Feeling prepared can give you the inspiration to give it your all at the gym! Check out our list of basics that we recommend you bring along with you:
Gym clothing should make you feel comfortable, dry, and confident so you can stay focused on working out.
Synthetics like nylon, polypropylene, or acrylic are ideal for a balance of ease and functionality. Find the ones with added benefits like moisture wicking and aeration so you stay cool and dry. These fabrics are also great for minimizing chafing.
The fit is the next thing to consider. You want clothes that are loose, flexible and light weight so they don’t limit your movement. Bottoms with side pockets add an extra benefit so you don’t have to worry about where to put your keys and phone.
Buy socks constructed from an acrylic blend that let your foot breathe and wick away moisture. Don’t underestimate the power socks can have on your workout—so make sure you get good ones.
Shakers can be used for all your sports supplement needs. You can mix up the supplements you take before, during and after a workout, in the shaker or just go with water or protein. Make sure you choose a good sized bottle that will quench your thirst.
It’s important to keep tabs on your workout so you can calculate your progress and address any weak points. Use a workout log to record sets, repetitions, weights, and time outs. Be certain to track all the sessions. Workout tracking apps like Strong Workout Tracker can help you keep track of metrics, heart rate, and or anything you want to know.
Music can energize and motivate you to push harder during a workout. For the best results make a special playlist of songs that get you pumped instead of just listening to the music they play in the gym.
Make sure you get decent headphones to muffle the sounds around you so you can fully concentrate on getting the most out of your workout.
Toiletries and Hair Ties or Clips
If you usually shower at the gym make sure to have an extra set of toiletries just for your gym bag so you won’t forget them.
If your hair is long, make sure to pack extra hair bands or fasteners in your bag to avoid whole hair-in-the-face-while-working-out experience.
This one is self-explanatory: if you are a swimmer be sure to bring goggles, a swim cap, and swim suit. Anything you would need for your routine.
This can make the difference between an okay workout and an incredible one.
Taking a pre-workout like STIMUL8® can propel your workout to the next level with unparalleled energy while an intra workout supplement like ACTIVE AMINO™ can help you increase muscle strength, stamina, and recover faster. A post-workout supplement such as CLEAR PROTEIN™ feeds your tired muscles with what they need to repair, grow, and strengthen. Stack the supplements that work for you and add them to your gym bag.
Keep a checklist of all the things you need for the gym so you can do a quick rundown and not worry you missed something. Now that you’re prepared, head out to the gym and Redefine Yourself!