Congratulations are in order (yet again!) to Rich Froning for winning his fourth consecutive Reebok CrossFit Games over the weekend. Are you surprised? You shouldn’t be. That man is a machine! Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet took first among the women, and CrossFit Invictus took first in the teams division.
If you missed the Games on TV, you can watch most of the content on the official Reebok CrossFit Games website here. You can also check out the full leaderboards and all of other awards that were given out.
While winning the Games is definitely good news for the winners (and those who won any bets), I have some good news for the rest of you as well. Now that the Games have ended, a lot of the Rogue Games gear that was used over the weekend will start showing up on the Rogue website at a discounted price. If you can live with owning 4-day old used gear, start keeping an eye on the Closeout section of the Rogue site.
One never knows exactly what will show up for sale, but obviously you will see a lot of the Games bumper plates and Rogue bars. I suppose we should be expecting some sleds as well.
It’s actually a good idea to check out the Closeouts section any time you intend to do some shopping at Rogue. You can find returns, scratch & dent equipment, actual closeouts, and of course used games gear from events. You never know what you’ll find and you just may save some cash on what you were already looking for.
First off thank you for all the articles and post. You have greatly helped me get going in the right direction to setting up my home gym. The only piece of equipment I have not made a decision on is the rack. What is your take on this rack http://www.titandistributorsinc.com/default/crossfit-equipment/hd-titan-power-rack-with-2-x3-tubes.html#.VDdwKPldVn0? This rack is by Titan as well, but it is compares more to the R-3 rack than the rack you critiqued above. It’s heavier than the rack above, weighing 230lbs. It’s all 90″ tall and has a depth of 30″ just like the R-3. The main
differences between the Titan HD Power rack and the R-3 is that the Titan HD rack is bolted at the uprights and it has an inside width of 42″ whereas the R-3 is welded at the uprights and has an inside width of
43″. It follows the Westside Barbell hole pattern, and it constructed with 2″x3″ 11 gauge steel frame the same as the R-3. With Westside Barbell hole pattern would it be compatible with R-3 accessories?
Hey Clyde, what other rack are you referencing? Perhaps you meant to comment on a different page?
I know of this rack. There is actually a couple discussions on the pros and cons of that rack on the bodybuilding forum like here http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=162719301 and http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=164232271 The second one has a video review with both the R3 and the Titan that I recommend you watch.
It’s a copy all right, but looks like it isn’t a very good copy. I would carefully consider all those flaws in the Titan and decide if it’s worth the savings. The Titan is priced too low to be of any substantial quality. Having said that, there is no reason the Rogue accessories shouldn’t work if they’ve machined those holes properly to 5/8″.
Thanks for responding. I meant to put the comment on this post “Best
Exercise Equipment on a Budget for a Garage Gym.” Iam actually deployed
and have my wife post it, cause I had trouble posting a comment. I am
reading through the reviews now and I will take a look at the video as
well. Thanks again for the response and directing me to the forum and
looking to set up garage gym…like rogue equipment and looking for used if any out there…
For those looking for used Rogue (and other brands Rogue sells on their site), I created the RogueRecycler.com Facebook Group back in 2017. We now have over 20,000 members.
For NEW Rogue gear, be sure to click on the “Rogue [shop now]” picture on the Garage-Gyms.com website ( it can usually be found on the right side of the page –> )