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Fitness enthusiasts, take note: Here are the gym bag essentials for a smooth workout session

Foam roller, fitness armbands, weight-lifting gloves... Experts suggest the gym bag essentials to reach your fitness goals.

fitness Updated: Jul 27, 2017 16:25 IST

Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi

It is important to maintain a proper gym bag to carry out your exercise routine without hassle and get closer to your fitness goal, say experts. Sobhanjan Mallick, fashion curator at Roposo, and Arushi Verma, co-founder, Fitpass, talk about gym bag essentials.

* Foam rollers make for an inexpensive, super-versatile piece of equipment that can be included in your daily workout regimen. Simple and effective, this self-massage device comes in different types such as the grid, black foam roller and firm rumble roller.

Look for firm-gripped gloves that are perfect for your fingers to grip weights.
Look for firm-gripped gloves that are perfect for your fingers to grip weights. ( Shutterstock )

* Fitness armbands are in demand in the market, as they help to keep your smartphone safe and secure. While buying a band, ensure that it is compatible with your phone. Available in different colours, weight and patterns, choose the one that stretches and is water-resistant.

* Don’t forget weight-lifting gloves. If you regularly weight-lift, then you may know how important it is to protect your grip. Your hands require an extra layer of protection to avoid the strain and to be able to push your limits. Look for firm-gripped gloves that will wick the moisture efficiently and are perfect for your fingers to grip weights.

* Remember to pack some breathable, well-fitted clothing especially when you have decided to hit the gym after office.

* A workout log is absolutely essential to keep yourself up to date with your progress. Use your workout journal to record sets, reps, weights, and rest.

* If you want to keep real-time tabs on your progress, keep a quality heart rate monitor in your gym bag. You can use this during cardio and lifting sessions to monitor your heartbeat and stay in the desired zone.

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First Published: Jul 27, 2017 16:21 IST

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