THINGS YOU NEED IN YOUR GYM BAG

To help save on valuable bag space, we've consolidated a list of the absolute grooming essentials for your next trip to the gains palace.

The idea behind a gym bag is that you’re lifting less weight on the way to and from the workout than during. We can’t tell you how to manage the gym bag laundry sitch (only that you gotta) but we can tell you how to pull together a post training regimen that will have you looking as good as you feel afterwards.

MOISTURISER

Losing moisture through sweat + jumping in a hot shower = skin that needs a drink.

If you want to make sure it is better absorbed, keep the shower water cool so whatever is applied is not perspired away.

DEODORANT

You don’t want something too strongly scented. Dryness is the aim here.

FRAGRANCE

An obvious inclusion. After all, exercise isn’t the most fragrant of endeavors. Nor do you want to be schlepping around a full size bottle every day. Go for a travel size or pocket variety that still packs a fragrant punch. Or better yet, try one of the new ‘solid’ fragrances.

HAIR PRODUCT

Unless you’re up for using that communal hairdryer, your product is most likely to go onto damp hair. What’s more, you probably don’t have the time to faff around in front of the mirror because you’ve got places to be that aren’t the gym. Opt for a formulation that spreads easily through the hair and offers a mid-range degree of hold. Muss it through the hair from roots to tips, rake back and check for any globs in the mirror. You don’t want to rock the ‘There’s something about Mary’ look.

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