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2016 CrossFit & Gym Equipment Black Friday Deal Guide

My favorite time of the year is here, not because I like Thanksgiving, but because I love shopping.  I’ve decided to compile a list of the best deals so that you don’t have to. This post will be updated regularly throughout Cyber Monday, so make sure you bookmark this page!

As always, please make sure you click through my links to make your purchases.  It doesn’t cost you any more, but it helps me out a ton!

Crossfit/Fitness Equipment:

Rogue Fitness

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Once again, Rogue is having their matte black Friday deals. Every year they have deals on popular stuff, but also release specialty or brand new items (which are also on sale) for MBF. Hundo pricing means the more you buy, the more you save. And the $5 for 5 shipping means ANYTHING you get, as long as you buy 5 things total, ship for $5!

Click here to shop Rogue Fitness

American Barbell

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American Barbell is offering up to 30% off their bars and bumper plates. Notable deals include the Performance Training Bar for $275 and their brand new Mammoth Power Bar with Cerakote for $450!

Shop at American Barbell

FringeSport

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  • Lightning Deals (limited quantities) starting Monday, 11/21 @ 12pm CT through Cyber Monday, 11/28. 
  • Black Friday Savings start Friday 11/25 @ 12am CT
  • Cyber Monday Lightning Hourly Deals start Monday 11/28 @ 9am CT
  • Here are some of the items that will be on our Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale. We are not releasing the Lightning Deals until they actually start on Monday11/21, but we’re making them appetizing (Thanksgiving pun intended) and there will be limited quantities of them.

In-Store Promotion: Local pickup will receive an additional 10% off these prices (excluding rowers). We’ll also have Doorbusters that are in-store only.

They’ll’ll also have special hours in-store. More details will be available here: https://www.fringesport.com/pages/black-friday-cyber-monday-deals

Shop at FringeSport

Vulcan Strength

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Vulcan Strength are going to have some extraordinary deals this year, but they’re top secret until the 23rd! Luckily, you can sign up for their mailer to get first dibs on what’s ahead! Make sure you go check out their website to sign up for the list! Everything Vulcan carries is high quality, and they have insane standards for their products. You’ll definitely want to know what goes on sale here!

Deals are live! Vulcan Standard for $238 and push pull sled for $188!

Shop at Vulcan Strength

LYNX Barbell

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Lynx Barbell has some huge discounts on barbells and other equipment. Their excellent Hybrid Bearing Bar 3.0 on sale for 20kg-$199, Oly bar for 20kg-$259/15kg-$229, and much more after the jump!

Shop at LYNX Barbell

Get Rxd

GetRxd is having up to 50% off items! The deals are currently live, deals you might want to take advantage of are the Xebex Air Bike for $600 and the 8 bearing Texas bar for $217!

Shop at GetRxd

Onyx Straps

The very best lifting straps in the game are going to be on sale for 35% off their normal price. This is the cheapest I’ve ever seen them, so make sure you grab a pair! These are highly regarded in the lifting community! Promo Code is: BLACKONYX

Shop Onyx Straps!

Bear Komplex

-Hand Grips -$24.98
-Knee Sleeves – $39.98/pair

-FREE BKX sunglasses with any purchase

-FREE SHIPPING over $50

More deals coming Monday…

Shop Bear Komplex

Again Faster

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Again Faster’s extended black friday sale has already begun. Up to $100 off crumb bumper plates and Klokov bars for $250!

Shop at Again Faster

XTraining Equipment

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RX Smart Gear

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RX Smart Gear is offering their ropes, cables and accessories for 25% off with code: SHOP25OFF

Shop at Rx Smart Gear

Wright Equipment

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Wright has free shipping on their bars for black friday.

Shop at Wright Equipment

Eleiko

Shop at Eleiko

RepFitness

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RepFitness’ Black Friday sales have begun and last through Cyber Monday! You can now get the EXCELLENT Gladiator barbell at $195 for both 20kg or 15kg models. They’ve also got a pretty sweet looking stainless steel power bar on sale, but it’s only rated to 405. Most box goers probably aren’t going to be touching that for a squat or bench so $140 is a great deal! Bumper plate packages are stellar for people able to pick them up, but shipping to CA really kills those deals.

Shop at RepFitness

Victory Grips

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Victory Grips are offering free shipping for the continental US, and $15 shipping international though Monday! No coupon code needed!

Shop Victory Grips!

