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Product Review: Radiate Athletics – color changing fitness gear!

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Your body is amazing. As you work out in the gym or compete in your favorite sport, your body does incredible things to reach its maximum performance–veins expand, metabolism increases, muscles swell, and your body radiates warmth. You are an extraordinary machine. But all of this helpful information goes lost because we can only see what is happening on the outside of your body–until now. The Radiate shirt finally allows us to see calories as they burn, muscles as they reach their maximum output, vascular activation, and body temperature as it increases in key areas of your body.

Why wait and see if you will be sore the next day? You can now see the muscles you are targeting, the ones you may be neglecting, and their specific intensity level.

Why blindly work out? You can now see your body’s immediate response to your workout while you train, rather than guessing or hoping for results over time.

Any shirt you have ever worn to the gym has failed to offer you an interactive experience specific to your unique biochemistry. Until now.

Key Features:

1) Color Change Technology. Re-engineered NASA technology changes the way electrons reflect light in the presence of body warmth, so now you can see your body’s personal heat signature (even as it fluctuates). In other words, you have thermal-vision built into your shirt, allowing you to train more strategically and finally have a truly unique and interactive experience with your athletic apparel.

2) Heat Management. The Radiate shirt keeps you cool by moving your body warmth away from your body. while simultaneously translating your body’s heat into the color spectrum. Don’t just warm up, radiate.

3) Moisture Wicking. The next level of moisture wicking is here. An advanced, integrated channeling process is used to wick moisture from your body more than any other apparel on the market today.

4) Revolutionary Fabric. First there was cotton, then there was spandex, and now there is Radiate’s revolutionary new fabric. Our fabric feels like silk to the body, but has the support and durability that will carry you through the most extreme sports.

soil resistant, helping to ensure the longevity of the product through the most grueling activity.
anti-microbial, preventing odor-causing bacteria.
The Radiate shirt also incorporates a technology-driven sewing pattern. Developed as a result of research in body kinesthetics, the Radiate shirt is sewn to fit your body. No shoulder seams, no baggy mid-sections, no generic sleeve circumference. We like to think of the Radiate shirt as a space suit for athletes.

A recently sewn Radiate shirt.
A recently sewn Radiate shirt.
5) Eco-Friendly: Part of the bedrock mission statement that first shaped Radiate is to reduce our carbon footprint during production. All materials are sustainable, no harmful chemicals are used, and all of our dyes are green-friendly. We have kept our pledge to being eco-minded, and Mother Nature couldn’t be happier.

6) American for America: Radiate refuses to outsource any part of its printing, dying, or research–even though none of today’s leading companies manufacture their athletic apparel in America. Up until now, we have had to purchase the blank canvas fabric from abroad, but with the help of Kickstarter, we will be able to afford bringing even this component of our manufacturing home to America, where it belongs.

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Product Review: Ab Carver Pro *

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Just got it and immediately banged out 10reps I really like it!! It’s sturdy and the angle and width of the handles elevates a lot of tension in your hands and wrists. Truly an ergonomic design!

The kneepads are cheap and crappy, but if they break or aren’t sufficient enough padding just fold a bath or beach towel and place under your knees.

I just used both the pads and the beach towel. I like the beach towel much better!

It’s new unofficial nickname is the roid wheel, because it’s an ab wheel on roids lol

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**Update**
I used it again today this time on a hardwood floor as opposed to carpet. I did 3 sets of 15 with random rolls to the sides and I truly love this wheel above all others I’ve used before it! The transitions were smooth and flawless!

I have still yet to feel it in my abs, I feel it in my shoulder and low back. I’m guessing once they build more strength I will feel it more in the abs. That’s not going to stop me from using it!

Let’s see if I am sore tomorrow!

Stay tuned!

**Update** April 26th 2014
I did 3 more sets today and my low abs were sooo sore!! Nice!!

**Update** May 1st 2014
A couple people have been asking what’s the difference between the Ab Carver sold at Walmart ($10 cheaper) and the Ab Carver Pro. I contacted my contact at the company and this is the response:

“The Ab Carver Pro has a softer, more comfortable grip and includes knee pads. The basic Ab Carver is more of a special purchase for Wal Mart and we really don’t promote this on our website since Wal Mart has exclusivity.”

My response to that is this:

Remember when I said the older models had straight handles and put extreme pressure on your hands which translates up your arms. The Ab Carver Pro feels great it elevates the pressure! If you are over 180lbs you should probably use the Pro! If you are over 220lbs you should definitely use the pro! If you are a female you may be able to get away with using the Walmart Version, but I am sure you would probably want the knee pads, so in that case get the Pro lol!

So, to sum it up, comfort rules! The more comfortable you are the more you are inclined to use it! The more you use it, the better results you will see!

**Update** May 6th 2014
My low abs continue to be sore!! I love this roller! I can also feel my shoulders tiring and they I blast my shoulders with the Dynamax after I roll and I have seen a huge difference in strength and stability of my rt shoulder. Last weekend I threw a football with my nephew over an hour and it didn’t hurt at all! That combination is excellent post surgery therapy! When you are almost back to form, but struggling to get where you were or beyond!


Product Review: DFX Split Core Dynamax Core Trainer *

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My buddy Morgan using the DFX Dynamax Core Trainer
Features:
•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

About:
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.
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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!

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**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.

No this is not a shake weight and nothing like a shake weight! It produces torque making you contract your muscles to control it and the faster the speed the more torque, the more torque the more burn!