It’s the most wonderful time of the year…to incessantly remind friends and family via text, e-mail, social media, and unannounced house calls that you’re expecting them to gift you every item on your holiday wish list.Advertisement
1. NIKE PRO HYPERWARM LINE CREW FITTED SHIRT
$65 @ NIKE.COM
Nike’s form-fitting long-sleeve crew top uses Dri-FIT Max friction-reducing fabric to sop up sweat. The thermal mesh lining and underarm mesh gussets retain heat while allowing for greater breathability.
2. TIMEX IRONMAN RUN X20 GPS WATCH
$80 @ TIMEX.COM
If one of your goals for 2016 is to trade the treadmill for the open road on cardio days, Timex’s x20 GPS watch is a lightweight option that’ll keep tabs on metrics like speed, distance, and calories burned. What’s more, the watch’s interval timer makes for a useful feature during indoor or outdoor HIIT sessions.
3. HARBINGER GRIP STRENGTH SYSTEM
$20 @ HARBINGERFITNESS.COM
Strong wrist, grip, and forearm strength translate to better performance in lifts requiring you to push or pull. Unrelated, a pair of big-ass forearms look super-freaky! This adjustable grip set offers 60, 80, or 100 pounds of resistance and won’t tear up your paws like grippers with unforgiving knurled handles.
4. POWERBEATS2 WIRELESS EARBUDS
$200 @ BEATSBYDRE.COM
Sometimes your only training partner is your playlist, which is why it pays to invest in a set of quality headphones. Angled earbuds and flexible ear hooks keep the sweat- and water-resistant Powerbeats2 Wireless attached to your dome, while the dual-driver acoustics and six hours of playback keep the bass thumping in your ears.
5. CARDILLO WEIGHT BELT
$170 @ CARDILLOUSA.COM
Cardillo made their name by churning out high-quality, customizable weight belts. Now they’ve made it so you can support more than just your back. From training straps and wrist supports to knee wraps and training gloves, Cardillo’s new line of lifting accessories has you covered top to bottom.
6. ADIDAS TEAM ISSUE FLEECE PANTS
$55 @ ADIDAS.COM/US
Whenever Old Man Winter cranks up the AC, step into these fleece-lined sweats to turn up the heat. As if that’s not enough, the reinforced stitching increases durability, so there’s no need to worry about splitting your pants at the seams after you add five inches this bulking season.
7. LIFEPROOF FRE POWER IPHONE 6 CASE
$100 @ LIFEPROOF.COM
Drop your iPhone 6 or 6s on a sidewalk? No problem. Drop it in the toilet? Gross, but it’s all good as long as the device rests inside of the FRE Power case. The unit not only protects phones from water damage and falls of up to six feet, it’s also a backup power source that doubles battery life.
8. MIZUNO WAVE INSPIRE 12
$120 @ MIZUNOUSA.COM
When the snow melts and it’s time to get shredded you’ll need a comfortable pair of kicks that’ll keep your dogs from barking when you ramp up the cardio. Mizuno’s lightweight runners feature more support and a retooled midsole than the previous model, providing more stability and comfort with each stride or strut.
9. AXE MAX HYDRATE
$4 @ AXE.COM
Think of it as a 30-second rep: Work Axe’s two-in-one shampoo and conditioner into a lather and rub it into your hair, and then rinse. Doing so will moisturize your locks and remove dirt, oil, and whatever nastiness that leeched onto your scalp after using the incline bench that some scrawny punk neglected to wipe down!
10. DEGREE MEN DRY SPRAY
$5 @ DEGREEDEODORANT.COM
Whether you have a physique like Mr. Olympia or an Oompa Loompa, if you’re spewing rank body odor from your pits, that’ll be the lasting impression you leave on people. Knockout underarm odor with a spritz of Degree’s woodsy-scented antiperspirant to keep your pits dry, smelling clean, and feeling fresh for up to 48 hours.
11. BOWFLEX SELECTTECH 560 DUMBBELLS
$449 @ BOWFLEXSELECTTECH.COM
Sync your Bluetooth-enabled tablet or smartphone to the 560s to track rep speed, rep count, range of motion, calories burned, and more. The data automatically transfers to an app for safekeeping. How smart is that? Each dumbbell adjusts up to 60 pounds. Add-on weights make each load 100 pounds.
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