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Product Review: Lock-Jaw Collars – the Kings of barbell collars! *


Coming soon!

Product Review: CrossKix – Badass Crocs reinvented! *

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Recipe: Protein Pizza from tweaked my way

20140421-190832.jpg Protein Pizza

I have a long-standing affection for deep dish pizza. I went to school in Chicago, and my friends and I would often go out to eat at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, where deep dish is a way of life. If you’ve never had a deep dish pizza, let me describe it for you: It’s like a pizza in pie form. Consider it thin crust to the umpteenth level. It takes a regular pizza crust, converts it into a piecrust, and stuffs it to the brim with tomato sauce, specialty toppings, and cheese through and through. It’s delicious!
Whether it’s the memory of meeting friends for an after-school gabfest at the local pizza joint or ordering in as a family on Friday nights, a good slice of pie has a place in most people’s hearts. Too bad the same doesn’t hold true for their waistlines.
Regular deep dish isn’t the kind of thing you should eat regularly. That’s because between the high-carb crust and a barrage of full-fat meats and cheeses, you end up with a caloric bomb. What’s the solution? My protein-packed pizza recipe, of course!
Make this healthy version of deep dish pizza that delivers the same amazing taste but is actually packed with nutrition and protein POW!


Ingredients For The Crust:
1/2 cup Pea Protein Powder (unflavored)
1/2 cup Liquid Egg Whites
1/8 cup Buckwheat Flour
1/2 cup Almond Milk
1 tbsp Coconut Flour

Directions For The Crust:
Blend all of the ingredients together until you get a thick batter. Using a spoon, spread the batter onto either one or two deep-dish pans. I used two small nonstick cheesecake pans, and they worked wonderfully.
Bake at 320 F (160 C) for about 15 minutes or until the crust has cooked through.

Ingredients For The Filling:
1 small chopped Onion
2 chopped Garlic Cloves
2 cans of Tomatoes
1/2 cup of Cheddar Cheese (or grated Mozzarella)
1 cup of Ground Beef (I used Grass-fed beef)
1 tbsp Rosemary
1 tbsp Thyme
Salt to taste

Assembly Directions:
Add toppings to the crust. I made mine by pan frying the onions and garlic until soft, letting the added beef simmer until cooked, throwing in the tomatoes and spices, and reducing for 30 minutes until the sauce has thickened).


Definitely not cheddar cheese on a pizza! Mozzarella all the way! Homemade if you can get it!

In NJ Corrados makes a great homemade Mozzarella that’s not too salty. With the salt in the Mozzarella you don’t need to add extra salt!

Make sure you use Italian spices such as rosemary, thyme, basil and oregano and of course plenty of garlic! You can also use grilled chicken to top it. If you use chicken or beef toppings, make sure you cook them at least 3/4 of the way first! Do not over cook the meat or it will be sure dry when you cook the pizza but also:


According to this they want you to bake the crust then top, if I am reading it correctly… Idk if I like that or approve of a pizza being made like that! I have made many pizzas in my life! I like homemade pizza better than delivery. You know what to out on it and how you like it! You can always buy just the dough from a local pizzeria or from Trader Joes.

Do not buy Corrados dough as it truly sucks!

Discovery Cancels Everest Jump Live due to latest tragedy, disrespecting their memories!


Discovery Channel Cancels Live Mount Everest Jump Special In Wake of Avalanche Tragedy

Discovery Channel has cancelled its plans for a live daredevil special set at Mount Everest, after 12 Sherpa guides were killed Friday morning in an avalanche — the single deadliest accident to ever take place on Earth’s highest mountain.

“In light of the overwhelming tragedy at Mount Everest and respect for the families of the fallen, Discovery Channel will not be going forward with Everest Jump Live,” the cabler said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Sherpa community.”

Set to air May 11 and capping five nights of live pre-show specials, Everest Jump Live was to follow California resident Joby Ogwyn as he attempted the first wing suit flight off the summit of Mount Everest.

But on April 18, a high-altitude avalanche at Everest killed 12 Sherpa guides (in a group of about 50), seriously wounded three, injured several others and left at least four people missing, according to most recent reports. The Nepalese guides were among a group that was seeding commercial trails with supplies ahead of the climbing season starting later this month.

Base Camp 1 above

In respect of the families of the fallen;

And the DISRESPECT of the fallen!

These people are adventurers! They face the mountain for different reasons! Some for glory, some to be at one with nature, so be to closer to God, so to conquer the unconquerable! Others have their reasons.

The one thing they have in common is the risk and I guarantee they would not want this event to be canceled because of them!

Discovery is DISRESPECTING their memory, by taking someone else’s quest away from him!

Not to mention the project was probably a significant paycheck to the Sherpas involved! Probably enough money to significantly change the lives of them, their families and the entire community!

Now it’s scratched!

Way to back out Discovery!


Discovery I urge you to reconsider canceling the event! Celebrate the lives of the fallen and not their deaths! Continue the event in their honor and spirit!

Product Review: Ab Carver Pro *


Coming soon!


Recipe: Ripped Recipes – Pb & J Protein Pancakes *


Recipe provided by Charlie Kwok

Pb & J Pancakes
Serves 1 Person, takes 00:05 to prep and 00:05 to cook.

Not absurdly high in fat, bit high in flavour. Sugar-free, dairy-free, high protein, and not too complicated, the hardest part is waiting for the pancakes to cook.


1/2 fl oz Skim or Nonfat Milk (0.5% or Less Butterfat)
1/4 cup, sauce Applesauce Unsweetened
2 large Egg White
2 serving (serving = 1 tbsp) Wal-Mart Sugar Free Strawberry Jelly
1 serving (serving = 1 packet) Whole Foods Market Stevia
1/2 serving (serving = 1 tsp) Kroger Baking Powder
1/2 serving (serving = 1 container) Stonyfield Farm Oikos Organic Nonfat Vanilla Greek Yogurt (4 oz)
1 serving (serving = 2 tbsp) Bell Plantation PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter
1 serving (serving = 1 tbsp) Now Foods Psyllium Husk Powder
1 serving (serving = 5-8 drops) Sweet Leaf Liquid Stevia
1 serving (serving = 1/3 cup) Arrowhead Mills Organic Oat Flour

PB & J Pancakes
40 g oat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1-2 tbsp sweetener
1/4 c applesauce
1 tbsp psyllium husk
2 egg whites
2 tbsp jam/jelly
2 tbsp peanut butter (I used 2 tbsp PB2, bit of stevia and salt, and 1.5 tbsp water)

1. Combine all ingredients except jam.
2. Swirl in jam and cook over medium heat for 2-3 mins per side.
3. Serve with cream (3 tbsp Greek yogurt, 1 tbsp milk, 5 drops stevia) and more pb mixed with milk. Enjoy.


I think I am going to change this up with my ETB PANCAKE RECIPE and make the low carb cottage cheese pancakes instead of applesauce and oat flour. Instead of Stevia and Truvia; I will use straight Xylitol.
2tbsp psyllium fiber husks
The rest will be the same:

This recipe can also be made using Mancakes! Just mix in the PB2 and swirl in the jelly and smother in pb2 sauce and cream! Much easier then making from scratch!

Product Review: iSatori Eat Smart Protein

Highest quality proteins, including whey protein hydrolysates
Contains Nutrim (oats), fiber, enzymes, flaxseed, probiotics, vitamins and minerals
Mixes easily and instantly for a rich, delicious shake in less than one minute
97% gluten and lactose-free; no aspartame, maltodextrin, sugar, or trans fats





The perfect meal-replacement protein shake to help you rebuild a healthy, new body! ∆

The highest quality proteins from fast-absorbing whey isolates and hydrolysates + slow-releasing casein proteins provide a constant supply of growth-enhancing amino acids.

