Road Tested: FrogFuel

Chicks Cam and Mer are always down for trying new things so when Mike from PartnersHub sent out the signal to try FrogFuel, we said, “Red Rover, Red Rover, send FrogFuel on over!”

frogfuelAnd they did! Cam and Mer each received three FrogFuel protein shots and a FrogFuel sticker. FrogFuel was created by Navy SEALS, Alex and Jeff.

Now, let’s be perfectly clear, the Chicks are nowhere close to being Navy SEALS. However, FrogFuel is now being geared for the “everyday athlete” and we do fit into that category.

frogfuel1FrogFuel currently has its patent pending. It boasts 15 grams of liquid protein with no banned substances, sugar, fat, carbs, gluten, or lactose.  So what’s in those little packets? Amino acids, including Taurine, which is said to help muscles rebuild faster so that you have quicker recovery.

Let’s see what Mer and Cam experienced with FrogFuel!

Mer:

Tuesday and Thursday mornings I’m up by 5am and out the door soon after. When I started working with my trainer last year, I needed to eat something prior to going there or risk fainting from hunger about halfway though my two hour session. Usually it was a banana or apple sauce.

However, my body has since adjusted to the more demanding workout and lately I’ve been lax about fueling prior to working out. I know, not the best plan of attack. And since I need to basically shut my mind off and get my workout done once I’m at the gym, thinking about fuel while I’m there isn’t really an option. Therefore, FrogFuel works well in regards to both time and what it can do for my body.

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I took my “shot” at 5:16. The taste reminded me a bit of medicine (which might be why I have an aversion to berry flavored supplements and gels) but nothing that I couldn’t handle.

Headed to the gym and did my warm up on the elliptical and stretching. After my trainer arrived it was continuous “fun” for the next hour and fifteen minutes.

Five sets of twenty tire jumps (which I just recently conquered, thank you very much), twenty pushups and parking lot sprints. 80 crunches, 70 legs raises, lat pulldowns, squats, rows,  deadlifts, lunges, burpees, non-stop action.

I felt good throughout! Recently I’ve been pushing myself with the amount of weight I use. For my lat pulldowns I’m easily able to do a set of 20 at 55 pounds; if I want to push it, I go up to 65-70 pounds. This time I was able to do all three sets at 65 pounds. I’m not sure if that’s a testament to the FrogFuel, my strength improving, or at little bit of both. Let’s go with both! I repeatedly reminded myself that I was using a supplement created by Navy SEALS. They are superhumans! Therefore, so am I.

I finished up at 7:21, as seen by my lovely car clock. (TAPE? I’m not sure why it says that. Does anyone still have tapes? Apparently my car has a player if you want to sent me a mix tape.) Took another FrogFuel once I got home and before I got in to my much needed shower. FrogFuel can be taken before, during and after a workout and be beneficial. I’m a fan of benefits!

Cam:

I’m not good with routine. It’s kind of my nemesis. I try to stick to a good fitness regime but I tend to slack off right when I get a good stride. And summer is the best excuse to slack. Let it be known that I have not adequately stressed my muscles in three weeks. Unless walking from my beach towel to the shoreline counts. I’m pretty sure it doesn’t.

This week, however, I’m back in the swing. I FrogFueled on Tuesday before my Boxing/Boot Camp doubleheader. My classes are in the evening, so I had all day to prepare my body with good nutrition. I started off the day with juiced veggies and oatmeal. And it was all downhill from there. Movie theater popcorn and Sour Patch Kids for lunch was a bad decision. I knew this workout was going to be a beast. Luckily, I had a nifty little secret weapon in my purse!

FrogFuel literally saved my ass. I took the supplement about 15 minutes before beginning the first of two very strenuous workouts. It’s not tasty, but I’ve yet to find a supplement that satisfies my palate. I did like the consistency, though. Much lighter and easy to swallow. And I definitely felt energized, despite the poor food choices. After sixty minutes of jump rope/sprint/crunches circuits, shadow boxing and sparring, and three, 3 minute rounds on the bag, I was dripping with sweat and ready for the next class.

Boot Camp started out heavy. 10, one minute exercises, followed by one quarter-mile lap. Times three. By the second round of Super Burpees, I was definitely burping up my FrogFuel. I finished the session, but with great difficulty.

Given my poor food choices and lack of practice, I think FrogFuel came through in a pinch. I want to try it again, when I’m back in my stride. I liked how easy it was to drink due to its thin consistency and I found it comparable to other supplements I’ve taken in the past. Given the TWO Ragnars I have coming up, I may be switching out past favorites for the FrogFuel. Like I said, routine is my nemesis! I’m always in the mood for something new.

What do you use to fuel before a grueling workout? Have you tried FrogFuel before? Talk to us in the comments!

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Disclosure: We were given FrogFuel samples to try. All opinions are our own and we were not compensated for this post.

8 thoughts on “Road Tested: FrogFuel

    • I think that they are fairly new, Jessica. I was looking on their Facebook page and it seems as though you can only find them through certain retailers and on their site at this point. It’s definitely an option though – especially for long, grueling workouts (I think a half iron definitely qualifies as such!).

  1. Great post! I like that this FrogFuel has protein in it and zero carbs. What I use has zero protein (I save the higher protein for the rebuild afterwards typically) But I’m a high protein gal, so I will be checking out FrogFuel for sure! I’ll be coupling it with something that has carbs though. Need the carbs for fuel! (unless they are saying that the taurine is replacing the carbs?)

    I’m an AdvoCare user myself. They have a great Active line. I LOVE their Rehydrate Gel. (80 calories and 21 carbs 0 protein) It’s lemon flavored and (IMO) MUCH better flavor than any of the other products I’ve found. It’s not as thick either, so much easier to go down. I also love their Rehydrate drink which I’ve used to replace my other sports drinks and SPARK is their energy drink. (I’m off coffee as a result of SPARK!) And for the days I need extra energy, I use Advocare SLAM which is like a 5 hour energy without the jitters. 🙂 It has Taurine, Caffeine, etc..

    Food wise, I typically enjoy a banana or an Advocare RAW bar before the gym or a short run. If it’s a long run day, I typically enjoy a bowl of pasta or oatmeal an hour and a half or so before I run.
    I’ve definitely found out after my last half marathon how important eating properly before the race is. I ate, but not as much as I should have and it, along with the heat, really affected me later in the run. *face palm* Live and learn!

    Looking forward to seeing what everyone else does!

    • Oh! I think that a friend uses SPARK and she told me a bit about it awhile back. 🙂 Usually I tend to lean toward protein shakes and the like but I thought that the FrogFuel definitely had some added advantages. I’m always looking to be “even” with my foods, especially when viewing it at fuel for workouts.

  2. I just won a Frog Fuel gift pack from another blog’s giveaway and I can’t wait to try them. So far I’ve tried Gu (really dislike the consistency and need to wash it down with water almost like taking a pill) and Honey Stinger (tried this for the first time Saturday and liked it a lot better than Gu, more liquidy and easier for me to get down) gels.

    • Congrats on the win, Ben! Will be interested to hear what you think of the FrogFuel. It’s definitely a liquid more than a gel so that might be more to your liking. 🙂

    • Way to go Ben! I’m curious to hear what you think of them as well.
      So not like the GU, eh? I hear great things about the Honey Stingers (chews and gels) There are also Cliff shots. (*I use them but them seem to be super sweet)

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