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The Rock and Under Armour Have Been Cooking Up Something Real Good

The Rock and Under Armour Have Been Cooking Up Something Real Good

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What happens when today’s top action movie star links up with the innovative Under Armour Brand? You get the new Project Rock collection which looks to capture the intensity that Dwayne Johnson himself brings to the gym within the first over head-to-toe performance training collection for men and women.  The Project Rock collection is now available on UA.com and selective retail locations.

Check out a few images from this awesome collaboration along with statements from UA and The Rock!

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· COOLING TO CRUSH IT
UA CoolSwitch pulls heat away from skin for a cooling effect that helps you perform longer.

· GO HARD, BREATHE EASY
ArmourVent® mesh breathes & releases excess heat.

· SWEAT NOTHING
HeatGear® fabric wicks sweat to keep you dry & light.

The SuperVent Project Rock Training Collection debuts with a full product suite for men, featuring SuperVent tees, tanks, shorts and leggings. And for the first time, a women’s performance collection is available, including exclusive cut and sew styles for tanks, leggings, accessories and much more. Price points range from $34.99- $89.99.

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Also part of the collection is the Project Rock Delta training shoe—an exclusive version of the UA Delta trainer shoe that is inspired by Dwayne’s grueling training sessions. This cutting-edge footwear is built with Under Armour’s signature Charged Cushioning technology that absorbs impact and returns explosive energy. The training shoe also offers extended ankle support for increased stability and deep flex grooves to provide extra flexibility where you need it most. The Project Rock Delta is available globally today, retailing for $139.99.

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Brand integrity is a serious thing and when you think of The Rock there’s a certain faith you have in him when it comes to things of a health and fitness nature. I can’t wait to get a few pieces from this collection for myself.

If you like what you see here then please make sure you take a look at the Fall/Winter preview I was invited to recently.

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Under Armour Sneak Peek Fall/Winter Clothing Line

Under Armour Sneak Peek Fall/Winter Clothing Line

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With the arrival of spring, most of us are awaiting the return of pleasant warmer weather. The days of heavy jackets will soon be behind us. Yet for the creative teams at Under Armour, who operate 2 seasons ahead, this time of year represents the presentation of the new fall/winter line. I know cold weather is the last thing on your mind so consider this a peak into potential Xmas gifts.

UA prepared a nice fashion show to Introduce the line. Take a look below at the various styles upcoming from UA.

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No matter the occasion UA prepared a very nice fashion show to Introduce the new seasonal items. Take a look below at the various styles upcoming from UA.

Under Armour has a focus on comfort, maneuverability, warmth and keeping dry during your fitness session.

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Women, Men and children pieces on display for Q3/Q4 2017!!

Don’t forget that Under Armour provides very comfortable footwear too. I have a UA gym shoe that’s great for on my feet.

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Under Armour’s upcoming pieces look good and their trademark sweat absorbent fabric type was there within their fleece’s and hooded workout apparel. I’m making a few mental notes for items I want to check out when September rolls around and I suggest you keep your eyes on Under Armour as well though out this year.

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Under Armour Gives A Sneak Peak At Q3/Q4 Line Plus New Fitness Tech

Under Armour Gives A Sneak Peak At Q3/Q4 Line Plus New Fitness Tech

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As the people prepare for the pleasant days and cool nights of the Spring season, the wheels are turning at Under Armour to produce those Fall and Winter pieces that we’ll all be looking for once the warmer weather fades.  I was invited to view some items that will be released later this year by UA as well as the new UA HealthBox. Take a look at what is on deck for the 2nd half of 2016.

The ladies line is delivering new colors and supportive designs for the better fitting tops and new sweat absorbent bottoms for those early morning jobs and work out classes.

Hit the Jump so you can view some of the new men’s items and the new UA HealthBox!!!

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How Well Do You Manage Yourself?

How Well Do You Manage Yourself?

