Kettlebell Kings Battle Rope Review

Disclosure: I was given the product featured in this post to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

Battle Rope Review

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Recently I was sent one of the 1.5 inch / 50 ft Battle Ropes from Kettlebell Kings and given access to their Living.Fit website. After watching the Battle Rope continuing education videos which I talked about in my post here, I checked out the Battle Rope + Kettlebell Weekly Workouts. These workouts are divided into 5 types: High Intensity Interval Training which breaks each move into 20 second intervals and really gets your heart rate up, an ab workout using both the battle rope and kettlebell, “Strong Thighs Saves Lives” which also uses the battle rope and kettlebell to work your leg muscles, rotational strength which works your core and EMOM (every minute on the minute).

I then headed to the Battle Rope Challenge Workouts section to watch more ways to use my Battle Rope. I was shocked at how many different ways the trainers had come up with to use them. In total, there are 13 videos that show you techniques of various moves.   I really enjoyed this section a lot.

Finally it was time to go anchor the battle rope.  The site gave several options but we decided to use our fence post and a large screw eye.

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Then we used a carabiner with a canvas strap (as suggested in their instructional video).  Using a strap around the rope instead of clamping the rope directly keeps it from fraying over time.  NOTE: the strap is a little longer than I would have ideally liked but I already owned it so we decided to use it and it works just fine.

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I realized just how out of shape I am right now when I tried doing even the easiest of moves with the battle rope.  My boy friend did much better and got a great workout.  I am jealous that he got to do such fun things with it.

I am definitely excited to use the battle rope in my workout rotation to help build my cardio and muscle strength.  I may not be strong now, but in time I will be.  I promise to update this post once I get strong enough to do some of the moves on video !

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Kettlebell Kings Living Fit Online Training Review

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Now that my boy friend and I are working out every day, I have been looking into ways to mix up my workout routine.  I contacted Kettlebell Kings and they offered me free access to their online training at living.fit to do a review.  The site offers a whole library full of videos for working out with kettlebell and battle ropes.

They recommend going in the following order (so that’s what I did):

  • Getting Started
  • Kettlebells Level 1
  • Battle Ropes Level 1
  • 30 Day Beginner Program
  • Follow Along Full Length Workouts

The first 4 videos are great educational videos if you are new to kettlebells and battle ropes.  I learned so much from them.

The “Getting Started with Kettlebells” video series went into different lifts and terminology such as EMOM, AMRAP and Rack Position.  I wouldn’t suggest skipping this video.

The Kettlebell Level 1 video series teaches you 5 common mistakes people make with kettlebells.  Some are common sense but it was good to hear all of them before starting.  It also teaches you 15 benefits from using kettlebells.  And finally it includes a 25 min follow along workout.

The Battle Ropes Level 1 video series goes over 32 frequently asked questions such as how to anchor your rope, how to use your battle rope, etc.  It also goes over 35 benefits of using battle ropes and 3 of the biggest mistakes people make.  And finally it includes a couple 20 minute follow along workouts.

The objective of the 30-day Beginner Kettlebell Program is to pattern good technique, and to teach you how to safely and effectively increase your strength.

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Now that you are aware of how to use the kettlebells and mistakes to avoid, its time to work out !  The Follow Along Workouts are especially great for someone like me who is new to using kettlebells. First they go over what the kettlebell workouts will include and then they go through the moves while you follow along.  They will give you tips on how to do the moves as you go through them. They also give you rest periods during the workout.  There are 66 different workouts so you will have plenty of variety to choose from.

I can now say I am totally hooked on kettlebells and plan to buy a few more of various weights so I can get the best workout possible for each move.

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Review of the Kitchen Frontier Fruit Infusion Pitcher

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Getting enough water in my diet has always been something I have struggled with.  I really don’t like drinking it and end up choosing the sugary sodas over water because I want something sweet.  That’s why I am so excited about my new Kitchen Frontier Fruit Infusion Pitcher.  This is going to be the perfect healthy way to get a sweet drink without all the sugar.  This will also help me lose some weight because I can easily cut out hundreds of calories each day !!!

