Now this is a popular topic as most of us struggle when knowing what to pack with us to the gym.
I have personally gone through times when it takes me forever (over 20 minutes) to make my gym bag. It seems that time some of us (including myself) spend too much time thinking “Do I need to bring this, and that..”.
If you have a fixed routine then great! But for those of us who sometimes shower at the gym, or a home/work then the whole logistics thing can become quite tricky. At the same time, you don’t want to play it safe and bring your whole wardrobe with you, especially if you are going to work after as this will be too heavy and just not practical.
First tip for you is to try scheduling a routine. Try showering at the gym for a week, if it works good, if not then try the same at home or at work until you find the best one and stick with that.
The aim here is not to be inflexible but to get rid of all the guess work of not knowing where you will be showering yourself the next day. That should get rid of the anxiety of not knowing if you packed your deodorant the night before.
Once you have been able to secure a fixed time schedule for the gym, you want to travel as light as possible. Here are the essentials you will need:
Try getting a light pair of sneakers. The barefoot Nike series do well for this as they don’t take up too much space and you can easily throw them in anywhere.
To be honest, these are not a must but since most gyms won’t let you in without them, bring them anyway.
I would personally invest in a good quality set of headphones. Think of the gym as a battlefield for your headphones. You will be moving abruptly, sweating on them, probably throwing them as if they were kettle bells.
Some of my favorite headphones are the Jaybird sports band. These seem to tick all the boxes when it comes to headphones for working out and are only $99 bucks.
A quality supplement or protein shake
Last but not least are is a quality post workout supplement. Why not just take it at home or at the office?
You want to maximize your chances of success, so by having it with you, this will ensure you take it every single session after a workout. No excuses.
You might be thinking now, but my house is just a 10-minute walk from the gym. Well, you never know if there will be traffic, or you might bump into someone at the gym and have a half an hour conversation and then realize it is too late by then. What do you do in unexpected situations? You don’t want to tell that person that you need to go home just so you can take a pill or a shake, that would be too awkward and would make you look like you are OCD.
It is better to place it safe and just take it with you. If it is in the form of a pill that’s even better, you can just pop it in your pockets and take it with water after your workout.
I used to take protein powder before but recently I read about a supplement from: http://dbalsupplement.com/. This is supposed to be a substitute for dianabol, and its not a powder but a pill so even better!