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Workout: Battle Ropes – wiggle your way to jacked!

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The ropes are nice and fits perfect in my 2 car garage gym! The rope feels a little stiff and plasticky and might be brittle. I am curious to see how it’s going to hold up! The shrink wrapped handles are half the size of the pictured handles! That pissed me off! The DVD that was included was absolute shit like people said. It did show a couple of moves but most were similar for example the standard wiggle with a squat, the standard wiggle with a front lunge, the standard wiggle with a rear lunge… Really lol

I guess there’s only so much you can do with a rope, so he attempted to show different things, but I would rather hear commentary then the horrible music loops he used!

He didn’t even take the time to label the blank DVD-R!

Overall I am happy it’s perfect size and the shipping was fast! Stay tuned for the practical application!

My girlfriend likes to wiggle them while standing on an upside down Bosu ball. I like to be standing on the ground because I squat and jump with it. I may try it on my rebounder when it arrives!

**Update** October 13th 2014
I have been using the ropes on shoulder day to loosen my shoulders up after a weight session and it has been working! Less shoulder pain the next day! It also gives me extra interval training!


Gym Gear – Products that should be in every Guy and Girls Gym Bag! *

When going to the gym there are tools you should always have in your bag. Don’t rely on the gym having them and sometimes it’s just plain nasty to share! Then there are also recommended items that are a luxury to have.

Guys Gym Bag:

Wrist wraps:

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Wrist Straps:

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Flexsolate straps:

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You can leave the book and DVD at home. This are incredible for face pulls (high row) and for burning out a body part especially after your TGrips (below) burn out your grip!

Ironbull TGrips (optional, but highly beneficial):

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Al1ve Magnetics (optional, but highly supportive):

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Weight Belt (Optional, due to preference)

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I personally am trying not to rely on a belt, but if you want a belt, but the best! Cardillo!

Protein Shaker with 2 scoops ETB:

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Smart Shakers are ideal, because you can carry preworkout, protein & post workout like vitargo or vitamins/supplements

Water Bottle:
Smart Shaker can take the place of your water bottle also after you finish your preworkout refill with water. Water is essential to a good workout!

Gym Boss interval timer (Optional, but makes life easier):

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Makes life easier to do intervals and preserves the battery life on your phone, by using a handy dandy little device to track and time your intervals and it uses one long lasting AAA battery.

I’m military, so I’m a prepper. No not like the crazy guys on tv, but it’s good to be prepared! Emergency items that should be in your gym bag:

Multi-tool

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Small First Aid kit – band aids, alcohol pad/antiseptic cream to clean cut , Advil/Aleve for pain and Benedryl in case you have an allergic reaction to something.

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Emergency Can of Tuna and metal fork (I hate plastic!) you never know what might happen and you need the proper nutrition in a pinch!

Travel deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste

A little spare change

If you have a knee injury I suggest:

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A McDavid knee strap, but remember to check with your doctor first!

I also recommend a gym bag in a gym bag! Use a mesh laundry bag to air out your products and don’t zip it all the way shut at home so your gear airs out!

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For your Al1ve Magnetics, Under Armour etc..

If you are allowed carbs then a shaker with Vitargo the king of carbs!

Headphones: if you like to listen to outside music. I myself do not like anything in my ears when I am training.

Girls Gym Bag:
Gloves – you want to keep your sexy soft hands

Ankle straps:

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Essential to do kickbacks to build tone and tighten your butt. You can also do inner and outer thighs on the cable cross.

These straps typically have fur inside to cut down on friction and cushion the straps. Who wants to use someone’s else’s sweat soaked straps yuk!

Al1ve Magnetics (optional, but highly supportive):
(See pics above)

Protein Shaker with ETB:
(See above)

Water Bottle:
(See above)

Gym Boss interval timer (Optional, but makes life easier):
(See above)

Small First Aid kit – band aids, alcohol pad/antiseptic cream to clean cut , Advil/Aleve for pain and Benedryl in case you have an allergic reaction to something.
(See above)

Multitool
(See above)

Emergency Can of Tuna, can opener (that’s why you have the multitool) and metal fork (I hate plastic!) you never know what might happen and you need the proper nutrition in a pinch!

Travel deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste

In case you wear high heels and forget your socks, always have an extra pair of socks in your gym bag just in case!

Headphones: if you like to listen to outside music. I myself do not like anything in my ears when I am training.

A little spare change


Product Review: Ball Cap Washers

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The 1st one is the original ball cap washer, the 2nd one is from Bed Bath Beyond, you can buy the original on Amazon, both are awesome!

Just put your hat on the top rack of the dishwasher and let it air dry! Then your hat is as good as new!

I do a lot of cardio exercise and I sweat an awful lot and my hats get white with salt stains, use this and they are instantly gone!

The best hats are Under Armour fitted hats, by far! They soak up the sweat and take a beating, and after a bunch of washes, still look like new! See the previous post: Under Armour Tactical IR hat.

If you were baseball hats, buy one if these! With hats costing about $20-30 this will be the best $5-7 you will spend!


TV Show Barter Kings ruins the entire Barter Industry

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There’s a thriving subculture of entrepreneurs who know how to get what they want without spending a dime. No cash, no problem. These larger than life characters prefer the art of trade, and we’ve found the best in the business — Steve McHugh and Antonio Palazzola.
In each half hour we’lll follow two “trading strings,” the dramatic chain of events as items of little value are traded up for items worth thousands. At the heart of every trade is the art of the deal. It takes a ton of strategy, charisma, and all out manipulation to close them. It’s a world filled with amazing characters, fascinating items, and most of all, surprising, unpredictable journeys. When it comes to Barter Kings, anything can happen.
-aetv.com

This show is absolutely fake! Anyone can barter any item for any item when there’s a tv crew in their face! Promising them they will be on tv.

Hey I want to trade you an iPad for a muscle car, I promise you will be on our new show on cable tv. C’mon seriously!

What has this done to the world? It has made people delusional! Go to Craig’s list’s barter section right now! I posted a few items and responded to a few items.

Here are a couple items:

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A galaxy tablet for a truck or motorcycle seriously?

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A laptop for a scooter or jet ski? C’mon wake up out of your dream world!

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iPad for an atv, boat, jetski etc.. Wow

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Not only does this guy want all of the above but he wants a jeep too!

C’mon people wake the FUCK up! That’s a TV show!! An iPad 3 64gb is going for $800 which you can find cheaper.

The ones above aren’t even iPad 3! They are 2nd generation! At first glance it’s $490 who the fuck in real life will give a multi thousand dollar item for $500! Wake up!! Smell the coffee!

This show sucks! It’s ruining people’s lives giving them delusions of grandeur!

**Update**
They added a girl to season 2 – it looks like they stole the girl from American Pickers, but only hotter! Copy Cats!!
Why is she so hot? She’s a model! Yes, even she is fake, just like the show!!