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The world continues to find ways to stimulate every single human impulse and desire. We can speak to the global masses without leaving our home. Entertainment, education and professional resources live in our pockets. It’s the wireless digital age but as Jadakiss said in his most recent album “Don’t confuse wireless for powerless….” We have power or, at least, the potential for power like we never have had before. Which is why how we manage ourselves has become more important than ever. Here are 2 reminders of self-maintenance actions we should commit daily.

Self Care

Statistically, we’re working more hours and sleeping less. Before we even notice it we’re wearing ourselves down physically and mentally at an ever-increasing rate. You often need to make the concerted effort to step outside of our routines for our own good. Schedule periods of rest and stillness. Allow time for limited, if not fully restricted digital access. We have always been creatures of habit but your body and mind will thank you for taking a few breaks. Find simple things that you enjoy and don’t allow life’s’ obligations to keep you from them. Spa treatments, fitness. meditation, yoga, afternoon walks, music, art. Whatever it is that energizes you, do it.

Self Check

This one is the often times the harder of the 2 self-management tasks. Many of us are still adapting to having the free range ability to express any and everything we feel with very few if any barriers. We often communicate to the world the way that we think things up in our minds. In our mind’s we are never wrong. We are masters of that domain and we transfer that to our external spaces. That may be physical or digital.  We are social beings so much of what you do will involve people.  We need to watch our communication and balance how much we speak about others or tell others what they should be doing in life vs examining ourselves and what we personally need to improve on. It’s easy to overlook as just observing the people around you but it can present itself as being judgmental and even self-righteous. Today’s memes and popular catch phrases all feed into the “I’m better than you”, compare to/put down others to feel good style of living. Just take that extra moment before you hit send or before you speak and just ask yourself “Who exactly am I sending this message to? Is it contributing anything positive?”

Nothing that is good for us just happens out the blue. We have to work on it and work for it. It’s easy to get into damaging cycles but with a little extra thought and attention paid to what we do positive habits can be put into effect. We’ll all thank ourselves in the long run.

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SAMURAI HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR TODAY’S MAN

SAMURAI HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR TODAY’S MAN

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It’s that time of year folks. Holiday season is upon us. Have you already finished all your gift buying? Of course not so while you prepare to knock that task out I’m here to help out in my own way. Do you have a guy but you’re not sure exactly what he’d like? Is he a busy multifaceted guy that’s’ always on the move?

Today’s man isn’t just the beer drinking handy man of old. He’s doing many times at any given time. With that in mind welcome to the Samurai Holiday Gift Guide.  Here you’ll find an array of gift ideas based around various lifestyle interests. I called in a couple friends too for additional input. I’m sure you’ll see a few things the man in your life will appreciate.

Hit the jump and dive into the 2015 Samurai Holiday Gift Guide! Oh and since today is cyber Monday you might see some great deals on this today too.

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Sneak Peek Into Under Armour’s Fall 2015 Collection

Sneak Peek Into Under Armour’s Fall 2015 Collection

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As many of us are itching for the officially break in the weather to kick off the spring season  the creative minds at Under Armour are lining up their collection of cool weather concepts from when the Summer fades out and welcomes in Fall 2015. This past week I was able to take a private look at what UE has on deck for us.

I’m consistently impressed by UE’s ability to produce gear that is appealing to the eye, work out functional in its design and multi-faceted in the setting it can worn in. It’s incredibly convenient to have something you hit the office, gym and bar in while being completely comfortable in each place.

Take a look a few of the items that will available to the pubic in the coming months!!!!

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Under Armour Q3/Q4 Clothing Line Preview

Under Armour Q3/Q4 Clothing Line Preview

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Recently I had the pleasure of being invited to the main offices of Under Armour clothing to get an early look at a number of pieces from their 3rd and 4th quarter scheduled line. The collection was full of new brighter colors, stand out patterns and a lot of new innovative wearable tech to make them more comfortable to perform in.

There were a great deal of updated items for the ladies to utilize. One of the point emphasized within this line were workout clothes that you can go right from the gym in without the sweaty nasty “just left the gym” look. You could call it all-purpose wear. This includes under garments without the unflattering seems that would show through your tights.

