If you’re new to the workout or supplement game, the March 2021 edition of The Lift Box offered the perfect opportunity to try a little bit of everything, thanks to the month’s official supplement partner – SteelFit.
While the sampling was just a small look at what SteelFit has to offer, the well-rounded selection included everything you’d need to reach your goals – Steel Sweat (thermogenic pre-workout), Steel Pump (peak performance pre-workout), Steel Fuel (branched-chain amino acids), Steel Greens (superfood greens and reds complex) and Steel Whey (whey protein concentrate).
It may sound intimidating, but all the products are designed to work together during different parts of your routine to make sure your body is performing and recovering at optimum levels.
How about a look at the items to see why each is important and how it can be used to elevate your performance? Instead of listing off a bunch of fancy-sounding chemicals and ingredients, we’ll simply sum up what the products can do to help you and let you decide what’s right for you.
That’s also one of the best features of The Lift Box – it’s a chance to try different products and brands to see what tastes and works the best for your palate or program.
First, there’s the pre-workout. As the name indicates, this is to be taken prior to the start of the exercise, typically 15-30 minutes before getting underway.
But there’s two pre-workouts in the March box, so how do you know what to use when?
Many workouts are cardio- or endurance-based, while others are about strength and resistance training. Let this simple breakdown be your beginner’s guide.
The Steel Sweat pre-workout will help give a safe boost of energy (100mg of caffeine anhydrous) to your cardio-based workout, but without a ridiculous amount of caffeine, since the workout itself will get your heart pumping. It’s simply there to enhance your performance.
The thermogenic qualities of Steel Sweat will boost your metabolism, help burn fat and get you sweating like crazy – but in the most satisfying way.
This month’s box included two samples of the Atomic Green Apple flavor of Steel Sweat, and additional options include Blazin’ Cherry Lemonade, Lava Lemon Lime, Pipin’ Pink Grapefruit and Spicy Strawberry Mango. All of the flavors are calorie-free, sugar-free and carbohydrate-free and available in single servings for $1 or 30-serving containers for $34.95.
Steel Pump may be closer to what you’d expect a typical pre-workout to be, as it includes 300mg of caffeine anhydrous and a 1,600mg dose of beta-alanine, which, as non-scientifically as possible, is the ingredient that gives you the tingles or pins-and-needles feeling before you get going in the gym.
What does that even mean? Beta-alanine helps improves athletic performance by reducing fatigue, increasing endurance and boosting performance in high-intensity exercises.
Steel Pump is the pre-workout to turn to for those heavy lifting days, where you want to push harder and longer. This one is all about strength and power.
And the “pump” part? Well, the L-Citrulline Malate, of which there’s 3,000mg, helps improve energy levels and creates better blood flow to muscles, hence the “pump” sensation, or fullness in the muscles.
Steel Pump comes in five low-calorie flavors (10 calories and 1g of fat per serving) – Black Cherry Slushie, Blue Raspberry, Grape Soda, Pink Grapefruit and Watermelon Lemonade – each available in single servings for $1 or 30-serving containers for $39.95. Lift Box subscribers got to enjoy two sample packs of Grape Soda.
Once the workout gets underway, it is important to stay hydrated, and it’s never too soon to start thinking about recovery. That’s where Steel Fuel comes in. It is SteelFit’s all-in-one branched-chain amino acid/hydration formula.
It is intended to be consumed throughout your workout to replenish electrolytes and begin the process of muscle repair and protein synthesis to help you push through and maintain those gains.
Steel Fuel comes in seven much-better-than-just-water flavors, including Apple Pear, Black Cherry Slushie, Blue Raspberry, Grape Soda, Lemon Lime, Pink Grapefruit and Watermelon Lemonade, again in single-serving or 30-serving options for $1 or $29.95, respectively. Lift Box subscribers in March were treated to two pouches of Pink Grapefruit.
After the hard work is done, it’s time for the REAL work. After all, abs are made in the kitchen, right?
Tear off those wrist straps and lifting gloves and shake up some Steel Whey, a 100% pure whey protein concentrate that will get some muscle-building protein into your system stat. This is the next key step in muscle recovery and lean muscle growth.
It also is a quick 130 calories per serving and certainly is more convenient than gnawing on a steak while driving home from the gym.
Steel Whey comes in five delicious milkshake flavors – banana, chocolate, peanut butter, strawberry and vanilla. Again, buy one serving for $1 or a 26-serving container for $39.95. Subscribers in March got to enjoy to packets of Strawberry Milkshake.
Finally, Steel Greens can be added to any diet to add extra immune and digestive support.
Really, if you’re not big on fruits, vegetables and berries and such, it’s a convenient way to consume these nutrient-dense foods. Add a scoop to your favorite shake or drink, or mix it up on its own.
Get one serving for $1 or 30 for $39.95. Pick from Mixed Berry, Pineapple Ginger or Watermelon Mint. Lift Box subscribers got to try both Mixed Berry and Watermelon Mint.
Top to bottom, the SteelFit product line could be all you need to set a new health journey in motion all in one order, but the company is about so much more than just supplements.
SteelFit also offers a variety of creams and topical products to get your body looking and feeling its best, products to help your sleep or boost your immunity and a selection of workout accessories to help you succeed.
The company was founded by the father-and-son duo of Stacy and Rob Kaufman, who each brought along their passions and backgrounds, ultimately allowing SteelFit to reach a broader audience.
Stacy is credited with inventing the first self-tanner used in bodybuilding competitions and has been an industry player for decades, while Rob’s experience as an athlete, and love for health and wellness, brought a new perspective and dimension to the balanced company.
Visit steelfitusa.com to learn more about SteelFit and the array of products that can help you look and feel your best.
If you missed the March edition of The Lift Box and the chance to sample all of the great offerings from SteelFit, make sure to get signed up in time for the April box and a chance to try some delicious and useful products from other top companies in the business.
Everything that appears in the monthly box has been tested and vetted by The Lift Box staff for taste, quality, comfort and durability, and gives subscribers the opportunity to try some of the most popular products on the market before committing to full-size versions.
A monthly subscription to The Lift Box is $39.95. Each box includes a shirt and a variety of items to help make every workout a personal best.