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    Gym gear I can not live without

    About once per year, I buy new shoes and some other stuff. The wear and tear when doing CrossFit compared to walking around my old gym are quite substantial.

    Considering we got a bunch of other fitness nerds on here what are some of your favorite gym gear that you would never trade for anything else?

    My current favorite shoe is FASTLIFT 335 from Inov8. Better than barefoot squatting in my book. LINK: FASTLIFT 335

    My favorite shorts are American Defender Shorts 2.0 (Patriot Edition) from Born Primitive. LINK: American Defender Shorts
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    My Rehband knee sleeves and elbow sleeves
    New Age mouth guard
    Nose Tork
    My belt from Bob's Belts
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    Lifting straps......
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    Liquid chalk

    Dipping belt

    In ear neck band headphones
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    I never went to the gym without

    - Lock for my Locker
    - backup apple headphones (I put them in a dice bag for storage)
    - lifting gloves (specifically used football receiver gloves)
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    Wraps, straps and ear plugs for the tunes.
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    My sandals

    Chalk

    Squat shoes (2008 adistars) for squat days

    That's it. I always have chains in the car in case the gyms dipping belt is gone.

    Edit: and rubber band for shoulder mobility and foam roller...
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    UA tank top....that's about it.

    About two months back I bought a pair of Jabra elite active earbuds. They have been serving me well.
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    My mindset and willpower to make sure i don't waste any sets or reps so my workout is the most productive as possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by cousinmuscles View Post
    My sandals

    Chalk

    Squat shoes (2008 adistars) for squat days

    That's it. I always have chains in the car in case the gyms dipping belt is gone.

    Edit: and rubber band for shoulder mobility and foam roller...
    Hope the sandals are for the shower.........
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    Everything was impossible until somebody did it!

    I've got 99 problems......but my squat/dead ain't one !!

    It doesnt matter how good looking she is, some where, some one is tired of her shit.

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    Chalk
    Music
    Lots of water
    Back up pre-workout (not anymore)

    Quote Originally Posted by Back In Black View Post
    Liquid chalk

    Dipping belt

    In ear neck band headphones
    Never was able to adapt to the liquid chalk, plus it was in a pink tube
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    Everything was impossible until somebody did it!

    I've got 99 problems......but my squat/dead ain't one !!

    It doesnt matter how good looking she is, some where, some one is tired of her shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BG View Post
    Hope the sandals are for the shower.........
    Nope it's the mascot sandals everyone loves
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    Quote Originally Posted by cousinmuscles View Post
    Nope it's the mascot sandals everyone loves
    Do you have a link to buy these special metro sandals?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchlockd View Post
    Do you have a link to buy these special metro sandals?
    LOL Those are only for metro-sexual males........

    Quote Originally Posted by cousinmuscles View Post
    Nope it's the mascot sandals everyone loves
    Picture?

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    Bluetooth ear buds

    Sweat towel

    Lots of water
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    Quote Originally Posted by almostgone View Post
    My Rehband knee sleeves and elbow sleeves
    New Age mouth guard
    Nose Tork
    My belt from Bob's Belts
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    Chalk
    Music
    Lots of water
    Back up pre-workout (not anymore)

    Never was able to adapt to the liquid chalk, plus it was in a pink tube
    Yep! I forgot the water. Usually go through a gallon milk jug of water or a couple of 2L bottles of water. I have a Klipsch subwoofer and satellite speakers in the shop, so I either hook up the MP 3 player or my phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BG View Post
    LOL Those are only for metro-sexual males........

    Picture?
    I found it, had to dig through years of old posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by almostgone View Post
    Yep! I forgot the water. Usually go through a gallon milk jug of water or a couple of 2L bottles of water. I have a Klipsch subwoofer and satellite speakers in the shop, so I either hook up the MP 3 player or my phone.
    Nice! I would love to have music not right up to my ears
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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchlockd View Post
    I found it, had to dig through years of old posts.

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    Yuk!

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    It doesnt matter how good looking she is, some where, some one is tired of her shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by almostgone View Post
    I have a Klipsch subwoofer and satellite speakers in the shop, so I either hook up the MP 3 player or my phone.

    I had these for years when I was a kid. Unbelievable.

    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_714CWA...xoC6lkQAvD_BwE
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    Quote Originally Posted by BG View Post
    Yuk!
    Hey give him some credit at least he paints his fucking toenails....
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    I had these for years when I was a kid. Unbelievable.

    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_714CWA...xoC6lkQAvD_BwE
    Oh man, I've always heard those we're the gold standard for audiophiles, but never have gotten a chance to to listen to them.