For me personally I was very impressed with the Under Armour footwear that was previewed. The various sneakers fell under the categories of ClutchFit & Speedform. These reference the respective constructions of the shoe lines that provide tight compression, grip and cutting speed all while being incredibly light weight. I have to say that while the inside of the shoes felt super supportive, they were the lightest sneaker I’ve ever felt.

Hit the jump for images directly from the Under Armour offices and see what you’re in for this year.

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#DRBigGame Time Comes to New York City

#DRBigGame Time Comes to New York City

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No sooner have we cleaned up from the New Year’s celebrations and finally taken down the Christmas decorations do we find ourselves preparing for the another one of the nation’s biggest times of festive gathering. It’s time to start preparing for the Football’s big game. Over the next 2 weeks parties of all shapes and sizes will be organized as New York City hosts the America’s biggest sports event. Look no farther than NYC’s Duane Reade & Walgreens stores to usher in the football fun. #DRBigGame events are in full swing!

#DRBigGame, New York CityKicking off the #DRBigGame fun, Walgreens hosted New York Giant’s David Tyree, of the infamous helmet catch. That championship winning play still resonates with the people of New York and he was in great spirits chatting it up with the fans that came to the store for photos and autographs. As you would expect in the world’s greatest city, people were visiting from all over the world. Fans from nations London and Brazil were delighted to meet the football champion. In addition to that the good people of TheraPearl were on hand introducing their Hot & Cold sore products that go very well with the bumps and bruises of action football play. The crowd interacted with their putting green set up looking to win a few prizes if they could sink the winning putt. The kids loved it.

It could be anything from the average scrimmage games held among friends to the competitive pro leagues that these Hot & Cold packs are quiet a novelty. You essentially pop these in the freezer or the microwave for an instant answer to soreness. For me it comes in handy either after a few games of ball or after a great gym workout. The beauty is that these packs get well after 40 repeat uses so you definitely get your money’s worth. A lot of people are in the midst of their new fitness plans so having some extra post workout comfort is always welcome.

This is not the first time a big game has come to New York City. Just last summer the  Big Apple hosted baseball’s All Star celebration. Make no mistake that Duane Reade and Walgreens will be ground zero for top shelf football activity and enjoyment. Continue to check the hashtag #DRBigGame to keep up with the various in store events and player appearances.

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The Samurai Enters SEAL Training Academy

The Samurai Enters SEAL Training Academy

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Every year I look to challenge my body with something different while aiming for new physical heights. This year I’ve been asked to try out this new program via the SEAL Training Academy. That’s SEAL as in NAVY SEAL. Created by former US Navy SEAL, Brett Hess and former University of Florida javelin thrower Doug Nelson, this is a platform with various fitness programs and event challenges designed for all civilian levels. It’s an ongoing system with new and updated content so the workouts never get stall.

With Civilian, Athlete and Military level programs there is no shortage of challenges. For many having to hit the gym presents an issue especially in the winter months, but if spring and summer sexiness and better health is the goal then now is the time to get on it. As I proceed though the program I’m starting at the bottom and will work through as the year progresses. Civilian level is based on all body weight routines so that means no extra weight equipment needed and they can be done from home. You work out 3 times a week on this level so I’ll have a day or two to inject activity of my own as I like 4-5 work out days a week.

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The site interface is very simple and straight forward. As time passes new weekly programs are added. The exercises are listed with set and rep ranges and soon will be updated with hyper links to take you to demonstration vids. For the moment if you do come across some thing you are unfamiliar with all exercises can be Googled. After my stellar experiences with P90X, Insanity and Bulk Beast, the opportunity to test myself on a NAVAL level is something I can’t turn down. We all have our own fitness goals and reasons we pursue them. I would definitely give this program a solid try.

To help you with this I have a discount code here for a free week of the program. This way you can check it out for yourself. If you like it stay on for the full program.  Just check the link below to access the site and enter the code: 8XAHFP48MH

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Jason Francis | The Social Media Samurai