2017 CrossFit Holiday Gift Guide
The Holidays are here and so is the holiday gift shopping season. To help (or maybe confuse you more 😉), we’ve compiled a list of some of the hottest CrossFit gear you’ll find this year to help boost your performance both inside outside of the box.
Hand protection is a big deal in CrossFit. If you rip, it can make it difficult to get a good workout in. There are some good leather options out there, but they all add some bulk to your grip. Tape works pretty good, but cutting all the little pieces and getting them on your hand the correct way can be a pain. Enter WOD & DONE athletic grips. In each pack of WOD & DONE, you get two pre-cut elastic tape grips that you simply apply to your hand once the backing paper is removed. The great thing about WOD & DONE is the application is very simple and they work well to protect your hands. At $1.21 to $1.60 a pair, what’s not to like?
If you’re getting hand calluses with hand protection, your next best option is to sand down those calluses before they turn to rips. Introducing, WODROD, the ultimate calluses control tool on the market. With just a few minutes of use, you can remove your calluses and turn your hands back to their smoother self. WODROD is a simple tool to use, but extremely effective. WODROD is a piece of aluminum that is knurled on one side and uses 3M sandpaper on the other side. It’s affordable and very durable. Use WODROD regularly to keep your calluses under control and your hands smooth.
When it comes to performing at your peak, nutrition won’t do it alone. PNP Supplements specifically formulates their supplements for hard training athletes and box warriors, looking to train and compete at their Peak Natural Performance. Their supplements are formulated with high-quality ingredients designed as complete systems to naturally maximize your performance to the fullest. From their Cardio Surge Energy supplement that optimizes your body’s natural energy pathways for peak cardio production and endurance to their Recover Surge supplement that boosts post workout energy replenishment and reduces muscle soreness, PNP’s formulas maximize your peak natural performance and recovery. Check out their sugar-free carbohydrate supplement, Glyco-Muscle Fueler and their whey protein and bovine colostrum blend, Whey-Pro 5 on their website to learn more.
Nothing beats a solid snack when you’re on the run and can’t make get a full meal in. Enter Oatmega bars. Oatmega bars were created to be the best snack bar available. Each bar is made from grass-fed whey protein from New Zealand, they’re non-GMO, gluten free, soy free and provide a good source of omega-3s. At 190 calories, 14 grams of whey protein, only 5 grams of sugar and several grams of fiber, you can say Oatmega bars makes a strong case for best snack bar available. Oatmega bars are available in eight flavors, which include blueberry, chocolate peanut, lemon chia, chocolate brownie, vanilla almond, chocolate coconut, chocolate mint, white chocolate raspberry. Get a few different bars or a whole box of 12 bars to make sure you've always got some solid nutrition handy.
Who doesn’t like coffee in the morning? When it comes to coffee, there’s coffee and then there’s COFFEE on a whole other level. TEMPLE COFFEE is one of those brands that bring it all together to deliver the best quality coffee possible and drink experience to their customers. From sending their green coffee buyer and director to meet and work directly with producers in the field for up to eight-month each year to tailoring each roast specifically to each batch of coffee to extract the best flavors and aroma the beans has to offer, TEMPLE COFFEE produces its award-winning coffee on a whole other level and it shows in each cup of coffee.
There’s nothing more soothing after a hard training session than a hot soaking bath. Mike’s recovery ups your body’s healing and recovery with its unique blends of essential oils at higher concentrations than you’ll find in most mineral soaks. Designed to calm the mind and renew the body, a hot mineral soak might be just what you need to cap your day. Check them out to see their full line of unique blends from RESTORE to DETOX to IMMUNE and more.
TRIGGER POINT has been around for some time now and is as popular as ever for one reason. It works! Mobility work is such an important component of health, fitness and recovery. You know the feeling following a tough WOD. . . Especially the next day. TRIGGER POINT rollers can help you roll away the aches and pains. They’re a great tool to loosen up tight muscles, knots, joints and assist with your recovery. Spending a few minutes on your TRIGGER POINT roller before going to bed can help you sleep better while boosting your body’s recovery.
Designed to fit the everyday athlete and offer maximum comfort, even the more muscular feminine build. The Vitality Sports Bra is a perfect balance between softness and elasticity. It is designed to move with you during your toughest WODs and stay in place. It’s triple back strap design with different color and print options bring a bit of style and functionality to CrossFit. Check out BORN PRIMITIVE for their full line of functional gear for both women and men.
If fashion is more your thing, then VULL SPORT is for you. VULL SPORT mixes function with fashion to bring you the ultimate in Women’s Sports Fashion. The VULL SPORT STRIVE SPORTS BRA is a high neck sports bra that leaves more than enough room for comfort and full range of motion of the neck. Sitting just under the collar bone, this design allows for maximal range of motion and worry-free wear. This high impact bra is double lined for durability and has a no-slip design for hours of secure confident wear. Check out VULL SPORT for their full line of fashionable, functional, activewear for women.
