If you’re looking to get into shape or maximize your fitness potential then you need these fitness products
The fitness market is saturated with apparel, supplements, and accessories making it perfect to get amazing deals on products that, just a few years ago, were nearly double the price. Fitness products like pre-workouts, shaker bottles, apparel and wrist wraps have been exploding in volume lately so make sure you snag some while they’re cheap. To make my point, pre-workouts about 5 years ago barely ran under $25. Today, you can buy great pre-workouts for about $15-20.Look into these must-have fitness products to capitalize on your gym membership:
1. Shaker Bottle
Specialty shaker bottles like Umoro, Cyclone Cup and Mixr are exploding onto the scene with innovative new ways to make hydration more exciting. You can’t go wrong with a classic shaker bottle though. For $2-5 you can stay on top of your hydration and save a ton of money if you’re regularly purchasing beverages at work. Definitely start here.
2. Weight Lifting Belts
Depending on your routine you can get anything from a soft neoprene velcro-strap belt to a tough leather belt with a steel locking gear. Unless you’re lifting some serious weights (or planning to) I would start off with a neoprene weight lifting belt which will run you about $20.
3. Straps & Wraps
Invest $10-$20 in wrist straps for heavy, pull-motion lifting and/or wrist wraps to reinforce your wrists during push movements.
4. Supplements (Only the basics)
Don’t waste your money on supplements that you’re struggling to pronounce, look sketchy and are super expensive. Start off with the highly researched basics backed by science. Unless you’re looking to get into competitive bodybuilding you really don’t need to take pro-hormones, growth hormones or a medicine cabinet filled with supplements. Stick with a pre-workout, BCAAs, Whey protein or protein blend, and maybe fish oil or joint support supplement (if you need it).
5. Functional Fitness Apparel
This means compression gear and other functional sportswear, not fitness fashion apparel. You could buy that too if you want but it’s not going to provide any real purpose…other than swag.
Think I left something off my list? Post about it in the comments section and I’ll add it!