New Video: Sketch Compilation #4 Food, Pets, and People

Hey Pals and Gals!

So way, way, way back earlier this year in March I put a poll asking what kinds of videos my audience wanted to see. The categories were Un-boxing/Review videos, comedy, and fitness-related content.

With the poll reaching a three-way tie I have decided to make a few videos in each category. This week I have put out another Vine-style Compilation Video. If you like the content and want to see a Sketch Compilation 5 then like the video.

If we can get 100 likes then I will make a Sketch Compilation #5.  Here is the video down below enjoy!

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Ultrasabers Unboxing and Review

Hey my pals and gals,

So I have for you guys another review video and post however this time I will be segueing into something a little different. As you guys may or may not have been aware in addition to being a fitness enthusiast and a videographer I am a huge costume geek.

This last May in fact I was able to get a costume all set up for this last year’s May the Fourth. If you guys follow my Instagram @realjohnercek3 you guys may have seen some of the pictures.

This is the video since it was a light saber and it had a ton of details there was a lot more to cover hence the video being so long. Anyways details are in the video, enjoy!

Video here:

 

To get your own customizable light saber from Ultrasabers visit there website: www.ultrasabers.com 

 

I’m Back Guys With another Video!

John Ercek III here,

Yes I will be using that as my new introduction but this is still my blog EJournals Review & Design.

So sorry for being in the dark for so long guys. I have missed you all so much! So for your patience and hard time I have done another Review Video. Today’s subject is Pathogen Pre-workout by Outbreak Nutrition.

I uploaded the video yesterday but this is my more formal blog that goes in depth on the video as a whole and includes some important stuff that I did not have time to cover in the video.

For those that did not see the video you can watch it here:

So first and foremost what is in it? The Pre-workout has the following ingredients in the following dosages:

-L-Citrulliane Malate 2:1 6,000 mg

-Beta Alinine 3,200 mg

-Choline Bitartrate 500 mg

-Potassium Nitrate 350 mg

-Caffeine Anhydrous 350 mg

-TeaCrine 40% (tasteless)(theacrine) 125 mg

-Theobromine 100 mg

-2-Amino-5-Methylheptane 100 mg

Other ingredients: Sodium Citrate, natural and artificial flavors, silicia, sucralose, acesulfame K, FDC, and Red #40.

So the main ingredients are pretty straightforward, Caffeine Anyhydrous ,Teacrine , and Theobromine are stimulants designed to give your body that “WOW” feel and get you going.

Beta-alinine is a supplement that helps with muscle growth and is classified as a naturally occurring amino acid. It is a common ingredient in most per-workout supplements and it gives you a slight tingling sensation in the head and around the body.

L Citulliane Malate is a non-essential amino acid that gets converted into L-arginine and Nitric Oxide  after being ingested which helps with regulating your heart’s functions and blood flow.

Choline Bitartrate is a precursor and assists in metabolism and fat-burning. So as an added bonus you burn more fat at the gym. Be warned this will leave you feeling dehydrated and hungry so be sure to have a healthy post-work out meal after and drink plenty of fluids.

Potassium Nitrate is a precursor to Nitric Oxide output which explains why after the work out I felt like I could go for much longer.

So that is the end of this review. If you guys liked it be sure to like the post to see more content like this. If you are new here do not forget to subscribe to my blog as well as my You Tube channel to stay up to date on more content.

Until next time my pals, and gals!

references: Web MD, Bodybuilding.com

Products by Outbreak Nutrition: www.outbreaknutrition.com

 

 

 

New Video: Detox/Cleanse Recipe

Hey Guys!

Ercekj here with another awesome video for you guys! So when I went on my fitness journey to loose 25lbs by Labor day. I was taking a cleanse/detox drink in the mornings  as part of my routine that really made all the difference.

Here is a video going over the recipe and use in detail.

***Disclaimer***

Always check with your doctor first before going on anything supplement related especially if you are unsure or inexperienced. This detox/morning cleanse drink is meant to be taken in the morning once a day and in conjunction with a proper diet and exercise program can help you loose weight.

Happy New Year To All

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Hello guys,

I just wanted to say I missed you all and hope you guys are having a great beginning to a New Year!

