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Gym Gear – Products that should be in every Guy and Girls Gym Bag! *

When going to the gym there are tools you should always have in your bag. Don’t rely on the gym having them and sometimes it’s just plain nasty to share! Then there are also recommended items that are a luxury to have.

Guys Gym Bag:

Wrist wraps:

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Wrist Straps:

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Flexsolate straps:

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You can leave the book and DVD at home. This are incredible for face pulls (high row) and for burning out a body part especially after your TGrips (below) burn out your grip!

Ironbull TGrips (optional, but highly beneficial):

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Al1ve Magnetics (optional, but highly supportive):

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Weight Belt (Optional, due to preference)

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I personally am trying not to rely on a belt, but if you want a belt, but the best! Cardillo!

Protein Shaker with 2 scoops ETB:

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Smart Shakers are ideal, because you can carry preworkout, protein & post workout like vitargo or vitamins/supplements

Water Bottle:
Smart Shaker can take the place of your water bottle also after you finish your preworkout refill with water. Water is essential to a good workout!

Gym Boss interval timer (Optional, but makes life easier):

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Makes life easier to do intervals and preserves the battery life on your phone, by using a handy dandy little device to track and time your intervals and it uses one long lasting AAA battery.

I’m military, so I’m a prepper. No not like the crazy guys on tv, but it’s good to be prepared! Emergency items that should be in your gym bag:

Multi-tool

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Small First Aid kit – band aids, alcohol pad/antiseptic cream to clean cut , Advil/Aleve for pain and Benedryl in case you have an allergic reaction to something.

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Emergency Can of Tuna and metal fork (I hate plastic!) you never know what might happen and you need the proper nutrition in a pinch!

Travel deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste

A little spare change

If you have a knee injury I suggest:

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A McDavid knee strap, but remember to check with your doctor first!

I also recommend a gym bag in a gym bag! Use a mesh laundry bag to air out your products and don’t zip it all the way shut at home so your gear airs out!

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For your Al1ve Magnetics, Under Armour etc..

If you are allowed carbs then a shaker with Vitargo the king of carbs!

Headphones: if you like to listen to outside music. I myself do not like anything in my ears when I am training.

Girls Gym Bag:
Gloves – you want to keep your sexy soft hands

Ankle straps:

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Essential to do kickbacks to build tone and tighten your butt. You can also do inner and outer thighs on the cable cross.

These straps typically have fur inside to cut down on friction and cushion the straps. Who wants to use someone’s else’s sweat soaked straps yuk!

Al1ve Magnetics (optional, but highly supportive):
(See pics above)

Protein Shaker with ETB:
(See above)

Water Bottle:
(See above)

Gym Boss interval timer (Optional, but makes life easier):
(See above)

Small First Aid kit – band aids, alcohol pad/antiseptic cream to clean cut , Advil/Aleve for pain and Benedryl in case you have an allergic reaction to something.
(See above)

Multitool
(See above)

Emergency Can of Tuna, can opener (that’s why you have the multitool) and metal fork (I hate plastic!) you never know what might happen and you need the proper nutrition in a pinch!

Travel deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste

In case you wear high heels and forget your socks, always have an extra pair of socks in your gym bag just in case!

Headphones: if you like to listen to outside music. I myself do not like anything in my ears when I am training.

A little spare change


Product Review: Gym Gear – The Gym Boss – interval workout timer

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GYMBOSS WILL MAKE ANY WORKOUT EASIER TO PLAN AND EXECUTE WITH MORE ACCURACY AND CONSISTENCY.
1 or 2 intervals – 2 seconds to 99 minutes
Repeat up to 99 times
Beep and/or Vibrate alarm
Alarm duration 1, 5, or 10 seconds
Stopwatch function
Secure Belt clip
Compact Size (1 ¾ x 2 ¼ x ½ inches)
Water and shock resistant
AAA battery required

The Gymboss interval timer will give your workout the discipline and structure necessary to take your workout to the next level. This easy to use timer will allow you to control intensity and allow you to focus on the workout to get the best results possible!

Increase: Muscle strength, size, and endurance, Fat loss, Anaerobic endurance, Cardio endurance
Plus:
Increased VO2max

Ok just got this in the mail! Now it’s time to figure out how to use it 😖…

If you are blind or old, better have a magnifying glass to read the super tiny directions. Ah…. Nevermind!

Ok honestly; (because I don’t hold back! You get the whole truth and nothing but the truth) just say F?!k it and throw out the directions! Trust me! Don’t bother reading them!

Instead go here: Instructions- How To Use Your Gymboss Interval Timer http://youtu.be/aat4hmwGS2I

She’s cute and will tell you everything you need to know, because the directions do not explain the screen categories.

I can not wait to try this tomorrow, going to do intervals on the elliptical for the initial test.

I actually like the gym boss, it’s a lot smaller then I thought! The body is a rubberized plastic, and it should hold up; unless you drop it in the toilet 😱😱

P.S. I got the cool digital camo one! 😉

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**Update** January 14th 2014
I just finished my first Gym Boss workout typically on a Precor elliptical I burn 305-320 calories in 30 min on a 14 incline with 4 resistance today with the Gym Boss I did 415 calories in the same 30 min and I am soaked, just like I did the stair master! 30sec sprint with 10 sec jog

**Update** January 15th 2014
Today I did two 30min sessions of 30sec sprint with 10sec jog for 420 calories and 400 calories I was so soaked I could ring my hat out!

I love this little annoying thing! It should be called the gym brat, because it’s always yelling you!! But I love it! If it helps me drop the last 15-18lbs, so I can add sweet potatoes pack into my post workout, then it’s worth it’s weight in gold! Ahh no lets rephrase that because it only weighs a couple ounces! How about its worth my weight in gold!!

**Update** January 22st 2014
The Gym Boss has found its way into my daily routine! I do at least one 30min interval session with the Gym Boss daily! This thing rocks! 15 more lbs to go! Lets drop it Gym Boss!