Mike’s Fitness Equipment

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The Fitness Armory

I’ve ordered a few Assault bikes from these guys before and dealing with them is a breeze. The deals are YMMV since they only have locations in California. Los Angeles customers can pick up from their sister store, Extreme Training Equipment.

  • San Diego
  • NorCal (SF Bay Area)

DOORBUSTER ITEMS: 

  • Assault Bike – $749 vs $999
  • Concept 2 Rower – $900 vs $920
  • Freestanding Landmine – $149 vs $249
  • 2×2 Independent Squat Stands – $189 vs $249
  • 4×6′ 3/4″ Rubber Flooring 100lb – $44.99 vs $59.00
  • OP-2 Standard Half Rack – $399 vs $599 (Save $200)
  • OP-3 Deluxe Half Rack  w/ weight/bar storage- $549 vs $799 (Save $250)
  • Power Rack Standard w/ Safeties & Multigrip bar – $799 vs $1099 (Save $300)
  • Pro GHD – $499 vs $699 (Save $200)
  • Rubber Hex Dumbbells – $0.89/lbs vs $1.30/lb (Save more with package sets)
  • Rubber Grip Plates – $0.95/lb vs $1.30/lb
  • Standard Bumper Plates – $0.99/lb vs $1.50/lb
  • Recycled Rubber Bumper Plates – $1.10/lb vs $1.60/lb
  • Recycled Rubber Bumper Plates (Color Speck) -$1.20/lb vs $1.75./lb
  • Premium Kettlebells – $0.99/lb vs $1.39/lb
  • 3 in 1 Safety Foam Plyo Box 20 24 30″ – $149 vs $219 ($300+ elsewhere!)
  • 3 in 1 20″ 24″ 30″ Wood Plyo Box – $89 vs $135
  • 3 in 1 16″ 18″ 20″ Wood Plyo Box – $69 vs $99
  • Economy Men’s Bar – $99 vs $149
  • Men’s Bar Pro 20kg 28mm- $189 vs $249
  • Women’s Bar Pro 15kg 25mm – $159 vs $209
  • Flat Bench Pro- $99 vs $150
  • Flat Bench Standard- $119 vs $150
  • 3 in 1 Bench Commercial – $199 vs $299
  • Sled – Economy Prowler – $129 vs $199
  • Sled – T-Style Hercules – $189 vs $279
  • PACKAGES:
    • Deluxe Home Package w/ Pro Bar – $1099
    • Deluxe Home Package w/ Econ Bar – $999
    • Econ Home Package w/ Pro Bar – $899
    • Econ Home Package w/ Econ Bar – $799
    • Rubber Hex 5-50 Set (550lb) (20 Dumbbells) Package – $449
    • Rubber Hex 5-100 Set (2100lb) (40 Dumbbells) Package – $1649
  • VOLUME DISCOUNT:
    • Additional 2% off over $5,000
    • Additional 3% off over $10,000
    • Additional 5% off over $20,000
    • (Concept 2 rowers excluded from this promotion)
  • + ALL INVENTORY ON SALE, check back for additional deals!
  • *Subject to availability, all items may be ordered

Mike’s Fitness Equipment

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Mike’s is a great place to go if you’re SoCal based. 10% off the entire store including Xebex bikes means they’re selling for under $600 a piece! Comp plates and KB’s for 99c a lb are also excellent deals.

Pure Strength

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Pure Strength is offering their 20kg barbell for $250 and free shipping site wide for black friday! Use code: BLACKFRIDAY

Shop at Pure-Strength

Fitness Clothing:

The WOD Life/ TWL Gear

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Click the picture above or the link below to shop The WOD Life/TWL Gear’s Black Friday sale! Looks like their sale is live, so go head on over and check it out! Flex shorts for only $30!. On top of all this, you can use code: “AMRAP” to save and additional 10% your order!

Shop The WOD Life!

2Pood:

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Just the fact that 2Pood is even having a sale is insane! Their stuff never goes on sale and is regularly sold out! They’re offering 20%  SITE WIDE with code: BLACKFRIDAY.

Get your mind made up, because things are going to go quick on Friday!

Shop 2Pood’s Store!

Reebok

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Reebok is having their 50% black friday items and 40% off for cyber monday! Code is: “BF50” for black friday and “CYBER” for cyber monday!

Shop at Reebok

King Kong Apparel

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I Am Beastmode – IAB MFG


I Am Beastmode is running 40% their whole line-up for black friday. Check out their hybrid training shorts which are currently on sale while you’re at it!

