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December 28, 2015 - 2015 Best Coming This Week

Get ready for our annual look back at our favorite products of 2015 next week. We've got a lot to sort through and it will be a very close competition with just the "best of the best" making the cut. You can follow us on Facebook to be sure you don't miss this or any other reviews in the future. Happy 2016!

December 11, 2015 - Earth's Way

So you're looking for a protein supplement, but you're the type of person who only shops at Whole Foods. Or you are in need of a supplement but you really would like it to taste great. Or you're searching for a protein powder and you need results fast. No matter the scenario, you're in for a treat when you try Earth's Whey.

 

Many protein supplements taste nasty. Earth's Whey sent us a few sample packets of their powder to try. They were far and away the best we've ever tasted. But for serious training that's not enough. Which is ironic. Because the taste of Earth's Whey is just the icing on the cake. It's the science inside that make this the one you'll want to choose. And yeah, did we mention, it tastes unbelievably good too.

 

Earth’s Whey has only three pure, raw ingredients: “Bio-Alive” Grass Pasture Whey Protein concentrate, raw, truly all-natural flavors and raw stevia leaf. That's it. It comes from grass pasture Amish dairy cow milk and has zero sugar added. If you're going to be putting something in your body, that sounds pretty safe. Check the label of other whey protein and you may see things such as, Protein Isolates, Ion Exchange, Isolated Whey Peptides, Protein Hydrozylates, Predigested Whey Proteins, Protein Blends, Standard Protein Concentrates, or Natural-Based Protein Concentrates. Yummy!

 

The “Bio-Alive” Grass Pasture whey protein used in Earth’s Whey is a specialized concentrate, completely unique to other whey proteins on the market. Its quite simply the cleanest, purest and most powerful protein in existence. Other products are harshly processed to save money, even when they may claim to be “cold-processed” or “un-denatured.” If milk is not grass pasture and non-homogenized, and is grain-fed, overheated, overcrowded and contaminated with toxic chemicals, pesticides, artificial hormones, GMO substances, etc… then regardless of processing, the whey protein powder ends up compromised. Other protein manufacturers use heat processing which damages the critically valuable antioxidants, proteins, enzymes, immunoglobulins and other vital nutrients, removing so much of the “life” of the protein.

 

If you feel like you just had a science lesson, good. Because hopefully you learned that Earth's Whey is the best way. If you're looking to add a supplement, you must be trying to improve your health. And if you're that type of person you'll agree that finding the healthiest option is definitely the “whey” to go.

 

Earth's Whey

 

November 10, 2015 - Skipping on Water

There's a great new way to be entertained at the beach, lake or pool. If you spend any time near the water, go to Ripper Ball.com and spend a few bucks. You'll get your money's worth the first time you play with it.

 

What is, “it”? Water Ripper looks and feels just like a HackySack toy. But this one is amphibious. Essentially it is a fun little ball that will float, skip, hop and ski across the top of any water surface. It takes water play to a whole new and exciting level.

 

They sent us a few to try and we tested them in a backyard pool. It skips like a rock but you catch it like a bag. When my kids were young we always took things like tennis balls to pools or the ocean. The problem with those is that if you missed a throw and took a shot to the nose, it was no fun. And if the ball got away it would roll forever and we always worried about it conking someone innocent. Also no fun. The water ripper won't leave a mark. It's harmless. And because it is a beanbag, if it gets tossed out of the pool it stays pretty much put, which means more water time, less time running and reaching under someone's deck chair.

 

There are so many things you can do with it. Try water bowling or soccer. Have skip contests, keep track of consecutive catch rallies. Bury buckets in the sand and roll or kick it in like golf. Do tricks like you would with a frisbee or play keep away. See who can skip it the longest or, at the ocean, who can get the most air on a skip off a wave. Develop your catching and throwing skills in a safe and entertaining way. Surfers, paddlers, boaters, floaters, swimmers of all ages will have hours of fun The possibilities really are endless.

 

When you pack your beach bag, right there next to the paddle game, water football, bucket and shovel, needs to be a couple Water Rippers. Once you start skipping it around, you'll never want to put it down.

 

Source: Water Ripper

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September 15, 2015 - Wear it Out

You've got pride in your school, true school spirit, right? What would you say if we showed you how you could create sharp, eye-catching shorts, T's, jackets, sheatshirts -- virtually anything you can imagine wearing, with your school's name and in your school's colors...for free?

There is an ingenious and user-friendly website manned by the folks at Ares Sportswear that does just that. Anyone from an individual user to a school athletic department can quickly access the site and design away. A school or team can use it to quickly create an entire store stocked with everything anyone might want, add a little mark-up on each item, and use it as a fundraiser.

Coaches love Ares Team Store because now, instead of having to order team apparel, collect checks, do sizing, receive orders, take care of handing them out, misfits, etc. they can simply direct their team to the store they've created and everyone will be able to order what is required and have it shipped directly to them. Coaches can get on with the job of coaching, not stocking a retail clothing store out of the back of their car.

Even an individual can order an item. See a cool jacket or hoodie that no one else has? Want to wear it to school and get everyone to ask where you got it? Let your imagination go wild!

Ares does quality work with professional customer service at terrific prices. They've built their business on the satisfaction of the thousands of organizations they've benefitted. Its true what you wear says a lot about you. Ares wants to help you say it in style.

Source: Ares Sportswear

Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 02:15PM by Registered CommenterSports Product Review in , , , | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail

June 30, 2015 - Step Into the Trap

Most of the products we review these days have accompanying marketing videos. Some are quite effective while others are...not so much. Zoid Fitness is a product that is easy to understand in concept so you'd think a video touting its benefits might not be necessary. But we're glad they made one. Because after we watched it, we were blown away.

 

My daughter will soon be playing college soccer. She frequently works on her agility through solo training. A year or so ago she asked for an agility ladder, which we bought for her.

 

So when the folks from Zoid contacted us and asked us to try their agility training system we were excited to see if this was something new and different. When it arrived and I asked my daughter to check it out, I have to admit she didn't see the point. She said she had an agility ladder and that was good enough. Then I asked her to come over to the computer so she could watch the video.

 

Like most teenage girls she isn't big on admitting she was wrong. It only took about a minute for her to say she “got it,” and understood now what the big deal was. The beauty and power of Zoid is its versatility. There's no other product out there we know of that can do so much.

 

Instead of one long and one-dimensional ladder, Zoid is a set of twelve extremely heavy-duty rubber trapezoids which can be arranged in a nearly infinite number of patters. We had assumed that these would be light weight and flimsy, maybe like workout cones, but the product is thick and very durable. This, of course, means that no matter how many times they're stepped on, tossed around and otherwise abused, they'll still be in perfect shape year-after-year.

 

They can be used in nearly any sport and on any surface. You can download a tutorial from their website on how to set up many, various patterns and do multiple training exercises. There really is no way you can become bored and there are so many skills you can develop. Coaches can use their creativity in designing challenging, custom regimens. Patterns like snakes, circles, hopscotch – some connected some segmented – each one developing different muscles and strengths. Every personal skills trainer should own a set.

 

But again, if you're still not sure...go take a look at the video. If it convinced my daughter, there's a good chance you'll be sold too. The beauty is you don't have to be a genius to use this product. But the folks who thought it up sure were.

 

Source: Zoid Fitness