Full Gym Bag

  • Patinpa

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    Oct 17, 2012 6:54 AM GMT
    I've started going to the gym early in the morning before work without taking a shower at home before I leave so I have to pack fresh boxers, under shirt, socks, flip flops, towel, shower get, shampoo etc, the list goes on...it's like packing a weekend bag...what do you guys do? How do you fit all this into a normal sized gym bag!?
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    Oct 17, 2012 1:45 PM GMT
    Get one of those XL gym bags to make room for all the stuff. My workout partner got one from Bally's, I have seen Everlast ones in sporting good stores or online.

    Briefs or boxer briefs take up less room! icon_wink.gif
  • vodka_cran

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    Oct 17, 2012 1:59 PM GMT
    I use a ridiculously large gym bag designed for soccer players. I can pretty much fit everything in it, and I use the side pocket which is intended for the ball, to hold my used gym clothes separate from everything else. You will learn how to pack everything in over time.

    One other tip, you might want to put your shampoo and shower gel in a bag, I've started doing this after having the lid pop open once or twice.
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    Oct 17, 2012 2:03 PM GMT
    Well, in regards to packing a bag, my gym gives us everything, including towels, lotion, shaving cream, shavers, (which, being the cheap kind, I bring my own,) shampoo, conditioner and bodywash. All i have to pack is my shirt, pants, undershirt, underwear, socks and shoes. icon_smile.gif

    But, my suggestion would be to go to Target or so, and get travel sizes of everything, if you're wondering about bulk. When the items go low, refill with existing items at home.


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    Oct 17, 2012 2:05 PM GMT
    I heavily suggest a toiletry bag for your shampoo/shower gel etc.

    Me, on the other hand, just rely on the "shampoo/body wash" they provide on the showers. I only cary deodorant,moisturizer, and hair product as toiletries if I decide to go early in the gym - all are which are in travel size containers that I refill from home.
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    Oct 17, 2012 2:26 PM GMT
    I know how it goes. Suddenly you have so much stuff in your gym bag that you almost feel like a girl

    I have a big backpack that I throw everything in. I have a slim shower tote that i stuff hygiene products in. When my bag was too full, I would use a small hand towel instead of large ones. That saved loads of space. Sure I had to walk around naked, but that early in the morning it's not too crowded and people aren't lingering. Besides, I'm a swimmer and really have no issue about being covered up. I workout and get out as swiftly and efficiently as possible.
  • asana

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    Oct 17, 2012 3:32 PM GMT
    Travel sizes for toiletries, and a chamois instead of a towel (like this one: http://www.swimoutlet.com/product_p/3105.htm).
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    Oct 17, 2012 3:38 PM GMT
    Kippler saidTravel sizes for toiletries
    Definitely and then just refill it from the original bottle at home. It saves a lot of space and weight to the bag. You could also consider wearing part of what you're changing into. I doubt putting on clean socks and under clothes for 30 minutes or less after sleeping is going to have any affect on your smell later in the day. Then you won't have to pack them in the bag.
  • Medjai

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    Oct 17, 2012 4:01 PM GMT
    Get something like this to replace your current towel:

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    Oct 17, 2012 5:45 PM GMT
    Nike has some great gym bags specifically for this. I even have space for two sets of boxing gloves in mine, along with all the other required items.
  • Latenight30

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    Oct 17, 2012 5:49 PM GMT
    Dr. Bronners is a great all in one, natural shower soap and shampoo.
    Hikers and campers use it all the time
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    Oct 17, 2012 5:57 PM GMT

    Last time i just bought my face towel, my protein shake, and that's it.
    That didn't last, because i like taking hot showers after working out, and sometimes it isn't convenient for me to go straight home and shower.
    I tried to pack light, but damn, i didn't know i need so much crap! Lol!
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    Oct 17, 2012 7:05 PM GMT
    What do you mean by normal sized gym bag?

    When I need to shower and change at the gym I use a large duffel. It has separate compartments for my clean clothes, one for my dirty clothes, one for toiletries, and one for my shower towel. I turn it on its side and it fits just fine in the locker. I leave my shoes for work in my trunk and change when I get back to my car, and then take the baggy with my dirty clothes out of my duffel so they don't stink up the bag while I'm at work.

    If I don't shower at the gym I use a backpack to carry my water bottle, my tablet, my phone, and my weight belt,
  • groundcombat

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    Oct 17, 2012 7:18 PM GMT
    Thats why I can't do the gym in the morning. I have too many things I like to use in the morning. It'd be like packing a suitcase.

    When I do lift in the morning, I live close enough to the gym that I can walk back home and shower afterward. Good luck.