Shop I AM BEASTMODE

Bar v.s. Beast

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Bar v.s. Beast is having a site wide 40% for black Friday! Make sure you go check them out, they have some of the cooler t-shirt designs out there!

Discount code for 40% is: “BEASTFRIDAY”.  It’ll be good from Friday to Sunday at Midnight off ALL items including Sales Items.

Shop Bar v.s. Beast!

Fierce Edge

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Gaming inspired compression gear! All gear is made specific for them with and emphasis for quality. You can get the Bounty Hunter, Pixel Paladin, and Bar-belle for 25% off with code: BLACKFRIDAY16

Shop Fierce Edge!

Rhone Apparel

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Shop at Rhone Apparel

Myles Apparel

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Shop at Myles Apparel

WOD Gear Clothing

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Shop at WOD Gear

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Shop at Strike-Movement

NoBull

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They probably won’t have any sales since at normal price they already have trouble keeping things in stock, but they will be releasing a limited edition all black version of the Surplus Trainers.  They will sell out.

Shop at NoBull

WORKT

Shop at WORKT

Strength Wraps

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Shop at Strength Wraps

$300 CrossFit Barbell Buyer’s Guide

In this not so short video, I go over a few barbells that you should look into when shopping for your first barbell. All of these are under $300 (not including shipping/tax), which is a great price range to get a nice barbell, and perform excellent in their own rights. Some are better for weightlifting, some are mixed use, but all are great barbells that you could use for CrossFit in either the garage gym or affiliate atmosphere.

FringeSport Bomba Wood Gymnastics Rings Review

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Bomba Rings – Made in the USA

Muscle-ups are tough.

They’re the holy grail of CrossFit but once you get a taste, you can’t help but to want to do them more often.  Lots of things are require when it comes to getting your muscle-ups. At my gym, I have a standard progression of must “have” things to train in order for the athlete to get their muscle up. There’s a ton of questions during this phase, a lot of “What if…” this and that, but something that isn’t really spoken of is what you’re actually doing the movement on.  I know when I first got my muscle-up, it was on some really thin, slippery wood rings. When I finally got to try out nicer, beefier rings, my whole world changed; never again would I look at rings the same.

 

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Rogue v.s. Bomba

 

The Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) standard ring size is 1.1″ OD, while this may prove better for female athletes with smaller hands, holding these with a false grip as a male hurts like a mother. Typical “CrossFit” ring size is 1.25″ OD, this what you’re going to see used in the CrossFit games, as the equipment is supplied by Rogue Fitness; more comfortable for bigger hands, tougher for smaller hands. If you don’t think that amount of size would make a difference, grab a 15kg bar compared to a 20kg bar. Huge difference, and that’s only 3-3.5mm.

So, what is the standard for how to size your rings? Whatever you can do muscle-ups on, comfortably.  Personally, I don’t have big hands, but I don’t have small hands either. That’s why FringeSport created their Bomba rings in a size that accessible to most people, 1.15″ OD. Falling right between FIG and CrossFit standards, the diameter of the Bomba rings is going to be perfect for most people; not to thin or thick. I’ve got all three sizes of rings loaded up at my gym, but the one I find myself going for the most are the Bomba rings.

 

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Difference looks slight, but feels substantial.

 

Texture is another big thing when it comes to a quality set of rings.  The rings I learned muscle-ups on were awful, shiny and slippery. Let’s not even get started on plastic rings that you’d never get a good grip on; you shouldn’t have to tape your rings up. If your grip is constantly slipping out of the rings, it not only makes your muscle-ups harder to do, it’s also a lot more dangerous. Before I even knew the difference, my coach at the time was telling me about how certain rings felt “softer”. Sounds like a crazy way to describe them, but it actually works when you get your hands on wood this smooth (lol). The artisans that make the Bomba rings use Baltic birch with a triple sanding process that makes the rings texturally perfect. Good ol’ American wood working. No rough edges or divots in the wood to tear up your hands, but “soft” enough to provide ample grip even without much chalk. I could do muscle-ups for days on the Bomba rings, if I could do muscle-ups for days that is.

Hanging your Bomba rings up comes with ease with the included straps. 15′ is plenty long to hang rings from just about anything, and feeding them through the cam buckle system is easy as could be. The straps are a beefy 1.5″ in width so you can count on them not failing on you any time soon. Not to mention the actual cam itself is hefty and is one solid piece of metal.

