An underwear review may seem like an unlikely topic for a fitness channel but when you think about it, there is a reason why guys are always adjusting themselves not just in the gym but pretty anytime and anywhere. And if you think it's uncomfortable for the person watching, it's even way more uncomfortable for the person making the adjustments. So why not avoid this situation for all parties involved and take a look at 2UNDR...
That's where 2UNDR comes in with their Patent-Pending Joey Pouch designed to keep your bits and pieces exactly where they need to be! The Joey Pouch is like a mono-bra for a mans most important assets, why would you allow something so essential to your manhood so much freedom, you know that freedom is only going to get you in trouble when you least expect it too :(
I think you all get my point, keeping your junk in place is way better than having it end up here there and everywhere.
My experience wearing my 2UNDR GEARSHIFT Men's Underwear with Joey Pouch has been a very pleasant one. At first I wondered if having my privates segregated from the rest of "me" was going to feel invasive or uncomfortable but to be honest, after about 5 minutes or so I didn't notice anything different, which is exactly what you want. The only difference was no more need to make constant adjustments. The pair I received from 2UNDR was the GEARSHIFT Boxer Brief version which is geared towards the athlete and has a compression like feel with quick dry materials. I did find my 2UNDR GEARSHIFTs to be very comfortable and they definitely kept me dry while training.
Make sure to watch my below YouTube Video Review for the 2UNDR GEARSHIFT Men's Underwear with Joey Pouch. I have also included some info from the 2UNDR website about their product details:
THE JOEY POUCH
The Joey Pouch™ is a soft and comfortable environment for your most valuable assets. Constructed with premium fabrics, the pouch delivers the perfect fit while preventing unwanted skin contact (Patent-Pending).
The Stitching provides the highest quality finish with a seamless look and feel. Our flatlocked stitching and construction seams are intelligently designed to avoid potential rub zones.
The No-Drip-Tip™ moisture control layer is designed to wick away unwanted wetness for a faster drying garment that provides a soft, cool, and dry feeling each and every time they are worn.
THE FABRIC - SWING SHIFT
The 2UNDR™ ‘Swing Shift’ garments use an unique blend of 95% Modal | 5% Spandex for the best fit and feel. Modal is a type of Rayon that is smooth, soft and breathes extremely well. Our blend is formulated to be cool to the touch, absorbent and similar in texture to Silk or Cotton. Unlike Cotton, however, it is resistant to shrinkage and less likely to fade or pill from friction. The smoothness of the fabric also rejects hard water deposits, allowing it to stay soft through repeated wash cycles.
A good band can make all the difference. 2UNDR™ uses the highest quality yarn in our roll-resistant waistbands. The comfort is undeniably soft and reinforced, to guarantee flexibility and feel.
THE FABRIC - GEAR SHIFT & POWER SHIFT
The 2UNDR™ Gear Shift uses a compression-fit blend of Polyester | Spandex, ideal for any activity, from Mountain biking or Moto to team sports or working out in the gym. Our blend dries quickly, stays tight to the thigh, and keeps its form when wet due to its moisture wicking properties. In essence, the Gear Shift has all the quick-dry and compression characteristics of a truly remarkable athletic undergarment.
COLDSKIN™ BY GARMATEX
Coldskin™ by Garmatex™ is a high performance thermal reduction fabric that promotes extra cooling where excess heat builds up. This can reduce the body temperature by 3 to 6 degrees.
"The technology used in ColdSkin™ creates a high performance fabric that can absorb a certain amount of heat from key areas and dissipate it to the outer atmosphere. The combination of the fast drying microfiber filaments and the 100% all natural mineral embedded within the filaments helps the body’s own natural air conditioning system regulate these key heat sensitive zones" - This is why we've used this material to line the Joey Pouch™ in Gearshift.
My son Gabriel tested for his Advanced Purple Belt at CMA Martial Arts in Langley. He is halfway to getting his black belt now and has worked really hard over the past year and a half to get to where he is now. I am very proud of his hard work and dedication to the sport!
Testing involves demonstrating some punching and kicking combinations, breaking boards, sparring and grappling with opponents. It is really cool to see the boys putting everything together now when they spar and grapple together, it's really entertaining to watch :)
Sadly my $1200 Sony RX100 IV camera has been giving me some issues with the occasional video file and it corrupted the final video which was of the boys receiving their belts :(
Congratulations to all the boys for their hard work, commitment and for earning their new belts!
How I eat depends on what I am trying to achieve, I generally eat pretty much the same foods every day, just a little more or less depending on if I am maintaining, cutting or bulking, but my Macros stay pretty consistent. The only acceptation to this is when I do contest prep since I have to eat supper clean starting about 3 weeks out from competition day.
How many Calories I burn each day:
My base metabolic rate is around 2200-2300 calories per day, add in about 1000-1300 addition activity calories which includes my basic moving around and programmed workouts, and that give me about 3000-3500 calories per day that I burn.
My Macros each day:
I try to hit my body weight in grams of protein so around 200 grams of protein which equals 800 calories.
I set myself a base carbohydrate total of 150 grams of carbs and then top that up depending on how much exercise I do each day. So if I burn 1000 calories during my workouts then I eat back an additional 250 grams of carbs so in this example I would be eating 400 grams of carbs or 1600 calories worth of carbs based on 1000 calories of additional daily activity.
In terms of fats, I try to stay under 100 grams each day which will equals about 800 calories from fats.
So during a typical day I would eat around 3200 calories which is pretty close to what I burn most days.
