Gabriel Simon

We’re very excited to announce that the new Reebok CrossFit Nan0 3.0s are ready for pre-buy.

After months of anticipation from the CrossFit community, the Reebok CrossFit Nano 3.0 is finally available for pre-buy, to be shipped on 7/1! Top CrossFitters from around the country have been seen testing the next generation Nano, and reviews have been positive.

Nano 3.0 pre-buy

Click on the picture to pre-order through Reebok!

Here are some of the upgrades from the Nano 2.0 that athletes can look forward to:

  • A new DURACAGE upper treatment for increased stabilization and a construction meant to hold up even better over time
  • ROPEPRO midsole wrap to protect against harsh movements that can tear at the shoes
  • Improved stability, response and impact cushioning with Dual Density mid-sole
  • Breathable air mesh and anti-friction ETC linings to reduce heat build up

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Click here or on the pictures above to pre-buy.

On top of these great new features, the Reebok CrossFit Nano 3.0 has got some great colors and styles to choose from for men and women.

Pre-Buy yours today to be one of the first with the hottest Reebok CrossFit shoe of the season.

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We’ve just been told about a special sale from New Balance.

For a limited time (until May 14th) take 20% off apparel and accessories and enjoy free shipping on purchases of $99 or more.

Just click on the link below!

Take 20% Off Apparel and Accessories at Newbalance.com! Ends 5/14

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This article reviews a classic piece of equipment for CrossFit: The Rogue S-2 Squat Rack and Pull Up Bar.  Remember also check out our other reviews of equipment for CrossFit!

Why a squat rack

Last summer I decided that I wanted to start putting together a garage gym.  Aside from bumpers and a barbell I needed a solid squat rack.  I figured if I was going to buy a rack it may as well have a pull up bar.  After a lot of searching and research, I settled on the Rogue Fitness S2 rack.

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My S2 set-up in my garage-gym

Click here or on the picture to check out the S2 on Rogue’s website!

The S2 makes a fantastic pullup bar, in addition to a killer squat rack. 

The S2 comes with a dual pull up bar.  There is one fat bar and one skinny bar. The S2 has the ability to set the pull up bar at different heights based on your needs.  I personally decided to just use one of the pullup bars (I removed the second one) and put it at the highest position available.  With the pull up bar set all the way up to the top I was able to do kipping pull ups without my feet hitting the ground.  Perfect!

The S2 protects your bar from wear and tear

The S2 comes with 2 J-hooks that are coated with high density plastic to protect your bar from being eaten up by metal on metal contact.  Without this plastic buffer the knurling where your bar sits on the rack will be ground down and you would have minimal grip at these points.  There are holes spaced at various intervals along the vertical supports so that you can set the J cups to whatever height you need for different lifts and different height athletes. The holes are spaced out 1” through bench and clean pull zones and then 2” spacing above and below these zones.  The various hole settings, referred to as Westside hole spacing, allow the bar to be set up for exercises such as squats, bench, pull-ups, clean pulls, floor press, overhead press and any other CrossFit lift you can think of.

Rogue S2 for CrossFit

Notice the J-cup bracket which help protect the bar from wear and tear

Click here or on the picture above to purchase!

Plate storage posts are well worth the additional spend, particularly for stability

In addition to the S3, I also purchased some plate storage posts to store my weight plates.  These posts mount to the rear corners of the rack that assist in holding the rack in place as well as simple storage.  I did not want to bolt my rack to the ground in case I needed to move it at a later date and also wanted to avoid drilling holes in my floor. The weight storage posts do a very good job of keeping the rack stable when doing kipping pull ups.  I will typically also put a 45lb plate on each of the two front corners for  extra stabilization.  With the rack weighted down like this I can do kipping pull ups, toes to bar, knees to elbows, and even bar muscle ups without the base moving at all!

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I use the storage posts to help weigh down the rack for added stability.

