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What to Keep in Your Gym Bag – Buy Essential Workout Equipment

Updated on July 18, 2011

First Things First - Buy wrist straps online before lifting heavy weights

Whether you perform exercises at home to keep yourself fit or visit a local gym, you need to buy a gym bag loaded with some useful personal workout equipment. At your home, a container or drawer can replace the gym bag but the idea is to keep a bunch of most essential gear required at one place so that you do not have to wonder here and there in search of those items thereby wasting your time during workout.

For this purpose, you need to buy some important and essential workout equipment that should always be in a drawer at your home or in your gym bag. One more you also need to buy gym bag if you don't have one. Other things are:

1. Wrist Straps. If you do weight lifting, you sometimes require a little boost in your grip strength for doing heavy weights. This is the time when the importance of wrist straps comes in. Wrist straps are essential for you if you do a lot of heavy shrugs, heavy dead lifts, or other weight lifting exercises, so the idea is to keep the wrist strap in your gym bag all the times when you are working out with heavy weights. You can buy a wrist strap online or from your favorite exercise equipment store in your area.

2. Exercise Gloves. If you do a lot of pull-ups, bench presses, chest presses, and lift weights on a routine basis, you need to buy a pair of exercise gloves to be kept in your gym bag. Make sure to purchase a pair of exercise gloves that are comfortable. Exercise gloves also are beneficial for weight lifters and bodybuilders to prevent calluses and blisters on the hand caused by friction from exercise rods and other gym equipment. Also, it becomes really easy to do any type of workout with wearing these gloves, as they provide extra grip support. Exercise gloves also help in reducing the risk of joint problems caused due to lifting weights and while doing other workouts on exercise machines.

Exercise gloves
Exercise gloves

3. Workout Shoes. You should have a pair of shoes designed for workouts to give you the best support possible during exercises. Whether you are doing jogging in park, running on treadmill, or doing cardio workouts, you should always have running shoes in the gym bag. For doing other cross training exercises, you need a separate pair of shoes, but before buying a workout shoe, you must make sure that you spend your money on best quality shoes to prevent injuries during workouts because bad quality footwear can cause injury and then you will have to be out of the gym for a few days while nursing your sprained leg or ankle.

Athletic shoes for women
Athletic shoes for women

4. Athletic Supporters. Also you should not miss the most important thing which is to buy athletic supporter to avoid testicular injury while participating in strenuous weight lifting or bodybuilding exercises.

Least but not last, adding extra clothes, towels, comb, and a spare water bottle in your gym bag is the best idea. Addition of the above mentioned sports specific gear in your gym bag will make sure that you are ready for doing your favorite exercise without any hassles.

Buy athletic supporters online to prevent testicular injury while sports or doing intensive workouts in gym
Buy athletic supporters online to prevent testicular injury while sports or doing intensive workouts in gym
Gym bags
Gym bags
HubMob Weekly Topic: The return of the Health Hubs - Hub #17 by soni2006
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    • Chandryclaire profile image


      7 years ago

      Thanks for this informative hub. I love your tips.

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much cookibuq. thanks for the votes.

    • cookibuq profile image


      9 years ago from Ireland / Hong Kong

      very informative and well written...voted up and useful !

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      9 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot Granny. You are always at my back as my grandmother.

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      Granny's House 

      9 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      There you go again with your wise self. Another well written hub

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      9 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much for all the additions friends. I am amazed to see a lot of fitness enthusiasts here.

    • ocbill profile image


      9 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      a jump rope may help too.

    • profile image


      9 years ago

      Good info. I always get to the gym and realize I've forgotten somthing.

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      9 years ago

      Great info for all the gym-goers, but a couple of things i would like to suggest are knee wraps for squatting n elbow wraps for lifting.

    • agusfanani profile image


      9 years ago from Indonesia

      A nice hub. A basic need that gym enthusiasts should know .

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      9 years ago

      What a smart Hub!

      Loved it, thanks


      (ok I confess never would I need a gym bag, laziness is my truth. But if I did, I sure would be coming back here, hey never say never except for weed and anything good promised to last forever)

      OK that was so lame and have no idea where it came from LOL

      It's so early and damn you now I want to share in the fun, If I end up buying one today, I shall be back to inform you and email you the bill. LOL

      OK I need to sleep, but what a cool hub to start the day!


    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      9 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot Mr. Roychoudhury.

    • H P Roychoudhury profile image

      H P Roychoudhury 

      9 years ago from Guwahati, India

      Good information.


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