Jaybird has been pretty busy lately. First they released their slightly updated Jaybird X4, which has a cult like following and then shortly after they released their new entry level Jaybird Tarah. And then shortly after those they released their new Jaybird Tarah Pro… And given that I still prefer wired bluetooth earbuds over truly wireless earbuds for working out… I didn’t expect to like the Tarah pro as much as I do.
Im a really big fan of JBL’s portable speaker line up… they sound great and you can take them anywhere cause they’re pretty durable and they have long lasting batteries. But a portable speaker means you’re paying extra for that added durability and built in battery. And if you just want a speaker for at home use all you’re really concerned about is sound. So thats where something like the Marshall Stanmore 2 comes in. its a little bigger than the Xtreme 2 but gives the boombox a run its money when it comes to sound quality and bass.
I feel V-moda is currently best known for their V-moda crossfade II wireless headphones. And for the longest time V-Moda has tried to establish themselves as that cool Audiophile brand. So thats why I was a little surprised when V-Moda announced their new Bassfit Wireless. Their first wireless headphones for the gym. And I gotta say, for their first time they did a very good job… and besides some minor nitpicks I think they’re pretty good.
The Audio-Technica ATH-M50x have the been the go to headphones for both normal consumers and professionals just looking for well built, and good sounding headphones. But now we have the Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT… they have the same styling as before but now they’re wireless, they have a touch pad, and they have on board media controls. And these headphones are so good that they’ve joined the Sony WH-CH700N in my most recommended $200 headphones club. But I like these for a whole other set of reasons and would recommend them to a very different type of person than I would recommend these to.
When Samsung first announced their new Galaxy Note 9 they had a promo where if you pre ordered their new phone they would throw in a free pair of AKG N60 NC On ear headphones, a $300 value… or you could get 15,000 V-Bucks. And for those who don’t know, AKG is to Samsung like Beats is to Apple. But now we have the AKG N700NC’s, a pair of Over Ear ANC headphones that competes directly against the Beats Studio 3, Bose QC35’s and Sony 1000XM3. But after getting to use the new AKG N700NC’s I would honestly prefer to take the V-Bucks, over these ANC headphones.
For many people their metabolism can determine their body weight when growing up. Your metabolism is also a product of your genes. Some people have fast metabolisms which allow them to seemingly eat what ever they want and not gain weight, while other people have slower metabolisms resulting in weight gain or making weight loss harder. Naturally, people who are trying to lose weight will be interested in boosting their metabolism. But can it be done? The GYMCADDY Team will tell you how to boost your metabolism.
Well spring is here and that means summer is right around the corner. This also means there is a good amount of people working on getting six pack abs for the beach. So whats the fastest way to get a six pack? Can you just spot remove fat and only focus on developing your core? The GYMCADDY Team has you covered.
Cutting and Bulking are perhaps the two most popular terms you will hear at the gym. We’ve already talked about bulking and if you should do it. You can read that article here. But just to catch you up to speed, bulking is when you consume extra calories so that you gain weight while working out in the hopes of packing on pounds of lean muscle mass. Well after a bulk comes a cut, and a cut is really just a diet to help you lose weight. But does cutting working? Should you do a cut? Well, we’ll tell you.
Bro, you wanna build muscle? Then you should bulk! Bro, you wanna get stronger? Then you’ve got to bulk! We can’t tell you how many times we’ve heard people having that kind of conversation while at the gym. And the topic of bulking is especially popular with new lifters. Sure bulking does have its place in the gym and you can get results from it. But should you bulk? Will bulking add on the muscle you’re looking for quickly? As always we’ve got you covered. This is the GYMCADDY Team’s advice on should you bulk!
If you want to lose weight you have to eat protein. If you want to gain muscle you have to eat protein. If you want to get stronger you have to eat protein. Every other commercial on tv will tell you that in order to meet your fitness goals you have to eat a whole lot of protein. Now almost every prepackaged food in the grocery store has a label showing how much protein each serving has on the front of the label. But how much protein do you really need? Well, we’ll tell you.