Oat beta-glucans from Nutrim® + Fibersol®-2 resistant fiber help make you feel fuller for longer to better control your appetite.

Over 4g of BCAA’s and 8g of EAA’s + 3g of Glutacel™ glutamine and peptides trigger protein synthesis and enhance your immune system to recover faster.

Just add one level scoop to 8 oz of cold water, skim or soy milk, add 2-3 ice cubes, and mix in a blender, shaker bottle; use more or less water to desired consistency. Or, for pudding-like consistency, mix with 3-4 oz of cold water in a bowl or a cup with a spoon.

Every supplement company makes protein, it’s no surprise! Is this protein the best for post workout? NO! Whey isolate rules post workout, because of its fast absorption.

So; how can this protein benefit me? The answer is on a diet!

What’s the best thing you can do when trying to stay on a diet and you have urges to cheat and eat junkfood?

Answer: choose a healthy snack!

Choose a snack that makes you feel like you are cheating when in fact you aren’t!

This protein can be mixed with 1/2 the water to make a pudding consistency. Normally when doing so, the protein doesn’t taste good. However; this stuff tastes great! And to my happy surprise there were chocolate chips at the bottom for a special yummy surprise!

I would love to try a full tub rather than just one packet to see if it makes the world of difference in my diet; which I think it will!

Mixability: 9/10
Taste as pudding: 9/10
Ingredients: 6.5/10

Eat Smart by iSatori should be in every dieters toolbox!!


Product Review: Pro-Tech Athletics The Orb – Deep Tissue Massage Ball 5″ & 7″ Diameter *

• Multi-directional roll provides focused massage to target areas
• Deep tissue massage:
1) Reduces muscle fatigue and tightness
2) Promotes flexibility
3) Enhances performance

5″ diameter high density ball provides aggressive deep tissue massage to:
IT Band, Hamstring, Quadriceps, Calf, plus more

7″ diameter high density ball provides moderate deep tissue massage to:
IT Band, Hamstring, Quadriceps, Back, plus more

The balls are super lightweight dense foam. They don’t require pumping up.

Because they are super lightweight and foam, I am not sure about durability. If you have a dog, keep it away or it will be in pieces!

I can’t wait to try them as they are much larger then a lacrosse ball and much different then a roller!

Pro-tec also offers a wide array of massage and physical therapy tools! Check them out for all your needs! Their prices are reasonably inexpensive also!

Product Review: Pro-Tec Athletics Y-Roller – foam roller *

• Dual or single ridge option offers a targeted aggressive massage.
• Ability to roll in between ridges for a less aggressive, moderate massage.

Product Features & Benefits:

• Made from Elastomer – a high density, durable foam
• Excellent tool to promote flexibility and myofascial release
• 6” Diameter x 15 1/2” Length
• Deep tissue massage:
1) Reduces muscle fatigue and tightness
2) Promotes flexibility
3) Enhances performance

Y-roller Hamstring:

Y-roller Quads

Y-roller Calves

Y-roller Back

Product Review: Pro-Tech Athletics Gel Force Knee Support *

Inside view:

General Application: Great for alleviating knee pain and providing moderate knee joint stability.
Medical Applications: Patello-Femoral pain syndrome, Patellar tracking, chondromalacia, minor meniscus and ligament tears.
How It Works: Provides patellar (knee cap) stability with compression surrounding patella. Offers stability on medial and lateral sides of knee.
Design Theory: Breathable, soft fabric offers 4 way stretch applying even, comfortable compression throughout brace. Thick oval gel provides excellent comfort and support to patellar (knee cap) area. Medial (inside) and lateral (outside) spiral stays offer overall knee joint stability.

Sizing Chart:
Item 7200 Small (13” – 14”)
Item 7201 Medium (14” – 16″)
Item 7202 Large (16” – 18”)
Item 7203 Xlarge (18” – 20″)
(Circumference measured 1” above top of patella)

I have been wearing these for a couple days now and my knee pain is gone!

They are a little awkward to put on, but they are easy to pull off. Just grab it from the top and pull off inside out.

I am hoping they will stretch out a little, I think they will.

They are really comfortable when they are on. However; I do sweat in them and it’s only April. Can’t wait to see how they are in the summer. Stay tuned for more!

Pro-Tec Athletics also offers a full array of support, wrap, strap and sleeves for almost every part of the body! Check them out for your individual needs! Most are also custom tailored for specific injuries!

They also offer body specific ice (cool) and heat packs!

Supplement Review: Mancakes – High Protein Pancake & Waffle Mix *


Mancakes Story:
Many people ask me “How did Mancakes start?” Well, I have always been a breakfast fiend and enjoyed being active. However, when my fitness routines became more intense I needed something more than cereal or flax oats to get me through a workout and the rest of my day. Fortunately, Jared loves to cook. We had been playing around with different pancake recipes for a few years when we suddenly realized that protein pancakes were the perfect solution to my need for sustained energy. I started eating it every day, as we made various changes here and there to the nutrition and recipe. A Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, and Non-GMO nutrient list was absolutely important, but is very tricky to attain, especially as there really is nothing like it out there. As many gluten-free people know, it can be very hard to find a gluten-free food item with a satisfying taste and texture.

Slowly the amount of cereal, flax oatmeal, whey protein, and eggs dwindled in our kitchen as we honed in on the perfect recipe that contained all these nutrients in one delicious package. Once that was ready, I started sharing it with friends, many of which play sports and are active in the fitness communities as trainers, competitors, nutritionists, and coaches. After a few weeks, it was clear that Mancakes should be shared with more than our small community. We care very much about health through the classic staples of a clean diet & regular exercise and since we were able to create something that could help people achieve that, why shouldn’t we? So here we are now…excited to share this passion with the world and provide delicious tasting food to fuel people’s active lifestyles.

Another question I get a lot is where did the name “Mancakes” come from? That’s an easy one! It’s simply a play on the word “Pancakes,” but makes it a bit grittier and just makes sense for a high-protein infused product. We kept coming back to it after many brainstorms. It was the stickiest and is certainly memorable! What’s more is it provides us a lot of room for some fun and innovative marketing.

Mancakes Cinnamon Oat flavor tested below:
Mancakes Waffle with pure organic Vermont Maple Syrup direct from Vermont! Must be stored in the freezer and it never freezes!

Made in a Waring Pro Commercial Double Waffle Maker


I made it with 1/2 Cup skim milk and it tastes better than an Eggo waffle and I’m surprised because I licked the uncooked batter in the bowl and I could taste the beans in the batter. Once cooked there was no hint what so ever of the beans! It was delicious and the surprising part is it has 21 whopping grams of protein in the batter and 8 more from the milk for a total of:

280 mix + 43c skim milk + 100 syrup total: 423 calories
29g protein
19g of net carbs + 12g from the milk and 21 from the syrup = 52g of carbs

423 calories
52g carbs
29g protein

Not bad for a waffle and maple syrup!



Stay tuned next week for a buttermilk Mancakes Waffle! Delayed a week due to Easter! Stay tuned this weekend!

Recipe: Ripped Recipes Paelo Avocado Deviled Eggs


Recipe provided by Molly Eledge

Paleo and Ultra Low Carb Deviled Eggs
Serves 24 People, takes 00:20 to prep and 0 to cook.

Even better than the original- these deviled eggs are perfect for anyone trying to eat clean and be healthy. These super delicious appetizers are low in carbs and high in protein. Perfect for a party!


