Gym Essentials: From Basics To Sports Necessities

From extra clothes to a first aid kit, these are the accessories you need before heading to the gym.

Ishaan Arora
Written by: Ishaan AroraUpdated at: Dec 20, 2022 15:30 IST
Gym Essentials: From Basics To Sports Necessities

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If you simply head to the gym, without your pre-workout meal but with your smartphone, then you are probably not serious about making gains. For people who exercise regularly, prepping a gym bag is a normal routine chore. But if you are new to gymming, it is fairly common to not carry or forget important gym essentials at home.  

A well-organised gym bag with essentials can make your workout smoother, allowing you to give your best and make the most of your time there. So here are five gym essentials that can take your training to a new level.

Comfortable Clothes

It is worth noting that gym clothing has evolved significantly; dri-fit clothing has given way to oversized clothing. Oversized clothing is not only comfortable but also fashionable. Oversized clothing is referred to as a pump cover in the gym. Why use a pump cover? Because it enables gymgoers to hide their gains and secretly build a beach body. Secondly, it looks good on every body type. The best thing about pump covers is that they are extremely useful and complement any situation.

Music and Earbuds

When you don't feel like working out, listening to some motivating music can help. Music not only helps to get in the zone, but it also helps you to pace your workout. If you're feeling like a couch potato, read our podcast recommendation and health documentaries article, which will not only get you out of bed but will also allow you to get the most out of your workout. Of course, gyms are noisy these days, and you don't want your vibe to be disrupted, so bring your headphones or earbuds to the gym.

Pro Tip

When purchasing a high-quality pair of headphones or earbuds, make sure they are sweat-resistant and have active noise cancellation.

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Personal Care 

COVID-19 has altered many aspects of life, including how people exercise in gyms. So it is your responsibility to maintain hygiene in the gym. Doing so will not only keep you safe from viruses but will also keep you fresh throughout the session.

A list of "must-have" items includes:

  1. Hand towel
  2. Soap or body wash
  3. Deodorant
  4. Extra pair of clothes
  5. Antifungal spray or ointment
  6. Water bottle or shaker

Lifting Essential

For people who are into lifting, gym gloves and lifting straps are a must-have. Wearing gloves relieves pressure by providing a more secure grip than is possible with bare hands. On the other hand, they relieve pressure on your wrists and reduce strain when performing heavier lifts. If you don't want to wear gloves, you can use lifting chalk, which is ideal for compound lifts.

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First Aid Kit

As the saying goes, precaution is better than cure. It is best to keep a first-aid kit on hand because you never know when an injury will occur. Band-aids, cotton pads, athletic tape, hand sanitiser and a pain relief cream are all must-haves. You should also bring antibacterial wipes as they help with both cleaning the wound and the bench or dumbbells that you are about to use.

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