What's in Your Gym Bag

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    Dec 20, 2015 3:59 PM GMT
    I'm sure this has been asked before but what is in your gym bag?
  • Destinharbor

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    Dec 20, 2015 4:08 PM GMT
    Are you asking what should be in a gym bag? Or which is the best gym bag? I have a Nike bag with a main section and two vented pockets on each end. In the main pocket, I carry creatine mix, protein powder (in an old creatine can), a shaker cup, a hair brush and hair fiber, deodorant, Q-tips, moisturizer, and sometimes a safety razor and shave cream. In the end pockets with venting, I carry my lifting gloves, earbuds, and a refillable bottle for water.
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    Dec 20, 2015 4:57 PM GMT
    Lock and key; gym identification card; pen and progress booklet; incremental weight case; umbrella; a protein bar.
  • NealJohn

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    Dec 20, 2015 4:58 PM GMT
    A recovery shake .. Anything else is false strength, including pre workout and body wrappings
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    Dec 20, 2015 5:33 PM GMT
    A jump rope.
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    Dec 20, 2015 7:28 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidAre you asking what should be in a gym bag? Or which is the best gym bag? I have a Nike bag with a main section and two vented pockets on each end. In the main pocket, I carry creatine mix, protein powder (in an old creatine can), a shaker cup, a hair brush and hair fiber, deodorant, Q-tips, moisturizer, and sometimes a safety razor and shave cream. In the end pockets with venting, I carry my lifting gloves, earbuds, and a refillable bottle for water.


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    Dec 20, 2015 8:03 PM GMT
    I have an Eddie Bauer black & grey nylon gym bag. Just now inventoried it, cause I never think much about what I have in there.

    My gym shorts & shirt, and a towel in the main compartment, naturally. At one zippered end my jocks, the other my socks (that rhymes!)

    On top outside under elastic hold-down cords are shower flip-flops, for when they're wet. Yes, I shower at the gym when I want, I don't suffer from modern US shyness at social male nudity.

    Under the main top flap is a fitted 4-bottle set of shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and mouthwash. Though honestly I often just use the dispenser mounted on the shower wall for everything if it works (well, not for the mouthwash).

    Within interior side pockets are a toothbrush & toothpaste, comb, and disposable razor (the body lotion doubles for shaving cream, but I rarely shave at the gym anyway), Iburprofen pain pills, and I thought I had some foot powder. Maybe I moved it to my golf accessory bag, so I gotta get some for the gym bag, cause I sometimes use it.

    In the front compartment are a locker padlock, earbuds and power cords for the iPhone. Also a silly Bluetooth over-the-ear thingee, I forgot that was there, not sure why. I've now just relocated it to my electronics accessories catch-all bag, where it belongs. Remember when those hands-free devices were all the rage?

    Inventory complete.
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    Dec 20, 2015 8:10 PM GMT
    Alpha13 saidLube and condoms jock .

    Don't forget the dildos.

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    Dec 20, 2015 10:05 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]Lumpyoatmeal said[/cite]
    Alpha13 saidLube and condoms jock .

    Don't forget the dildos.

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    Hell no , I provide the big dick.
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    Dec 20, 2015 10:16 PM GMT
    When I out-gymed, I tried to keep the smallest bag practical. A small duffel about 10-12" diameter and maybe 16-18" long, with a shoulder strap.

    Gym shoes, shorts, jock, shirt. A few bandanas (I used to have long hair) gloves. Racquetball racquet (handle sticking out), balls, eye guard. Swim goggles, hair bands, speedo hanging on the outside by the shoulder strap. (To dry). Towels and consumables were supplied at the gym.

    Now I have a "triathlon" bag that I got with my REI dividend one year. It's very well thought out with vented shoe compartment, helmet compartment, vented wet gear compartments, etc. But I think it's far too big for the gym. I use it as a weekend bag.

    I still have that little duffle with the college logo on it. I tried to pack a spinnaker into it this summer,, but it's a little too tight.
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    Dec 20, 2015 11:00 PM GMT
    I have a Navigator Duffle bag from Timbuk2 which I bought a couple of years just for the gym -

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    It is exactly what I needed - the main side face compartments for when I go swimming: googles, ear plus, car keys, cell phone or anything else that I need to place for immediate access to.

    Then in big upper compartment: shoes, workout clothes, underwear or jockstrap, speedo, water bottle and pre-mix supplement Cellucor BCCA, moisturizer, sandals (for the shower) .

