Buy Waterproof Swimming MP3 Player the i360

My Review of i360 Waterproof Underwater Swimming MP3 Player –  enjoy music whilst swimming training in the water

I had often wondered if it would be possible to listen to music whilst swimming in the pool- which lead me to search for a waterproof mp3 player or headphone set that would do the job.

Sony, Apple ect all offer various types with different specifications but I settled on an offer I found on Amazon- the i360 Waterproof Underwater Swimming/Running SportMP3 Player.



I am a runner first and foremost and have only just started swimming and I have to say these really help to break up the monotony of being in the pool. Now I’m training harder as I do when I’m running because I have something to listen to and it just gives me the extra push I have needed.

The head phones came well packaged and look the part, you get the impression that this isn’t  cheaply manufactured and you have paid a little extra for a quality product.

The headphones are well built and feel secure on the head once fitted, which is important for me when I am in the water if they move around it disrupts my rhythm.

They are simple to operate and I had no issues changing tracks whilst they were on my head.

Adding music was pretty simple with the supplied usb adapter simply clipping onto your headphones then you just plug it into your computer. The storage available (4gb) is enough for what I am using these for I am not looking for massive  capacity as I am only using these in the pool.

Battery life was perfect for these as again I am not in the pool for longer than an hour and the charging was fine.

Sound quality is impressive considering your fighting against the noise of moving through water and the occasional screaming child!.

Use in water up to 3m.

Wireless headphones mean you don’t have any loose cables hanging around to slow you down or get tangled up.

  You can view the product here


swimming-headphonePerfect MP3 Player for water based workouts

Let the music you love power you through lap after lap with the MP3 Player you will get continuous playback up to 10 hours
• 4GB built in memory for your music playlist that holds up to 1200 songs
• IPX8 Waterproof to a depth of up to 3 metres Earphones with Built in MP3 Player
• Perfect addition to your workout! Listen to your music wirelessly. With the MP3 player you can do all the activities you love with out the cord getting in your way!
• Convenient control for play/pause, skip tracks forward/backwards, shuffle and volume on one side of the ear bud Easy to Use
• Includes 6 pairs of soft noise isolating tips in different sizes for custom fit
• Transfer your music via the high speed USB 2.0 clip cable, which is 100% waterproof

• Headset with built-in 4GB MP3 Player
• Ergonomically designed specifically for sports and wearing comfort
• Perfect sound quality with high-fidelity stereo sound
• Supports MP3 and WMA music files
• High speed USB 2.0 transfer speed
• Can be used in a Sauna or Steam Room
• Complete with two sets or earbuds

Waterproof: Large and small

USB Interface: USB 2.0 (High Speed)

Battery: Lithium Battery

Memory: 4GB

Music Format: MP3, WMA

File Format: FAT16, FAT32

MP3 Bit Rate: 8Kbps~320Kbps

WMA Bit Rate: 32Kbps~192Kbps

Earphone Output Power: 5mW+5mW

Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz

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You may also be interested in viewing my review of the Aqua Sphere vista swimming goggles found here

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The zone diet plan and Four fat burners to warm you up

The zone is probably one of the most effective eating plans I have used with clients. The products below work as a complement to what you are doing with both diet and training. They will not work as a stand alone or short cut.

Use routines like this to help push your metabolism through the roof


The protein works Thermopro

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Myprotein thermopure

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Bulk Powders Thermogenic

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Go Nutrition Burnmax

use code XDCDR4


Functional core training for racket sports players

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Core stabilization is an essential component of any athlete’s total fitness, but it may be particularly important for squash players. Squash is not a one-dimensional game; players are constantly shifting their bodies from side to side or rotating their torso when striking the ball, lunging, twisting, turning ect.

Core strengthening and stabilization training helps to increase functional strength and dynamic balance, thereby promoting a more consistent shot production during performance and helping to prevent injury.

Core muscle activation has been documented during performance of specific squash shots, such as the forehand/backhand drives and volleys whilst a full stretch and lunging forwards at full extension during shots. There is essentially a lot going on around multiple joints at any one time.

THE CORE INCLUDES the lumbopelvic-hip joint complex and its surrounding musculature, which function synergistically to produce force, reduce force, andprovide dynamic stabilization throughout the kinetic chain during shot production.

abdominal muscle: Illustration of the anatomy of the male human body isolated on a white background

The quality of these actions during functional movements such as experienced during lunging, moving, twisting, turning and rotating requires optimal neuromuscular efficiency and control normally acquired through a core strength and conditioning program.

