SmartShake

Many supplement companies give out shaker cups to help advertise their products or entice you to buy those products. I know I’ve bought a certain flavor of one supplement or another because the promise of free stuff and I’m sure many of you have too. I’ve ended up with several shaker cups for free and they all do pretty much the same thing, shake things. So why should you buy a shaker when you probably already have one already? The versatility, color choices, and durability are great reasons to buy a SmartShake product.

Not all shakers are created equal. SmartShake shakers come with a couple of very cool features. In addition to the snap on mixer that attaches to the lid, SmartShake allows you to stack on compartments to keep snacks, vitamins, supplements, and powders. These stay contained, out of the way, and dry in the bottom of the cup. This makes for a lot less things you need to carry to the gym or work. No more containers of supplements rolling around in your gym bag or bottles of pills rattling away, simply load the compartments and away you go. Plus they are dishwasher and microwave safe.

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The color choices that SmartShake provides are great, too. There are about a dozen colors to choose from, but you can also mix the colors if you like. Gunsmoke cup with Neon Red lid and Yellow cap? If that is what you like, you can have it. The color choices may sound frivolous but it gives the cups a personal touch and might keep someone else from grabbing your shaker by accident.

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I can personally attest to how durable these are. In the last two weeks I have dropped my 27oz Gunsmoke shaker about 10 times. On pavement. Every time I think it will be the last, but my SmartShake has held up great. Another shaker I had before cracked after one slip. Plus these seem to be leak proof. Whether bouncing around in my truck or getting knocked off the table by my son, my SmartShake has never leaked.

SmartShake is available on Amazon.com and other retailers and is a great value at around the $10-12 mark.

Supernova AKA “Lil Blue Ball of Pain”

Back in May of 2014 I bought a Supernova from Kelly Starrett mobilitywod.com. I had never really used mobility aids in the past but had read about how helpful they were and it was too hard to get someone to rub my sore muscles (girlfriends expect you to rub theirs too, I guess).

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My ‘little blue ball of pain’ has become a staple of my gym bag now. I use it almost daily for rubbing out those nasty knots in my muscles. The supernova works exceptionally well on calves, hamstrings, glutes, and those hard to reach spots in your hips.

The supernova is just larger than a softball and a little heavier, so it is super portable. At around $40 it is a must have for myofascial release and self help for mobility. I cannot recommend the supernova highly enough. Check them out at roguefitness.com and mobiltywod.com