Using it is simple, just place fruit in the center of the pitcher and then fill it with water and place it in the refrigerator.  Later you can enjoy a cool, ready to drink, fruity flavored drink.

My favorite is adding raspberries to the water and them squeezing a little lemon into it before drinking.  It reminds me of a raspberry lemonade without all the sugar and calories.

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Here is a list of unique combinations that make for delicious drinks (found on BuzzFeed):

  1. Orange and Blueberry
  2. Strawberry, Lemon and Basil
  3. Mint and Watermelon
  4. Citrus and Cucumber
  5. Strawberry, Lime and Cucumber
  6. Citrus and Cilantro
  7. Rosemary and Grapefruit
  8. Raspberry, Rose Petal and Vanilla
  9. Blueberry and Lavender
  10. Cantaloupe Agua Fresca with Honey and Mint
  11. Kiwi and Cucumber Agua Fresca
  12. Honeydew & Raspberry Agua Fresca
  13. Watermelon Coconut Agua Fresca
  14. Champagne Mango and Lime

GET IT FOR ONLY $1

Right now the first 10 people to use the special code can get a pitcher for only $1 !!!  NOTE: it will show out of stock once they are all gone so it won’t work anymore after that.

  1. Click here, enter your email to get the coupon code.
  2. Click here, add to cart.
  3. Enter the coupon to get it for $1. If it doesn’t work it means the deal is finished.
  4. Shipping is FREE for Amazon Prime members. Otherwise it’s not free

FEATURES:

  • QUALITY BPA-FREE ACRYLIC – It does not have the harmful chemicals found in plastic polycarbonate so it’s truly safe for use. It is also shatter-proof and break resistant making it last longer than other types of water pitcher.
  • EASY TO CLEAN AND MAINTAIN – The infuser insert removes easily and cleans up easily as well. It also does not make a mess unlike other fruit infusion pitchers. Whatever you put into the infusion column will not spill out all over the place when you pour as the rod stays in place. It requires hand washing for care.
  • HIGHLY EFFICIENT – Unlike other water pitchers, Kitchen Frontier Infusion Pitcher’s clever structure keeps out the fruit seeds and allows you to continuously refill water without having to replace the fruit. The tube can easily be filled with any fruit of your choice and lets the fruit release natural flavour into the water. The fruit can last there for up to a week retaining the fresh fruity flavor. Remove the infusion column to use it simply as a water pitcher.
  • ATTRACTIVE DESIGN – This clear pitcher is eye-catching in any setting and is a good idea for themed occasions. It is an excellent idea for encouraging both kids and adult to drink more water. Instead of offering sodas or other unhealthy drinks, you can entertain your guests and provide a healthier alternative with this pretty water infusion pitcher.
  • LIFETIME WARRANTY – This product is covered by the Kitchen Frontier Lifetime Warranty. This covers any issue – even the slightest dissatisfaction. Order now with peace of mind.
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Monster 500 Graveyard Gauntlet Track Set and Toxic Terror Trap Playset Review

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I received the following Monster 500 products for review: Monster 500™ Toxic Terror Trap Playset, the Monster 500™ Graveyard Gauntlet Track Set, a Monster 500 Small Vehicle and a Monster 500™ Large Vehicle.  They all seems like good quality products and putting it together was pretty easy.  It was nice having the extra vehicles and having 3 total trading cards made the free app more fun to play while on the go.

Once you have the sets, you will probably want to get extra vehicles.  There are a total of 10 different 3 inch die cast cars which are sold as individual cars or in packs of 3.  Each comes with a trading card to unlock a monster car in the free Monster 500 app.

There are also 4 larger vehicles which stand 4 inches high and 5 inches long.  These include Zoom Zombie™, CrocPot™, Lead Foot™ and Flattop Frank.   With the touch of a button, scary-good lights and sounds are activated on each vehicle for additional fabulously freaky fun.