Keep your core strong and your hips loose.

Keeping this area strong and more importantly balanced facilitates maintenance of optimal mechanics in the lumbopelvic-hip complex during functional kinetic chain movements, optimal neuromuscular efficiency throughout the entire kinetic chain, optimal acceleration and deceleration, dynamic stabilization of entire kinetic chain during functional movements, and proximal stability for efficient lower extremity movements.

The purpose of this article is to share some dynamic and controlled core stabilization programs that can be appied to squash. see youtube videos below:

Alternatively a brilliant book that I purchased has some excellent routines and exercises in that provides comprehensive functional movement training programs. This can be view here

New Functional Training for Sports

See recovery nutrition for additional  info on post squash nutritional strategies

and See how the Pros do it with this squash fitness tracker.

4 fat burner comparison

Below are 4 fat burners from both Myprotein and Bulk Powders. They will only offer assistance to an exercise and diet routine that is already in place. They would be used to prep the body and the metabolism almost acting as a primer to get you going before you undertake whatever routine you are following. On both sites there are literally hundreds of reviews for all products feel to tyake a read.





My choice as a stand alone and not part of a combination package would be



Myprotein offers 2 main  products:




Thermopure is a potent formula containing a host of ingredients to support a multiplicity of training goals. When you are working out, whether that be spinning at dawn or attending a gruelling cross-fit session after work, your body requires maximum energy, drive and focus to keep you achieving those all important goals.

Ahead of the curve in innovation, Thermopure provides a unique combination of trusted and popular ingredients. With each serving, your body is powered with a host of B vitamins, 120mcg of Chromium (as Chromium Picolinate), 150mg of caffeine, 375mg of Green Tea Extract, 200mg of L-Tyrosine, 125mg of L-Theanine and a touch of cayenne powder.

  • 21 mcg of Vitamin B12 and 5mg of Vitamin B6 contain a variety of benefits. Firstly, they will help to reduce tiredness and fatigue throughout the day. Secondly, they will support normal energy-yielding metabolism, which is essential throughout the day when your body is burning fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Lastly, they will support the normal function of your immune system which is placed under huge stress when exercising.
  • 150mg of Caffeine (equivalent to 2 x small cappuccinos) has been scientifically proven to increase alertness and concentration, giving you that explosive energy to push yourself further.
  • Alongside aiding macronutrient metabolism, 120mcg of Chromium will support the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels, which is essential for health and well-being.

Thermopure is aimed at any male or female athlete, bodybuilder or sports enthusiast who is looking for a blend of key nutrients and minerals in an easy-to-consume capsule.

Serving Size – 3 Capsules

Servings Per Container – 30 (90 Capsules), 60 (180 Capsules)




MYTHERMO™ is a ground-breaking fat loss supplement precisely designed to help you get the most out of your weight loss programme. The combination of potent ingredients make this next-generation weight management formulation a must have for everyone dedicated to their training and nutrition regime.

Kola Nut, the fruit of the Kola tree which grows in the tropical rainforests of Africa, is what separates this formulation from the rest. The natural extract of the Kola Nut can help to support slimming and can contribute to body weight control – making it the ideal ingredient to help support your weight loss programme. Choline is another key component since it contributes to normal lipid metabolism, meaning that it plays a vital role in the conversion of fat into energy.

MYTHERMO™ is also engineered to enhance your workouts and boost energy levels with the addition of natural caffeine sources and B vitamins. Kola Nut and Guarana contribute naturally to the 100mg of caffeine provided per serving, a well-known stimulant that helps to increase alertness and helps to improve concentration (providing at least 75mg of caffeine is taken per portion). We have also added 125mg of TeaCrine® per serving, a compound with a similar molecular structure to caffeine, to provide that extra kick. Vitamin B6 and B12 contribute to normal energy yielding metabolism and to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

We have also added Bladderwrack, a seaweed found on the coasts of the North Sea, which is a great source of natural iodine. Iodine contributes to normal cognitive function as well as contributing to the normal production of thyroid hormones and normal thyroid function. To complete the formulation, we have added natural extracts of Grape Seed and White Kidney Bean.

Serving Size – 3 Capsules

Servings Per Container – 30 (90 Capsules), 60 (180 Capsules)

Bulk Powders also offer 2 products:




Premium Fat Burner


The challenge: “Ignore the costs and just create the very best fat loss supplement possible.”

