Friday Favorites Roundup ~ February

So each month I post my favorite products from subscription boxes, and so today I have these great items to share with you from my February boxes! In my opinion, it’s the most delicious snacks, best beauty products and innovative ideas! … Continue reading

Fitbox by Platinum Box ~ August

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PlatinumBox really have stepped up their service and quality over the past few months, and now I’m motivated to share my product review with you all. This month, I was super excited to get my August FitBox by PlatinumBox, as last months had such a great variety of pre-workouts, recovery formulas, etc. And so, this little square white box with the PlatinumBox logo arrived a few days ago and I eagerly tore into it.

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All of the samples were nicely laid out within the box, and so, just for better pictures/reference I arranged them so you could see all of them! The only thing that was missing this month was an info/hello card. Previously, I’ve gotten little white cards with a note from Robbie, and think it would be great for them to keep that up, whether it includes info on the samples, new updates and events, or a simple hello.

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Now, the good stuff. First off, I saw this NOW trail bar in Cranberry, Peanut & Almond. At first I thought it was a basic granola bar, but after taking a better look at it, I really liked the little things like how it is loaded with chia seeds, a source of omega-3, and full of fiber!

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This next sample is Myogenix Hyper Shock Rage, a pre-workout supplement that is supposed to pump you full of energy and strength to push through an intense workout.

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Next up is one of my favorite brands MUSCLE PHARM! Seriously.. if they’re reading this, I’d die to test and review their products. Them and Quest Bars. Done deal. Anyway, this product is called MuscleGel, is a quick fix for when you need protein intake! It’s perfect for on-the-go and has good reviews in terms of the taste (I was questioning the taste of a protein gel), plus it contains 22 grams of protein! I’m intrigued by it and can’t wait to test it out.

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Another yummy bar! I really enjoyed my Zing bar in Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip flavor. I warmed it up a little in the microwave and broke it into pieces, and mixed it into a honey greek yogurt for a high protein snack one night! While it is fairly high/average in calories for a protein bar, it has 10g protein and 4 g fiber which is a good thing! I would definitely recommend it to anyone craving a cookie or peanut butter bar, and am going to be looking into the different flavors.

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Here’s another pre-workout formula called PreWrek, the ultimate pre-workout matrix. This pre-workout formula in green apple flavor is supposed to give you energy and focus, increase pump and strength, and make for an overall better workout. I’ve never heard of this brand/product before so I will definitely be testing it out to see.

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Cellucor is another great, well-known brand. This product is called NO3, a nitric oxide pump amplifier that is supposed to give you extra strength at the gym and increase blood flow for a ‘better pump’.

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Here is everything! What I thought was pretty interesting was that this month was half protein, half pre-workout. I do enjoy a variety, and am happy to see the healthy trail bar vs. the chocolate protein bar, but definitely think I would trade in a nitric oxide pump for a recovery formula. I am interested to try the MusclePharm Muscle Gel, the Pre Wrek, and well… all the items in the box and so I give this month a thumbs up.

If you’re interested in the FitBox by PlatinumBox, you can sign up here for $14 per month, and on your first sign up you get a $20 coupon towards their online supplement store.

NEW: They now have a new, pumped up box called the FitBox Premium which includes a trial sized supplement, upto 7-8 samples, discount cards, and workout program promos! You can sign up for $24.99! It kinda reminds me of how JackedPack has different offers, and they’re trying to match/beat their price which will be interesting to see the outcome.

Happy workouts!

xo, Kenzie

JackedPack ~ July 2013

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I loved last month’s JackedPack and so I decided to not only continue my subscription, but to upgrade it to a JackedPack “Custom” box (normally $30, but got it half off, woohoo!) which not only includes the original round of samples (plus I think a few more!) but also a deluxe sample with 7-14-servings of an item of your choosing. While you can’t pick the actual brand, product or flavor, you do get to choose the category of your deluxe item: a pre-workout, post-workout, protein, fat burner or ‘mix-it-up’ option to surprise you.

