Yooooo Crossfit Prototype! TJ O’Neill here dropping some knowledge! Some of you may know me from Crossfit Southie, others of you don’t know me at all. However, I have been doing Crossfit for about 5 years, put on strongman seminars with Rob Orlando and Mike trusts me, so I hope that gives me some sort of legitimacy. I know most of you crazy kids have a well laid idea of what you do and don’t like when it comes to Nutritional Supplements, but I just want to take a minute to tell you about a Boston based company called Game Plan Nutrition and what we have going on.  I have been working with Game Plan for a couple of months now and I was hired to create partnerships with Crossfit Boxes and Athletes alike.  Most supplement companies that are heavily used with in Crossfit only make proteins.  However, the supplement world does not begin and end there.  I am going to tell you about some the different products we carry and why Game Plan should be your one stop shop for supplements. And away we go…..

First and foremost we make a chocolate and vanilla Whey Protein.  It is 100% hormone free, all natural whey with out any absurd ingredients that I can’t pronounce, let a alone spell. Our protein is NSF certified and banned substance free. I know a lot of you probably love Progenex because it taste awesome, which I agree, it does.  But read the label on your Progenex Protein.  Their ingredients belong in a Spelling Bee, not a protein. As you probably already know, having a protein rich diet is essential in building lean muscle and helping your body recover after a hard workout.  Once you finish crushing a workout your body is dying for some protein to begin the rebuilding process.  Consuming protein in a liquid form allows your muscles to abroad the protein faster, not to mention a chocolate shake is a lot easier to stomach then a T-bone stake post workout.

Another product that Game Plan carries that I think would serve the Crossfit community well is RECOVERY.  It is a flavored blend of Amino Acids and Creatine.  BCAA’s are essential in order for your body to perform at peak levels during an intense workout. BCAA’s are the building blocks in the protein synthesis process, and promote building muscle as well as fat loss.  I like to put a couple scoops of Recovery in my water bottle and drink it throughout my strength sets.

Game Plan also produces a few different pill form supplements that you may be interested in depending on your fitness goals.  One of the most popular of these is are our LIFE packets.  They are individually packaged into daily servings which is super convenient.  Each packet contains a Triple Greens, Fish Oil and a Probiotic pill.  Triple Greens get you all those vitamins that we sometimes miss out on by not eating all of our veggies.  Fish Oil gets you your daily Omega 3s, which can help you lose body fat as well as decrease inflammation and cure joint pain. A Probiotic helps with your digestion system do its job, while boosting your immune system.  I like to take one packet in the morning and one at night.

Another popular pill we make is testosterone booster called T-Jack.  T-Jack aids the natural process your body takes part in while creating testosterone.  As you get older the amount of testosterone your body produces decreases.  This can decrease your muscle mass and increase stored fat as well as leave you feeling sluggish when it is time to workout.  Taking T-Jack combats against this aging process and helps restore your energy levels.
Those are some different products that I think you crazy Crossfitters will dig, but not all the products that we carry. If you want to check out some of the other things we carry, or even order some stuff please visit the Crossfit Prototype/ Game Plan partner page at . By purchasing through this page you will receive a 10% discount on all your goods. This page will also eliminate trying to find time to run to GNC when you are running low on your monthly supply of supplements.  If you sign up for a Game Plan subscription your personal Game Plan will show up on your doorstep every 30 days and you will receive free shipping.  However, you can pause or cancel your plan up to the day before it ships out, absolutely no buy in cost or cancelation fees.  Literally zero smoke and mirrors. We just believe your coaches are better qualified to refer products to their athletes then the guy at GNC. We will also be at Crossfit Prototype Monday the 18th from 5pm to close doing a protein tasting. So after you crush your WOD come see us and we will hook you up with some post work out goodness. So thats the deal mi amigos.  Hope this helps you on your way.  Happy Crushing.