Plantronics BackBeat Fit Headset


I love listening to music when I workout. Whether its to pump me up for the workout or distract me from the pain, its a necessity. However, you need to have headphones that can face the conditions of a fit lifestyle. During training sessions my headphones must endure getting caught onto objects and tolerate the sweat. In addition, they have to survive the wet conditions when I run in the rain. Also I have not been able to find a pair that stays in my ears.

I have been through my fair share of headphones. It seemed that I would always have to get another pair every couple of months. Yet, then came the Plantronics BackBeat Fit headset. I’ve had this headset for a few months now and they have exceeded my expectations.


I am by no means a sound expert, but the sound is great for me. I have the volume at about half max volume because any higher will be too loud for me. They don’t completely block outside noise, however that is great when I am running outdoors. If you wanted to block outside noise, they are able to.


The BackBeat Fit headset wraps around the back of the head and wraps around the ears. On each ear are buttons for certain functions, such as pause/play, volume, calls etc. The range is around 40 feet. But, if there are objects between you and your phone it will cut out a bit. Otherwise it has been no problem. They are easy to use and the best part is that they remain in my ears during any workout!!!


There have been no issues, durability wise, since I got these headphones. Because of the wireless design, these headphones are unlike to get caught on something in the gym. Also, they are designed to outlast the sweat and any wet training conditions. After numerous workouts, my headset still looks brand new!


The battery lasts for 8 hours and only takes around 2 hours to recharge. A great feature is every time you turn on the headset it informs you on the time you have left. 8 hours is plenty of time to get a few workouts in. Also, after having the headset for awhile now, the battery does not seem to be degrading what so ever.

Final Thoughts!

I can not be happier with a headset. Finally, I am able to listen to music while training and not have to fumble around with them constantly. I thoroughly recommend the Plantronics BackBeat Fit headset.


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Recovery Essentials: Epsom Salt Bath


After  the Spartan championship race, I realized I needed to take care of my body better. Foam rolling and stretching are great, but I was missing another element. Epsom salt baths. My teammates on my high school basketball team talked about taking these baths. I tried it once, but never got into it religiously. After doing epsom salt baths for awhile, I can safely say they really help out with the intense training of Spartan Races.

What is Epsom Salt?

Epsom salt hails from the Epsom springs in Surrey, England. It is magnesium sulfate (MgSO4). You can go to your nearest drugstore to find it. I got mine off of amazon (here is the one I buy), where you can find it in bulk to get more bang or baths for your buck.
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What does Epsom Salt do?

After epsom salt dissolves in water it becomes Magnesium and Sulfate. In a warm bath your skin soaks in the magnesium and sulfate to help with a range of problems. These include arthritis, muscle soreness, stiffness, bruises etc.

How to take a Epsom Salt Bath?

First, get the water in your tub to be relatively warm. I usually take mine really hot, but depending on your heat tolerance do whatever is comfortable for you. Next, pour in the epsom salt. Your bath tub size will determine the amount of epsom salt you use. I have a pretty regular sized bath tub and use 2 cups per bath.   You can add it while the tub is filling or after you have it filled. If you add it after just make sure to stir the water around to help it dissolve. Make sure to soak for at least 12 minutes. Also, if your tub does not have a great neck rest, roll up a towel to put behind your neck. After a few baths I found my neck to become pretty stiff because of the straight position my bath puts it in. Your issue will determine the frequency of your baths. I would recommend the most to take is one per day.


I hope the epsom salt bath will get you onto a speedy recovery. There should be nothing to worry about with these baths, however if you have any health conditions make sure to consult with your doctor beforehand. I hope you enjoy!


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