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With the Monster 500™ Toxic Terror Trap Playset you can speed down the twisting track, blast through the gate, topple the toxic monster and avoid being eaten by the mutant gator. The hazmat mutant activates the elevator that moves the car to the top of the track, while scary septic sounds add to the terrifying atmosphere. This set includes a trading card with a code that unlocks a monster car in the free Monster 500 racing app. 

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The Monster 500™ Graveyard Gauntlet Track Set starts off your racing team with a Drac Attack racer and trading card. Just connect the track pieces, screw the skull launcher onto any flat surface, then press down. Fearless drivers fly down a daredevil drop and speed through a swinging pendulum. Danger is imminent, but if a villain is victorious, an eye-popping skull end piece raises a checkered flag!

Includes 10 track pieces, 8 connectors, a skull launcher, a pendulum with base, a skull end piece, a Drac Attack racer and trading card with a code that unlocks a monster car in the free Monster 500 racing app.

This set is a lot more fun with an extra car so you can drag race them.  Invite friends over and bet on who will win.  You are sure to see your child having a blast with this track set !

You can buy Monster 500 playsets and cars at Monster500.com

Plus here is some info on the Monster 500™ Racing App:

Join the battle for Monster 500™ supremacy in this frighteningly fast racing app. Fight other monsters as you navigate the death-defying tracks to the finish. Pick up weapons, avoid toxic spills and other creepy obstacles as you race.  As I mentioned above, the trading cards each have  code to unlock a monster car in the app so the more codes you get, the more cars you can play with in the app.

The App is FREE at the App Store and Google play.

Make sure you Like Monster500 on Facebook and Follow Monster500buzz on Twitter to keep up with all the latest promotional news.

Disclosure: I was given the products featured in this post to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

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Review of Bradley Smoker Designer Series Smokers

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I am so excited to tell you about my new Bradley Smoker.  Seriously this is definitely my favorite product that we own because we can make amazing meals with such ease.  This electric smoker comes with 4 removable racks and has simple to use temperature controls which provide a consistent and controlled smoke and temperature.

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The day it arrived we could not wait to smoke some meat so we rushed out and bought chicken, Baby Back ribs and a Boston Butt to make pulled pork.  We started by seasoning the smoker for 1 to 2 hours without any food in it and because we wanted to let the meat rubs soak in we had to wait 24 hours before we could start smoking the meat.

We rotated apple and pecan bisquettes which gave it a very unique flavor once it was done.  The whole family LOVED it and we had such delicious meats to eat for the next week.

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Tonight we were craving smoked oysters so we headed to a local seafood market and got a half bushel of oysters.  Kevin smoked 1/4 of them plain, 1/4 with bread crumbs, 1/4 with parmesan cheese on top and 1/4 with a mix of bread crumbs, cheese and chopped garlic.  They all tasted amazing but each had their own unique flavor.  The hardest part of this recipe was shucking all the oysters.

The next thing I want to smoke is salmon and fish for smoked fish dip.  I like that you can eat some of the food by itself and then use some in recipes to create even more meal options.  If you are looking for other delicious recipes, you can check out their website HERE for all kinds of recipes for fish, seafood, pork, lamb, nuts, beef, vegetables and more.

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I can’t wait to try some of the other smoking briquette flavors they offer.

Their flavors include:

  • Alder
  • Apple
  • Cherry
  • Hickory
  • Maple
  • Whiskey Oak
  • Mesquite
  • Oak
  • Pacific Blend
  • Pecan
  • Special Blend
  • Jim Beam

You can find a retailer that sells Bradley Smokers near you HERE (in Orlando you can find them at Bass Pro Shops, Dicks Sporting Goods and Gander Mountain).  Or you can order one online at Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Cabelas.com, HomeDepot.com and other retailers.

And make sure you “Like” Bradley Smoker on Facebook and Follow Bradley Smoker on Twitter

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