Sunday, June 23, 2013

Frog Fuel Review and **GIVEAWAY**

I don't know about you, but finding the right fuel for a workout is really daunting and not always successful.  With gels and gummies galore it's really hard to know what is the right choice for your body, workout and pocketbook.  I have tried several brands and honesty have to admit that I just don't like gels in general.  I've found that chews or gummies are a better fit for me because I can take a smaller amount over steady intervals versus the one shot hit from a pouch of gel.  Plus gels, are just less palatable for me. But that doesn't mean that I think gummies are ideal either.  They get sticky and I feel like I need a dentist after eating them.
So when Frog Fuel contacted me about trying their protein shots I was skeptical but excited. This gel was created by Navy Seals and is comprised of easy to digest proteins, amino acids, and caffeine.  It's got some good stuff in it and some legit science behind it.
A picture of the Frog Fuel I tried
I gave my first shot of Frog Fuel this week during a grueling workout session that included 3 miles of hot, sweaty outdoor running and 60 minutes of a choreographed kick-boxing/MMA class.  I needed something that I could suck down quickly and discretely that would carry me through the 90 minutes of high intensity.  I took the shot just after my run, when I was partly and dehydrated and a handful of minutes later I felt the effects.  I felt a jolt of enthusiasm that was welcome but I also felt a little fogginess as my head started to swim a bit.  The taste of the gel was better than others, not as sticky sweet and runnier; more palatable.  But the quick shot still made my stomach flip-flop a bit. I sailed through the rest of the workout and felt pretty good all through the end.
I would use this gel again for my 90 minutes high intensity workouts.  The convenience of it, the taste and the overall concoction make the shot valuable.  But more likely than not, on my long runs I'll still use gummies.  The regular interval of fuel that I can pop with a small chew/gummy suits my endurance work better.

Now for the fun part!  The generous people at Frog Fuel are offering one reader their own chance to try some Frog Fuel for themselves.  To enter the giveaway check out the Rafflecopter below. a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I like to fuel up with shot blocks or Sport beans

  2. I usually take some GU with me on my runs. Open to new things.

  3. My favorites currently are Clif Shot Vanilla and Mocha.