    My setup is just a basic one really made for use with a computer, but for 200w it does a good job and the subwoofer has help up surprisingly well considering the temperature extremes it has been exposed to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    I had these for years when I was a kid. Unbelievable.

    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_714CWA...xoC6lkQAvD_BwE
    Must have been nice growing up a rich kid.............
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    Everything was impossible until somebody did it!

    I've got 99 problems......but my squat/dead ain't one !!

    It doesnt matter how good looking she is, some where, some one is tired of her shit.

    Light travels faster then sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchlockd View Post
    Hey give him some credit at least he paints his fucking toenails....
    Lmfao very true!!

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    Everything was impossible until somebody did it!

    I've got 99 problems......but my squat/dead ain't one !!

    It doesnt matter how good looking she is, some where, some one is tired of her shit.

    Light travels faster then sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

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    All I have is a wrist brace for presses, and belt for squatting. Wrist is getting better, bout dont use the brace anymore

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    Gum.

    Everything else I can live without. If i don't have gum I grit my teeth so hard my jaw hurts. I've been thinking about getting a mouthpiece, but it's just too weird. On bench day, i have this consistent habit of wrapping the gym around my teeth so i don't suck it down while breathing. When i don't have gum it's like my whole set up is off.

    Yeah, if i die while benching it'll be a ridiculous reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BG View Post
    Must have been nice growing up a rich kid.............

    Negative. Got them at a local business that was closing. Dirt cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tarmyg View Post
    About once per year, I buy new shoes and some other stuff. The wear and tear when doing CrossFit compared to walking around my old gym are quite substantial.

    Considering we got a bunch of other fitness nerds on here what are some of your favorite gym gear that you would never trade for anything else?

    My current favorite shoe is FASTLIFT 335 from Inov8. Better than barefoot squatting in my book. LINK: FASTLIFT 335

    My favorite shorts are American Defender Shorts 2.0 (Patriot Edition) from Born Primitive. LINK: American Defender Shorts
    My favorite is my REDWING STEEL TOED BOOTS for squatting. The heel helps to keep my heel planted while preforming the reps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Ender- View Post
    UA tank top....that's about it.
    You might want to consider wearing shorts to the gym.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie67 View Post
    Gum.

    Everything else I can live without. If i don't have gum I grit my teeth so hard my jaw hurts. I've been thinking about getting a mouthpiece, but it's just too weird. On bench day, i have this consistent habit of wrapping the gym around my teeth so i don't suck it down while breathing. When i don't have gum it's like my whole set up is off.

    Yeah, if i die while benching it'll be a ridiculous reason.
    Maybe check out the New Age mouthpiece if you decide to try one.
    https://www.amazon.com/New-Age-Perfo.../dp/B07B1HM91W

    They aren't as obtrusive as this style mouth guard.
    https://www.amazon.com/Mueller-Mouth.../dp/B00C2KU64G


    I tend to clench my jaw as well and the dental work gets expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie67 View Post
    Gum.

    Everything else I can live without. If i don't have gum I grit my teeth so hard my jaw hurts. I've been thinking about getting a mouthpiece, but it's just too weird. On bench day, i have this consistent habit of wrapping the gym around my teeth so i don't suck it down while breathing. When i don't have gum it's like my whole set up is off.

    Yeah, if i die while benching it'll be a ridiculous reason.
    Lmao never heard of gum, if it works! PLease dont choke
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    Everything was impossible until somebody did it!

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    It doesnt matter how good looking she is, some where, some one is tired of her shit.

    Light travels faster then sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    Negative. Got them at a local business that was closing. Dirt cheap.
    Nothing like a good bargain.....I was just busting your chops, I was shocked how expensive they were.
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    Everything was impossible until somebody did it!

    I've got 99 problems......but my squat/dead ain't one !!

    It doesnt matter how good looking she is, some where, some one is tired of her shit.

    Light travels faster then sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

    Great place to start researching ! http://forums.steroid.com/anabolic-s...-database.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by BG View Post
    Nothing like a good bargain.....I was just busting your chops, I was shocked how expensive they were.

    Yeah, I'd never spend that kinda money on speakers. Well, unless they fit on the Harley...
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    You want to have a perfect body? You are tired of having shame and not be able to remove your t-shirt? Your friends laugh at your weights?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    Yeah, I'd never spend that kinda money on speakers. Well, unless they fit on the Harley...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeral View Post
    You might want to consider wearing shorts to the gym.
    I should have seen that coming. Nice work Al!


    If I am pressed for time and wearing work clothes and boots: I will just drop-trou for squats. Since I am the only one in the dungeon it's a non issue.
    The old lady will happen bye upon occasion, but when I'm training she always looks at me like I have three heads anyway.....
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