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Review: Tactical Sandbags by Firebase Gear

One thing I like training with is a good sandbag. Back in the day before I was CrossFitting, I used to work out with a personal trainer, and he had us doing walking lunges and squats with 50# sandbags at every session. It was brutal but it worked. At CrossFit Firebase, where I’ve been working […]

Gear and Nutrition for Kokoro

Having the right gear and nutrition strategy is critical for success at Kokoro. I’ll review what I did and offer some suggestions. Clothing I bought regular white t-shirts from a drug store for like $10 for a pack. You don’t need anything better than that. You want at least 8 shirts at Kokoro…change your shirt […]

Review: 5.11 Tactical Rush 24 Backpack

The Rush 24 is a mid-size backpack offering from 5.11 Tactical. I’m a fanboy of 5.11 Tactical gear and I’ve done long term tests of several of their items, including the Rush 24. (Full disclosure: 5.11 provided me with all of the gear to review.) If you’re interested in a review of the MOAB 10 shoulder […]

Review: Reebok CrossFit Oly Lifters

I picked up the Reebok Oly Lifters about three weeks ago and have been using them on a daily basis since purchase. I’ve probably clocked 20 workouts in the them, including several of the CrossFit Open WOD’s. These things kick ass. Here’s my review. Essentials The Oly Lifters weigh 13.4 ounces per shoe, which is […]

Review: GoRuck GR2 XL Overnight Ruck

The GR2 is the new flagship product from GoRuck, a backpack and gear company that has it’s manufactoring facilities in Bozeman, Montana. Also called the XL Overnight Ruck, the GR2 has a gear swallowing 48 liters of space and weighs just over 5 pounds unloaded and dry. I’ve had the good fortune to ruck with the original GR1 […]

7 Ways to Ball on a Budget (CrossFit)

I ain’t gonna lie, doing crossfit can be friggin’ expensive. Rocking an unlimited membership at the local box can easily run $150 or more per month. Add in the expense of making your diet paleo, shoes (those Inov8s aren’t cheap), WOD clothes, Oly shoes, a jump rope, home equipment, supplements, travel to competition, and we’re […]

Review: NUTRILITE Rhodiala Rosea

I’ve been messing around with NUTRILITE Rhodiala Rosea, a workout supplement, for the past couple weeks and it’s time for a review. Rhodiala Rosea is an extract from a plant found in the Arctic and in many mountainous areas of the world. It’s been used for hundreds of years for dealing with stress and cold and is […]

Review: 5.11 Rush MOAB 10 Shoulder Pack

I recently had the good fortune to demo some gear from 5.11 Tactical, an apparel and gear company that primarily markets to law enforcement, military, and firefighting professionals. They makes tons of quality stuff, though, and regular civilian types like me find their gear useful for everyday purposes. If you’ve been reading my blog since the […]