At the end of the day I adjust my late night snack accordingly to count for any extra calories I need to eat and also change the food up to hit my target Macros. Generally a try to eat a lot of proteins in the evening and avoid loading up on carbs.
What works for me:
I like to start off the early part of my day fairly light or low in calories since I am not as hungry during Breakfast and Lunch eating times.
Breakfast can be as simple as a mixed protein shake (berries, 1/2 banana, low cal almond milk, peanut butter, protein powder, creatine) with an espresso. Usually around 400 calories.
I sometimes have a slice of low calories bread with a little bit of peanut butter and jam along with a simple protein drink and my espresso. Again usually around 400 calories.
Lunch will depend a lot on if I am maintaining, cutting or bulking. If I am cutting then lunch may be as simple as a protein bar and another espresso or perhaps a bowl of cottage cheese with a low calorie fruit cup added to it.
If I am maintaining, I will add in a bit more food at lunch. Sometimes a tuna or sardine sandwich with low calorie bread, or I will just add some items like turkey pepperoni or another quick protein drink.
Lunches can be anywhere from 200 calories up to 500 calories depending on how many calories I am shooting for that day.
Dinner is the hardest meal for me to control since I eat whatever the family is eating. But in general our dinners would go something like this. Chicken or fish of some sort, vegetables, rice, sweet potatoes or yams, and usually a salad. I might even have a low calorie beer with dinner. If we eat out I still do my best to eat responsibly or it will effect what I can eat for my evening snack and I enjoy that too much to completely blow my dinner macros and calorie allotment.
My dinners will generally be around 1000 calories.
I really enjoy evening snacks so no matter what I am eating for, I always leave at least 500 calories left over for a snack before bed. I will often have to top up by eating 1000+ calories in an evening snack especially if I did a lot of extra activities or I am bulking at that time.
Evening snacks usually consist of a healthy raisin bran cereal (1 cup) with low calorie almond milk, a cup of cottage cheese again with a low calorie fruit cup in it, possibly some protein powder mixed with water and then pretty much just about anything I feel like to top up my calories for the day as required for my current eating goals.
Some of my daily Supplements and Vitamins:
Protein powder, creatine powder, BCAA's, fish oil pills, joint support vitamins, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin B and D, a multivitamin pack and some vitamin C and electrolyte tablets.
That’s about it!
I work hard at the Gym, I stay true to my diet, I put the time and effort in that it takes to not only stay in shape pretty much all year round but also get into the kind of shape for my competitions that means my conditioning is simply better than all the rest. So how do I do this?
One key factor is knowing what is going on with my body and to know this it helps if you have a device that is less subjective then simply looking in the mirror and wondering just exactly where my body fat percentage is at. Having a device that can backup what you are thinking can help you reach your fitness goals.
Please keep in mind that my experience with pretty much every Body Composition Device has been far from perfect but I still feel they are a useful tool in helping me figure out what direction I need to take my training and eating in as I chip away at this never ending quest for strength, health and an esthetic balance.
So in this product video review I take a look at the Omron HBF-516B Full Body Composition Monitor and Sensor and see just how well it does in terms of reading my overall body composition. I did buy mine from Amazon so if you are interested in a body monitoring scale like the Omron HBF-516B Full Body Composition Monitor and Sensor then you can find it located here.
Here is what the Omron HBF-516B Full Body Composition Monitor and Sensor claims to offer:
- Measures 7 different fitness indicators: body fat percentage, BMI, skeletal muscle, resting metabolism, visceral fat, body age, and weight
- Accurately measures body fat percentage using proven bioelectrical impedance method.
- Easy-to-read digital screen displays body weight up to 330 pounds in seconds.
- Stores up to 4 individual profile settings so the whole family can track their progress with 180 days of memory.
- The breakthrough design is clinically proven to be just as accurate as much more expensive methods used by physicians and other health professionals.
- By utilizing advanced sensors, you get a precise reading quickly in the comfort of your own home.
So does the Omron HBF-516B Full Body Composition Monitor and Sensor really deliver on these claims? The problem I have with devices like this is that I do not have your typical build for a 46 year old male. I am currently 6 feet tall at about 200 pounds and sitting right around 7-8% body fat with a lot of muscle mass not only for my age but for any age. Most of these body composition scales want to know information like your age, gender, height and of course they will read your body weight when you step on them. The reason they need this info is because they use this data in conjunction with the sensor readings to run a formula based on all of the information combined. Much of this information is based on database information they have already collected for people in your similar age group, height group, gender and even your body weight range. So in other words the scale is to some degree making some assumptions based on what it already knows to be true for the average person who matches your criteria. But what is true for the mass average may not be even remotely close to where I am at.
The problem I have is that I am not average, and so the scale will assume that since I am a 46 years old male that is 6 feet tall and 200 pounds, I must have a fair amount of body fat on me so my readings will be influenced by that assumption.
One big problem with the Omron HBF-516B Full Body Composition Monitor and Sensor is that it does not have an athletic mode setting. This setting would allow it to make the assumption that I have a more athletic build and therefore more muscle mass with less overall body fat and so the readings would be more accurate for someone like me.
I did play aorund with age setting on the Omron HBF-516B Full Body Composition Monitor and Sensor to see if that would give me a more accurate reading and it did help a little bit but at the end of the day I was scoring well between 14-15% body fat, and with a body age of somewhere between 50-60 years old! I am not even going to talk about BMI since BMI take virtually nothing into consideration other than gender, height and age.
Make sure to watch my Full review video below as I go into much more detail for the Omron HBF-516B Full Body Composition Monitor and Sensor and show you how to use it along with some comparisons to some similar devices I use to measure my body composition.