As they say, it’s the little things that make life worthwhile. It has never been so true. We find that during a milder summer, the joy that a great addition or new favorite t-shirt brings to our lives increases. Have fun with our new delicacies in warm weather.
Bodybuilding.com training camp collection baseball shirt
Recommended by Nick Collias, Executive Editor
Understated t-shirt designs are currently the overwhelming trend in fitness. And as someone who grew up in the time when so-called adults wore brightly patterned Zubaz pants with Big Johnson t-shirts in my local gym, I welcome the change.
The training camp shirts from Bodybuilding.com are all subtly eye-catching, “that̵
Pro-Tec Athletics Ice Up ice massager
Recommended by Heather Eastman, Senior Content Editor
Summer is here and for many of us this means longer days, more activities and a higher risk of reactivating old injuries. If you have a knee that works upwards or a shoulder that doesn’t stop hurting, you know that the best relief on hot, hazy days is a refreshing ice massage. The Pro-Tec Athletics Ice Up ice massager is the perfect way to freeze pain in the lanes and reduce sports-related inflammation. Simply fill with water and freeze.
The frozen portable cooler keeps your ice massager frozen for up to 12 hours and is perfect for a day trip to the lake for wakeboarding or relaxing after a strenuous mountain hike at home. Simply remove the cap from the ice massager and press the plunger to push up as much ice as you need for a relaxing ice massage.
Recommended by Frieda Johnson, editor
While trying out new flavors and formulas of things like protein powder, pre-workout, and BCAAs keeps things interesting, some supplements are an integral part of your stack. For me, one of them is Signature L-Carnitine.
If you’re not familiar with L-carnitine, it’s a supplement that supports energy metabolism by transporting long-chain fatty acids into mitochondria to oxidize them for energy. This helps your body burn fats as fuel and makes L-carnitine a great product for any athlete who wants to maximize their metabolic potential. Bonus: It’s only 12 cents per serving, so you get a high quality product at a great price.
Olympus Lyfestyle EAA Drip EAAs & BCAAs
Recommended by Shoshanna Cohen, Senior Content Editor
You can get all of the amino acids you need from a plant-based diet if you have a wide mix of whole-food plant foods. For some of us, however, this is a big problem. As I try to vary my diet, I don’t track my nutritional intake, so I like to take an EAA or BCAA supplement to make sure I’m insured. This is one of the few I’ve found that is vegan and tastes fantastic.
EAA Drip quickly becomes my summer addition. The extra juicy Green Apple candy aroma makes it easier and more fun to stay hydrated – I could chug it all day. And as a design enthusiast, I love the cute cardboard packaging. Maybe that’s not as important as what’s inside, but science says smile is good for you.
- Abel, EL & Kruger, ML (2010). The smile intensity in photographs predicts a long lifespan. Psychological Science, 21(4), 542-4. 544.