Are you struggling to think of a present to buy that friend or family member who is a total gym rat?
Save yourself the embarrassment of gifting your friend the gym equivalent of grandma’s yearly special; socks that were trending in the 1930’s.
TRAIN have got your back with the best fitness gift ideas this holiday.
The Holidays Gift Guide For Fitness Enthusiasts
Foundations for full strength
Otomix Ultimate Trainer (otomix.com, $139)
These been designed specifically for weightlifting and incorporate a new High-Performance bodybuilding system.
Along with an angled sole, this provides comfort and support by utilizing a special wrap-around strap, adjusted by an innovative lacing system.
This shoe is a must for the serious bodybuilder, powerlifter and weightlifter in the gym and out. Bodybuilding is in the Otomix DNA!
Your own PT in a DB
Bowflex SelectTech 560 Dumbbells (fitness-superstore.co.uk, $787)
The dumbbells act like a personal trainer to guide users through every exercise while tracking reps, sets, calories burned, as well as providing feedback on form.
The new, revolutionary 3DT app wirelessly transfers data from users’ workouts via Bluetooth and automatically syncs data to iOS and Android devices. Users can track goals, progress, calories burned, heart rate; share results and more!
Compact power in one place
PowerBlock U90 Stage 1 Set (powerblock.com, $599)
With a weight range of 5-50lb per hand, this set replaces 16 pairs of dumbbells or 825lb of free weights!
Along with expansion packs, this gives the user the ability to have racks of dumbbells at home like the gym without the needing the space.
You can adjust the weight in seconds using a selector pin like a weight stack at the gym. It’s a one-stop shop for lifting.
The Skulpt Scanner (skulpt.me, $99)
Scales are dead in the water – they simply don’t spit out the metrics sports scientists deem worth tracking.
Instead, make the switch to this device, which is the 21st-century version, measuring muscle quality on up to 24 different muscle groups while zeroing in on imbalances that may cause you an injury.
Recover the right way
Muscletech Platinum 100% L-Carnitine 1500 (Bodybuilding.com, $13.99)
L-carnitine has a ton of scientifically proven benefits for post-workout muscle recovery and fat loss.
Forget adding another pill to your supplement stack. Grabbing Muscletech Platinum L-Carnitine flips that problem on its head and has you looking forward to your dose.
Whey it up
Dymatize ISO-100 1.6lb (Bodybuilding.com, $29.99)
Made from the highest quality hydrolyzed whey protein isolate, it won’t be long before your muscles meet with this speedily digested and absorbed protein.
With each serving containing 25g of protein, 5.5 grams of BCAAs and 2.7g of leucine, you can rest assured you’re treating yourself to the best.
Sting in the tail
Otomix Stingray Escape (otomix.com, $129)
Awesome performance allied with incredible looks, Stingray Escapes are featherlite, boast ultimate traction, and are also ideal for grappling sports including jiu-jitsu, judo, boxing, wrestling and mixed martial arts.
Thin flat soles enable athletes to move easily, while everyone can benefit from the vast number of color combos and styles!
BCAAs and more
Gaspari Hyper Amino (Bodybuilding.com, $19.89)
If you were content with just BCAAs, then get this – Gaspari has thrown in so much more. HyperAmino includes the entire spectrum of essentials required by the body to build muscle.
That’s not all – with an added 100mg of natural caffeine and pump-inducing citrulline and arginine.
Pedal for performance
Schwinn Airdyne AD8 – Total Fitness Bike (fitness-superstore.co.uk, $1313)
Built around the power of progressive wind resistance, the Schwinn Airdyne AD 8 is an iconic machine in a class of its own for low-impact, total-body workouts.
It is a unique type of fan bike that utilizes user- controlled resistance, so the harder a user pedals the more resistance they generate.
As a result, the more resistance they generate, the more intense the workout becomes. Unlike traditional stationary bikes, the Airdyne AD 8 doesn’t need electricity.
Users power the bike with their own effort, so get working!
A little bit fit
Fitbit Ionic (fitbit.com, $299.95)
If you’re into fitness, know that Fitbit have been at it longer than their competitors so their app is slicker, faster, easier to use and has better heart rate tracking abilities. Battery wise, you can get up to seven days out of the Ionic – way longer than you would from an Apple – which needs a near daily feed.
If you do want the Star Trek functionality, go Apple, but if you want the best watch for a fitness fanatic, this is what your wrist (and body) needs so you’re not disturbed by work calls mid-workout.
You can have your cake and eat it
Optimum Nutrition Cake Bites (Bodybuilding.com, $19.99)
Christmas means celebration, and you know what celebration means… Cake!
Three mini cakes in a bar will have you feeling like you’re cheating but, if 20g of protein and only 5g of sugar per bar is bending the rules, who cares?
Get infareddy for bed
Under Armour Men’s Athlete Recovery Sleepwear (underamour.com, $99)
These PJs 2.0 help your body recover faster by reflecting Far Infrared – a type of energy that absorbs your body heat.
This improves your recovery, says a study in the journal Photronic Lasers in Medicine.
Grease your creaks
Fire Fly (fireflyrecovery.com, $70)
This sends out painless electrical impulses via your nerves to active muscles in your lower leg to return blood toward your heart.
The take-home results mean you’ll have increased blood circulation, decreased muscle soreness after a brutal session.
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