0.1 tsp Paprika
1/4 tsp Salt
1 avocado, NS as to Florida or California Avocados
1 serving (serving = 1 tsp) Tapatio Hot Sauce
6 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
12 serving (serving = 1 egg) Great Day Farms Hard Boiled Eggs

1. Peel your hard boiled eggs, then slice them in half the long-ways. Scrape out the yolks into a big mixing bowl.
2. Cut up your avocado and add it into the bowl with the yolks.
3. Add your hot sauce, mustard, and salt.
4. With a hand held mixer, blend all this good stuff together.
5. Once the avocado yolk mix is completely blended and smooth, turn off the mixer and scoop the mix into a piping bag. You can also go old school and throw it in a plastic baggie and cut the tip off….or go super old school and just grab a spoon to do the filling.
6. Pipe the egg mix into the egg white halves, being sure to overfill them a bit. Once you’re done, sprinkle with paprika.
7. Keep those puppies in the fridge, and maybe share them with some people that you like.

per 1 serving size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 49Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 3.535.43%
Saturated Fat 0.934.65%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.16
Monounsaturated Fat 0.85
Cholesterol 107.5035.83%
Sodium 78.643.28%
Potassium 43.08
Total Carbohydrate 1.340.45%
Dietary Fiber 0.622.48%
Sugars 0.10
Protein 3.23
Vitamin A 4.09%Vitamin C 2.68%
Calcium 3.08%Iron 4.76%
* Nutritional Values are estimated and may vary

Serves 24 people yeah right! Serves me! I’m not sharing! 😝

My healthy MCTs!!

Stay tuned for the practical application!

Forget the salt! I’m not adding it!

Hot sauce!!!! 😱😱😱😍😍😍 I’m adding a few drops of:

And the answer is yes I am crazy! 😝

This is going to be soooooo yummy!


Forgot the paprika lol

Syfy Cancels The Originator of FaceTime and it’s not Apple! Warehouse 13 closes it’s doors!


If you like your IPhone and you like your FaceTime, you owe it all to Warehouse 13!

Warehouse 13 started in 2009 and FaceTime debuted in 2010.

Check out the Wikipedia Bio:
Warehouse 13 is a U.S. television science fiction series that premiered on July 7, 2009, on the Syfy network.

Executive-produced by Jack Kenny and David Simkins, the dramatic comedy from Universal Media Studios is said to have borrowed much from the American-Canadian horror television series Friday the 13th: The Series (1987–90), and has been described as “part The X-Files, part Raiders of the Lost Ark and part Moonlighting.” The series premiere was Syfy’s third largest debut to date, garnering 3.5 million viewers. The first six episodes were all among the top ten highest rated series episodes on Syfy. Episode 6, “Burnout”, drew 4.4 million viewers, setting the record for Syfy’s highest rated show. Season 2 began July 6, 2010. It was renewed October 5, 2010, for a third season of 13 episodes, which began July 11, 2011. It was renewed for a fourth season August 11, 2011, which began July 23, 2012.

Characters from Eureka have crossed over to Warehouse 13 and vice-versa, and a character from Warehouse 13 has appeared on Alphas.

On May 16, 2013, Syfy renewed the series for a six-episode fifth and final season.

I was going to say that this reminds me of Indiana Jones meets Area 51 meets the Librarian. I actually love the librarian and Noah Wyle should return! Falling Skies is good, but the Librarian is awesome!

Whether you like Warehouse 13 or not, it has contributed to American pop culture and should be thanked! Thank you for FaceTime and thank you for the others you have influenced!

Stay tuned for the final season coming Monday April 14th at 9pm est

Pete & Myka better get together at the end!

Movie Review: Generation Iron – the Sequel to Arnold’s Pumping Iron *



This Limited Edition Extended Director’s Cut* with over 10 minutes of new scenes, is not available in stores!

Exclusive Bonus Features Include:

Over 45 Minutes of Never Before Seen Footage
4 Deleted Scenes
The Making of Generation Iron Featurette
Feature Commentary with Phil Heath and Director Vlad Yudin
Uncut Interviews with Phil Heath, Kai Greene and Lou Ferrigno

It all started with a film. A film that sparked a revolution…

Generation Iron is now a true movement for all bodybuilding and fitness enthusiasts. It is a movement for a new generation that believes in the concept of self-improvement, both physically and mentally. Our dedication to the sport and fitness has gained us fans from across the world. Now we have paired up with some of the biggest brands in the business to best suit our audiences in and out of the gym. Join the Movement.


We understand that fitness is about more than the reps and sets you do in the gym. Fitness is a lifestyle and Generation Iron has been built on this principle. Generation Iron preserves that most fundamental aspect of fitness – the desire for more. The desire to push yourself through your worst struggles, the desire to surpass your most ambitious goals, the desire to be the best possible you.

We are now proud to offer our new line of premier sports apparel designed for the gym and beyond it. Now is the time to become a full-fledged part of the movement and to become a member of the greatest generation in fitness history: Generation Iron.

Fitness. Attitude. Lifestyle.

Generation Iron is a 2013 documentary film which follows the world’s leading bodybuilders as they train and compete for the coveted Mr. Olympia title. The film gives front row access to the lives of the top seven bodybuilders in the sport, including Phil Heath, Kai Greene, Branch Warren and Dennis Wolf. Mickey Rourke narrates the film, with appearances by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno and Jay Cutler.

This movie is extremely well done!
For the most part the guys kept their egos out of the film and you got to see the real them! It was really nice!

Phil’s shoulders were rounder than Kai’s it was pretty close! Phil one by one point and I think it was shoulders!

Phil’s front double biceps was crazy too!

Branch is still my Favorite and I like Hidetada also he has amazing symmetry and is probably the most cut, he just needs more size.

They all rock! Best of the Best!

I would have like to see more training and more diet.

But It was very well done! Mickey Rourke did a great job commentating.

The part with Vic and his daughter was priceless!

To Kai, if that’s the truth; life is to short to be a lone wolf, dark horse! Surround yourself with people you care about, if you don’t have any find some!

Kai’s secret sauce lol : it’s a muscle meds commercial… 😭

The deleted scenes were great and shouldn’t have been cut out!

They have a lady they call Grandma (Sibil Peeters) the trainer from Hell. I would have liked to see her training Roelly! At her worst lol

There’s a one on one interview with Phil where he sets his ego aside and just be’s himself. Watch it!

This movie rocks and I can’t wait to watch it again this weekend!

I like Jim Stoppani keeping it real!

I also like the theme song by Mind the gap: Never gonna stop

Dual Survival Returns April 23rd 2014!! Cody Lundin Fired!


Experts agree there are some very basic and universal rules for surviving in the wild. Find shelter, find water, find food, find help. Beyond that, there’s not much they agree on.

None know this better than Cody Lundin and Joseph Teti, who take on some of the planet’s most unforgiving terrain to demonstrate, in their own way, how the right skills and some creative thinking can keep you alive.

Together, with their drastically different backgrounds, the survivalists are dropped into a scenario that could happen to anyone: marooned boaters, lost hikers, stranded mountain climbers. Equipped with minimal gear that would have been carried in the real-life situations, Lundin and Teti must draw upon their arsenal of skills to devise extraordinary ways to use what they can find in their surroundings, as well as ordinary objects, and demonstrate what it takes to stay alive.

I can’t wait for Season 4!

Joe Teti

Joseph Teti is a veteran of both US military and US government special operations units. He is a former Force Recon Marine, Army Special Forces “Green Beret”, and a former operator in a highly classified government counter-terrorist unit.

He is a combat veteran of both OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom) in Iraq, and OEF (Operation Enduring Freedom) in Afghanistan. He planned and conducted a broad range of special operations missions covering the entire operational continuum. These missions gave the President of the United States an option when overt military and / or diplomatic actions were not viable or politically feasible. Operations of this nature required rapid response with surgical application of a wide variety of unique skills, while maintaining the lowest possible profile of U.S. involvement. He has participated in numerous classified direct action missions with several Tier 1 SMU’s (Special Mission Units).

