Wednesday, August 1, 2012

July's FitBox by My Platinum Box review!

Whatsup GymBuddies!? I have been itching to get this blog post live but have been swamped with work but it is finally here! This post is the review of July's FitBox. The folks at My Platinum Box were nice enough to hook me up with a box for me to write about. Check out their website here! This months box had some real high quality products in it, so without any further complications lets get right into it!

First up we have Bullnox Androrush by Betancourt Nutrition. This product is a testosterone optimizer pre workout mix. Using this concoction 15-30 minutes pre workout is just what you need to get the juices flowing. Obviously using a product that claims to help out with test production you would need to take for more than a day to feel the effects of, but as far as a pre workout product goes this is top notch stuff. The flavor I had was fruit punch and it was one of the better ones of that particular taste that I have had. Definitely this is a product worth giving a shot to see how it performs for you.

Next on the list we have a energy snack bar by the folks at NOW Energy. Honeycomb Chia Raisin  is one of the best bars I have had in a while. The honey was the perfect compliment to the raisins and it was not at all too overpowering. The chia seeds provide a perfect texture all wrapping up this bar into one hell of a snack sized power punch. I cant wait to order these!

Now we have Muscle Shot Gel by the folks at MusclePharm. For some reason I always find myself gushing over the products that these guys put out. Definitely top of the line stuff. This is the most interesting way I have found so far to get protein into my diet. Twenty-two grams of protein per one of these pouches, which is a good amount for such a small sized product. The flavor I sampled was Tropical Mango and the only negative I have about it is that it was a little on the bitter side. I feel that comes with the territory as I think MP was trying to achieve as much power into as small a dose as they could without all the fillers. They definitely struck gold with this, as you get all the nutrients you need without feeling full.

NO3 Pump Optimizer by Cellucor is up to bat now, and is another product they put out that works fabulously. My favorite thing about this is the lasting pump it gives you in the gym. Nitric Oxides are the behind the scenes supplements that give you the extra push you need to get through sets. Definitely go to their website to get hooked up with such a wonderful product. These work by expanding your blood vessels so you get more of the life juice into your muscles.

It had to happen at some point so here we go. MonsterPump by Cytosport is a pre workout product. Unfortunately I did not feel the effects of this product. I am not going to write it off though because I know what kind of quality products CytoSport puts out, so I am willing to give this one a mulligan in hopes that it was a fluke not working for me. Everyones bodies are different and therefore react different so what might not be good for me may be excellent for you. The flavor I had was grape and it was one of the better tasting grape products I have had, albeit strong.

Last to review we have Syntha-6 by BSN! I absolutely love this product! My favorite thing about this besides the flavor is that it can be a meal replacement or a meal addition, and the consistency of it is not too thick. I took this pre workout to give my body some fuel and it didn't make me feel bloated after I took it. The chocolate was milky tasting and smooth without any chalky taste like some products can get. Definitely one of my new favorites. #FinishFirst!

Well folks I hope you enjoyed this review of the FitBox. Be sure to travel over to the the My Platinum Box website so you can get the best the supplement world has to offer right to your door every month for only 10 dollars. This is a great way to sample products before you fork out the money for a product you may not agree with. Be sure to follow me on Twitter here and Follow the MyPlatinumBox folks here!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

MusclePharm Creatine Review

                       Fit Freaks! Whats up? Mind4Fitness here and I was so impressed with the way this product has been performing for me so I just had to get on here and review it for you guys. It's MusclePharm's Creatine. Its a micronized version, that won't make you gain water weight. I have been taking it solid for the last month doing high weight and low reps, and already improved my max by 15 pounds... IN ONE MONTH. This is by far the best creatine I have ever taken. Definitely come here to BodyBuilding and order it. They have a great deal on it right now. Normally I don't like creatine because I haven't ever really felt the effects of it, but what this product has done for me is nothing short of amazing. Thanks for stopping by and keep doing work in the gym!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Check out my review of FitBox by MyPlatinumBox!

Hey guys this is just a quick run through of what is in the box! Enjoy!

Be sure to check out My Platinum Box right here! Thanks for visiting my page #FitFreaks!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Bulu Box's Newest Bulugan!

Hey fellow fitness freaks! I am back today with another review of some fine products sent to me by the guys at Bulu Box! They send you vitamin and fitness supplements monthly and I highly recommend them! This June was the first month I had received from them, and I must say it was very rewarding!

Let's start with my most favorite thing in June's box.. It is the full size 30 serving bottle of vitamin D3 made by Pure Matters. The reason it is my favorite is because or the next month, every day, I will have this wonderful supplement to take every single day. For those of you who don't know, vitamin D3 supports cardio health, can enhance calcium absorption, and in turn maintain bone health. I think it is awesome that the Bulu folks included a whole months supply of this wonderful vitamin in the box.

Next we will move on to something I have had before, and I really like. Super HD by Cellucor is a fat burning matrix that provides an increase to your metabolism, energy, focus, and last but definitely not least, appetite control! I love taking this in the mornings after I eat breakfast, because it keeps me satisfied and it lets me make it through the mornings without any issues of being groggy or jittery. Check it out!

Now up to the plate we have Nightfood. I was very excited by this product which is essentially a candy bar that is good for you and promotes sleep, so it is perfect to satisfy those late night cravings we all get. The flavor I samples was cookies and creme, and it was delicious. Not too light, but not too heavy like a lot of bars we eat to keep our figures. It contains protein, fiber, and it also has melatonin in it when is the chemical that your brain produces when your body is saying that its tired; hence you have the sleep promoting quality of the bar. If you travel to their website which i tagged previously you can get a box of these delicious morsels for only 9.99 and a second box for only a penny! Let them know who sent you!

