifting bars have 4 needle bearings per sleeve. We have 5 top of the line German needle bearings per sleeve, to ensure that we have some of the smoothest rotating sleeves available.

Add to all that 185,000 PSI tensile strength spring steel for a perfect whip that rivals the best bars in the world, and snap ring construction on the perfectly machined sleeves and you have one of the best bars in the world, made in Indiana for a bargain price.

Coach Burgener’s Signature Bar is finished in bright zinc. Its sister bar, The BlackJack Bearing Bar has a shaft that is finished in black zinc for those that prefer the chalky feel of black zinc and the way it wears over time.

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