Joseph has performed high-risk PSD (Personal Security Detail) operations in Afghanistan and Iraq for U.S. government and civilian clients. He was also a member of a U.S. State Department close protection team assigned to several high profile government officials and visiting diplomats in Israel. Working out of the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, and the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem, he operated in high-risk areas throughout the country to include Ramallah, Abu Dis, Jericho, The Gaza Strip and the West Bank. He has extensive experience and training in fully armored vehicle operations, advance team operations, motorcade operations, CAT (Counter Assault Team) operations and surveillance / counter surveillance operations.

A graduate of over 30 formal schools in regards to special operations, his skill sets and experiences are highly diverse. He has attended several survival schools over his career and is one of a few individuals in the world that hold an instructor certification in tactical tracking operations from legendary tracker and former Rhodesian SAS (Special Air Service), and Selous Scout, David Scott-Donelan.

He has held a TOP SECRET-SCI with polygraph security clearance, the highest security clearance awarded by the U.S. government.

Cody Lundin

Cody Lundin is an internationally known professional survival instructor with more than 20 years of hands-on teaching experience. Due to his intimate understanding of the physics, psychology and physiology of human survival, Cody is routinely featured as the consulting expert on real-world emergencies for national and international news outlets. He has trained private, corporate, and governmental agencies, thousands of students and dozens of national and international media sources in outdoor survival, primitive living skills and urban preparedness.

Cody’s self-reliance training began early. He created his first survival kit for living on the road after graduating from high school, then boarded a westward bound greyhound bus. He lived on city streets, alone in the woods, and in a radical commune near the Mexican border. Cody further honed his self-reliant expertise living in the deserts and mountains with very little modern gear or assistance – including two years spent living in a brush shelter in the woods where he slept on pine needles and cooked over an open fire.

In 1991 – with an initial investment of ten dollars – Lundin founded the Aboriginal Living Skills School in Arizona, where he teaches modern wilderness survival skills, primitive living skills, urban preparedness, and homesteading. When not teaching for his own school, Cody is an adjunct faculty member at Yavapai College and a faculty member at the Ecosa Institute, where he teaches the survival and sustainability curriculums that he created.

He is also the best-selling author of two books on survival and preparedness: 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive! (2003) and When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need to Survive When Disaster Strikes (2006). Both books have been translated into several languages and are routinely featured in the top ten best-sellers for their genre on Amazon.

Lundin lives in a self-designed, off-the-grid solar earth home in the high-desert wilderness of Northern Arizona. There, he catches rain, composts waste and pays nothing for heating and cooling. Cody has been going barefoot for more than 20 years, part of his indigenous self-reliant philosophy. He is the only person in Arizona with a license to catch fish with his hands.

But there’s more news! Cody Lundin was fired from Dual Survival!

“Dear Campers,

Unfortunately, I have been fired by Discovery Channel for differences over safety and health concerns on the show and will no longer be a part of Dual Survival.

Although I’ll miss elements of the show, what I’ll miss the most are my fans and the opportunity to teach – on a global level – life saving skills, indigenous culture, and values of integrity and respect toward our natural world.

I have received numerous letters from viewers. Many are from kids, or their parents or grandparents, describing in detail how the show has changed their lives. It has brought families together, inspired kids to go outdoors, and motivated moms and dads around the world to take that family camping trip, many for the first time. If I can use a TV show to encourage people to turn off TV and turn on nature, I have done my job.

Thank you all very much for your support over the years. Be safe and prepared, and maybe I’ll train with you in the woods some day!

Stay classy,
Cody Lundin”

That’s a post from Cody’s Facebook.

So was it partway through the season? Was it after filming?

Will Joe be without his Barefoot friend? Will he be alone for some episodes? Did they find a replacement for some episodes?

What madness is going on?

I will miss Cody! Not because I like his skills. Often I, like Joe and Dave Canterbury (old co-host) disagree with Cody’s decisions, but I mostly watch to see how the crazy Sob handles going through all the situations barefoot and with shorts!

Whether you like him or not, he’s a badass!

Maybe Cody will go even more hardcore and join Naked & Afraid! Lol

What will Season 4 bring??

To add more news, Dave Canterbury (old co-host before Joe Teti) finally apologized for embellishing his résumé

What if the bring Dave back to go at it with Joe 😱

Whatever happens, it’s going to be a great season and I can’t wait! And I hope they also renew it for more!!

Product Review: DFX Ironpower Silver Steel Gyro Exerciser *


Quick Overview
The Iron Power Force One Gyro utilizes German precision engineering to create up to 16,000 rpm and 50 pounds of silky-smooth dynamic resistance in the palm of your hand.


• Integrated High Tec Stainless Steel Rotor
• 100% Precision And Smoothness
• 2 Mm Thick Stainless Steel Axle Pegs
• Hard Coated Aluminum Housing
• Heavy Duty Bearings
• Replacement Guide Ring Included
• NOT Compatible with Speedmeter
• Metal Display Case


The Iron Power Force One Gyro utilizes German precision engineering to create up to 16,000 rpm and 50 pounds of silky-smooth dynamic resistance in the palm of your hand. Describing the Iron Power experience is challenging at best, because you have never felt anything like it before. The faster the Iron Power Force One Gyro spins, the more resistance is automatically added. This product is perfect for the experienced Powerballer, Mixed Martial Artist or extreme athlete looking for a challenge or a way to get a competitive edge in their sport of choice. Metal display case included.

This gyro is cool! I like the extra weight, however; I don’t like how it doesn’t have the meter and it can’t be attached either.

I found that the lighted plastic Powerball spins better than the stainless steel, it’s more fluid and can achieve higher speeds. However; the weight of the steel version is much heavier and doesn’t have obnoxious blue lights. It also doesn’t hum as loud.

I am going to use the lighted Powerball after the gym and at home and I am going to use the stainless steel on the bus and subway during my commute home from work.

I used it today on base and the overall negative remarks, were masturbation based lol. Once, a few of the guys made their jokes and negative remarks, the other guys that tried it, (once they learned the motion again) liked it. They said that it really burned their grip and forearm. When I made them hold their arm over their head then you kick in your shoulder and it starts to burn also.

**Update** April 9th 2014
Nothing is making my forearms explode as much as this ball!! They are soooo swollen with blood! Does it build the forearm? I don’t know, don’t think so, I think the grips (Fat Gripz, TGrips) build them and the ball explodes them and in conjunction your arms get massive!

I am lying off the Grips for a while and seeing how the Powerball and Dynamax expand my arms. Does it just give them a pump or does it actually tear and expand the muscle?

**Update** April 21st 2014
I am still using my Dynamax and powerballs every other day as an addition to my workout. I use it at home while watching tv.

Product Review: DFX Split Core Dynamax Core Trainer *



My buddy Morgan using the DFX Dynamax Core Trainer
•Complete Core Workout
• Weighs less than 4.5 lbs
• Precision balanced gyro spins at up to 9,000 RPM!
• Delivers up to 220 lbs of resistance
• Variable resistance automatically adjusts to the strength of the user
• Compact, lightweight design makes it perfect for travel
• Includes instructional DVD and Wall Chart

The Split Core Dynamax has a German made stainless steel rotor and can produce up to 220 lbs of smooth low impact resistance. The Dynamax uses gyroscopic technology and the motion of inertia that defines its resistance. This one product will tone and strengthen your core muscles and upper body in just minutes a day. You won’t want to put it down! It’s the “hard core”, patented, hand-held fitness machine that’s been missing from your workout program. The Dynamax was originally designed for the US Military and Special Forces, and now it is available to you! Do away with those costly monthly gym member ships and expensive bulky home gym equipment, and get it all with the Dynamax Core Trainer.

