Depending on your chosen workout goals, the right gear can mean the difference between astonishing success, frustrating struggle, and easily preventable failure. But there’s no reason to let your gear choose your destiny. If you work hard and show determination and patience, a simple piece of faulty gear shouldn’t have the opportunity to stand between you and the weight loss or athletic performance you deserve. Let’s take a look at some of the key culprits when it comes to gear-related sabotage.
Choose the Right Workout Gear
If your workout relies on heavy cardio, you need proper shoes. And if your workout goals are based entirely or almost entirely on running, you REALLY need proper shoes. Don’t cut corners. The care and attention you invest in your running goals should be directly reflected in the amount of research and cost you’re willing to invest in your shoes. Don’t be taken in by magical promises, but get online and find out what experts have to say about the shoe options for your specific sport. And when you invest in great shoes, take care of them properly.
Great weights and machines can help you reach your goals faster, and shoddy ones can actually increase your risk of injury. To stay on the safe side, let the professionals at your gym or training center choose the machines…but make sure you choose the right gym or training center. Before you buy home gym equipment, get recommendations from a professional trainer.
Leather and synthetic gloves can offer adequate hand protection as you lift weights, but traditional gloves are not ideal. Gloves collect moisture, which can form a breeding ground for bacteria. They can also restrict your range of motion, compromising your results. Instead, try moisture-wicking neoprene Gripads. They allow your hands to move and breath naturally, and they stand up to rough use at the gym.