Special Podcast: All Our Favorite & Recommended Things Health & Fitness Edition

by TaylorR

Every day I get asked the following:

“Hey Taylor, What’s your favorite ________?”

That blank gets filled in with everything from socks to deodorant.

So I thought it would be a fun podcast if Dan and I just laid it all out there for you. ALL of my favorites when it comes to being healthy, fit and living. And Dan’s too… so perhaps you can help your guy out!

Sit back, grab a coffee and let’s have a date, an open date where we bypass those awkward stages and instead lay everything right on the table.

And if we’re going to be completely honest, let me state for the record that I am not endorsed by any of the companies we are discussing today. These are all brands and items that we love and that we spend our money on.

A Few Of Our Favorite Things: Podcast Edition

Favorite Supplements

Protein:

Overall Winner: SunWarrior Warrior Blend (Vanilla)

    • Best taste, high quality, vegan, No GMOs, and great for cost!

2nd Winner: Vega Sport 

    • Great flavor, high quality, but pricy

We no longer use whey protein, however when we did, these were our favorites:

Whey Protein Favs: BSN Dessert, Gold Standard & BioTrust

Greens:

We are BIG fans of green supplements and have tried a ton over the past 12 months. Here’s a post I did on taking a green supplement if you’re interested!

Currently we use 2 different brands:

Juice PlusThis is a daily capsule of dried fruits and vegetables.

Basic Greens: The current green powder that we add to our shakes. Each scoop also contains probiotics!

Price wise, both of these brands are really fair. We also love Athletic Greens, however their steep price makes it harder to buy them on a month to month basis.

Other Supplements

Wiley’s Finest Fish Oil

Vitamin B12 (generic brand)

Iron

Onnit’s Alpha Brain

Favorite Foods

Protein Bars

Quest Bars: White Chocolate Raspberry

    • Warning: The chocolate brownie flavor… not so great. Unless you like feet… then it’s delicious. The Coconut is good though!

Moms In The RawI didn’t mention this brand in the show, but I love them! All natural, very basic ingredients, raw, vegan and delicious. I actually was able to find them at Marshalls last month for a great price!

Favorite Shake Recipe: Blend together 1 cup blueberries, 1/2 banana, vanilla protein, ice, 1 tbsp chia seeds, and enjoy!

Favorite Fitness

Workout:

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Exercise When Short On Time:

Rest Day Activities:

Bad Ass Exercises: 

Dan’s: Deadlifts & Kettlebells

Taylors: Pull-ups (click for help on progressing to a pull-up/chin-up) & Pistol Squats

pistol squat progression

Click for details on pistol squat progression

Best Pieces Of Fitness Equipment: 

Foam Roller

Jump Rope

Sand Bags: We have these from Amazon.

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Workout Shoes:

Taylor: I love my Mizunos and Puma’s! But always looking for a change!

Dan: Die hard Vibram FiveFinger fan.  Here’s the best deal we’ve been able to find (have I mentioned he has 3 pairs?? Deals are important!)

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What are some of your favorites to the topics above? Anything we desperately need to try?

 

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Abi@AbsofSteel February 11, 2014 at 5:50 am

I look forward to listening to this! Favorite fitness tool lately: kettle bell

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TaylorR February 11, 2014 at 3:56 pm

LOVE kettle bells!!

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Kim February 11, 2014 at 11:05 am

Many of your workouts are on my favorite list these days!! I love that so many of them don’t require any equipment so I can do them anywhere!

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TaylorR February 11, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Aww, thanks Kim! Glad you like them!

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Trish Thieschafer February 11, 2014 at 11:07 am

I love you posts, thanks for sharing!!!!
Have you ever heard of Advocare products, I started using them in October and just love them. If you haven’t & you want to check them out go to this site. http://www.advocare.com/130919712
Make it a great day!!

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Erica February 11, 2014 at 12:13 pm

The cookie dough, double chocolate and new oreo are my three favorite quests (so good!). Great post. I always like to see what products people love!!

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TaylorR February 11, 2014 at 3:46 pm

I want to try the Oreo! The GNC by us didn’t have it yet.

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Kim @ Roaming Raspberry February 11, 2014 at 1:53 pm

I haven’t tried that flavor of quest bar! Didn’t even know it existed!!! I like the strawberry cheesecake one and they all taste better warmed in the microwave for about ten seconds!

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TaylorR February 11, 2014 at 3:46 pm

So good in the microwave!

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Natalie February 11, 2014 at 4:09 pm

Hello,
I just wanted to share the site I use for my supplements such a Vega One and other things such as natural soaps and even flax seed oil. I shop through iherb.com because they offer tax free shopping and free 1-3 day shipping. Anyone reading this can use this promo code NRK088 and get $10 off your first purchase. You won’t be disappointed :-)

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TaylorR February 11, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Cool, thanks!

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Caitlin February 11, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Hahha I totally concur on the brownie Quest bar. It’s so gross. I think it’s just too much chocolate? The non-chocolatey Quest bars are definitely the best.

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TaylorR February 11, 2014 at 10:18 pm

Maybe… regardless it taste like feet. Lol.

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Rebecca February 12, 2014 at 12:53 am

Favorite protein bar = Dale’s Raw Protein Bars! They are delicious! Raw, organic, vegan, gluten free, plant-based protein — and they are all delicious! My favorites are the chocolate almond coconut, mint chocolate chip, peanut butter and chocolate and vanilla cashew. Plus they often have great sales (BOGO 50%, 15% off all orders, recently they just did a buy-one-get-one free. Dalesrawfoods.com :)

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TaylorR February 12, 2014 at 10:47 am

I’ll have to check them out! Thanks

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