At Rogue, we firmly believe that American manufacturing is the path to economic recovery. This is one of the reasons that we have such a strong commitment to offer quality American made gear. Not only do we have dozens products made in the Midwest by Rogue, we are proud to offer products from other top American manufacturers including, Dynamax, Abmat, Sorinex, Westside Barbell, Concept 2, Slater’s, Hybrid Athletics, Rx Jump Ropes, Pendlay Barbell, Legend, Box, D-Ball, Dollamur and others. We constantly renew this commitment by adding top of the line American alternatives to the typical, mass marketed, imported gear available from other companies. Here is a complete list of our Made in the U.S.A. products.
When people are starting a home gym, and are looking for a cheap squat stand that will do the job, they often end up with a mass produced product that is made in China that will fail within a year of use. This is the case, because of the lack of quality American made options.
Our standard S-Series squat stands are made so that all of the attachments for the Infinity Rigs will fit. For someone who does not need this extra functionality and is just looking for a no-frills squat stand that will take a beating and last forever, the answer has arrived.
The all-new ES-1 Econ Squat Stand.
1) 2×2 11 gauge steel tubing
2) 0.5” holes and hardware – The j-cup holes are 2” on center
3) Simple j-cup adjustment system – no moving parts
4) Lighter and ships easy
5) Same 4’ depth as the S-Series for the stability that people expect from Rogue
6) ⅜” thick j-cup material without the plastic insert
We’ve put 1000 lbs. on the bar to test the capacity. We have options for either decision: the less expensive squat stand or the current S-Series line. The S-Series is the heavy duty modular system with tons of options.
This is an American-made Econ Stand built to compete with the Chinese squat stands that other equipment companies carry. In fact, we even made it ship on our 3 Ships Free program. Buy two Rogue shirts and this and the package will ship for free!
Rogue Renegade Row Handles not only work well for their namesake movement they can also be used for other row variations as well as weighted bear crawls and even weighted handstand walking. They also make a firm base for pushups allowing you to reach the full range of motion, rather than being stopped when your chest hits the ground.
They have 5.25″ tall posts and bases large enough to fit most 25 pound steel plates. That means that loading them up to 75 pounds will not be an issue.
Not all metal plates are created equal.
For the most part, metal plates are not there to look pretty, they are there to add more weight to the bar when you run out of bumpers or run out of room for bumpers. They are also the only way to get to precise weights so you can go up in increments smaller than 20 pounds at a time. Most metal plates will get the job done. However, many of the plates available at local sporting goods stores are particularly low quality. Generally this does not cause problems, since they are designed to be used for slow lifts, and for the most part are used solely for bench press by their intended audience. When CrossFitters, buy these cast iron plates, they will work well for a while. After all, they are using them with bumper plates that are taking the impact of the drops. However, particularly with the 2.5 and 5 pound plates, those repeated sudden stops can be enough to cause the plates to break.
The Ader Black Plates, being made from higher quality cast iron, and are much less likely to break due to impact when dropped with bumpers.
Since they are available in weights as low as 1.25 pounds, they are also an inexpensive way to go up 2.5 pounds at a time for lifts like shoulder press, where often 5 pounds can be the difference between an easy lift and an impossible one.
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!
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.
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 for 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 Muscle 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.
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 were 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 pull-up rig and also around the perimeter, forming a safe environment for your athletes to train. Custom sizes are also available.
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.
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 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 carabiners 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 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.