If you’re looking for maximum performance, look no further than VIRUS. Dedicated and committed to a new era of individual athletic progression, VIRUS performance apparel keeps pace with the latest in nanotechnology, technical fabric and biomechanical patterning to help push your limits. Made with patent-protected technology, VIRUS has taken compression to a new level. If you’re looking for peak performance from your gear, VIRUS has you covered.
Nothing beats a good gear bag to carry all the training gear you’ve collected. Weightlifting belts, wrist wraps, trainers, lifters, hand care items, jump ropes, supplements, extra clothes and more, can all be one big mess to carry with you to your next WOD or a nicely organized set of tools with the right gear bag. Enter DATSUSARA gear bags. Made of military-style hemp canvas, DATSUSARA bags are designed to be truly functional, high-quality gear. Hemp is used because it’s anti-microbial, which eliminates fungal and bacteria growth. Hemp is also four times stronger than cotton. It’s the strongest natural fiber in the world, which makes DATSUSARA bags ultra-durable. As for organizing, DATSUSARA gear bags have several compartments to neatly organize all your gear and they come in a variety of size in both duffel bag and backpack designs.
NO BULL Training Shoes, cuts through the bull to give you a high performing, functional training, minimalist shoe. Run, lift, slide, climb or grind these shoes have you covered. NO BULL Training Shoes are one of the best performing shoes available today. They feature NO BULL’s signature look which comes from its seamless one-piece construction of SuperFabric®, which creates a flexible, durable, abrasion resistant upper. Additional features include medial rope grip, breathable perforated micro-suede tongue, molded anatomical sock-liner, 4mm heel to toe drop and high carbon guards for added protection on sidewalls. If you’re looking for a shoe that can do it all, the NO BULL Training is your shoe.
With a solid line of CrossFit shoes and so much more, REEBOK has really come a long way by putting a lot of time, energy and focus on improving the gear they offer their customers. With revamped shoes and apparel for both inside and outside the box, you can find most of what you’re looking for when it comes to gear for both inside and outside the box. As one of the biggest sponsors of the 2017 CrossFit Games, REEBOOK caters to every CrossFit athlete’s and enthusiast’s apparel and gear needs.
If you’re looking for an app that is simple to use, which has everything you need to keep track of your CrossFit workouts and your lifts, this is it. The MY WOD app allows you to track your max lifts, track your WOD’s, graph all your benchmark workouts and more. It has all the hero and girl WODs, plus over 150 common WODs. You can keep track of your own WODs too and if you like sharing your workouts to social media or email them to a buddy, you can do that too. At $1.99 for Iphone or Ipad and $2.21 for Android, you can go wrong.
The WOD HANDBOOK has been around for a few years now and it keeps getting better. This year the release of the 3rd edition came with over 280 beautifully illustrated workouts. If you enjoy more of a visual guide to your workouts or are newer to CrossFit, you’ll appreciate the illustrated workouts. The WOD HANDBOOK has complete workouts for Hero WOD’s, The Girls, New Girls, Benchmark WOD’s Open WOD’s and more, all with full illustrations, so you know exactly what you’re doing in each workout. The WOD HANDBOOK is available in print in softcover, hardcover and download from iTunes.
Jump ropes are a big part of CrossFit and there's nothing like having your own jump rope you can adjust to your height and use to practice when you're away from your box. Although the price of speed ropes can range from $9.99 to as high as $159.50, the ELITE SURGE 2.0 by ELITESRS ROPES is a great combination of quality and price at $29.99. A unique feature of this jump rope is its patented ball bearing system that places ball bearings just above and below the insert of the cable. This makes it incredibly efficient and gives it an incredible feeling of balance while jumping. The handles are aluminum cut with a foam handle gripping. Another key feature of this jump rope is how easily it is to resize the length of the cable or replace the cable all together with a different thickness and style to meet your specific needs.
Tired of knee sleeves slipping down during your WOD? Then you need a pair of WORKT KNEE SLEEVES. These knee sleeves don’t slip down or bunch up and they’re very comfortable to wear during your workout. What sets WORKT KNEE SLEEVES apart from other knee sleeves is the Ecoprene™ interior lining they use vs the Neoprene you’ll find in other knee sleeves. Ecoprene™ looks and smells like Neoprene, but it’s naturally accruing, made up of limestone vs. petroleum, making it eco-friendly. They’re also 98% bacteria and moisture resistant meaning they’ll soak up less sweat, leading to less bacteria in your knee sleeves and less smelliness coming from your knee sleeves and gear bag too. Who doesn’t like that?
No gear bag is complete without a weightlifting belt. 2POOD offers a few different belts, but if you’re looking for an all-around good belt for light lifting to heavy lifting to metcons to Olympic weightlifting to powerlifting, the 2POOD STRAIGHT BELT is your belt. The 4-inch design makes keeps it from getting in the way when you’re doing cleans and snatches and its dense foam core gives your core the stability it needs when lifting. It’s easy to adjust strap system, lets you make micro adjustments to how tightly you set your belt and its cool looking designs standout from other belts. These belts are USAW compliant for those who like to complete, so no worries about needed another belt on the day of competition.