Why Jason Takes and Other Recommended Products

Below are the core products that I use and recommend from gym gear to supplements, and other programs that can help you.

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My Every Day Supplements

whey prten powder bodybuilding supplements

Whey Protein

Whey protein is mainly for my post-workout meal, which I blend two scoops with frozen blueberries, a banana, a little natural peanut butter, and almond milk post-workout. I’ll also take a scoop or two before bed with some fats. 

Lately, I’ve been using the Bodybuilding .com brand, vanilla. It’s tasty and mixed well, and I don’t get any stomach issues with it. 

Supplements - Orange Triad vitamins


I’m currently taking Controlled Labs Orange Triad. This seems to be a high-quality multivitamin and also has joint support, which is a core reason why I’m taking it.

Snac ZMA


ZMA is something I stay one simply because of the much-needed zinc and magnesium. It also supports hormone production.

I take this before I go to bed and it helps me sleep and I wake up refreshed, ready to hit the gym in the early morning. 

MAN ISO EAA aminos

Amino Acids

I’ve always been a big fan of taking amino acids during your workout. I just picked this brand, MAN Supplements, at my gym last week and liking it so far. 

**I also take creatine, fish oil, and extra vitamin D and C each day. The brands will often vary.


Note: I change my pre-workouts and alternate them frequently so that my body doesn’t get used to the exact same formula. Below are what I consider my go-to pre-workouts that I’m taking/alternating the majority of the time. 

PreFierce pre workout

PreFierce by TruFierce

The highlight of PreFierce is the mental focus it gives you in the gym. I’m able to push through those extra sets and reps, and go a little further in my workouts. The energy boost isn’t crazy like some extreme pre-workouts are. But it’s sustainable and there’s no crash. 

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Bang energy drink pre workout

Bang Energy Drinks

Bang energy drinks have been my favorite as the effects don’t seem to wear off. Or at least it takes a lot longer for me to get used to them. This is what I tend to take the most out of any other pre-workout. 

*I have also taken the Bang powder but I prefer the canned drinks over them, by far.

**My favorite flavor is Rainbow Unicorn but I typically get multiple flavors (and save Rainbow Unicorn for Friday workouts!)

Alpha Lion Superhuman Hulk Juice pre workout

Super Human (Hulk Juice) by Alpha Lion

This is a great pre-workout if you need that extra kick and sudden energy. Super Human also gives you that extra clarity and focus when you’re training, which is why it made it on this list. 

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Test Boosters and Fat Burners

Note: I’m personally not a huge fan of these types of supplements. However, I know that some people like to cycle test boosters and fat burners. And these are some of the higher quality supplements. 

TestoFierce test booster

TestoFierce by TruFierce

TestoFierce is one of the better natural testosterone boosters. The highlight is it’s effective dose of the right ingredients, unlike most test boosters (most are greatly under-dosed). Give it 2-3 weeks to kick-in and start working. 

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ShredFierce fat burner

ShredFierce by TruFierce

This is one of the few fat burners that aren’t as heavy on stimulants. You’re getting a blend of effective ingredients that can truly help boost your metabolism throughout the day. Just be careful with any fat burner, especially if you’re taking pre-workouts. You don’t want to overdo it on stims. 

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prime male test booster for men over 40

Prime Male by Stacked Brands (for Men Over 40)

This testosterone boosters is designed for older guys. It gives you those extra nutrients that we (I’m over 40!) are more prone to lacking. It’s also one of the few natural test boosters that can actually help older guys gain muscle (when combined with training, of course). 

my instant knockout review

Instant Knockout by Stacked Brands

This product was originally created for MMA fighters and boxers that needed to cut weight while still maintaining muscle and strength. It’s one of the top fat burners. **This one does have a decent amount of stimulants so you may want to start with half the recommended dose. 

Recommended eBooks

Critical Bench 2.0 program review

Critical Bench 2.0

This may indeed be the absolute best strength gaining program out there (and it has been for many years). Strength coach and top competitor Mike Westerdal teaches you the principles of not only increasing your bench press, but getting stronger on all of your lifts.

Anabolic Cooking

You have no problem going to the gym. The real challenge is in the kitchen. Anabolic Cooking by The Muscle Chef has been my go-to guide for muscle-building recipes. It also compliments my own meal plan guide that I have available. 

Gym Gear

Below are the main items I use in the gym. The belt and straps are normally used for just heavy squats, deadlifts, and rows. And I can’t say enough great things about my Dark Iron Fitness belt!

  • Dark Iron Fitness  – Get it on Amazon
  • Harbinger Lifting Straps – Get it on Amazon
  • Under Armour Undeniable Gym Bag – Get it on Amazon

Website and Business Tools

I included this section for those who also run a run or online business (or interested in starting one). These are the main tools that I use for this website. 

  • WordPress Theme and Web Tools: Thrive Themes
  • Online Shop – WooCommerce (Free for WordPress!)
  • Web Hosting – WPX Hosting

**You can read more about how I started this online venture in my blog post: Complete Guide on How to Start a Fitness Blog