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Here’s the entire package dumped out on my table so you can see everything! I liked that for some samples, they either gave you two different products from the same brand, or duplicates of samples so you can test them out more than once. You can also slightly see my deluxe sample in the back-right corner!

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They always include a clever info card that has a theme on the front, like this month’s 4th of July “We want YOU to hit the gym” image, along with the details about the different products included. Now.. onto the samples!

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I received two VPX Life Lift Cinnamon Buns Ablaze bars, which sound DELICIOUS to me. I like most protein bars that are either chocolate, peanut butter or cookie-flavored, so I’m definitely feeling these. They are sugar-free and packed with 20g of protein, however they also have 20g of carbs and an average calorie count for a protein bar (~200) so they would be ‘inbetween’ a meal and snack for me.

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BSN is a well-known workout supplement brand and so I was really happy to see it in this package.

I’ve been interested in trying Syntha-6 Isolate (protein powder) for a while due to not only it’s awesome combination of ingredients, low carb-count and quality, but also it’s flavors! It comes in chocolate cake batter, choc. chip cookie dough and peanut butter chocolate. Serious chocolate overload.

The other BSN product is called Nitrix 2.0, an advanced strength nitric oxide precursor formulas, designed to support pumps, endurance and performance. You can take it prior to working out, as well as afterward, depending on how your body reacts with it.

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Cellucor is another well-known brand which I am excited to try out! I got two samples of Cellucor Super HD, a high0def weight-loss supplement that is supposed to help burn fat, tone and increase energy. Only downside is that each pack only contained 1 capsule, whereas I’d like to have at least 2 full days worth.

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Beast Sports Nutrition has a product called Creature, which is a creatine complex to help with muscle growth and strength, as well as recovery. I may give it a try or pass it on to Kevin, we’ll see!

Next up is Pump-HD a pre-workout muscle builder by BPI Sports filled with stimulates, amino acids and electrolytes. I

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VPX 12-Gauge Shotgun is supposed to “deliver the extreme mental acuity and intense energy required for explosive workouts in the gym and on the field.” It is a pre-workout formula that not only gives you energy, but also is supposed to pump your muscles and increase stimulation and strength. When reading about the product, they make it sound so intense I’m almost scared to try it out!

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Now here is my deluxe sample! I asked for a pre-workout, and while I’m sad it’s not MusclePharm or Cellucor (brands I know I love) I am willing to give this new product a try! While trying to do some research on the product, I was a little confused as RSP Nutrition Fast Fuel comes in this black and fire-colored bottle, however it also comes in a white and blue ice-y looking bottle too. I’m not sure if it’s a different type or if they had some re-branding done. Anyway, their claim is “Fast Fuel is supposed to give you the energy you need for your workouts and the complete nutritional profile to endure and maximize every training session or competition. Fast Fuel’s proprietary Energy and Intensity Matrix immediately activates your body’s central nervous system and muscle fibers with a unique blend of pump-intensifying Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate and energy-boosting B-vitamins, L-Tyrosine, Taurine and Caffeine.” Sounds good to me! Let’s get to working out already!

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Has anyone else tried JackedPack? If so, let me know what your favorite products were so I can compare them to the ones I’ve recieved so far. I’m really excited to try my deluxe pre-workout, as well as sample the different products from Life Lift Cinnamon Bun bars to the various recovery formulas. I hope next month includes a protein powder sample in a new fun flavor (like birthday cake or peanut butter cookie dough.. mmmm) however I’m very happy with this pack!

Get your first JackedPack “Heavyweight” Box for FREE (normally $14.50, just pay small shipping fee) by using THIS LINK, a “Custom” Pack for half price (normally $29.50) by using code CUSTOMDEAL or 50% off their biggest pack using 50OFFXXL (normally $49.50)

xo, Kenzie