There is one thing that just about every single person who enters the gym has in common, or should have in common to be precise and that is that they need to have a gym bag with them. Unless you are somebody who is using a gym bag for stylistic purposes, the gym bag will serve vital purposes before and after a visit to the gym. So, as you read this piece further, you will be reading about the eight essential items that you should be carrying in your gym bag. We will be starting off of gym bag journey with number one on our list and number one is all about timing.
#1: Sports Watch
A sports watch is most essential for those who go to the gym for cardio purposes, because it is a great tool for not only telling time, but for timing all the laps you take on bikes, treadmills and stair machines.
#2: Athletic Tape
If you suffer from minor injuries of even from a few major injuries, athletic tape will quickly become your best friend, because athletic tape is essentially duct tape for gym visitors.
#3: Water Bottle
This one may be the least shocking of all the items on the list, but gym bag with you or not, you always need to have a water bottle with you whenever you are working out.
#4: Jump Rope
This one may be an odd one because the majority of gyms in our world today have jump ropes available to them, but some people out there prefer their own version of jump rope, so if you are one of those folks out there…then pack one in your bag.
#5: Workout Journal
A workout journal is a must have for anybody who is serious about hitting the gym for any purpose, because you need to record all that you do at the gym in order to make necessary changes, so always have your workout journal on hand.
#6: A Ball
When we are talking about a ball here, we are talking about something the size of a tennis ball or a lacrosse ball, which can be used to massage some of the muscles after a workout, so always make sure you have a ball on you.
#7: Sports Drink
You are going to want to replenish all of the energy that you have lost following a workout, so have the right kind of electrolyte replacing sports drink on hand is crucial after a workout, so make suure you have one in your bag.
#8: Extra Socks & Extra Underwear
The two smelliest things on a person after a workout are usually their socks and their underwear, so having extra pairs of each to put on after a workout will eliminate any post-workout embarrassment from your stinky workout odors.
While there is a plethora of other things you can probably think of to put in your gym bag, the eight listed here are the most crucial and you should always have them on you.