Let me tell you about this little machine! This thing is going to make me a monster! I had a slap repair of my right shoulder 2 years ago and my shoulder has never been the same! It took over a 1.5 years for it to stop aching daily. Now; it’s still not where it was before the injury, because the little stabilizer muscles have not recovered. With weightlifting movements are slow and controlled and squeezing the muscle. With this you rotate as fast as you can.

I watched the video and some of the moves are overhead; normally with arms extended straight in front my shoulders are burning. Overhead they have gone from burning to on fire!!

This machine is going to rebuild my shoulder and then some! It’s going to strengthen my joint which will allow me to lift more weight and put my size back on!

My hands and forearms are on fire! With the powerball

My rear delts which is what I need to rehab!!! Is on fire with the Dynamax!

I was standing and my front delts were on fire and then I did it lying on my back in bed and that’s what burned my rear delts!

**Update** April 4th 2014
I used the Dynamax Split Core today and I was demonstrating it to a bunch of guys on base and getting them to try it. I got a bunch of split reviews. A couple were having trouble with the motion, once they learned it, they said it was cool and it burned. They others said the motion looked gay especially the golfing club motion. Lol they also made a comment of the powerballs check that review for their response.

Tomorrow I should be filming a few videos!


**Update** April 9th 2014
The videos are being edited and will soon be posted on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

I love this machine I have been doing 2-3 sets of a couple minutes a day and burning my shoulder out! As well as my arms. The only drawback I see is the price tag! The spilt core unit has a hefty $500 price tag. I don’t see the average consumer spending that. However; I urge rehab centers (physical therapists) to purchase at least one of these for your facilities! This will make excellent strides in labrum and rotator cuff recovery.

The standard unit is still $299 which is also hefty, but worth it! Especially if you are recovering from either, shoulder or biceps surgery, even pectoral surgery.

There is a similar device called the Burn Machine that simulates speed bag training with slight resistance available. However; they declined to be reviewed, so I can’t say how good of a product it is. I haven’t touched it, not sure of its quality or if it has a similar effect. All I know is your hands also go in a circle. However their circles are much larger.

With the small tight circles of the Dynamax it forces your muscles to contract and if you mess up the motion the Dynamax jerks and makes you stabilize it. I can tell you when your shoulders are burning big time, you don’t want to have to stabilize it!! Ouch 😭 it burns so bad!

Does the Burn Machine do that? We will probably never know…

**Update** April 17th 2014
After continued use I figured my tolerance would get better… No! It still burns the hell out of my shoulders quickly! Probably because I can rev it faster!

**Update** April 21st 2014
I am still using my Dynamax and powerballs every other day as an addition to my workout. I use it at home while watching tv.

Product Review: DFX Powerball Sports Pro Gyro Exerciser with PowerDock and Training CD *


Powerball Blue Gyro Exerciser with PowerDock and Training CD

Regular Price: $59.95
Special Price: $49.95

Quick Overview
The Powerball Blue Combo pack comes with a Blue Powerball Gyro Exerciser and a PowerDock. It increases endurance for all sports demanding control and grip strength with up to 45 pounds of resistance force.

Up to 40 pounds of torque
Reaches up to 14,000 RPMs
Improve coordination while building strength
Aids in relief from Carpal Tunnel and other RSI
Increase the range of motion of wrist flexors and extensors
PowerDock (Included) Requires 2 AA batteries
Compatible with the Speedmeter
Training CD (Included)
LED lights glow blue as the progression of your workout improves

The Powerball Blue Gyro Exerciser with PowerDock is a great workout tool for any age. This gyro has LED lights built into the rotor and once activated, it illuminates a blue colored light show. It’s perfect for rehab, toning, and strengthening. It includes a docking station to help activate your gyro and serve as a stand when not in use.

The Powerball uses resistance force to generate up to 40 pounds of torque and is the ideal product for anyone looking to improve dexterity, strength, coordination and accelerate healing time. The Powerball Blue will increase blood flow in the first three minutes and is the only product on the market where you can feel the effects in the first 30 seconds. It’s an excellent tool to aid in the relief and prevention of Carpal Tunnel, Tennis Elbow and other repetitive stress injuries. It allows you to use a wide variety of natural and fluid range of motions to simulate a particular sports motion or just your everyday range of movements. With just one product you are able to target every flexor, extensors, tendon and muscle from your fingers to your shoulders! We are proud to have our products PGA member tested and approved, UAL indorsed, CE and RoSh certified.

* Note: Speed and torque are estimates.

* DFX Sports & Fitness does not claim to cure and/or prevent any type of musculoskeletal injuries.

This ball is cool, it burns your forearms, wrist and grip! I think it’s a great tool to use on arm day after burning out your arms and grip with Fat Gripz, Grip4orce or Ironbull Strength TGrips (whichever your prefer) and totally torch your grip, forearms and wrist afterward!

I found that this one spins better than the stainless steel, it’s more fluid and can achieve higher speeds. However; the weight of the steel version is much heavier and doesn’t have obnoxious blue lights. It also doesn’t hum as loud.

I am going to use this one after the gym and at home and I am going to use the stainless steel on the bus and subway during my commute home from work.

I used it today on base and the overall negative remarks, were masturbation based lol. Once, a few of the guys made their jokes and negative remarks, the other guys that tried it, (once they learned the motion again) liked it. They said that it really burned their grip and forearm. When I made them hold their arm over their head then you kick in your shoulder and it starts to burn also.

Supplement Review: Custom Gourmet Oatmeal any way you want it!


22 Billion combinations of healthy oatmeal!
With so many healthy oatmeal products out there, is the only gourmet oatmeal company that is making healthy oatmeal fun! Every gourmet oatmeal order is customer specific exactly as they want! All of our healthy oatmeal recipes are hand made. This is one bowl of gourmet oatmeal you do not want to miss out on. Change your breakfast and change your life! makes organic oatmeal recipe fun! makes oatmeal fun!!
When it comes to healthy oatmeal recipes, is the only company that makes it fun. All natural, without chemicals, whole grain oats, dried fruit and gourmet oatmeal flavors that are sure to make healthy oatmeal fun. We make sure to put love in to every bag of gourmet oatmeal we make. Whether it is steel cut oats, gluten free oats or multi grain oats, you are sure to find heart healthy oatmeal on and oatmeal review!

Heart healthy oatmeal reviews!
Delicious oatmeal, with a healthy oatmeal flavor . If you are looking for customized breakfast oatmeal for your family, has all the steel cut oats, dried fruit and custom oatmeal flavors you could ever want., our uniqe flavors of custom oatmeal are not only yummy, but also good for your heart. Steel cut oats lower cholesterol, imporive blood sugar and help fight diabetes. Healthy gourmet oatmeal reviews!

Healthy Oatmeal with Gluten free oatmeal and steel cut oats
Steel cut oats are proven to lower cholesterol. What better way to improve health than with healthy oatmeal recipes, and customized oatmeal. Our gourmet oatmeal is not only delicious but also has vitamins and micro nutrients that are sure to keep you energetic and motivated to take on the day. If you are looking for healthy oatmeal recipes be sure to check out our gourmet oatmeal recipe page teams up with Flex Comics!
Since many of our customers are bodybuilders, working with Flex Comics seemed like a natural fit! Not only do bodybuiders and other athletes eat organic oatmeal and steel cut oats for breakfast, they also eat our healthy oatmeal to fuel their intense workouts and training sessions. Check out some of the oatmeal recipes that flex comics will be putting out for us in the next few months. They are funny, inventive and they feature the most amazing oatmeal on the planet!!!

