No Bull Shoe Review

The Army Camo High-Top Trainer from NoBull is the best shoe I’ve ever owned and I’ve owned quite a few. I’ve bought, tested, and reviewed everything from Reebok Nano’s version 1-6, to the Nike Met-Con 1 and 2, New Balance Minimus, and the ubiquitous Inov8’s. Since embracing CrossFit wholeheartedly in 2010, I’ve been on an…

Inov-8 Fastlift 335 Review

Ever since the rumor of this shoe first landed I’ve been waiting to get my hands on a pair. In the meantime I scoured the internet for a good review and unfortunately still can’t find one. But the search is over I’ve been using a pair almost daily for a couple of weeks now and…

ON Mass Gainer and Rehband Knee Sleeves a Review

Let’s start out this week by talking about a product I’ve been using for the past 4 weeks; Optimum Nutrition’s True Mass weight gainer mix. Most people are aware that in order to lift serious weight you have to add muscle and mass. This can be a hard thing to achieve for so-called hard-gainers or…

Reebok CrossFit Nano Speed Review

6/24/2014   The Reebok CrossFit Nano 3.0 is not a very good shoe and the Speed ended up being even worse. After a year with it I can say it’s been relegated to something I wear only when I know I won’t be doing a workout. I definitely would never run in it. When I…

Reviewing PUMP-HD and the Supplement question

It’s been a month since we started using BPI’s Pump-HD pre-workout supplement and it’s time for a review. This stuff is crap! Don’t waste your money on it or your time. As was the case for another BPI product we reviewed; BLOX, this is another case of good ingredients but included in amounts that are…

Reebok CrossFit Nano 3.0

My Reebok CrossFit Nano 3.0’s arrived on June 24th and I consider myself lucky to be one of the first regular Joe’s to have gotten my hands on them. I had originally gone to Reebok’s site to order a pair of custom Nano 2.0’s and just happened to stumble on the 3.0’s. In fact they…

Hyper-Fx from BSN, and BLOX Silk Amino Acids

Up on the block this month is Hyper-Fx, the pre-workout supplement from BSN. We’ve been using this supplement for a month now and its time to re-order and since we’ve decided to stick with it I thought I’d tell you all out there in the Modern Savage tribe what we liked about it. Also let’s talk about…

Reebok CrossFit Olympic Lifting Shoes

My Reebok CrossFit Oly shoes are doing well. After two weeks of Olympic Lifting I’ve finally learned to trust them and sit back into my heels when squatting and pulling and I’ve set two new PR’s in that time. I was a little skeptical at first about how much difference they’d make but now I’m sold. While I would…

Recent Product Tests and Reviews

Over the past several months I’ve had the opportunity to try out and test several products associated with the CrossFit world and I thought I’d let you know what I thought about them. There are a few supplements, quite a bit of equipment from Rogue Fitness, several pairs of shoes, and some clothing. Most came…

Shoe Review, Inov8 Bare-XF 210

I’ve had these shoes for 14 months now and subjected them to dozens and dozens of Cross Training workouts. In short these CrossFit inspired treads from Inov8 are awesome. For a barely there zero-drop shoe they are as comfortable as it gets with 2mm of rubber between you and the ground. While I have seen…

Update: NB Minimus MT20 WinterRun and Inov8 F-lite 230

So it’s been several months since the purchase of My Inov8 F-lite 230’s and nearly six months since I ordered my New Balance Minimus MT20 WinterRun editions, and so far the results are good. Both shoes have seen regular rotations through my workout routines which now include frequent Cross Training bouts, running, and rope climbing. Neither shoe…

Saucony Gear Review

A few weeks ago I received a Saucony prize pack courtesy of Potomac River Running. Along with a brand new pair of Kinvara 3’s, I also won a whole tech gear wardrobe complete with shorts, shirt, headphones and stickers to plaster everywhere. I’ve had the opportunity to wear each several times over the last few…