I took some time off from blogging to do some searching, job related stuff hence the reason for there has not been a lot of activity on my Blog here or on my You Tube channel for that matter.

Rest assured though I will be posting some new awesome content both here and there soon. Mostly I just wanted to give you guys an update as to where I am and how everything is going.

I will be doing some more product reviews, Comedy videos and also some photography. I actually have some awesome new stuff to share with you all soon that I did during the holidays.

Stay tuned for more content coming up in the next few weeks!

The End of My Fitness Journey

Hey guys! Ercekj here again with another Fitness update!

I am sorry that this post is late in the making as well as not keeping up with you guys during the last two weeks, I had some family stuff going on,  and some work-related things but I have some time now.

For those wanting the quick story I have made a video here:

Those that would prefer to read continue down below.

Did I reach my goal?

So what happened these last few weeks? I was keeping up with going to the gym, my diet was better than it had been a few months ago, but the big question is did I meet my goal of dropping down to 175lbs by Labor Day?

Short answer: No.

For some odd reason unbeknownst to me I still had been fluctuating between 177 and 179lbs which I later looked up and it turns out according to the National Institute of Health means that I am in the Normal range in terms of being healthy.

In fact the NIH has a range and BMI calculator that you can use to determine your health status, which can range from Normal, Overweight, and Obese by calculating your height and weight.

However after this I still kept up with my work out routine, supplement/diet regimen and by Saturday September 9th I was at 175lbs. So now my fluctuation period changed now from 177-179lbs to between 175-178lbs.

What am I going to do about this?

Well the fact that I reached my goal makes me feel great about myself despite it happening much later than I had hoped for.

Now that the cutting has been done, I have met my goal I feel like I know what went wrong, what went right and what you can do if you are thinking of doing the same thing. So in my video as well as my blog I will be giving my final three tips for cutting that I feel everyone needs to know if they want to do the same.

Here are the tips and believe me the struggle is REAL!

Tip #1 Research! Research! Research!

You know that horrible thing you had to do in high school and in college when you were writing a paper on a subject and present your findings to class?

If you have not yet you will trust me.

Well it applies to everything! Including Fitness more so than you would think, and believe me it took a while for me to get everything just right.

I had to find out what my body type was, what food allergies if I had any, dieting, it all really adds up!

My greatest regret is that in the beginning of my fitness journey I went in with the mindset that “Oh as long as I am using the right supplements I am going to be alright!”

Not necessarily the case.

You can still be taking the right supplements, but if you do not research your body type, an ideal training program, watch what you eat , you will not get the results that you desire.

Tip #2 Set up a Monthly Budget

This is something that is heavily emphasized a lot when it comes to anything in life and as long as you know what you want, and what you can spend you cannot go wrong.

Another regret I have was that I did not set a budget and that kind of messed me up financially. Which is why I put it to you guys look at how you are making money, and budget accordingly.

Because if you cannot afford something then you need to know your options, and it can get pretty expensive pretty fast.

You end up spending a lot of money on a gym membership, equipment, supplements, workout clothes, food. Somehow you got to balance that with rent, groceries and everything else in life.

IF you can do it all and pay all the bills your journey will be a lot less stressful for it and you will have one less problem standing in the way of your goals.

Tip #3 Stick to your Regimen

Fitness itself is a marathon and not a sprint, it takes time and a lot of effort to put it all together. You may have to do some things that make you feel uncomfortable.

I know that one of the things I did to keep myself on track was I had to watch what I ate and most importantly only eat one serving. Sometimes I even had to say no to dessert and I love desert!

But you have to ask yourself some questions before you put that food in your mouth.

Do you want to enjoy some food or enjoy a healthy body? What is that food going to do to your body? Save yourself before you treat yourself!

A wise man once said to me if you want the best results save one day to be your cheat day once a month! It’s those kinds of things that will push you to be your best and get the results you want as well as deserve.

In Conclusion

Alright so that is my fitness update for those that have been with me since day one thanks you so much for your love and support. If you are new to my blog hit like and follow, if you are watching this on You Tube subscribe for more content either fitness related or comical.