The result: CUTTING EDGE™.

CUTTING EDGE™ is, quite simply, the UK’s very best fat loss supplement. We have taken 10 exciting ingredients, shown to contribute to weight loss, normal nutrient metabolism, normal thyroid function and more, dosed them all at optimal levels and combined them to create this pioneering formula.

Unlike other fat loss products, where ingredient amounts are hidden by proprietary blends, CUTTING EDGE™ is completely transparent. The exact quantity of each ingredient is clearly listed – after all, you deserve to know exactly what you are putting into your body. If you compare the ingredient dosages, you will see that they are far higher than any other fat loss product on sale today. Just one example of which is Green Coffee Extract; this has been included at almost 40 times the amount of a leading competitor product.

CUTTING EDGE™ contains 180 capsules per box and has been designed to last exactly one month when used as directed. The capsules have been blister packed to pharmaceutical standards, preventing any chance of contamination and enabling easy to monitor product usage.

We appreciate that proclaiming CUTTING EDGE™ the UK’s best fat loss supplement is quite a statement. Well, try it, and if you are not completely happy – we will give you your money back!*


CUTTING EDGE™ contains a massive 10 active ingredients. The most impressive aspect of this is that every ingredient in CUTTING EDGE™ is research-proven to help you achieve your goals, and is included in its optimal dosage and most bioavailable form.

Equally impressive is that CUTTING EDGE™ is not just packed with stimulants that actually serve no purpose in relation to fat loss. The ingredients in CUTTING EDGE™ utilise a number of different mechanisms of action, including: increased satiety (feeling of fullness, which prevents unnecessary snacking), lipid metabolism, thyroid function and improved digestion. This multi-pronged attack ensures that CUTTING EDGE™ delivers maximum results.

This is almost 4.5g of active ingredients. No other fat loss supplement is this potently dosed.


Glucomannan 3000mg: The highest quality powder derived from the Konjac plant. This water soluble fibre will help contribute to weight loss by increasing the feeling of satiety, therefore preventing unnecessary snacking. Glucomannan has also been proven to contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels and improve gut and bowel health.

Green Coffee Extract 400mg: This popular supplement is taken from unroasted green coffee beans and has gained a well-earned reputation within the sports nutrition world. Containing a massive 50% Chlorogenic Acid, this premium extract is far more potent than competitor products, which contain only 20%.

L-Phenylalanine 400mg: This pure form of Phenylalanine is found in protein rich foods – L-Phenylalanine is a pre-cursor to the amino acid, Tyrosine.

Caffeine 300mg: An extremely popular stimulant, Caffeine has also been shown to reduce the RPE (rate of perceived exertion – how hard you think you’re training), therefore resulting in you training harder for longer. Caffeine is also known for its effects on mental alertness, which can be very helpful for those adopting energy resisted diets.

Cinnamon Extract 250mg: Cinnamon is a spice that has been used in food for thousands of years.

Peppermint leaf powder 50mg: This widely known mint, is an ancient herb; its characteristic smell has made it one of the most popular herbs for centuries.

Choline Bitartrate 50mg: Part of the B-Complex vitamin family, Choline is an essential nutrient found in foods such as egg yolks and spinach. Choline is a precursor of phospholipids that contributes to normal fat metabolism in the body.

BioPerine® 5mg: Nature’s bioavailability enhancing thermonutrient, BioPerine® is extracted from the fruit of the Piper Nigrum L (Black Pepper) and is included in CUTTING EDGE™ to increase the absorption rates of all other ingredients.

Chromium Picolinate 1mg (2500% RDA): Chromium contributes to normal carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism. Chromium in the form of Picolinate has been specifically chosen for the CUTTING EDGE™ formula.

Selenium Methionine 55mcg (100% RDA): Extremely fast absorbing selenium bound to the amino acid methionine – Selenium has been shown to contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress as well as contibuting to normal thyroid function.



Complete Thermogenic™


Complete Thermogenic™ incorporates an exciting array of research-proven nutrients to help you achieve your goals, with old favourites such as Green Tea and Caffeine, alongside newer ingredients such as Raspberry Ketones and BioPerine®, Complete Thermogenic™ is clearly an industry leading formula.

The inclusion of Caffeine, in particular, ensures that Complete Thermogenic™ contributes to a reduction in perceived exertion during exercise. Perceived exertion is how hard you think you’re exercising, and, as such, is of great benefit for anyone looking to further increase their training intensity.


  • Contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism
  • Reduced perceived rate of exertion
  • 9 potently dosed ingredients
  • Explicitly listed dosages
  • High Strength Green Tea Extract
  • High Dose Citrus Aurantium


Unlike the vast majority of  competitor supplements, the exact quantity of each ingredient in Complete Thermogenic™ is clearly listed. We don’t need to hide behind ‘proprietary blends,’ or any other fancy marketing terms – we’re proud that each ingredient in Complete Thermogenic™ is appropriately dosed and want to share that with you. What’s more, we ensure that each ingredient is of the absolute highest potency and purity available.

Vegetarians and Vegans will also be pleased to know that Complete Thermogenic™ uses V-Caps as opposed to gelatin capsules!


Citrus Aurantium 450mg

Also known as Bitter Orange Peel. Complete Thermogenic™ packs in a huge 450mg per daily serving of the purest Citrus Aurantium available – more than any other leading brand.

Green Tea 95% 300mg

The highest strength Green Tea Extract has been included, containing an unrivalled 95% EGCG content.

Caffeine 300mg

Caffeine contributes to increased endurance performance and also reduces the rate of perceived exertion (RPE), which is how hard you think you’re exercising.

Raspberry Ketones 150mg

Complete Thermogenic™ includes ultra-pure EU compliant Raspberry Ketones at an impressive 150mg per daily serving.

Cayenne Pepper 150mg

Cayenne extract is one of the hottest substances known to man (don’t worry; you won’t be able to taste it!).

L-Tyrosine 200mg

Tyrosine is an amino acid that is, chemically, a pre-cursor to adrenaline.

L-Theanine 150mg

Theanine is the main amino acid found in Green Tea.

BioPerine® 5mg

This is the trademarked version of Black Pepper Extract, which ensures that it is the absolute highest quality available.

Chromium Picolinate 1mg

Chromium contributes to the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels.

Probiotics: the missing link to your health and wellbeing


Probiotics and your health are directly linked in more ways than one. Read on to find out how they can help you. There is a link at the bottom to the best probiotic supplement i have used.

Probiotic Benefits Begin in the GUT

The first and most overlooked reason that our digestive tract is critical to our health is because 80 percent of your entire immune system is located in your digestive tract! In addition to the impact on our immune system, our digestive system is the second largest part of our neurological system. It is called our enteric nervous system and is located in our gut. This is why it is called our second brain!

Many people with health issues such as thyroid imbalances, chronic fatigue, joint pain, psoriasis, autism, and many other conditions do not realize that these illnesses originate in the gut.

“According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), upward of 60 to 70 million People are affected by digestive diseases.

What Are Probiotics?


Probiotics are bacteria that line your digestive tract and support your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and fight infection. There are actually 10 times more probiotics in your gut then cells in your body!

Probiotic benefits have been proven effective in supporting immune function and healthy digestion, as well as beautiful skin.

Your good gut bacteria is also responsible for:

Producing vitamin B-12, butyrate and vitamin K2
Crowding out bad bacteria, yeast and fungi
Creating enzymes that destroy harmful bacteria
Stimulating secretion of IgA and regulatory T Cells

Probiotics have been in our systems right from the moment that we stepped into the world. When a newborn is in the birth canal of the mother during delivery, that’s when the baby is exposed to the bacteria of his or her mother for the first time. This event starts a chain of events inside the baby’s GI tract, and the infant’s GI tract starts to produce good bacteria.

Most people, including children, are in need of a probiotic boost due to the use of prescription medication particularly antibiotics as well as high carbohydrate diets, the consumption of chlorinated and fluoridated water, and conventional foods such as non-organic meat and dairy that contain antibiotic residues. These chemicals kill off probiotics in your system, which over time will damage your digestive tract.2

How Probiotics Work

Your gut contains both beneficial and harmful bacteria. Digestive experts agree that the balance of gut flora should be approximately 85 percent good bacteria and 15 percent bad bacteria.

If this ratio gets out of balance, the condition is known as dysbiosis, which means there is an imbalance of too much of a certain type of fungus, yeast or bacteria that is affecting the body in a negative way. By consuming certain types of probiotics foods and supplements you can help bring these ratios back into balance.

Here is where biokult probiotics fit in they are a powerful, well researched product and available here on Amazon