Friday, 20 October 2017

Sasha DiGiulian / The state of the art of women's climbing

Top American climber Sasha DiGiulian talks to planetmountain.com about the current state of female sport climbing, starting from the latest great ascents carried out Margo Hayes and Anak Verhoeven.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Gnadenlos, difficult and dangerous new Ortler ice climb

On the NW Face of Ortler (3905m) Daniel Ladurner, Johannes Lemayer and Herbert Plattner have made the first ascent of 'Gnadenlos', a new icefall described as 'WI5 with great risk'.

Via Mirko, new rock climb above Val Gardena in the Dolomites

The Italian Mountain Guides Armin Senoner and Manuel Nocker have made the first ascent of Via Mirko, a new rock climb up Monte Steviola above Vallunga (Puez-Odle group), Dolomites.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Quinn Brett, Recovery Fund for climber injured in fall on El Capitan

On 11 October 2017 strong American climber Quinn Brett fell and seriously injured herself while climbing The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley (USA). Friends have launched a fundraising campaign.

Bugaboos climbing: Leo Houlding and Will Stanhope enchain Howser Towers in a day

Leo Houlding and Will Stanhope climb the three Howser Towers at the Bugaboos in Canada in 23 hours and 30 minutes. The link-up consisted of 2,000m of climbing up to 5.12+ (7b/7b+). This is the first time the three towers have been enchained in a day.

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Review: Rootz Paleo Protein Superfood

The Rx Review: Reporting on Fitness and CrossFit News, John Michael Bric

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This week we take a moment to review Rootz Paleo Protein Superfood.

Item: Rootz Paleo Protein Superfood
Price: 
$55 USD (567 grams)

Retailer: Rootz
Purchase: www.RootzNutrition.com

In a marketplace that is completely crowded with protein powders, it’s good to see a brand stand out from the rest with a ‘point of difference’.

Rootz Paleo Protein Superfood has just that. Rootz is unlike many powders we see these days that are full of chemical fillers and average protein content. Its Paleo Protein Superfood is made up of a variety of organic sources and natural ingredients with the aim of promoting the growth of lean muscle mass and overall health.

According to its website:

“Our Paleo Protein-Superfood contains egg white protein, hemp protein, and sacha inchi protein, combined with a blend of all natural superfoods to provide delicious post-workout nutrition that promotes the growth of lean muscle mass and overall health. This product contains only the cleanest ingredients available, and can be consumed as a post-workout protein shake or as a complete low calorie meal replacement at any time during the day. The Paleo Protein-Superfood contains a full spectrum of nutrients that will rejuvenate your body and get you ready for your next workout.”

The Rx Review got its hands on some Rootz Paleo Protein Superfood a few months ago and put the powder to the test. Here’s what we thought about it and weather or not we think it’s a supplement you should consider buying:

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The Good

It’s Paleo!: We see the term ‘paleo’ being thrown at everything nowadays as brands try to appeal to new fitness markets. While some may be misleading, Rootz Protein Superfood is Paleo! It is made up of egg white protein, sacha inchi protein and hemp protein and contains no sugars or other chemical fillers etc.

Not Just Protein: Rootz Paleo Protein Superfood doesn’t just contain protein. It’s powder make up contains 23 organic ingredients including greens, seeds, berries and vegetables including kale, spinach and broccoli. So while you are also getting a protein boost, you’re also getting a top up of essential greens and nutrients.

Great Top Up Ingredient: The Rootz Protein Powder might not have the best taste, in my opinion (more of that later), but it’s a great ingredient to use in any other smoothie or shake. I used the powder in several organic smoothies and it provided a great ‘natural nutty’ taste.

Appearance: While we don’t like to admit it all time, we do judge things by their appearance from time to time. Personally, I often judge my supplements by what their label, website and actual product looks like. Rootz gets a tick on all three areas with their Paleo Protein Superfood.

No Stomach Issues or Side Effects: I had no stomach issues taking Rootz Paleo Protein Superfood

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The Bad

Taste: The biggest criticism I had with Rootz Paleo Protein Superfood is its taste. Personally, I’m not a fan of the chocolate banana nut flavour, and didn’t really enjoy drinking it. While some people may enjoy the ‘organic and raw’ taste of the protein, I didn’t so much. That being said, i’d much prefer to drink a flavour i didn’t enjoy knowing it was organic, then drink something I did like the taste of, knowing there were several preservatives and chemical flavouring included.

Mixing: Another small criticism of the superfood protein is the mixing of it. Compared to some other protein powders, I had to stir and shake a bit more to get a consistent blend.

Lack of Flavours: At this stage, Rootz Paleo Protein Superfood is only available in a Chocolate Banana Nut Flavour.

Price: A 20 oz (567 gram) container of Rootz Paleo Protein Superfood costs around $55 USD. Each tub contains 20 servings with each serving containing 15 grams of protein. So if you are training regularly and taking this powder after every workout, you could easily go through a container in a month. Compared to some other proteins powders on the market, Rootz Protein Superfood is a bit more expensive.

Conclusion

In summary, I had a fairly positive experience using Rootz Paleo Protein Superfood.

While I might not have loved the taste that much, the ingredients and superfood make up is hard to look past. Ingredient-wise, it is one of the most organic and healthy protein superfood powders on the market and certainly worth the extra dollars.

Review: Rootz Paleo Protein Superfood