Some accessories are nice to have, but not totally necessary. But these ones are game-changers that enable better, more effective workouts.
Workout Accessory of the Year: Fat Gripz
Fat Gripz retain their 2018 title as the lifting accessory of the year, proving once again that the smallest things really do make the biggest difference. Simply by changing your hand position on any bar, these rubber grips force more muscle fibers throughout the upper body to wake up and smell the coffee, providing more complete muscle activation and greater mass building.
If you change one thing in your routine, this should be it. Throw Fat Gripz in your gym bag and get more out of all the upper-body barbell and dumbbell training you already do.
Blender Bottle: Classic
Everyone puts their own spin on the shaker bottle, but no one has been able to improve on the Blender Bottle Classic, quite possibly the ideal shaker. It snaps shut and it doesn't leak. Perfection!
Versa Gripps: Pro Series
Meet the secret weapon of elite bodybuilders and physique competitors worldwide. The Pro Series from Versa Gripps takes grip fatigue entirely out of the question, provides wrist support, and features an innovative quick-release feature for injury prevention.
Schiek: Competition Power Belt
When your back is at stake, you don't compromise. Schiek sets the standard with this wide, heavy-duty powerlifting belt. Wear it with pride.
Sling Shot: Reactive Sling Shot
This new Sling Shot version is awesome! The Reactive model in particular is great for lifters who are still building base strength. Use it to bench more weight more safely, or use it for assisted push-ups.
Schiek: 2004 Lifting Belt
While less hardcore than the Competition model, the 2004 belt is more comfortable and versatile. It's contoured to match the shape of your body, and can be used for a little extra support lifting anything from weights to kids to furniture.
Liquid Grip: Liquid Grip
This stuff is magic. It works like chalk to keep your hands dry and grippy, but it stays on way longer and doesn't make a mess. Absolutely required for heavy lifting and grip training.
New Age Performance: 5DS Mouthpiece
Strongman athletes swear by this mouthpiece for optimizing performance. It simply has to be experienced to be believed.
RockTape: Assassins Knee Sleeves
Kill your workouts, not your knees. Simple but tough, these sleeves deliver stability and painless performance.