Did any of you watch the Reebok CrossFit Games in July?
Besides some absolutely jaw dropping physiques, I noticed the athletes sporting some stellar workout gear. Reebok outfitted them head to toe in CrossFit gear that was enviable. And, everyone was rocking the new Reebok Nano 3.0’s.
So, I was pretty excited when a package from Reebok arrived with that very shoe inside!
I promptly tried them on for a home workout.
What Reebok says about the shoe:
“The Reebok Nano 3.0 is our most versatile training shoe ever constructed. The evolution continues with a Dual Density platform that provides the perfect combination of forefoot cushioning and heel stabilization. We added more flexibility and protection to the outsole with Metasplit grooves and RopePro wraps on the medial and lateral sides. We carried the innovation into the upper with a new DuraCage construction for the ultimate in protection and lightweight support.”
Who better to tell you about the features of the Nano 3.0 than the 3-time Fittest Man on Earth, Rich Froning:
The Nano 3.0’s take virtually no time to break in. In fact, the Games athletes receive their gear and put it into action immediately. I think that says a lot about the quality and construction of the Reebok CrossFit line.
I can tell firsthand there is no need for a “break-in” period. I really like my Nano 2.0’s and didn’t think there was much room to improve, but somehow Reebok managed to do just that. The 3.0’s are extremely light weight yet supportive. And, I love, love, love that there is a 4mm heel drop. That is what I prefer in my running shoes, so I definitely want that in a versatile trainer. Additionally, the “DuraCage” on the outside of the shoe also protects it from the normal wear and tear found in CrossFit (ex: rope climps, walking lunges).
I have been wearing the 3.0’s for home WOD’s and have a head to toe HIT workout for you to try. I’m calling it “HIT” for high intensity training vs. HIIT which is high intensity interval training.
20 minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible)
- 10 kettlebell swings
- 10 push-ups
- 10 single arm overhead walking lunges (alternate arms each round)
- 10 goblet squats
- 10 plank toe taps (each side)
Single arm overhead walking lunges:
Focus on having an active shoulder to stabilize the kettlebell or dumbbell. Here I’m using a 35 lbs KB. Having a weight overhead forces your core to be actively engaged. Let you trail knee gently touch the ground. You will complete 10 steps (5 for each foot).
Hold the kettlebell even with your sternum while you lower into a squat. Your goal is to squat deep, dropping your hips at or below your knees. Also, keep your chest up which helps prevent a rounded back.
Plank toe taps:
Maintain a plank position while bringing one foot to the side of your hand. Let the sole of your foot hit the ground then switch sides. You will do 10 on each side.
Keep repeating these moves the entire 20 minutes. Take a break when you need to but record your rounds and try to improve the next time.
My coaches during the workout thought I could push myself a little harder!
They are sticklers for proper form!
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