Click here or on the picture above to check on the storage pins on Rogue’s website

I also purchased a horizontal plate storage pin that I use to keep my change plates on rather than having them sit on the floor where I would trip over them.  I have four 10’s, two 5’s, and two 2.5’s that fit on there with plenty of room to spare.  I keep this storage pin up on the top right side of my rig to keep it out of the way. I do keep a canvas wrist wrap on there to keep the weights on but there has never been an issue with the weights working themselves off when I do any kipping exercises.

home gym for CrossFit

I find the these horizontal storage pins very useful

Click here or on the picture above to check them out on Rogue’s website

There are more accessories that you can get for the S2 such as a “matador” which is a dip bar that attaches to one of the vertical supports.  I do not have the matador but I have hung rings from my pull up bar which allows me to perform ring dips-weighted or body weight-as well as ring rows or ring push ups.  You can also buy long spotter arms that would be useful when performing exercises such as squats by yourself when you may be going heavy and need to dump the bar for safety.  I also even purchased a kids pull up bar for my daughter to use and she loves it!  I am able to adjust the height of the bar to fit her height.

Conclusion

All in all this is an incredibly solid and versatile piece of equipment for CrossFit.  I can use it for many different Crossfit exercises and with its small foot print of 48” x 48” it can easily fit on one side of my garage and still allow me to park my car in the garage when I am not working out. I see zero issues of durability as it is solid as a rock.  Ideally bolting it down would be best; however for me I have no problems with just weighing it down with my bumpers.

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Giveaway! Win t-shirts and caps from CaveCloth!

April 19, 2013

The giveaway is now over.  Congratulations to our winners! 1st prize: Natalie C. 2nd prize: Caroline Y. 3rd prize: Grant S 4th prize: Naomi W. Thank you to everyone who entered! We’ll be running another competition soon, so sign up for our mailing list on the right to be notified! ——————– a Rafflecopter giveaway We’re … Read more

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Shoes for CrossFit: Review of the Merrell Women’s Barefoot Run Pace Glove

April 17, 2013

This article reviews Merrell Shoes for CrossFit, specifically the Women’s BareFoot Run Pace Glove.  Remember to check out are many other reviews of the best shoes for CrossFit! I think it is time.  No, I know it’s time.  You know how I know? I was pushing through the last 400 meter run in our WOD … Read more

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Sandbags for CrossFit: Review of the Rogue Large Sandbag

April 10, 2013

This article reviews the Rogue Large Sandbag.  If you’re wondering where to get a great sandbag for CrossFit, or are interesting in sandbag training, this article is for you! Why I bought a Rogue sandbag There was a time in my life, when I had to sell my olympic barbell set, and I had to … Read more

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Get 40% off Reebok gear until 11:59 pm Friday 29th March!

March 28, 2013

This deal is now over.  Make sure to sign up for our newsletter on the right hand side and we’ll let you know about any future sales! We are excited to share with you the Reebok End Of Season Sale! Reebok is welcoming spring by taking an additional 40% off select already-reduced styles Footwear and … Read more

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Weightlifting Shoes for CrossFit: Review of the Nike Romaleos 2

March 26, 2013

We’re very fortunate to have another expert review of shoes for CrossFit by Dr. Ben Frazer of CrossFitSouthYarra.com, this time of the Nike Romaleos 2. The Nike Romaleos 2 are Nike’s flagship olympic weightlifting shoe.  Unfortunately they are mostly sold out currently, but there are still a few pairs left at certain sizes from Rogue. … Read more

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Review: Cavecloth t-shirt and cap

March 19, 2013

We train hard to feel, perform, and look our bests.  This takes dedication on our part, in and out of the gym.  Because of the effort it takes to train like the best of them, it is important to find ways to make our training as pleasurable as possible.  One of my favorite things about … Read more

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Reebok CrossFit Nano 2.0 Expert Video Review

March 4, 2013

Welcome to our first video review! Big thanks to Ben Frazer from CrossFit South Yarra for the expert review.  Please find out more about him and CrossFit South Yarra here. You can purchase the Reebok CrossFit Nano’s shoes here. Appologies for the background noise.  We’ve put a transcript of the interview below so that you can … Read more

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