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Fitness Tip 11/9/14: Have a Plan!

Today’s tip is something really simple and obvious, yet somehow seems to elude many people when they are new to fitness. That simple advice is: Always have a plan. Going into the gym without a plan is kind of like deciding you are going to take a vacation, packing up your car, and just hoping […]

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Review: Amino Action

Quick Summary Product: Reaction Nutrition Amino-Action Flavor: Tropical Breeze Category: Amino Acid During/Post Workout Mixability: 5/5 Flavor: 5/5 Effectiveness: 4/5 Value: 5/5 Total: 19/20   The Long Version I picked this up the same time as my new pre-workout (Pre-Action Review) This one has a good amino acid ratio of 5:1:1, and also includes glutamine, arginine, […]

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Review: Pre-Action

  Quick Summary Product: Reaction Nutrition Pre-Action Flavor: Cherry Lime Rush Category: Pre-Workout Mixability: 5/5 Flavor: 1/5 Effectiveness: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Total: 16/20 A Few Words I (finally) finished my previous tub of pre-workout, and stopped in the local supp store looking for a new one. Pre-Action is a new one with a nice ingredient […]

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Review: Beast 2 Shredded Powder

Quick Summary Product: Beast 2 Shredded Powder Flavor: Orange Mango Category:  Energy/Fat Loss Mixability: 5/5 Flavor: 4/5 Effectiveness: 4/5 – based on energy boost (see notes) Value: 4/5 – 45 servings for under $30 TOTAL: 17/20 Detailed Review Lets start out with a couple of quick notes about this review.  1) I am basing this […]

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Review: Pump Igniter

Quick Summary Product: Top Secret Pump Igniter Category: Pre-Workout Flavor: Pink Lemonade / Grape Mixability: 5/5 Flavor: Pink Lemonade 5/5  / Grape 3.5/5 Effectiveness: 4.5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 18.5/20 – VERY GOOD! Detailed Review I’ve used “Cardio Igniter” from Top Secret for over a year now as my “pre-cardio” workout drink because I really like […]

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Fitness Tip 10/31/14 – Working out at home

Working out at home I have had a few people ask that I do an article on working out at home – and I’ve been putting off writing it for a while because I didn’t want to just to a half-assed article that didn’t really give any information.  I’m hoping that I can put together […]

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Review: Dark Matter

Quick Summary Product: Dark Matter Category: Post Workout Flavor: Blue Raspberry Mixability: 3/5 Flavor: 2.5/5 Effectiveness: 2.5 Value: 3/5   Detailed  Review Lets start with the basics: this review is based on a single sample pack that I got at the Mr. Olympia Expo – which isn’t really an accurate way to assess if a […]

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Review: Fusi-BCAA

Quick Summary Product: Fusi-BCAA Flavor: Fruit Punch Category:  BCAA/recovery Mixability:5/5 Flavor: 4/5 – tastes more like pink lemonade… in a good way. Effectiveness: 4/5 Value: 4/5 – hard to tell, can’t find flavored online for sale. unflavored is 113 servings for $45 TOTAL: 17/20 Detailed Review Yet another BCAA product!  I swear everyone is jumping […]

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A Look at the Many Flavors of 5×5 Training

I keep thinking/talking about writing an article on this complete with full history and sources etc but never seem to get around to it. So instead I thought I’d make this thread with a short on-the-fly introduction and a few important writeups on the topic. These articles I’ve posted are public domain as far as […]

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Review: Mr. Hyde

Quick Summary – for those with ADD Product: Pro Supps Mr. Hyde Flavor: Punch Category: Pre-workout Mixability:4/5 Flavor: 3.5/5 Effectiveness: 4/5 Value: 4/5 TOTAL: 15.5/20 Detailed Review In contrast to “Fierce Domination” from SAN, this product has a great name!  I heard from a friend that this one was pretty good, so I was pretty  […]

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