I get asked very often about the products and resources that I use and recommend. That’s why I believe this page would be of great help to you.
These are products that I’ve tried and still use myself. I do get a small commission from some of the products listed here at no extra cost to you. I only link to products I personally use and believe have the best quality/price ratio and if you do purchase through me you have my sincere gratitude! But please don’t spend any money on these products unless you feel you really need them and will help you achieve your goals.
One of the most important things in your diet. Most people consume less than half of the recommended amount (14 g/1000 calories). Adequate fiber intake may help with diabetes, certain gastrointestinal diseases, hypertension, and reduce blood pressure.
I try to reach my fiber goal through fruits and vegetables, but keep a tub of this powder in case I’m not able to. If you struggle to eat lots of veggies, you can add a few grams of fiber powder to your day.
This is another good one if you have trouble eating enough vegetables throughout the day.
This powder includes essential vitamins, antioxidants, probiotics, and digestive enzymes.
Fish Oil • Omega-3
Omega-3s (EPA & DHA) are used to prevent cardiovascular diseases, lower inflammation, and help with depression and diabetes.
I consume between 300-500 mg EPA and DHA daily.
Around 50% of people are deficient in this vitamin. Vitamin D3 is beneficial for the bone, brain, and immune system health.
I take around 5,000 IU every day.
It helps lubricate your joints and also has anti-inflammatory properties.
I take 1,000 mg every day.
One of the most well-researched supplements there is. If I could only choose one supplement to take for the rest of my life, it would be this one. It is also relatively inexpensive.
It helps to increase strength and power and may promote muscle growth through cellular swelling. I take 5 g every day at any time of day.
Whey Protein Powder
I normally use whey protein as a low carb snack and for some recipes, such as brownies and mug cakes.
I typically take 5 g of BCAAs before, during, or after my workout.
Core Nutritionals’ has 50 servings of 10 g, but if you only take 5 g, like me, that’s 100 servings you’re getting.
Pre-Workout • Pulse by Legion
One of the few pre-workouts with perfectly dosed ingredients.
Just a heads up, it might be quite high in caffeine for some people (350 mg), I personally do like the caffeine.
Stim-Free Pre-Workout • Core Pump
For those who don’t like stimulants that increase mood and alertness, such as caffeine, this is another good alternative.
I often alternate between stim and stim-free pre-workouts.
Meal Prep Containers
This is a must. Cook and leave your meals packed and ready to go. It’s going to save you time and help you stay consistent. These are certified BPA-free.
A digital food scale that measures in grams will give you the most accurate readings on how much you are eating, this is the brand I normally use.
Insulated Lunch Box
Now, I don’t use this brand in particular but have friends that do. I use a 6 Pack Fitness bag, which is great, but I don’t believe it’s worth the price. The Jaxx lunch box comes with ice packs and a shaker cup.
It helps to remove toxins, clear blockages, and increase blood flow through veins and arteries. I use this for recovery usually for my legs and back (yes, there’s an extension that helps you reach your own back).
Gua Sha Scraping Tool
I use this for soft tissue mobilization; to break adhesions in my muscles, ligaments, and fascia that can cause stiffness in muscles and joints and limit flexibility.
Elbow pain? Yeap, I’ve been there. I couldn’t even move my wrist without my elbow hurting and I also had to put pillows around my arm when sleeping so it wouldn’t move. I used this paired with the Roller Stick for a few weeks and BOOM! The pain was gone.
I got rid of my elbow pain using this in combination with the FlexBar, yes, it is possible. I use it to release tension in my forearms and sometimes my calves.
MOBILITY • INJURY PREVENTION
Foam rolling helps increase circulation and temporarily increase range of motion. I typically foam roll the specific body part I’m training anywhere between 2 to 5 minutes before the workout.
I use this to release trigger points and muscle knots. It’s great for tough spots that I can’t reach with the foam roller.
VooDoo Floss Bands
I use this to floss my knees, elbows, and wrists and to warm-up my shoulder joints. It also helps to improve range of motion.
This is the coffee I typically drink, it’s infused with nootropics, which are other cognitive enhancers that help improve brain function, focus, memory, and the ability to learn.
Matcha Green Tea
This brand of Matcha Green Tea has 3x more EGCG than regular green tea. A few studies suggest that EGCG could help prevent type 2 diabetes and have cancer-fighting properties.
MY GYM GEAR
Water Jug • 2.5 L
Why this one? Because it has a large mouth opening, so you can actually stick your hand in and clean it properly instead of drinking unclean water from a bottle with mold. You’re welcome.
Crusher Wireless Headphones
Enough room for my ears, adjustable bass, clamps great (to my head at least), and has both the Bluetooth and the aux cord option if I run out of battery. I tried Beats’ and Sonys’ headphones; Beats got uncomfortable for my ears after a few minutes of wearing them and Sonys were too heavy to use at the gym (at least the ones I tried).
Polar Watch & Heart Rate Monitor
I only use this when I’m cutting, it helps me measure my cardio and calories a little bit more accurately as I can check on my heart rate and make sure I stay within the range I want. (the watch already comes with the chest strap and monitor).
Rehband Knee Sleeves
This is one of my favorite brands of knee sleeves and the one that I use most often. I also own a pair of SBDs, but I made the mistake of buying them too small and they can get very tight when gaining weight. They are sold in SINGLES.
Asics Wrestling Shoes
I use these wrestling shoes for lifting, they are cheap, flat, and have a great grip (the main reason I got them), which I found great for pulling Sumo (yes, I pull Sumo, don’t judge). If you want to try them in person they might have them at Dick’s (where I got mine) and they should have the same price.
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