    24 Hours Gym provides the towel and body and hair shampoo. I also have no problem securing the bag in the gym's locker and retrieving the items that I need.
  • buddycat

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    Dec 21, 2015 12:05 AM GMT
    I don't carry one. I show up all ready to go and start right away with as little effort as possible. I don't swim so if i did I might.
  • LJay

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    Dec 21, 2015 5:03 AM GMT
    A couple of pairs of shorts , a couple of t-shirts and socks, liquid soap/shampoo. Handcuffs, chain, a couple padlocks, lube, condoms. Leather mask.
  • Apparition

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    Dec 21, 2015 6:25 AM GMT
    sadly three trays of hors d'oervres wrapped in towels is the last thing to go in my gym bag, since i didnt want to pay for my membership again as i had priorities and a squash partner who kept missing days.
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    Dec 21, 2015 10:02 PM GMT
    A clean towel, a jockstrap, a small discreet bag containing lube and condom, 2 protein/carb bars, a pair of gym shorts, a clean T, a bottle of Gatorade, an earphone, a combination lock.
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    Dec 22, 2015 12:38 AM GMT
    I forgot, when I did my inventory for this thread yesterday, to mention a water bottle. That's because I don't put it in there until I'm ready to go. It otherwise resides in my golf bag, actually 2 of them.

    It's got a filter in it, so I can fill it with ordinary city tap water (or even a watering hose on the golf course if I must). I don't believe in buying bottled water, some of which have been shown to contain nothing more than tap water themselves. And this double-wall bottle has a built-in straw with a bite valve, so it doesn't need to be inverted to drink from it. But with the valve it can't spill if it tips over, and being double-wall it stays cold.
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    Dec 22, 2015 4:59 PM GMT
    A lock, MP3 player, workout log, a flash drive and some Hotwheels.
  • joxguy

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    Dec 22, 2015 8:25 PM GMT
    Wow I am boring. Several workout shirts, small towel, extra pair of underwear, extra socks, compression shorts, jock, and ear buds, and several racquetballs.
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    Dec 23, 2015 5:32 AM GMT
    I can join the boring bunch: My gym bag started out life as a photographer's bag, more compact than a regular gym bag. It has three compartments. In one is a hand-towel. In the second are my gym gloves, a strong padlock (my old combination lock got jimmied in the locker room once upon a time; goodbye $120 dollars cash!--but thank god he left me my Ralphs card), and a wallet-like carrier for numerous hearing-aid batteries). In the main compartment are my gym shirt, jock, shorts, sox, and shoes, plus a pad of paper and a pencil. Oh, yeah--also a handful of pennies rattles around the bottom of that compartment because of a not-very-serious superstition: Whenever I see a penny on the floor, I say to myself, "Maybe that's my lucky penny," and toss it into the bag. Last of all, when I walk into the locker room, the key to my padlock is hanging from a clip holding it to one of the zippers on the bag; after I change and padlock the locker, the clip gets attached to the Thor's Hammer chain around my neck, so when I'm wearing all my bling working out at the gym, a Thor's Hammer chain, a clip holding a key, and a set of dog-tags are clinking and clanking as I go along. I'm considering hiring myself out as a percussion section.
  • carew28

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    Jan 29, 2016 9:16 PM GMT
    Anyone ever had their shampoo bottle come open and leak all over their gymbag ? It's not pretty. I keep it inside a plastic bag nowadays.
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    Jan 29, 2016 11:42 PM GMT
    Gym clothes, deodorant, water bottles, workout shoes, and like two books. Yes, I tend to read at the gym icon_redface.gif
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    Feb 02, 2016 7:13 AM GMT
    Lock and key, water bottle, ab roller, pilates resistance tubing and my trainer footwearicon_cool.gif
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    Feb 02, 2016 7:44 PM GMT
    Sometimes my gym bag looks like a picnic basket. I've got several protein bars, a bag of almonds, a bag of Craisins, a couple of bottles of water, a turkey, gravy, a chocolate cake, a fully stocked bar.....
  • MarkPhoenix

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    Feb 02, 2016 8:45 PM GMT
    Multiple locks, chalk balls, pre-workout, an extra empty blender bottle or two, wireless headphones/case - if i'm gonna be showering and changing at the gym then I'll throw in some flips, a towel, shower/toiletries, and a change of clothes.