What's in my workout bag?
What’s up everyone, how we all doing today? I just got back from the gym, and I managed to get a huge tear in my workout bag today! I was feeling all pumped, and then the bag gets caught on a corner and rips right open, everything spilling out. So of course now I have to find another workout bag that can hold all my stuff ( luckily I found a bunch of online classified ads on http://www.used.forsale/ for workout bags ). Since I don’t have the new bag yet though, I thought I would put together a little list for basic stuff to have in your gym bag or just take with you in my case.
Of course the most important thing when you work out is hydration. That’s why you always want to bring your own water bottle, or maybe more than one. I bought a metal water bottle so it keeps the water a little colder, although some people don’t like that. Whatever your temperature preference I suggest looking at sports water bottles. They are sturdier, and generally easier to get into and seal again.
Second most important thing is getting rid of all the sweat that you produce when working out. I personally have to keep a towel with me at all times when I work out to wipe my hands and face on, and then have two more towels in my bag for the shower and one spare. You can find some good towels online from this classified ads website, http://www.used.forsale/towels . I suggest getting a couple to use solely when working out.
Most gyms will not let you use your outdoor footwear when working out, so make sure you get another pair of shoes instead of looking like a fool and having to go home. I personally like my Nike Air Rifts for working out, which I got on a great deal online at http://www.used.forsale/nike-air-rift . These shoes are so light that it feels like you are working out barefoot, so watch out when handling heavy weights.
If you are taking any supplements, it is best to bring them with you so you get the most out of your workout. As I talked about in my post about starting over in fitness, nutrition is also really important. Try to have a small snack in your bag like fruit or some nuts. Just something to give you a small amount of carbs and sugars.
You are ready!
If you have all of the above, you are ready for your workout! Fill up your gym bag, and head on out! Working out is a great way to relieve stress, and to get yourself in a more positive frame of mind. I hope this list has helped prepare any of you who were a little nervous about going to the gym for the first time. If this is your first time here, why not check out another post of ours such as this beginners golf guide. Enjoy.