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what do you take to the gym?

Post by robertscott » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:53 am

Well? I personally take:

red theraband - for shoulder warm ups
wrist wraps - for benching
hockey ball - for soft tissue work on my shoulder
chalk - for my grip. I would say this the the most important thing
fat gripz - I use them for volume barbell stuff, feels much better on your joints
elbow sleeve - left elbow can be a bit funny, I think this is more of a psychological crutch than anything else

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Re: what do you take to the gym?

Post by stuward » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:02 am

I have:
a roll of medical tape since my calluses have been known to rip.
1 lifting strap. (I usually lose the pair, this time I only lost 1.
3 sets of resistance band, light, medium and heavy. I've lost one of the light bands.
A rubber mat to put under my shoulders. I can't say it helps much but it doesn't take any space.
I used to carry chalk but most places won't let me use it anyway.

I also carry complete toiletries since my gym bag becomes my carry on if I have to travel. I hate packing, this way, I'm always ready to go.
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Re: what do you take to the gym?

Post by xshawnxearthx » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:34 am

In my gym bag:
Light EliteFTS band
Sheik 6" belt
all black vans slip ons(great for squats/dl's)
spare glasses(old school ray bans do not stay on my face for some reason)
ipod
lifting straps(which I don't use since I discovered mixed grip, but nice to have in case I want to do heavy shrugs)
baby wipes
shorts
long athletic pants
knee sleeves
gym towel

I think I'm going to start bringing chalk since they don't seem to mind.

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Re: what do you take to the gym?

Post by Dub » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:57 am

I have my shoes with me. Nothing much more. On the deadlift day I carry and use chalk, but nothing else is yet needed. Maybe taking rubber band sometimes. Oh, and a water bottle and a log journal of course.
On the good side, I dumped the gym gloves as nearly useless piece of equipment.
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Re: what do you take to the gym?

Post by Jungledoc » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:22 am

My gym bag lives at the gym when I'm home in PNG, since we don't have lockers, but travels from gym to gym with me when I'm in the US/Canada.

Athletic tape
Bottle of rubbing alcohol
Small bottle of tincture of benzoin
Gauze
Chuck Taylors--I go barefoot in our little gym here, but these travel with me
Deadlifting socks
Spare shorts and tee shirt and socks
2 tennis balls and 2 lacrosse balls
Resistance bands--these are new, but they'll go in the bag
Notebook when I travel
Chalk when I travel--I'll use it surreptitiously if I have to in places that forbid it. Heck, by the time they catch me, I'll be done, and I rarely go to the same gym more that 2 times anyway.
Small towel for drying myself or the sweaty bench, or cleaning up the evidence of chalk use
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Re: what do you take to the gym?

Post by Jungledoc » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:26 am

For those of you who are from outside N America, and who are chuckling about Shawn's "long athletic pants", you realize that we use the word "pants" to mean the same thing as "trousers", right?
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Re: what do you take to the gym?

Post by Dub » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:30 am

Jungledoc wrote:For those of you who are from outside N America, and who are chuckling about Shawn's "long athletic pants", you realize that we use the word "pants" to mean the same thing as "trousers", right?
I don't get it. What else could pants mean?
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Re: what do you take to the gym?

Post by Jungledoc » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:39 am

In much of the English speaking world, it means underwear.
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Re: what do you take to the gym?

Post by xshawnxearthx » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:57 am

LOL. I didn't know what else to call them. They aren't sweatpants. They are athletic trousers. hahaha

I also bring a log book and pen.

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Re: what do you take to the gym?

Post by Jungledoc » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:33 am

I think it's a fine thing to call them, but our British friends laugh at us for it.
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Re: what do you take to the gym?

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:12 pm

cell phone: in case wife needs me (often I've tucked her in bef0rehand) or, I have an emergency
water bottle with BCAA's
voice memo recorder

everything else is already there
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Re: what do you take to the gym?

Post by robertscott » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:59 pm

yeah pants means underwear in this country...

I'm more intrigued by the baby wipes. Shawn, what's that all about?

And Oscar, that picture was hilarious, but why do you take a voice memo recorder?

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Re: what do you take to the gym?

Post by xshawnxearthx » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:03 pm

I like to be clean after I take a dump. It's the closest thing to taking a shower afterwards.

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Re: what do you take to the gym?

Post by Jungledoc » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:08 pm

xshawnxearthx wrote:I like to be clean after I take a dump. It's the closest thing to taking a shower afterwards.
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Re: what do you take to the gym?

Post by robt-aus » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:27 pm

fresh nongym clothes or exercise gear - old tshirt/shorts. depends
basic toiletries
rosin
plastic bags for wrapping smelly clothes
2 towels - larger/hand
pair of flip flops/thongs
swimmers
phone
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