This month's StrengthCrate came jam packed with workout gear. You all know how much I enjoy StrengthCrate, so let me get right into the unboxing.

The centerpiece of the April box was a sandbag from SKLZ. This sandbag is roughly the size of a standard gym bag and has handles all around - I'm counting six total. It comes with four inserts that hold up to 10 pounds of sand each so you can determine how much weight you want to carry around. SKLZ sells this set for $59.99.

Next up was this pair of women's compression socks (I think we got the women's box this month) from Hylete, a StrengthCrate favorite. These knee high socks sell for $20, and Hylete claims they provide compression, abrasion resistance, wicking, and breathability. Whit says she will most likely use them for running and plane rides. The life of a Foreign Service gym rat. The full-sized Tufmed Tufrelief cream is made to help recovery in swollen or discomforted joints. It's made of a long list of natural ingredients and sells for $17.99

Finally, the box includes more coffee protein and another shaker. The shaker came just in time because I'm starting to leave one at work, one upstairs, and one downstairs. This shaker is 25 ounces and made with stainless steel. I found it on Amazon for $7.95, but it did only have 2 stars over 6 reviews. Most people seem to say that it doesn't hold up with multiple uses. Finally, we have a full-sized 17.56 ounce bag of Chike's high protein coffee. I'll admit that I haven't tried the previous sample yet -partly because I had lots of samples (and a giant bottle I bought after trying a sample in a previous box) and partly because I usually drink my protein after workouts at night. A friend did tell me that he really liked this protein, though. Chike claims that each serving has as much caffeine as one cup of coffee and sells this bag for $32.95. 

This month, out of 10, I give StrengthCrate an 8 on quality (a few points off based on Amazon reviews), 10 on cost (The G.O.A.T. crate costs $75 plus shipping; I found the products online for about $139), 9 on appropriate for us, and 10 on fun. I've never really been into creams for recovery, but I'm willing to try this one and everything else is something I will definitely use. StrengthCrate is also offering 15% off everything in their shop and 10% off all subscriptions with coupon codes BUFFDAD15 and BUFFDAD10, respectively.

MILITARY DISCOUNT: StrengthCrate has won our Gold Award. Take advantage of $10 off S&H for all APO/FPO addresses (first order) and Active Duty Military get 5% off their order (Code PTSTRONG15).

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