In case you don’t have a Google alert for “Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson” (as I do), right here’s the 411: in late Could, the actor-slash-fitness-fanatic launched a pair of headphones in partnership with Below Armour and JBL. The Challenge Rock’s True Wi-fi Flash earbuds include all the trimmings of sporty ear-wear you see from Apple, Beats, Jaybird, and extra. The one actual diff? They’re waterproof. Which, to anybody who likes to sweat reads: “is not going to slide out of your ear canals irrespective of what number of burpees you do.”
Upon first opening the packaging of the headphones, two phrases pop into my head: dangerous. ass. Every wi-fi bud shows the picture of bull and the punchline “Blood. Sweat. Respect.” is stamped on the packaging like a problem. If that’s not a slogan, I definitely don’t know what’s. As I slip them into the ear, I think about I’m bodily carrying the warrior spirit of The Rock in my eardrums (you already know, like a complete weirdo). The actor is the closest human equal to The Hulk, so I really feel mighty as I stride into the health club, open Instagram, and discover the energy coaching video I’ll be counting on for my exercise.
As soon as I’ve turned on my coaching playlist, I wedge the buds into my ears and switch the amount all the way in which up. (Disclaimer: That is horrible for you eardrums! It’s best to by no means do it, simply sayin’.) Cardi B. sings to me and all of the sudden I’m imagining an excellent scene by which she and The Rock are singing a duet. That picture alone is sufficient to assist me energy via deadlifts, kipping makes an attempt, and all of the squats in between. As a result of, what a pair! And what a pair of headphones!
“Blood. Sweat. Respect.”
When, finally, I take away them with sweaty, barely shaking fingers, I keep in mind yet another function of The Rock’s masterpiece. You see, the guidelines themselves are designed to be antimicrobial. So whereas your run-of-the-mill earbuds are most likely germy AF after an hour devoted to swoll, The Rock’s are clear as a whistle. Or… you already know, near it.
Perhaps slipping on shorts—not leggings—ups your confidence on the health club. Or, maybe, you’re extra of a shell-out-on-cute-scrunchies and a 6-pocket sports activities bra sort of individual. You do you. And if it simply so occurs that slipping on a sure pair of headphones conjures up you to chant “Sweat. Blood. Respect” at your self within the weight room (in The Rock’s deep, candy tone—nonetheless), then we’re kindred spirits.
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