Monday, October 20, 2014

JERK FIT~WODies & Nubs

We have another new Crossfitter good that’s now on the market. WODies is the name of the product and Man, have I been impressed with them. A simple enough concept, it provides both hand and wrist protection at once. Just to test the durability I have worn them for every workout over the last month, and just about every Crossfit movement has happened during that time. Not only have they done well, they have done excellent.

I have talked about this in the past, but I will bring it up again, we all know that group of Crossfitters that say it’s a rite of passage to have your hands rip from high volume pull-ups. I think that’s STUPID. That mentality slows your training down and prevents you from going all out as your hands heal. Well that where the WODies comes into play. When using them, you place your fingers into the top three holes. It lays flat against the palm and wraps firm around the wrist.

I have done high volume pull-ups and snatches sporting the WODies and they have been super! Not only will these stay in my gym bag and I will continue to use them, but Heidi has also used them for pull-up and barbell work and loves them as well.

Also, we received something else dubbed Nubs in this order. At first I laughed when I got these in and it took a couple of workouts to break them in, but now I love them. For those of you that like to push the barbell around and do many cleans, press, or snatch: for the most of you, the inside of your thumb blisters or gets irritated at the least. So most of us wrap the thumb with goat tape. Well not anymore! Nubs simply slide over the thumb and off you go. This review was great for us, because it put us onto not one new product, but two! WODies and Nubs score very high with WODville.

Monday, October 13, 2014

ZERO G Bottle Belt

ZERO G Bottle Belt
We have a pretty cool product to bring to you next, ZERO G Bottle Belt. It’s a space saver for your water & protein shakers and we installed it a few weeks ago in our cabinets. The ZERO G Bottle Belt was very quick and easy to install and works excellent in keeping your protein shakers from falling all over the place. (See our video review).

The staff at ZERO G has been great in communicating with us. There was very little distance between the point in time when we agreed to review the product to the time that we received it. This is a new item and they are running a Kickstarter campaign.

Go to the above link and see what Zero G owner Paul Peterson has to say about this awesome product!

 As for the packaging itself, it ships with two different kinds of screws. The purpose of the two different screws is for what surface you are installing the ZERO G Bottle Belt onto. It also has two brackets that attach to each end of the belt/band, which come in different sizes. We installed two small ones inside our cabinet and it works excellent, and it would still work excellent if we had installed it under the cabinet as well.

Space in the garage or kitchen is a delicate balance of organization, storage, and accessibility. Everything has its purpose, and everything has its place, otherwise, it’s in the way.
This is the case with bike bottles, shaker bottles and travel coffee mugs. Due to their light weight and awkward shape, they often tumble and clutter our shelves, cabinets, and counter tops. Considering the sheer amount of these containers and how often they are handled, it’s time they found their place.
  • Cutlery is kept in a wood block
  • Coats are hung on hooks 
  • Bikes are stowed on racks.
  • Bottles go in the ZERO G Bottle Belt
The patented design secures your containers between elastic bands with enough tension to hold them in place, even when hit or jostled.
When you don’t need your bottles, they simply get out of your way just by opening the door, so you can access everything else deep within your cabinets. And when you need your bottles, they’re easy to get to.
The easiest way to increase your storage is to make it more efficient. Securing your bot- tles in their own accessible area accommodates a better use of your space.
Although the system is very secure, placing and removing bottles is quick and easy, on your way out the door. 

This is a well-made product and we will continue to us this in the WODville Kitchen. Great job, ZERO G.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Meet Matt Henman our new writer!

Meet Super Matt!

It’s such an honor to be able to write for  My mission is to empower people to know that they can accomplish those things they simply set their mind to.  The key is accomplishing these activities or goal with community. 

Over the summer I have had the privilege and honor of completing a 176-mile relay across the Teton Mt. Range, running 77 miles across the Nevada desert, and finishing 2 GORUCK events. 

Those who have accomplished these with me have had incredible PR’s on lifts, CrossFit workouts, and pushed themselves further than they could have ever imagined. 