Also, if you have not seen it yet my third compilation comedy video “A little Dose of Nonsense” is out on my channel. I am thinking of putting together more sketches but in a longer format and we will see how that works out at a later date. I will see you guys next week.

 

 

Week 15 Here We go!

Hey guys Ercekj here,

So for my fitness update I got some great news. I actually stopped fluctuating and am now weighing in at a solid 181 lbs.

This means I have only got 6 more pounds left to go and I am right on target for my due date September 4th!

Of course looking back on my time on the blog and carefully working hard, pushing myself and talking about everything there is a lot that I did not cover in this blog.

This week’s topic is on Dieting

Every time we look out in the world we see dozens of diets and fads out there about how insert celebrity here lost 50lbs on a diet.

But the thing that these diets do leave a person unsatisfied because one, naturally we are selfish beings and want to eat whatever we want, when we want, with little or no consequences.

Two, a lot of these diets put us into a starvation mode that forces us to only consume a set amount of calories per meal sometimes as low as two hundred calories.

So what happens?

We invest money into a fad diet, loose a tremendous amount of weight during the diet but then when we finish it what happens?

We return back to the same habits as before and get all that weight back.

So on the one side you have a fad diet which costs money, and  but the results are not long-lasting. The other side? Attempting to stay healthy through trial and error. There is also the “I don’t Care” attitude and that gets no one anywhere.

But fear not! I will briefly tell you three little things that can help because they are things I do and have done to help my routine.

#1 Cut out the Parasites

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What I mean by the term “parasite” is a food or drink that is just there for fluff, pleasure or guilty-pleasure foods. These foods and drinks are full of sweeteners, high sugar content, salt, and a bunch of other stuff to get you hooked.

Why do we get hooked?

Scientist show that our bodies need sugar and salt in our system to survive just like we need water to stay hydrated.

Just…not in the amounts that are often times astronomically overdone when it comes to these foods.

In fact it has been estimated that the average American consumes 22 teaspoons of sugar per day which amounts to 77lbs of sugar a year!

The rule here is simple: Sweets, and sweet drinks are better enjoyed once in a blue moon but not every day of the week. There is sugar in fruit so remember to only eat as much as recommended.

Lastly stay away from things with artificial sweeteners as those are far worse than thing with sugar.You will save more money, feel better about yourself, and avoid a lot of unnecessary weight gain.

#2 Get plenty of Rest

Sleep

Scientists have done plenty of studies around sleep and how it effects our bodies. The sad thing is that often times we are so occupied and working so hard or so late we do not get enough sleep.

I know as an undergraduate I had a few times where I worked on video projects from 9pm til 3am and then turned in the project at noon so I could go to bed at 3pm.

Not really healthy on my part.

Get yourself in a good sleep schedule where you get a good amount of sleep. Doctor’s recommend anywhere from 7 to 8 hours of sleep. This ensures both that your mind is well rested, you will have less stress, and you will retain as well as gain good lean muscle.

Never underestimate the benefits from getting a good night’s rest! If something comes up where that may be jeopardized then plan ahead to where you get the minimum of 7  to 8 hours, or plan a short nap during the day.

#3 Drinking Water

water

This is something that can really help when it comes to your mood, loosing weight, and staying hydrated.

However one thing that is increasingly disturbing is that a lot of people do not think about drinking water. You want to loose weight? Stay healthy? Drink water in lieu( in place) of whatever beverage you had in mind.

Especially since water accounts for 75% of our body.

Fun fact according to mindbodygreen.com keeping yourself well hydrated aids in your body’s ability to flush out toxins, boosts your immune system, and as well as promoting weight loss helps your skin’s complexion.

So when you are craving a sugary beverage try substituting it with good clean water instead. You will feel and do a lot better that way. Not to mention save money because water is free almost everywhere you go!

In Conclusion

These are all things that have aided me granted there are a lot more things I do to achive the results I want. Add these tips to your diet and work out routine and you will reach your goals.

That is a promise and what I recommend.

I will see you guys next week to give you an update on my fitness journey also be on the look out as I will be putting out more comedy videos on my You Tube channel soon so look out for that!

Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay awesome wherever you are!