BlackMarket Underdog Feature: Kevin Smith

March 09, 2016

A Triumph through Transformation

"I was an underdog. Others gave up on me, but I was able to climb out of it and prove them all wrong.”

It was busy day at the ER, with nurses and EMTs rushing around with paperwork, bandages, and other equipment. But Kevin Smith hardly noticed. For the past few hours, the 22 year old Texan had been staring at the sterile, white walls, nervously waiting for his life sentence. That morning, Kevin had rolled out of bed as he usually did, to get ready for his regular early morning shift. However, this particular morning, he felt really weird. He realized that his eye was in the complete opposite direction and started to panic. Kevin immediately called his dad, who recommended that he needed more sleep. Still nervous, Kevin went back to bed and slept until 10 am. When he awoke, he felt even worse and knew he needed medical attention.

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BlackMarket Underdog Feature: Beau Bramblett

February 04, 2016

Redefining Strength

“I am not the best looking, strongest, most ripped guy out there. I do not have a six pack but I am working hard every single day to be the best that I can possibly be.”

Oftentimes, you don’t know how strong you are until you hit rock bottom.  At 19, Beau Bramblett was at an all-time low.  The young Illinois native had struggled with his weight for several months.  Weighing in at 412 pounds, Bramblett often sported 4x apparel.  Physical pounds weren’t the only things weighing him down, however; he also frequently struggled with clinical anxiety and depression.  As these challenges continued to mount, Bramblett knew something had to give.  “Honestly I was just tired of being the person I was,” he admits. “I was unhealthy, depressed, and knew it was time for a change.” But that change didn’t come without effort.

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Devouring the dirtiest bulk.

November 24, 2015

For those of you who don’t know, Dirty Bulking is a nasty-licious dietary technique, wherein hard gaining bodybuilders eat as much as possible in hopes of getting as many calories as they can down the ole chute. For the rest of you, you know what we mean. Wink, wink.

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Guerrilla Edition: Blood Orange

November 20, 2015

This November Guerrilla Edition pre-workout punches the palate where it counts with an orange and raspberry citrus bomb. A blood orange’s lush flesh gets its crimson color by developing in low temperatures at night—making it bloody good.

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Unstick your rut.

November 13, 2015

You’ve likely heard the maxim commonly permeating bodybuilding forums, fitness circles and advice columns to “mix it up,” in regards to your workout. This phrase—also coined “muscle confusion”—is hotly debated year after year.

 

Image credited to OakOak.

 

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Oopsie!

November 06, 2015

As you’re probably aware, the federal government regulates the dietary supplement industry. Departments like the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) and the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) govern what ingredients supplement companies can and can’t use in their products, and what companies can and can’t say about their products.

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Guerrilla Edition: Sex on the Beach

November 03, 2015

October’s Guerrilla Edition flavor will have you longing to crash into your better half. The first time you have Sex On The Beach, you’ll be amazed how its potent ingredients help you get the results you want with the tropical taste you deserve. Arousing your ability to kill it in the gym will put you in a mood all day to kick back and relax without feeling taxed. And an infusion of peach, orange and cranberry will have you singing it while you’re bringing it. 

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