You can spot a bodybuilder from a mile away. Sure, you’ll be able to see the size and overall musculature of a bodybuilder quite easily, but to the trained eye you’ll see much more than that. Each and every day in the life of a bodybuilder is filled with precisely timed events and each of those events requires certain elements to be on hand when needed. For this reason, there are a number of daily essentials required for bodybuilding success that must get toted around everywhere we go. The following are what I would consider to be the top 5 bodybuilding essentials that you will never see a bodybuilder leave home without.
The key to being able to carry around all that you need is a good gym bag. It needs to be big enough to fit all of your gym gear, extra clothing and food as well as any supplements you may need during your day. Extra pouches and departments within the gym bag are also necessary to carry other items such as your gym pass, wallet and keys and a good over the shoulder strap is of the utmost importance especially if you need to walk around for any sort of distance.
You can’t slam down a protein shake or some pre-workout without your shaker cups. And chances are, if you’re spending the day away from where you live, multiple shaker cups are going to be stuffed into your gym bag. Make sure the top is on tight so no spillage occurs (I’m sure many of you out there can relate to this) and also make sure to take them out of your gym bag and clean them at the end of the day. Otherwise, a unwanted stench will be coming from your bag and I’m sure you can all relate to that one as well.
Aside from training, food is the next most important aspect of a bodybuilder’s day and you should never go any more than two to three hours without eating. This is why packing food in tupperware containers or any other type of container is a common occurrence for a bodybuilder. Just make sure that you do your best to keep your food cool so that it doesn’t spoil and then spoil the rest of your day.
Sometimes you just need to escape reality to be able to get yourself into a mindset conducive to killing it in the gym. There’s no better way to do that than music. Once you have your play lists set up on your device, all you have to do is plug in and block out the rest of the world. Whether you decide to thrash your way, sing your way, hustle your way or grind your way through a workout, a good set of noise cancelling headphones is must.
To take your bodybuilding game to the next level, you need to have on the right gear and it all starts with your shoes. If you shoe game is on point, then everything else will follow in step (pun intended). If you want to be the best then you have to have the best on your feet and that only comes by way of Heyday Footwear. All of the choices you have from Heyday are excellent and second to none. Try a pair of the Super Shift Bodybuilding Shoes for starters and then go from there. You won’t be disappointed and it won’t be long before you’re ordering another pair of Heydays; trust me on this.
There are certain things in life that you just can’t live without and there are certain things in a bodybuilder’s life that can’t be left at home. Make sure you always have everything you need to continuously improve with each hour that passes and be sure to make Heyday Footwear an essential part of your journey.
Author: Dana Bushell
AST Sports Science sponsored athlete/writer, sponsored by Schiek Sports Inc.