It’s that time of year again! As the new year approaches, many of us are revaluating our health journeys. Personal fitness is a massive part of overall health, and many of us are ready to hit the gym hard to accomplish those New Year’s resolutions! In order to achieve the best results, you’ll need to fill your gym bag with all of the essentials. Here are our expert tips on the most important things to bring with you to the gym.
The type of material that you select to wear to the gym should allow you to feel comfortable, dry, and confident so that all you'll be thinking about is going faster, longer. Gym clothing should be loose, lightweight, and made of antimicrobial material whenever possible. These clothes should wick moisture away from skin, increasing evaporation and aeration, and lessening chafing. Clothes should be of flexible material so that they don’t limit your range of motion. Buy clothes made of synthetics like nylon, polypropylene, or acrylic for a decent equilibrium of ease and functionality. Choose bottoms with side pockets for convenient storage of keys, phone or gels. Breathable meshes fabrics help pull moisture away from the skin to keep you comfortable on a hot day.
A shaker is must-have for any gym-rat. It can help make sure you are not de-hydrated during your workout. Buy a shaker that slides neatly into your bag, alongside your other gear. Shaker drinks can be used for all your nutriment needs. It can contain pre, intra and post workout supplements, water, or a protein/carb shake. Be certain to take a decent bottle so that it’s easy to quench thirst during work-outs.
As far as what goes into this shaker, there are lots of great options that can boost your performance and ease your muscle recovery. Try something such as the FINAFLEX BCAA Max Pump that can help you promote strength while also assisting in muscle recovery.
Sometimes, you need a little fuel so that you can go the extra mile at the gym. When you bring snacks to the gym, you don’t want them to “cancel” out the progress you’re trying to make, so it should be something healthy and wholesome. Additionally, food can supply nutrients and healthy elements that can even enhance your progress.
We all know that protein is important for building muscle, but are any of us actually getting enough of it in our diet? With treats such as the FINAFLEX Oatmeal Protein Pie, you can get clean energy and 14gs of protein all in one serving that can easily slide right into the pocket of your gym bag.
Workout TrackerKeep your workout on tap. Note down the amount of exercise done each day for steady progress. Use workout log to record sets, repetitions, weights, and time outs. Be certain to track all the sessions. Another way to do it by downloading tracking app. It can track metrics, and check your oxygen level or heart rate and keep record of everything you need.
Music is an amazing way to make your workouts more fun! Your individual choice will bring better results; it will energize you and motivate you to do better. In a public gym, headphones are the solution. Headphones muffle all the sounds. It is a good tool if you need to concentrate more on the hard work you are putting in the gym and less on the boring songs being played in the gym.
Toiletries, Hair Ties, or Clips
Keep personal care like shower towel, loofah, shampoo, and soap to tidy up after workout. If you have long hair, make sure to bring some hair ties or clips. Pulling your hair away from your family can minimize distractions and keep your line of sight on your goals, not your ‘do.
If there is anything specific to the type of work-out you do, don’t forget to carry it. For instance, swim cap, goggles, and bathing suit if pool is your gym, weight-lifting gloves if you lift weights and yoga mat if yoga is your fitness rescuer.
A Positive Attitude
Above all, your attitude will be the most important thing to bring with you to the gym. While starting your fitness journey may be intimidating at first, nothing will be more helpful than a positive and optimistic mindset. All of your goals are within your reach, you just need to dedicate yourself to achieving them!
Good luck out there!