Next to last on this review we have the most interesting product in the box by far. Ladies and gentlemen I give you RevHoney which was presenting in a little tube with a honey comb design. The flavor I had the pleasure of trying was peach, and it was in fact very delicious, if not different. Upon researching their webisite I found that honey, the main ingredient in their products, is one of the most complex super foods to date and supports healthy glucose levels. They have honey drinks on top of the honey snack tubes and I can't wait to try more!

Finally on the list we have good ole' fashioned fish oil made by the people at Life Equals. This Omega-3 beast is fresh from Norwegian anchovies and sardines. It contains 1000 MGs of Omega-3, has a citrus glaze, and is anti-fish burp. Whats not to love about that?! Also a little known fact about fish oil is that it promotes healthy levels of testosterone in your body. Take two of these bad boys daily, and you are good to go.

Well guys I want to say a big thank you for reading my blog, and I hope that you gained some knowledge from this. Also thank you so much to the folks at Bulu Box for hooking me up with Junes box and giving me the opportunity to review such great high quality products. Everyone be sure to vista their website here and follow them on twitter @BuluBox . Have a wonderful night guys! Follow me on twitter here!

Ways to Improve Quickness and Vertical Jump

Hey guys I wanted to pass on some advice to you that I gave to one of my twitter followers this morning. This little bit is about improving vertical jump, and quickness. The guy who asked me for some tips is in the middle of basketball offseason and wanted to know how to improve these so here y'all go:

For improving your vertical jump do not underestimate the power of squats. When you jump you are using mostly your quads to propel you into the air, so make sure that when you workout you show those muscles some love. Also it will help for you to do calf raises along with your squats, and incorporate single leg squats in there as well. What I personally like to do if I don't have a barbell and some plates around is just grab some dumbbells and hold them up at my shoulders and squat with them, and stand on my toes to stretch and work out those calf muscles. For improving quickness I shared that one thing to do is run with ankle weights on while doing sprints or cone drills; but also that working your legs out in the gym will help develop the fast twitch muscle fibers in your legs, and will give you an extra burst. One thing I have always found interesting about the fast twitch muscle fibers are that bodybuilders have been known to be able to keep up with world class sprinters for the first 20 or 30 yards strictly because of the explosive power their bodies possess. I think this picture should give you some motivation for todays workout sesh guys. Enjoy!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Final review of June's JackedPack!

Whats up fit fiends? I have had a busy month, so I am glad to finally be able to report in and finish up these reviews for the guys at JackedPack.

The things I am talking about today will include BodyForm, Amino2, HydroWhey, and AfterShock.

First up is BodyForm which is a thermogenic. However unlike typical ones that are found in todays market, this is a powder that you mix into your water. The taste I had was orange and it turned out to be very pleasant. I think my favorite thing about taking this was what it did for my appetite control. Also this product contains fiber and green tea, which I thought was very interesting. Overall this is a product I wouldn't mind adding to my arsenal.

Next we have Amino2 which is made by Myogenix. Amino2 is a concoction of BCAAs and Nitric Oxide. When I took this product I replaced my usual pre-workout with it and I loved what it did. Not only did the flavor taste delicious, which was green apple, but i felt like it gave me a lasting pump without any jitters what so ever and it kept me feeling fresh through the whole workout. This ia another product that I would add to my supplement intake.

Now we have HydroWhey by Optimum Nutrition which was my most favorite product in the box. The flavor was Turbo Chocolate, and the reason I liked it so much was it wasn't too overpowering. I take protein before I work out because I like to have something to feed my muscles while they work, and this product definitely did not disappoint me. Next time I am shopping for protein, I am picking up this bad boy. With 30 grams of the good stuff per serving, you can't go wrong!

Finally on the list we have AfterShock by Myogenix. Unfortunately I didn't really enjoy this one that much. The taste I had was Tropical Typhoon, and it was my least favorite thing in June's box. Nonetheless this is a post workout recovery shake, and it did help with soreness and how rejuvenated I felt after my workout, but I would buy this one again.

Well guys that does it for this months JackedPack! Be sure to check them out here on their website and you can follow their twitter here. And while you are on twitter follow @Mind4Fitness!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Energy, Rocket Fuel, and Chocolate awesome!

Whats up Fit Fiends? I have another view for you tonight. This will include more products that were in this months JackedPack.
So lets hop right into it!
So the first item I want to talk with you all with is the ABB TURBO Half and Half drink. It is essentially an energy shot that is 1/2 tea and 1/2 lemonade. The taste of it was excellent. For being an energy shot it didn't taste like it. A big problem I have with energy drinks and shots is that they all taste like they are immediately dehydrating you, and that is not the case with this bad boy. It has no sugar in it, no carbs, and no calories, so honestly when your trying to keep that figure you worked so hard for; what is better than that? You can also take this as a pre workout as opposed to anytime you need it energy; just take it 20 minutes before you get your sweat on.

Next thing on the list is a pre workout supplement made by the folks at Betancourt nutrition. It is called D-Stunner and it will knock your socks off. I tried this after I drank my protein shake and within 10 minutes my mind was clear and I could focus 100%. The only complaint I have about it is it made me a tad bit more jittery than I would have like, but on the plus side there was absolutely no crash. I guess the real test of something is whether or not you would take it again, and I have to admit I would give this one another shot.

The last thing I am reviewing tonight is the PowerCrunch protein bar! This thing was delicious! It was by far the best protein bar I have ever had. My favorite thing about it was that it wasn't very heavy. It was actually a wafer bar, so it was actually like a big healthy Kit Kat bar. I do believe that I found the only protein bar I will be eating until something better comes along!

Check these products out and let me know what you think! And don't forget to get your own JackedPack and follow me on twitter @Mind4Fitness!