Gourmet oatmeal recipes and organic oats for healthy breakfast
The gourmet oatmeal that we blenbd is hand made and customized for every person. Every time we make custom oatmeal recipe on our website, we make sure that it is exactly like our healthy breakfast customers are looking for. Sometimes we make 5 or 6 bags of oats but mostly, the average person makes 2 custom bags of gourmet oatmeal. My favorite is the 5 grain rolled oats with Flax, but most people prefer the steel cut oats or smash blend. Both are delicious!

Gluten free oatmeal breakfast for athletes, bodybuilders and ironman
Gluten free oatmeal and steel cut oats is perfect for athletes training for a bodybuilding diet or ironman! Clean and slow digesting carbohydrates help fuel long distance endurnace marathon runners, while plant based sweeteners and sugar help fuel explosive energy for MMA fighters. Eating gluten free oats and organic oatmeal is the easiest way to stay healthy and energetic when sports performance is required. Be sure that you eat gourmet oatmeal from

Organic oatmeal and steel cut oats are on top of the world with athletes
As you know, is dedicated to making healthy oatmeal fun again. It is for this reason that we have added thick cut, organic oats to our lineup of already healthy oatmeal recipes. These old fashioned oats are thick, hearty and gluten free. We source them from a farm that produces nothing but organic oatmeal grains, and has a history of satisfying their customers. These are the perfect fit for our little niche of the industry, and we are sure you will agree as well! is now offering the option to use multiple oatmeal flavors!
Up until recently our custom oatmeal flavors have been limited to one selection. We listened to our customers feedback and decided to make a change to our oatmeal website. We added the functionality to allow our gourmet oatmeal customers to pick up to three flavors in their customized oats. Whether it is gluten free oatmeal, organic oats or steel cut oats, we promise to make your morning breakfast the most healthy and delicious organic oats available. Try it out and see for yourself!

We now offer organic oatmeal and gluten free oats
We are very excited to announce that just added a new oatmeal ingredient to our list of growing products on the Build Your Own Oatmeal page. Old Fashioned, Organic, Gluten free, Thick Cut Oats. Check them out and see why our organic oatmeal is leaps & bounds above other healthy oatmeal companies. These healthy oats are NOT quick oats, but rather, old fashion oats. Perfect when you want to make your own organic oatmeal with gluten free oats.

Not only do you get to create your own oatmeal, but you also get to name it, below is: Maggie Moos Cake Batter. It’s after my favorite Maggie Moos combination: Better Batter folded with Graham Crackers.
Below pictured is:
It’s cake batter, Graham crackers, chia seeds and flaxseed.


The PB Mint was great and I’m happy because, I have 3 four pound bags of it lol

I found a great use for the natural organic unflavored whey proteins such as: Sweet Purity Organics and Protein 17. They work seamlessly in the flavored organic oatmeal! And add 22g of protein to your postworkout meal.

My favorite unflavored protein to mix in the oatmeal is the Brahman Whey, as it tastes a little better then the other unflavored natural proteins and it has the healthy healing Indian spices!

Brahman Whey claims to be Vanilla Flavor, but there isn’t enough flavor to get rid of the unflavored taste of the organic whey (spoiled milk taste) therefore; I classify it as unflavored with healing spices added. Which gives it a huge benefit over the others! It however; needs to come in a bigger size. 11 servings would be done in 11 days or in 5 1/2 on a bulk. 1 serving in each 1/2 cup of oatmeal daily.

Remember the reason we are using natural proteins is because this oatmeal comes flavored in a bunch of different creative flavors and we don’t want flavored protein to ruin the flavor. Other uses for unflavored proteins would be custom smoothies!

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Product Review: Redline Gear – Reach Your Redline and Live it Everyday! Toe the Line *

That’s a picture of the back of the shirt and the front of the pants. I wanted to show that there’s a slot pocket in the front right side that fits the HuMn wallet perfectly! I don’t know about you, but I like to have my wallet on my person at all times! Unless I am rolling for Jiu Jitsu, it hurts to lay and twist on it lol.

I do not like to lock my wallet in a gym locker as over the years I have seen many gym lockers broken into. Also, if I want something from the juice bar, I don’t have to run all the way to the locker especially if it’s mid-workout.

The Camo pattern on the shorts appeals to my military side as does the Flag on the back of the shirt!

Their Knee Sleeves:
Classic knee support that gives the knee joint compression
Provides support and warmth
Relieves pressure and improves co-ordination
5mm Neoprene
Measure the Knee from Mid-Patella
If you want a tighter fit for competition choose a smaller size than measured
These are priced per pair!
They are much thicker then I was expecting! Excellent quality! All their products are awesome! The shirt is super soft! The shorts are well constructed! I don’t like the drawstring material. I would have rather had a softer stretchier material such as, 550 cord or some nylon weave.

I put the Knee Sleeves on the second I got them and within a quick few minutes I began to feel the warming effect! The pain I was experiencing just walking around, disappeared! My knees were aching last night before I put them on, maybe the weather, maybe overwork… Idk. But it allowed me to relax.

Today I will be wearing them to the gym!

The Wrist Wraps they make are also excellent quality and really thick! The black and red combo is my favorite!

Wrist Wraps:
Red Line Wrist Wraps offer the best support for Olympic Lifts, Strength Work, and they are also build to be functional for any Metcon, long or short!

Our Wrap is the only 14 Inch elastic wrap on the market. This unique length provides outstanding ability to use these wraps for anything you do in the gym Olympic Lifts, Strongman, Powerlifting and Metcons.

14 Inches Long (35cm)
3 Inches Wide
Sold in Pairs
Thumb Loop
Velcro Closure Has A 120 Day Warranty
40% Elastic/10% Polyester/50% Cotton



**Update** April 7th 2014
Ok so; as you can see I was Rockin the Redline the other day and I loved it! The shirt was sooooooooooo soft like pima cotton! The shorts were comfortable and I received many compliments! I like how the shorts held my HuMn wallet and my car key. So I didnt have to put them in my bag.
The knee sleeves have been helping and the warmth feels nice on my joints.

Since stretching and using the sleeves, my knees feel much better!!

Recipe: Mini Egg White Omelets


This recipe is great and easy and the possibilities are limitless!

Use the Misto Oil Sprayer (See review on this site) to spay your non-stick pan with healthy Extra Virgin Olive Oil to get the Healthy Omegas, do not use sprays like Pam they contain no healthy fats and chemical propellants.

Then pour in egg whites up to 1/3 of the muffin tin high, then add your fillings

Today I used 1/8 of an Avocado in each cup (2 cups is one portion) for more healthy Omegas and 3 small cubes of a low sodium pre-cooked ham steak for extra protein and taste. Then I put in a dash of Cayenne pepper for Capsicum to speed the metabolism. I was going to put in a little Spinach in each, for healthy greens, but I ran out.

Get Creative! And feel free to share your combinations, and comments!

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(That goes for any recipe here)



Same recipe as before just a little crispier and I added a spinach leaf to each omelet

**Update** April 21st 2014
I used cupcake papers this time and it worked great they don’t stick anymore than they did in the pan and it makes cleanup a snap!


Supplement Review: SunWarrior – Vegan and vegetarian friendly supplements *


Sun Warrior Classic Protein – Raw Vegan – Chocolate

Warrior Blend Chocolate
An Unparalleled Fusion of the Finest Raw Plant-Based Proteins
What makes WARRIOR BLEND so spectacular? Synergy!

