Monday, August 25, 2014

Colon Cleanse Detox Plus

I was shipped Colon Cleanse Detox Plus from HealthyNow. It’s an all natural, extra strength formula.  The directions are very simple with taking the 2 capsules in morning and before bed, both on empty stomach with 8oz. of water.  While using the cleanse it is important to drink a lot of water during the day. It is recommended while taking the capsules to eat more raw foods, reduce the amount of dairy and red meats, take digestive enzymes along with meals, and keep physically active. Some users might experience light cramping, and if so, you may reduce amount of capsules you take, back to one. Consult your doctor before taking Colon Cleanse Detox Plus if you suffer from IBS or are pregnant or nursing. It's suggested for maximum results to temporarily increase your fiber intake. Do not take more than four capsules in one day and use for 10 days only. 
While taking the capsules for the past two weeks I am feeling not as bloated during the afternoons. I would recommend they Colon Cleanse Detox Plus for anyone wanting to become more regular. 

Relaj Shape Water Bottle

The Relaj Shape 

 (the LeakLock prevents unwanted spills)

                                                                                                              (bottom removes for cleaning)
 (fully disassembles for cleaning) 
I have been using the Relaj Shape water bottle for about  a month now and am super impressed with it's comfort and features.  First of all its ergonomic shape fits in my hand as well as my bike bottle cage, riding in my Orange Mud Hydra Quiver and even fits nicely in my cars cup holder. Its textured outer feel can still be wet, due to condensation, yet won't easily slip out of your hand.  What many bottles miss is a valve that stops them from leaking if accidentally tipped. With the Relaj there is a LeakLock Valve that prevents this from happening.  Another aspect in which a lot of bottles miss is the ability to be fully disassembled for cleaning.  The Relaj fully disassembles for cleaning to get all those hard to reach areas where germs can hide. Both the top and bottom can be screwed off and the tapered flexible spout can be removed. The bottle and pieces can be placed on either the top or bottom rack of the dishwasher to be cleaned, or can simply be washed by hand. The bottle is BPA Free. (BPA is a chemical used in the production of plastics and epoxy resins) 
The bottle was designed to use by tipping the bottle up to drink from, instead of the cyclists head, therefore keeping your eyes on where you are going. The squeezable bottle allows for a lot of fluid to be consumed within a short period of time. 
The Relaj holds 23 ounces of fluid. 
There is an optional re freezable stick that can be screwed into the bottom base, but the Relaj bottles I use do not have these. 
The bottle is very sleek and very function-able for all cyclists and those who enjoy the outdoors.
Check out the Relaj Shape in action!

Relaj Shape

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Barracuda USA Corrective Lens Swimming Goggles

As a triathlete good vision in a openwater swim is crucial to staying on course and exiting the water. This is sometimes hard enough as it is but add having difficulty seeing and becomes a little harder.  Exiting the water in a triathlon and running to your bike can sometimes feel overwhelming.  Now image not being able to see so well and trying to find your bike in a sea of bike racks. 

Lets begin with swimming laps and staring at the tile line on the bottom of the pool isn't that bad when it comes to my vision, but Barracuda USA corrective lens goggles have made seeing that lane line as well as the edge of the pool that much sharper, vision wise. The H2RX Blue (blue strap, clear lens) and the H2RX Smoke (black strap, tinted lens) come in diopter corrections of -1.50 to -10.00. These high quality made goggles come with three different size nose bridges to customize the fit better to each persons facial bones features as well as two adjusting straps making sure the goggles stay put on your face. The fit is very comfortable and the anti-fog coating is excellent. The goggles come with a protective case to store them in when you are not wearing them. The wide angle view is incredible while wearing these. 
All it would take to see if you would benefit from wearing these corrective lens Barracuda USA swimming goggles is a call to you eye doctor.  Give them your vision prescription and see if they can help you out telling you what diopter correction you would need. Simple as that.  In the long run it will save you from swimming a longer openwater course in a race, or worse grabbing someone else's bike in transition. 
Check them out here at Barracuda USA 

