This year, it’s time to change things up. Sure, in the past, you made all sorts of resolutions – and then fell off the wagon by early March. 2020 will be the year that you follow through with your year’s fitness goals. However, it’s not just going to magically change. You’ve got to pick up the gear you need to succeed. In this handy guide, we’ll walk you through the fitness gear all the top athletes are raving about, and help you stick to your goals. Here’s what you’ll need to make 2020 the year that you finally get fit.
The right training shoes
Did you know there’s a pretty good chance you’ve been training in the wrong shoes? If you’re wearing your running shoes to weight lift in the gym, or popular athleisure shoes with big, squishy, comfy foam outsoles, you’re throwing yourself off your game.
Serious training shoes are made to provide a stable and secure platform for your workout routine. The problem with running or athleisure shoes that offer tons of springy cushion is that they unevenly distribute weight. This is great for all-day walking or running, but not ideal when you’re trying to deadlift. Opt for minimal, flat training shoes and watch the boost to your results!
Breathable workout clothes
Don’t you hate it when you get to the end of your workout and your clothes are soaked through, sticking to you in all the worst ways, and just generally creating a post-workout yuck? Us too. It can seriously dampen your motivation to keep up with your fitness goals. This year, change it up by investing in high-tech, moisture-wicking clothes that keep you dry even after the most intense workouts:
- Breathable shirts that allow you to flex and move naturally during your training
- Socks that won’t get soaked through as you run
- Underwear that keeps you cool and dry from start to finish
Killer protein sources
When you’re trying to build muscle and burn fat, protein is half the battle. Sure, there are protein-rich sources of food out there that are easy, like red meat and bread. However, because they are so densely packed with carbs, calories, and fats, they are just not an efficient protein source.
Whether you’re looking to bulk or burn, you want to seek out clean protein sources. One of the easiest and smartest options is to utilize vegetable protein. Pea protein, in particular, is totally clean, extremely nutritious, and carries maxed out efficiency. Pea protein is available in many veggie patties at the grocery store, as well as in powder that you can mix into shakes.
A high-tech smart watch
Smart watches haven’t been on the scene for too long, but they’ve already made huge changes to the way we work out. They can boost motivation by turning working out into a little game – basically, you want to see the watch say that you’ve met your fitness goals for the day!
While smart watches can be a pretty big investment, there are some affordable smart watches on the market that make it easy to prioritize fitness without breaking the bank. Many have the most basic features you need: heart-rate monitoring, step-tracking, and calorie burning. Browse options and find the one that will bring you to the next level this year!
The best gym membership
A gym membership may not be gear exactly, but it’s a pretty important item if you want to stay true to your fitness goals. Sure, going on neighborhood runs or working out in your garage can get you some results, but if you want to follow through with your workout routine, you’ve got to be a bit more invested.
A gym doesn’t just make it easier to get in a full and thorough range of workouts; it also holds you accountable. If you’re paying big bucks each month for a membership, you probably will be more motivated to achieve your fitness goals. Plus, many gyms offer a wide range of fun and engaging classes, so you’ll be able to find new and innovative ways to work out so that you stay motivated.
Let 2020 be the year you finally smash those fitness goals. Pick up the gear that you need to succeed today!