Our Top 5 Favorite “Fitness” Things
May 6, 2015
May 6, 2015
On our YouTube Channel, we showcase a lot of things from shoes to pre-workout formulas and much more because people always ask us, “What is that?” or “What are you wearing?”. So now without further ado … you’ll be in the know!
#1 – ASICS Kinsei 5 Shoes
By far our favorite shoe to workout in for several reasons. They are extremely comfortable, don’t have to be broken in and are really good for cross training and lateral movement.
Don’t be fooled by the fact that they are listed as a “running shoe”, trust and believe they are great for the workouts we do. Shaun T himself turned me onto them. They can be a little pricey, but are well worth the money and look really slick.
[button size=”medium” color=”green” href=”http://amzn.com/B00ES81J6Y” ]ASICS Men’s GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe [/button]
[button size=”medium” color=”green” href=”http://amzn.com/B00AW7INDW”]ASICS Women’s GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe [/button]
#2 – Cellucor C4 Extreme Workout Supplement
Now I know there are a lot of pre-workout formulas, these are just “our” favorites. C4 right now, is Todd’s (mine) favorite pre-workout formula. It gives you the tingle, the flavors are amazing and it definitely pushes you through your workout.
Alisha on the other hand loves the E&E pre-workout that we sell ourselves. Both are amazing and will help you push through. The E&E is a good start for people who have never tried a pre-workout before and it’s safe for all levels of exercise and will give that extra push in a safe way.
C4 is little more extreme and I would only say to use it for the more extreme workouts or when playing sports. I use it before tennis and any of Shaun’s workouts or even the resistance training workouts that Tony has in the P90X family. You can purchase E&E here on our site by clicking the SHOP tab. To get some C4, the best price and hassle free way is through Amazon with the link below.
[button size=”medium” color=”green” href=”http://amzn.com/B005RCDW8S” ]Cellucor C4 Extreme Workout Supplement, Icy Blue Razz[/button]
#2XU Compression Shorts & Tights (Men & Women)
Love, love, love these! If you workout a lot, you probably wear some type of compression shorts, or you should! I’ve bought so many pairs at the workout chain stores and after a while they begin to develop the “funk”, fade and just don’t seem to hold up well at all. Well that’s before I found these beauties. It’s another gem that Shaun turned me onto, first off they last forever, he has several pairs that he’s had for years! The screen-printing on them seems to hold up better which keeps them looking like they did the day you bought them, and they don’t develop the funk!
But you want to know what I love about them the most? The way the fit. A lot of compression shorts fit me weird, it’s hard to find the pair that doesn’t push your skin up and make you look like you have a “muffin-top” and then there’s some that are too big or after a while break down and become too loose. These have hardly any waistband on them at all so it dramatically cuts down the “muffin-top” push which let’s face it, makes you feel better about yourself when you look in the mirror. If you look in the mirror and you feel like you look fat before you workout, you’re mental state going in is going to suck. These fit you the way all shorts should.
These are the only compression shorts I feel comfortable enough in, to workout in just them…with no shorts over the top of them. They are pricey, but when you consider you don’t have to buy any more for a LONG time, they pay for themselves in that and in the way they make you feel.
[button size=”medium” color=”green” href=”http://amzn.com/B00591HGRU” ]2XU Men’s Compression Shorts[/button]
[button size=”medium” color=”green” href=”http://amzn.com/B00591Q392″]2XU Men’s Compression Tights[/button]
[button size=”medium” color=”green” href=”http://amzn.com/B005NK7CYY”]2XU Women’s 3/4 Compression Tights[/button]
[button size=”medium” color=”green” href=”http://amzn.com/B00591QN9W” ]2XU Women’s Compression Tights[/button]
#4 – Perfect Fitness Pushup Stands
We’ve used a couple of different push-up stands in the past, and we love the Beachbody ones that you can purchase on our SHOP tab, but we also found these little beauties on Amazon and love the versatility and lightweight features of them.
They travel well and we’ve even done plyometric push-ups with them.
[button size=”medium” color=”green” href=”http://amzn.com/B00MBEVV8S” ]Perfect Fitness Pushup Stands[/button]
#5 – Vivobarefoot Men’s Stealth Running Shoe
This is a brand new one to our world, but quickly moving up the ranks. I’ve been skeptical of minimalist shoes and the “working out barefoot” approach, but I’m intrigued and am exploring it.
Darren, who you may know from Shaun’s workouts like Insanity, Asylum and more, turned me onto these. They essentially allow you to workout barefoot, but with something on your feet. They cut down on wearing shoes that may mess up your kinetic chain and the way your body absorbs shocks from jumping as well as the way you run. I’ve tried them outside and it was a little weird, but I love them inside in our workout room (granted it has padding and carpet), but when I wear them inside I notice my feet do respond well to them. If you are someone who has pain in your arches and feet hurt when you workout, you should definitely look into these.
[button size=”medium” color=”green” href=”http://amzn.com/B008K9X6S6″ ]Vivobarefoot Men’s Stealth Running Shoe[/button]
Again, these are just our favorites. It doesn’t make our way the right way or your way the wrong way, just what we . If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.