Energy-Balance Bracelet

Energy Balance Shop

Energy Balance bracelets are a fashionable accessory in which very popular with the fitness industry. These bracelets come in many colors and sizes. This one is made of medical grade silicone and contain negative ions. They don’t claim to improve balance or well being, even though many people have made statements that the bracelet has helped them.
Find out more on the fashion bracelet Energy Balance Shop

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5K Tape

I have recently been using kinesiology tape from 5K Tape to help my MCL on my left leg.  The tape helps reduce the pain and helps with the circulation. The tape isn’t just for athletes, the elderly and young kids can effectively be helped with its use.  It can be applied to the legs, knees, feet, shoulders, arms and back.  The 5K Tape comes precut, so its very easy to use.  When applying on yourself I recommend going online and watching a few videos on the techniques it takes to apply.  
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Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s)

I have tried using Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s) , which are building blocks of protein helping support muscle growth, similar to protein powders.  They are in veggie capsules and contain nothing else. They don't have any other ingredients such as magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, microcrystalline dellulose, gelatin, sucralose or titanium dioxide in them. NONE of those ingredients in this product. 

Follow the link to find out 10 benefits to BCAA's

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Pure Natural Raspberry Ketones

So for the past week I have tried Pure Natural Raspberry Ketones, 500 MG, these are not synthesized in lab, yet extracted from natural sources. They contain no additives, fillers or artificial ingredients

It's a proven fat burner and appetite controller. It burns the body fat and converts it into energy when body needs it and that is how it helps body to control appetite. Raspberry Ketones works as an efficient weight loss supplement when it combined with balanced diet and exercise. 

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Cat-Ears, Remove the Wind Noise, Enjoy the Ride

I use and love Cat Ears, as well as do my kids.  They really do work. 
Check them out at CAT EARS

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Xtreme Bright LED Camping Lantern

I have recently been using the Xtreme Bright’s LED camping lantern as I get outside my car and prep my mountain bike before heading out on the trail.  The small lantern, about the size of a soup can only weighs 6 ounces and is run by 3AA batteries. The handles on the top are very convenient and could be used to hang in a tree or attach a rope or clip to to suspend it. The light simply turns on my pulling the top of the lantern up, exposing the LED.  If you wanted to dim the light you could just not extend the lamp out all the way. I can foresee this lamp making its way into our backpacks to go hiking or camping.  The lamp is available in three colors red, black and gold. 

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King Athletic Speed Cable

The King Athletic Speed Cable is a great jump rope to use, its really a vinyl coated cable. The light hallow handles are design very nicely and are very sleek.  The rope comes in a 10 foot length and adjustment screws are on either end, which allow you to cut the rope/cable to fit the user appropriately. The cable does not get tangled and can be folded very easily. 
I guessing there are a lot of people that might read this that haven't picked up a jump rope since maybe elementary school. Jumping rope is a great activity to add to your workout and raise your heart rate during training. Increase your cardio and tone your calves,thighs, upper back and shoulders at the same time and using the rope will help improve balance, coordination and timing. 
There are a few techniques in which to jumping while using the King Athletic Speed Cable.
two feet together (basic jump)
high-knees in place
heel to toe
alternate feet
double hop  
double under (the rope moves under the jumper twice during one jump)

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Dude Wipes -- Feel Clean and Remove the Stink

You ever get off your bike after a commute or ride and need to freshen up?  Some of us don't have access to shower facilities after a commute around town or work.  Dude Products makes the perfect solution with their Dude Wipes.  Very convenient to carry around and stash in your backpack, computer bag or cycling jersey pocket.  The alcohol free wipes can be used on your hands, face, arm pits and ..... you get the picture.  They measure 44 square inches, so they are plenty big for anyone wanting to remove the stink from themselves.  Keep in mind, these are "Dude" wipes yet if needed, I guess the "Dudette" could use it.