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I have less than 10lbs of protein left from the 25lbs bag I got from Canada Protein a few months ago.

I needed to buy some protein soon, and luckily I stumbled upon a free shipping coupon from

They reached 1 million Facebook likes on their page last Monday, and to celebrate, they had a free shipping promotion for all orders.

The hilarious coupon code was (Note: it’s expired now):


Laughing out loud

Free shipping is especially great for international orders because even though there are good deals on supplements at, the shipping and duty fees added on top of the sub-total often kills the deal.

I don’t recall ever offering free shipping, and since the coupon expired in less than 24 hours, I jumped on the opportunity right away.

Anyways, this is what arrived on my doorsteps yesterday:


Optimum Gold Standard 100% Whey

Can’t go wrong with this brand. I never tried double rich chocolate before. I’m sure it will taste good with coffee, but I hope it tastes fine with water Fingers crossed

  • Double Rich Chocolate, 10 Lbs.
  • Overall rating of 9.1/10, based on 5924 reviews

Price: $99.97

Dymatize Elite Whey Protein Isolate

Dymatize Elite Whey Protein Isolate is low cost for 10lbs, and has some good reviews. Trying it out. I was surprised that it came in a box, rather than a bag.

  • Gourmet Vanilla, 10 Lbs
  • Overall rating of 8.7/10, based on 601 reviews

Price: $86.99

NOW Ultra Omega-3 (3 bottles)

Fish oil, taken once a day. ‘nuff said.

  • 180 x 3 Softgels

Price: $37.98

Harbinger Red Line Knee Wraps

Curious about how squatting with knee wraps feels like.

  • Black & Red, 78 Inches

Price: $22.49


My MyoTape body tape measure broke, so the OrbiTape is taking it’s place.

Price: $4.99

Quest Nutrition Quest Bars

These were free samples on the’s little-know free sample page.

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter, 1 All Natural Bar – Sample
  • Cinnamon Roll, 1 All Natural Bar – Sample

Price: Free

SmartShake V2 27 Oz

For the free gift, I choose the SmartShake V2 27 Oz shaker because it was one of the highest priced “Free” items, and it looks like a quality shaker with good reviews.

Price: Free

Total Damage

Subtotal:     $273.41
Promo for 1M FB Followers:     - $59.99
Shipping:     $0.00

TOTAL:     $273.41

Saved $59.99…Not a bad deal!

Unfortunately the free shipping deal is over, but you can still use the coupon code (5off100) to get $5 off your order. There is a minimum purchase of $100 however.

Still, better than nothing!

I hit yet another squat PR at 472.5lbs...that's +5 pounds from last week! Last Friday's workout made me feel like this.

This is my 5th squat PR in 6 weeks. Nuts.

So how am I breaking so many personal records week after week?

Part of it is because of my new Nike Romaleos 2 weightlifting shoes. Read my review on these  here.

I'm sure what I eat plays a role as well.

And I bet the creatine in my recent order from will only help me get stronger.

Anyways, here's a bunch of awesome articles I’ve come across this past week:

  1. Accessories To Murder 2 - The Greats Get Dead(lifts)  by Jamie Lewis (note: site is NSFW, but it is AWESOME)
  2. 21 Day Squat Challenge by Nick Horton
  3. 4 Tips for Learning New Exercises by Ben Bruno
  4. The Science of Coaching Cues by Sam Leahey
  5. 7 Ways to Crush Your Workout – Part 1 by Jim Smith
  6. 10 Things We've Learned About Squats by Charles Poliquin
  7. Thoughts On The Box Squat For Raw Lifters by Greg Robins
  8. You Cannot Crunch Your Way To Abs by Tom Kelso

I've had pretty good experience ordering training gear and supplements from I live in Canada and shipping from the USA is fast and reasonably priced (and no brokerage fees or duty fees!)

I made an order on Monday April 2, 2012 and it shipped the same day. DHL delivered the package on Wednesday April 11, 2012. It probably would have arrived here sooner if it wasn’t for the Easter long weekend.

Here's what I got delivered to my door yesterday from Order

Optimum Nutrition Whey Protein 5lbs - Mocha Cappuccino

I add whey protein to my coffee. So far I’ve tried chocolate, vanilla, and unflavored whey protein. Vanilla tastes best for me, but I wanted to try out a different flavor. I went with mocha cappuccino simply because it had the highest taste rating on’s website.

Price: $54.99

Optimum Nutrition Creatine Powder 2000g

I decided to try out creatine again (I took it a LONG time ago in the late 90’s while I was in high school). It’s well researched and one of the few supplements proven to work. We’ll see how it works for me this time around.

I decided on ON Micronized Creatine Powder because Optimum Nutrition is a reputable brand, has a lot of good reviews and they’re using something called “CreaPure”, which is supposedly the purest creatine monohyrdate available.

Price: $37.99

Now Ultra Omega-3 180 Softgels (2)

This is the fish oil that I take. Mainly for “general health” purposes. I don’t feel anything, but I take it anyways for “general health”, and just in case.

Price: $41.98 for 2.

Harbringer Neoprene Padded Ankle Cuffs (2)

I’m doing reverse hyperextensions by stacking one bench on top of another (pictured here). So far it’s been working fine, but I wanted a way to add some resistance to the movement. I figured I could add weights doing reverse hypers by using a pair of these ankle cuffs, weaving a chain into the plates, and connecting the chain to the ankle cuffs with a carabiner. I’ll write about how this works out in an upcoming post.

Price: $17.98 for 2.

Sequoia/ Defender Body Fat Caliper

Since my order was over $150, I got the option to choose a free gift (free gifts start at orders totaling $75 and up. Here’s what else is available as a free gift).

I decided on these body fat calipers because I did not have any tools to measure my body fat. I did a quick measurements, and according to these calipers, I’m about 16.5% body fat. Not bad!

Price: Free!

Lastly, I tried to order a couple of bottles of the SportPharma Multi-V multivitamins, but I got this error during the checkout process:

Strange, because I have ordered these multivitamins before. I'm not sure why it can't be shipped to Canada now.

Total damage:

Subtotal: $152.94

Shipping: $33.99

TOTAL: $186.93

Kicking myself in the butt because I just found out I could have used a coupon code (5off100) to get $5 off my order.

Bah, next time.