Warrior Blend fuses and multiplies the power of several rich, raw protein sources into a smooth, great tasting, and revolutionary proprietary formula that is overwhelmingly superior to the individual components alone. This dynamic fusion, along with a cold extraction process, creates a unique, raw, plant-based protein with a complete amino acid profile exceptionally high in Arginine, Lysine, Leucine, and branched chain amino acids.

The next generation in raw, plant-based protein is here, breaking through the constraints of other protein powders. Warrior Blend is an easily digestible, nutrient filled superfood perfect for anyone who wants to amplify their health and fitness levels. Best of all, it tastes phenomenal!

Complete protein contains all essential amino acids*
Creates a feeling of satiety (fullness)*
Promotes muscle function*
Idea for healthy weight loss*
Easy to Digest*
Increases energy*
WARRIOR BLEND is a green product and is suitable for any diet or lifestyle (NOT JUST FOR VEGANS)! Our natural, raw process is free of solvents, GMOs, radiation, artificial colors, and preservatives.

The smell is horrendous!

The ingredients aren’t strange I wonder why it smells so bad! The taste wasn’t great but the aftertaste tastes like rice and isn’t bad. You don’t need a chaser after it. So far it’s the leading tasting vegan protein, which isn’t saying much, but as an alternative to whey it’s good.

Sun Warrior Warrior Blend Vanilla
Smells good and the taste wasn’t bad. Kind of like old dry rice. It’s a much different taste then Whey Protein and I have to get used to it. Will I use it in place of Whey? Hell no! I need to enjoy my post workout protein!

However; when people only use one food for extended periods they tend to build up immunities toward it and sometimes develop allergies toward it. I found that by eating so much peanut butter in my life, I now occasionally break out in hives. I don’t know how my body reacts toward Whey, sometimes I get gassy. By rotating my proteins lately from whey to natural whey to vegetable and back. I have felt much more healthy. I am also seeing muscle and strength gains. Fat loss however; is slowing.

Sun Warrior Classic Vanilla

Classic Protein Vanilla
A Great Tasting Smooth, Raw, Plant-Based Protein for an Unrivaled Fitness Lifestyle
The ultimate raw, plant-based superfood protein designed for fitness and health enthusiasts. Ideal for those who want to build muscle, lose fat and increase athletic performance.

Sunwarrior Classic Protein is 100% plant-based, alkaline-forming, and provides a complete, balanced array of essential amino acids*
Protein is essential for repairing tissue, burning fat, and building strong bodies*
Sunwarrior Classic Protein is hypoallergenic and suitable for anyone – young or old, male or female – not just vegan or vegetarian lifestyles*
Sunwarrior Classic Protein is gluten free, non-GMO, and FREE of chemicals, acids and solvents*
Sunwarrior uses an old-world, low temperature, enzymatic process that includes the whole grain of brown rice, including the germ, endosperm, and bran. This unique process captures a protein that’s silky smooth and mixes well. Most important, it tastes great!

Ingredients: Raw Whole Grain Brown Rice Protein, Rice Oligodextrin, Vanilla Extract, Stevia, Xanthan Gum, Ancient Sea Salt, Pectin

Suggested Use: Mix 1 scoop with 8-10 oz of water, almond milk, coconut milk, or your favorite beverage. Mixes well in shakes, smoothies and other beverages. Refrigerate prepared products and use the same day. Store package out of direct light and away from heat.

Full Description and Detailed Information

Always raw, vegan, and delicious
A great tasting plant-based protein with a silky smooth texture that blends easily without the chalky or grainy consistency found in other vegetable based protein powders
Created with a low temperature, natural enzyme process that uses neither chemicals nor acid hydrolysis
Free of gluten, solvents, GMOs, radiation, artificial flavors, artificial preservatives, or artificial colors
Naturally rich in vitamins and minerals, and other essential nutrients such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, phosphorous, iron, and potassium
Easily digested by children, the elderly, and adults
Increases absorption and effectiveness of vitamins and minerals
One of the best protein powders available for any lifestyle, not just vegan or vegetarian
Complete Protein

Brown rice protein powder contains all nine essential amino acids that the body cannot synthesize but still needs in order to produce all the muscle tissue, enzymes, and hormones we require to survive. Rice protein, unlike other vegetable proteins, isn’t lacking in any of these key building blocks for protein with a balanced amino acid profile comparable with whey and much better than soy.


Whey and soy both have problems with allergies and sensitivities. Whey is made from dairy byproducts and anyone with lactose sensitivities can have problems. Unfortunately, they aren’t alone. Many people who do not have any problems with dairy can still experience gas, bloating, and digestive issues. Soy contains phytoestrogens that mimic the human hormone and cause problems. Soy allergies are also very common.

Rice, on the other hand is extremely safe and mild on the digestive system and very hypoallergenic. Rice is the perfect source for protein that won’t upset stomachs, result in bloating, or cause dangerous allergic reactions.


Rice protein is safe for vegans and vegetarians who want to avoid animal products like found in whey, casein, and egg proteins. But they aren’t the only ones to benefit. Rice protein isn’t just for vegans, but supplies ample protein and complete amino acids for anyone at any activity level or with any lifestyle.

Muscle Recovery

As a complete protein, Sunwarrior’s Classic Protein is ready to rebuild and repair muscle after workouts. Rice protein is a little slower to digest than whey, but that makes it a good pre-workout supplement and a good protein for endurance athletes.

Fat Burning

Protein creates a thermic effect, heating up the body and literally burning through more calories than other foods. This is because protein requires additional energy to digest, so you burn more for hours after eating it. Lean protein sources, like rice protein, make a healthy part of any weight loss plan.

The smell is also horrendous!
But surprisingly it tastes good! Would I use it as a whey alternative, yes.

Liquid Light:

A Powerful Raw Natural Detoxifying Electrolyte for Stamina and Well-Being
Liquid Light is what we like to call “Mineralized Solar Energy”, a raw, plant-based fulvic acid and liquid mineral complex created by nature. The minerals were captured by ancient plant life, free of modern pollution and contaminants, fulvic acid was produced by beneficial microbes, and the complex is extracted from an ancient, undisturbed plant deposit using pure cold water. This creates a liquid supplement that contains one of the most powerful nutrient transporters found in the natural world.

Liquid Light Provides:

Powerful polyelectrolytes produced by nature*
Over 72 trace minerals and elements complexed with Fulvic Acid*
Improved absorption and assimilation of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other nutrients*

I can’t say I wasn’t scared to try it, but it wasn’t that bad. I downed it and then drank some water.

Immune Shield

Immune Shield
A Raw Fortified Fulvic Acid and Silver Ion Complex for a Maximized Immune System
Immune Shield is a natural fulvic acid and mineral complex that is fortified with silver ions. This complex provides the most powerful silver for digestion and assimilation. The presence of silver ions, combined with fulvic acid, provides a revolutionary form of silver to assist the immune system. These molecules provide a more efficient delivery system to safely provide silver ions in high amounts (over 50 ppm) without the dangerous building up of excessive silver particles within the body’s tissue. This fortified complex delivers the maximum level of benefit, protection, and performance.

Immune Shield delivers micro ionic silver and 71 trace minerals into all fluids, tissues, and cells to assist the immune system in repelling and fighting foreign invasions*
Ionic sized silver is smaller and more absorbable than colloidal silver
Can be taken daily for immune support or every 20 to 30 minutes at the onset of any symptoms

Immune Shield with fulvic silver wasn't bad, I think I like this one a tad better taste wise.


Supplement Review: Vega – Vega’s plant-based vegan protein products *


Here I go subjecting myself again to things I don’t want to eat in the name of science and my readers!

