My 12 Favorite Purchases in 12 Months (Nitro's Friday 5)

Dan "Nitro" Clark here from Gladiator Rock'n Run. I love testing products and new gadgets. I'm obsessed with what works best and getting the best price.

Amazon Prime + Nitro = Happiness.

Why do I do it?  I love to find cool stuff that works and then sharing it. I'll try out hundreds of things and only share the handful that really get the job done.

Below are some recent purchases - that I use and continue to use - that bring my joy and really work.

Nubs and WODies

My secret hand and thumb savers. I wear one of these two products every time I lift or do pull ups. They've saved me hundreds of dollars in tape and keeps my hands from tearing so I can continue to train. I usually get two pairs of the Nubs at a time because I lose them faster than they wear out.

Rumble Roller

I've tried every roller imaginable, but this is my favorite for digging deep into my back and shoulders to get rid of the knots the size of Everest. WARNING: this goes 10x deeper than normal rollers. Only use if you have knots that need a whooping.

LionHeart Refuel

My favorite recovery drink.  I slurp this down right after working out.  It seems to have the right blend of BCAA's, Glutamine, Creatine and a splash of caffeine with NO additives that does it for me.

Stronger Faster Healthier Fish Oil

It's super hard to narrow down my favorites for this post but I had to include my favorite, best-tasting fish oil.  It's the most concentrated, purest fish oil I've found on the market.  Best of all, it tastes great and is "burp-free."  To save 10% off your entire order use code: APL

Voodoo Floss Bands

These bands are Voodoo because they work crazy magic to help restore joint mechanics, improve range of motion, and unglue matted down previously injured tissue.  Floss bands one of the single most effective things you aren't using.  Dr. Kelly Starret and Mobility Wod will show you how to use them correctly to help rehab almost any injury.  

Skullcandy Ink'd 2 Earbuds

I had to highlight this one. The best bang for the buck in earbuds.  I go through these like crazy.  I need something that blocks out sound, has a microphone and long cord for the gym.  Hurry, they have been discontinued and are only
$12.99 on Amazon. Grab 2 pairs. You'll be happy.

Ultimate Body Parallettes

I'm obsessed with gymnastics and bodyweight exercises. Nothing is better for the core. I use parallettes mainly for L-sits, planche progression and pushups. If you want a homemade version that's dirt cheap here is another option.

Inzer Knee Sleeves XT

When I'm squatting I like to have a extra protection for my knees.  I want something I can slip on and loosen and tighten quickly without having to rewrap my entire knee.  Inzer knee wraps you can leave on the entire workout. They aren't cheap ($55) but by my pair has lasted me over a year with plenty still to go.

Organic Japanese Matcha Tea Powder

I love coffee but sadly had to give up drinking it on a regular basis because it tore my stomach up (probably too much eating off food trucks in Tijuana when I was young).  I was miserable until I found Matcha tea.  I now prefer it to coffee.  It's loaded with antioxidants and I love the smooth buzz that doesn't leave me jittery. Matcha is the best bang for the buck.

Gaiam Meditation Cushion

Every morning I sit for 20-30 minutes in mediation. Meditating is probably the single best thing I've done for myself.  It's exercise for the soul.  But sitting on the ground with these old bones - just doesn't fly. This meditation mat provides ample size and comfort that relieves pressure on my knees and ankles so I can focus on getting all Zen. WARNING. Don't get the black.  It gets dirty too quickly.

Marc Pro Plus

This is only for athletes who are SERIOUS about recovery and conditioning. Most people don't care enough to invest in themselves and their performance. The key to performing is recovering.  Marc Pro Plus is a game changer. Yep, it's expensive, but I felt like I was worth it. The payment plan helped. Use Code: GLADIATOR and it'll save $40 plus they'll donate $100 to the Wounded Warrior foundation.

Let me know if there are other products you love or how my favorites work for you by leaving a COMMENT BELOW.
Stay inspired!

Dan "Nitro" Clark

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