A question that I get often is, What’s in my gym bag? I use to only carry a pair of headphones and workout gloves with me when I went to the gym. That was all I needed at the time. However, now that I am more seasoned in the gym. Not to mention, that I’m a Certified Personal Trainer. I carry quite a bit of equipment with me when I go to the gym. Below is a list of items that I carry with me in my gym bag.
What’s In My Gym Bag?
Gym Bag: I alternate between two gym bags. Depending on what I am working out any given day. With that said, I have the two gym bags that I use listed below.
- I have a bright pink Nike Gym Bag. It has a shoulder strap that you can use to carry it over your shoulder and or you can use the two straps that hang from the sides to hold it. There is a side pocket that is perfect for carrying gym shoes. The side pocket is actually a bag that extends into the main compartment. The center pocket opens up to the main compartment, and there is a small pocket on the inside of the main compartment.
- I also have a Black Gym Bag from 1 Up Nutrition. It has a large main compartment that can hold your clothes, workout gear, and personal items. On one side there is a shoe compartment, that is very similar to my Nike gym bag. However, on the other side is a foil aluminum compartment where you can store meals. I thought that was a great added feature. There are also two external zipper pockets.
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Workout Gloves: I wear workout gloves to help grip the weights when I weight lift and to avoid getting calluses on the palms my hands. The Workout Gloves that I wear are a size medium. They tend to run small.
Headphones: I use my Apple AirPods to listen to music when I workout. I also use them when I watch YouTube video while doing cardio.
Weightlifting Belt: I use a Weightlifting Belt when I squat heavy on the smith machine.
Jump Rope: I use a Jump Rope to do HIIT cardio.
Weighted Jump Rope: I use a Weighted Jump Rope to increase the intensity of my HIIT cardio workouts.
Knee Pads: When I do floor exercises, that require me to kneel down on the ground. I like to wear Knee Pads in order to avoid bruising. I bruise very easily.
Ab Wheel: I like to use the Ab Wheel to train my abs. This is also one of the exercises, where I would put my knee pads on. Since it requires me to kneel down on the ground.
Tennis Balls: I use Tennis Balls to massage certain areas of my body. I also use tennis balls for hand eye coordination drills.
Hand Wraps: I wear Hand Wraps when I practice boxing combinations.
Boxing Gloves: If I have access to a punching bag. Then I will wear my Boxing Gloves and go a few rounds against the punching bag. Incorporating both boxing combinations and footwork.
Waist Belt: Sometimes, when I’m working out I like to wear a Waist Belt. It wraps around my waist and holds my cell phone. It has a pocket hole to plug your headphones in if you want to listen to music.
Sweet Sweat: When I’m doing cardio, I like to wear Sweat Sweet. Sweet Sweat is a workout enhancer that causes you to sweat more.
Waist Trainer: I bought a Waist Trainer at the Fit Expo. I don’t wear it for the purpose of waist training. Instead, I wear it while I do cardio. When I take the waist trainer off after a cardio session, my entire mid section is drenched in sweat.
Resistance Bands: I like to use Resistance Bands when I’m strength training.
Flat Resistance Bands: I like to use Flat Resistance Bands to improve my flexibility and mobility.
Ankle Straps: I use Ankle Straps to do glute kickbacks on the cable machine.
Ankle & Wrist Weights: I use Ankle Weights & Wrist Weights to increase the intensity of my upper and lower body workouts.
Bar Pad: I use a Bar Pad when I do squats on the smith machine. I also use it on the straight bar for when I do hip thrusts. It prevents the bar from digging into my hips during the movement.
Water Bottle: This is self explanatory. I like to drink half a gallon of water a day. I highly recommend the Simple Modern Water Bottle. It is double walled, vacuum insulated, and stainless steel.
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Watch On YouTube
I filmed a YouTube video that showcases everything that I carry with me in my gym bag. I have linked it below for you to watch. Don’t forget to “Like” this video and to “Subscribe” to my YouTube channel. So you can see the next video that I will be posting. I upload new videos every Sunday and Thursday.
Those are all the items that I carry with me in my gym bag. Depending on what I am working out on any given day. I may switch gym bags and or add or remove some items here and there that I will or won’t need. I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post, “what’s in my gym bag?”. If you have any questions feel free to comment down below.