I am a big proponent of varying your protein sources! Whey Isolate, Whey Concentrate, Soy, Egg, Various lean meats: Turkey, Chicken, Beef, Lamb, Veal, as well as gamey meats like: Bison, Ostrich, Wild Boar, Pheasant etc… Well; now I am having Vegan Protein just for you! Vega, one of the leading companies in Vegan protein has a great line of products and I am about to have their:

Vega Sport Performance Protein
Chocolate flavor.


Performance Protein:
A complete multi-source, alkaline-forming, plant-based protein powder blend, featuring 5,500mg of BCAAs and 5,000mg of glutamine per serving, Vega Sport Performance Protein is formulated to:
Improve strength and exercise performance
Repair and build muscles
Reduce recovery time between training
The recent innovation to Vega Sport Performance Protein comes from the addition of SaviSeed (sacha inchi) protein, a rich, plant-based source of the amino acid tryptophan. Tryptophan is a key component of serotonin production(1). Serotonin—the feel good hormone—helps with the mental aspect of recovery, so you’ll keep the drive alive and be motivated to train again. Take Vega Sport Performance Protein within 30 to 90 minutes of your workout or throughout the day to meet your individual protein needs to recharge and repair so you can do it all again, sooner.

For optimal results, use in conjunction with Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator.

Available in Vanilla, Chocolate and Berry flavors.

It’s 25g of protein with 5,000 mg of BCAA’s and 5,000 mg of Glutamine

It’s protein blend consists of:
Peas, Saviseed?, Sprouted Whole Grain Brown Rice Protein and Alfalfa Protein.

It also helps you become Alkaline!

Who would have figured we could make protein powder out of rice, peas and alfalfa? I’m sure Spanky and Buckwheat didn’t! I’m sure they can make protein powder out of Buckwheat too!

Ok here it goes: it mixes fairly easy with a spoon, it smells horrid! It doesn’t taste bad, it absolutely doesn’t taste like chocolate! It’s got a weird taste! I can taste the pea, but it is tolerable.

Do I enjoy it? No! That’s important for me, especially when I am on a cut! I need to enjoy my protein on a restricted calorie intake!

Vega One – all in one Nutritional Shake French Vanilla

Good for your body and the planet, Vega One Nutritional Shake is the clean, plant-based choice to fuel your healthy, active lifestyle—without compromise. Made from natural, whole food ingredients, Vega One is a convenient, all-in-one supplement, packed with:

50% daily intake of vitamins and minerals
15 g protein
6 g fibre
1.5 g Omega-3
Formulated by Brendan Brazier, professional Ironman triathlete and bestselling author on performance nutrition, Vega One is free from dairy, gluten and soy, and contains no added sugar, artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners.

Available in Berry, Chocolate, Vanilla Chai and Natural flavor, enjoy Vega One shaken with water, juice or a non-dairy beverage of your choice, and as a delicious, nutrient-supplementing addition to your favorite smoothie recipe.

I would love to try Vanilla Chai!

Now this is good! It tastes great and doesn’t smell bad!

Unfortunately; it only has 15g of protein, but it does have a lot of fiber 6g!

Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer (formerly Vega Sport Performance Optimizer)



is a pre-workout drink mix sporting a unique blend of 13 synergistic plant-based performance-improving ingredients, like green tea, yerba mate, coconut oil and rhodiola, specifically selected to:

Provide immediate and sustained energy
Increase endurance, aerobic and anaerobic capacity
Enhance mental focus and physical recovery
Take Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer 20 minutes before your workout to help you get in the zone with energy to burn.

Vega Pre-workout Energizer is available as a 19 oz/ 30 serving tub in delicious Lemon-Lime and Acai Berry flavours.

The Vega preworkout energizer smells really good!

But the taste is atrocious!! OMG!! I did however; have a killer workout! Super strong!!!

Taste: 4/10 if that!
Mixability: 9/10

Endurance Gel:

A plant-based, all-natural energy gel, Vega Sport Endurance Gel is formulated to provide instant and sustained energy plus electrolytes and vitamins during workouts.

Developed for easy on-the-run digestion and featuring whole food ingredients, Endurance Gel is free from high fructose corn syrup and maltodextrin. Plus, Vega Sport Endurance Gel is the only gel on the market to feature coconut oil, a medium-chain triglyceride metabolized in the liver to provide instant, non-carbohydrate energy.

Available in Orange Zest and Raspberry flavors.

Taste: 7/10
Did I get more endurance: no
Did I get a sugar rush: no

BCAAs are much better in my opinion.

It tasted only like its #1 ingredient which was dates. If you like dates (I don’t) then you will love it! I didn’t taste raspberry or much of anything else. To me it was like date paste. My father would love it.


Supplement Review: Jay Robb Protein Bars


Outrageously Delicious High-Protein Jay Robb JayBar Protein Bars

“I’ve raised the bar on bars and created the JayBar—a great tasting protein bar without sugar, corn syrup, casein, artificial sweeteners, maltitol, acesulfame-K, evaporated cane juice, aspartame, or sucralose!” —Jay Robb

Made from the finest natural ingredients available, Jay Robb all-natural high-protein JayBars are made with ORGANIC nut butters, and deliver up to 15 grams of first class Jay Robb Whey Protein per bar! Jay Robb JayBars do not contain any junk ingredients, including soy protein, gluten, glycerin, maltitol, acesulfame-K, aspartame, fructose, corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, evaporated cane juice, artificial sweeteners, casein, MSG, or trans-fats!

Jay Robb all-natural high-protein JayBars are available in 3 delicious flavors: Fudge Brownie, Peanut Butter, and Cashew-Coconut.

One taste of our outrageously delicious all-natural no junk high-protein JayBars, and you’ll be a fan for life!

Jay Robb Protein Bars

Made With Organic Nut Butters!

“I’ve raised the bar on bars and created the JayBar—a great tasting protein bar without sugar, corn syrup, casein, artificial sweeteners, maltitol, acesulfame-K, evaporated cane juice, aspartame, or sucralose!” —Jay Robb

Contains No Gluten, wheat, Soy, MSG, hydrogenated oils, transfats, artificial sweeteners, acesulfame-K, aspartame, sucralose, splenda, casein, glycerine or maltitol.

About Xylitol Our xylitol is naturally extracted from NON-GMO corn cobs (they are Kosher too) to produce pharmaceutical grade xylitol that is basically NON-ALLERGENIC due to the processing and purity of the product. Our xylitol is not derived from birch fiber. Xylitol created from birch trees must be extracted with sulfuric acid, which is a highly corrosive chemical used to manufacture paint, detergents, fertilizers, and explosives. We chose to avoid that.

1. It is corn based (Kosher corn cob specifically) 2. The corn is NOT genetically engineered, (Non-GMO) (GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism) 3. Corn is used to avoid the use of sulfuric acid necessary in birch fiber extracted xylitol. 4. The xylitol we use is naturally extracted, non-allergenic pharmaceutical grade.
Outrageously Delicious Jay Robb High-Protein Peanut Butter JayBar “No Junk” Protein Bar

14 grams of protein per bar! Made with Jay Robb Whey Protein and ORGANIC almond butter! NO soy protein, gluten, or glycerin! NO maltitol, acesulfame-K, or fructose! NO corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, or evaporated cane juice! No trans fat or MSG! NO Junk! 57 grams net weight!

These bars aren’t bad. I happen to like Quest and Krave better, but Jay Robb bars weren’t bad. The Fudge Brownie was the best followed by the Peanut Butter and the Cashew Coconut. These are a little chewy, not as chewy as Quest, but Quest has multiple flavors and some are better and some really suck! If Jay Robb keeps experimenting they will hit it big! The Brownie is coming close!

The Peanut Butter reminds me more of a soft Peanut Brittle rather than creamy or chunky Peanut Butter.


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