BugOut Bar Cricket Protein Bar Review


A little while ago, I got a DM on Instagram from BugOutBar, asking if I wanted to try out their product.

Full Video Review

A quick check of the page, and, sure. Why not?

And about a week or so later, I get a box of 12 protein bars.

My wife then asked the question, “are these made from bugs???”

Me: “No…. no… ummmm….”

And, YES! They are made from Cricket Protein. I guess I should have done more research into the bars lol!!

But, since they were here, I tried them.

Before the review, a quick breakdown of the calories and macros:

270 Calories

16g Fat

23g Carbs

15g Protein

Review

Passed the smell test. Chocolate brownie is exactly what it smells like.

Taste test: It was actually good. While it had the, expected, slight chalky-ness of a protein bar, it still had the flavor of a chocolate brownie (and not a cricket!).

Overall, I give it a 9/10 for protein bars. Especially with it being all natural!

Leave a comment on the video, and let them know about what you thought!

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GoWoD Mobility App 1 Month Review

I’ve been wanting to get into a stretching/mobility/yoga routine for a while. I’ve started a few different things, but nothing stuck.

YouTube videos. Nope.

Pinterest posts. Nope.

Doing it myself. Definitely nope lol.

I follow a lot of different athletes, and a lot of high end CrossFit athletes use, and are sponsored by, GOWOD. So, I figured, if it was good enough for some of the fittest people in the world, it has to be at least worth checking out.


It’s an app. Which is great for me, because my phone is an extension of my hand.

Download. 14 Day Free Trial? Yes!

I put in all the basic info about myself, then take the initial mobility test.

It only takes a couple minutes, going through a bunch of different movements and motions. Trying to find out where my strong and weak points are. Once it’s done, it gives an overall percentage of mobility, and my strong and weak points.

My Day 1 Results

As you see, my strong point was my shoulders, and my weak points were my posterior chain.

From there, it built an option for a daily mobility routine (8/15/22 minutes), with a focus on my posterior chain.

It basically tells you to do your homework, and retest in a month.

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Some of the features:

There’s an option for pre & post workout stretching. Where you log in what exercises you’re doing today (squats, deadlifts, bench press, running, etc…) and put you desired time in, and it gives you a routine to do before and after your workout.

You can pick and choose your own routine based on:

TYPE: Massage, Banded Stretching, Stretching

ZONE: Pick a body part to work on, and a list of stretches pop up

TOOL: Choose stretches based on your accessible equipment (Barbell, Foam Roller, Bands, Lacrosse Ball, or nothing)

Overall Thoughts:

I think this is a well put together app and program.

It has a large library of mobility/stretching exercises to do for your full body.

The interface is super easy to use.

It’s not targeted for the commercial gym goer. This app is marketed for CrossFit style training. So, if you’re about machines and cable resistance in the gym, this may not be for you. 

Rating: 8.75/10

I really enjoy the app. I’ve used it almost every day. And will continue to. I say, at least try out the free 14 day trial. 

If you enjoyed this blog review, let me know if I should do more of these.