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Smooth, real smooth.

Will getting a quality set of rings help you get your muscle-ups? Possibly, it definitely couldn’t hurt your chances. Practice and consistency is really the only thing that will definitely get you them, so owning a pair of rings wouldn’t be such a bad idea either. Muscle-ups aren’t the only thing you can do on rings either. Pull-ups, dips, toes to ring, push-ups, rows, skin the cat and the list goes on! If you’re on the go, you can just pack up your rings and go to a park for a workout with such versatile pieces of equipment.

As Allen Iverson once said: “Practice”. That’s the only thing that’s going to really help you get muscle-ups, but you should be practicing on FringeSport’s Bomba rings.

American Barbell Spring 2016 Sale!

American Barbell just started their spring clearance. Lots of great deals here, but the standout deal is the black and chrome training bar for $200! Great chance to pick up a great and inexpensive barbell.

Go get your American Barbell!

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Review: OneFitWonder Wonder Bar V2 20kg Bushing Barbell

Let’s rewind back to late 2013, I was shopping for my very FIRST barbell, and knew absolutely nothing about what I was getting myself into. The market was very different then, you pretty much just had Rogue and very few other options. Of one of those other options was FringeSport, with a much smaller sized inventory that you’ll find today. Somehow I got in contact with them, I think they had something about reviewing a barbell for a discounted price, that bar was their original OneFitWonder Wonder Bar. It was bearing, the specs weren’t that amazing, but the price was right and for my first barbell, I thought it would be fine.

I was wrong.

The price was right, but that was just about it. The knurling was uneven, the sleeves didn’t spin THAT great, it looked pretty cheap, and it had a slight bend in it. I wasn’t THAT desperate for a barbell. If there’s anything that hasn’t changed about Fringe, it’s their stellar customer service. I got in contact with the man himself Peter Keller and he exchanged the bar out for a Bomba bar, for the same price, AND paid for the return shipping! That Bomba Bar ended up being the very first review I ever did on AMRAP; years and many barbells later, I’m reviewing the latest iteration of the very first barbell I was set to review.

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Here’s the short review: The V2 Wonder Bar is NOTHING like that first gen model.

Here’s the long review: Much has changed between that crappy first Wonder Bar I ended up with (Sorry PK) and that equals a whole lot of good.  For some reason everyone that sees this bar thinks it’s some sort or magical barbell.  The murdered out black zinc that coats this bar makes looks like it costs three times what it actually does. Couple that with the exposed bronze bushings and the fancy end cap and you have a thing of beauty.

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Build quality is excellent, paired with the right bumper plates, the Wonder Bar creates a solid thud when dropped. The knurling is well cut, but on the lighter side of things, and has both IWF and IPF markings. Most people are going to find this comfortable yet grippy enough, just make sure you take some dishwashing soap to the barbell; it’s covered in oil when you first receive it. That being said, it’s an import bar, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad bar. Tons of popular bars you see on the market are imports, even Rogue used imported steel until the Ohio came out. The shaft is a 28mm 205k PSI tensile with 199k PSI yield strength; Fringe is one of the very few that include a yield number.

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All that wouldn’t mean a damn if the bar wasn’t useable. The Wonder Bar was made to WOD hard with.  The sleeves rotate smoothly and pretty darn well for a bushing bar; enough to move 100kg without issue. Whip is good enough, not the most amazing barbell for Oly, but it’s just slightly worse than what you’re going to find on most bars even up to $300. Most people won’t notice this with the weight they’re lifting; even at my skill (not over 9000) it’s hard to tell. For a squat and press bar, the Wonder Bar is excellent for not being overly bouncy.

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If anything, what the Wonder Bar V2 has going for it is it’s stellar value. At $199 shipped/no tax, this barbell is made to stock affiliates, get thrashed, and last for years to come. Starting garage-gyms will also find a ton of value in this bar as their first (and maybe last) bar to throw around at home. Most garage gym folks just like to do accessory/light-work at home anyways and if that’s you, look no further. Not to mention that the Wonder Bar V2 also comes with a lifetime warranty, that’s also backed by Fringe’s 365 day return policy. If for some reason you weren’t satisfied, you can count on FringeSport’s stellar customer service to take care of you, or even reach out to Peter himself, as he makes himself pretty available to the community.

Sure, you can definitely buy better bars out there, but you wouldn’t be reading this review if they were in your budget. Buy it, lift it, love it.

Pick up your Wonder Bar V2 here!