It’s your turn to get out there – to make things happen – to accomplish that which you think you cannot, but most importantly of all – reach out to a community around you – to reach out to people who believe in you and believe you can accomplish what you set your mind to.  That is what I am here for and that is what WODville is here for.  We review great products that will help you along the way, but at the end of the day as you prepare for that which you think you cannot – we will be there to support you all along the way! 

So get out there – make awesome happen – and know we are right beside you, cheering you on, and every step of the way know that you CAN!! GO TEAM RWB!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Brute Force Rucksack BR2

Brute Force Rucksack BR2

WODville readers get a 10% savings by using code BRUTEFORCE10 at checkout!

We have had the honor and privilege of writing a couple different reviews for Brute Force Sandbags. Over the last few months we have been training with their rucksack. Let's start off by simply saying: what a great piece of equipment! There are a lot of different adjectives that I could use to describe the BRUTE FORCE BR-2 RUCK/ 3-DAY PACK, but I'll give you a few of them; durable, well-designed, and fashionable are just a few to describe this rucksack. It was my carry-on and primary backpack while we went through Europe this summer. I also used it recently in the foothills of California on a search and rescue mission.

And while I'm on the subject, during our search and rescue mission, we came across a large amount of poison oak. After getting home my primary concern was to decontaminate my equipment and gear. Therefore, I took the rucksack and sprayed it down thoroughly with a special chemical to help remove the oil from my gear and equipment. The bag was soaked and scrubbed thoroughly. After sitting out and drying in the heat for a few hours there was zero breakdown on the material of the bag. It looked brand-new and maintained its form. For those of you that train with rucksack, I think you realize the importance of a bag maintaining its form after wear and tear and exposure to moisture. Since then, I have loaded sand back into the bag and have trained with it and it has held up extremely well without any appearance of wear and tear.

As far as training with it, I've only had it in the foothills on a hike once. We have used it for short distance running and walking lunges and that sort of thing. I've used it once for weighted pull-ups, which almost killed me so the rucksack has multiple usages in way of training and tactics.

We have reviewed and used Brute Force gear and equipment consistently and there is not one item that we have been disappointed with. The customer service at Brute Force is phenomenal. Of course as you know we support any organization that is patriotic and veteran owned.

Coyote Tan only available at this time

Introducing the Brute Force BR-2 Ruck.  This pack has more features and than anything comparable on the market at a fraction of the cost.  Built to the same standards as the Brute
Force Sandbags. And as always, made in the USA.

Common question:  Why does this ruck look similar to something that is already on the market?  

The BR2 is a rebuttal to companies would prefer to steal ideas and products and pass them off as their own.  Our bag is a true ruck, and you will see the in the details below why this is.  It shares only a slightly similar front panel and nothing else.  The features and build quality are superb and come second to none.  In addition, it is a fraction of the cost AND comes with one of our sandbag fillers for rucking.  You will not be disappointed in choosing Brute Force!!!  

Choose Black or Coyote Tan at checkout. 

•2 of the Brute Force 35 lb capacity filler bags are now included!
•Pack created under advisement from experts in the tactical field
•Made from Mil-Spec 1000D Cordura and Ballistic Nylon
•Heavy duty YKK zipper
•Hydration/headphone ports on both sides (hydration pouch not included)
•Removable chest and waist straps
•Fastening systems for using Brute Force Sandbag Fillers inside your ruck (2 of the 35 lb capacity filler bags ARE included
•Will hold up to 70 lbs, equal to 2 fillers filled close to capacity
•Handles on both sides for additional carrying options 
•2 Velcro patch receptors
•3 pockets for additional gear (id's, cash, etc..)
•Laptop will fit inside straps, but preferably in a laptop sleeve
•Signature Brute Force Logo on every bag
•Can be used in mud-runs, and qualifies as a 3-day pack for SealFit events
•Made to the same USA quality and high-standards as the Brute Force Sandbag, the chosen sandbag for the US Navy mandatory training programs 
•Lifetime warranty- includes repairs from normal wear and tear, or defect in materials
•Does not include sand or patch

22.5"x 12"x 9"
2,950 Cubic Inches