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What’s In Your Gym Bag Sheena?

Sheena's gym bag

What do you carry all your gear in?

A small Nike duffle bag from way back in the day. I used to work at Niketown Seattle!

What’s inside?

What’s on your wishlist?

A pair of some Natural Grips!


 

What’s In YOUR Gym Bag is our take on an athlete’s everyday carry, or small collection of gear/ tools/clothing that are carried on a daily basis to assist your fitness endeavors in the gym at Foundation CrossFit/CrossFit SLU and abroad.

Want to share yours? Email us with a subject line “WIYGB”

What’s In Your Gym Bag, Isaac?

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What do you carry your stuff in?

A drawstring bag (Vanderbilt Division of Student Life)

What’s in your bag?

Under armor wrist sweatbands, White Nike Romaleos 2 with a pink lace swap, Timex Ironman “Shock”, Rogue S-1 Short Handle jump rope, knee sleeves, Lilly’s purple ball (for playing fetch, not rolling out), band-aids, a Ped-Egg (you have to take care of your hands!), athletic tape, a normal blender bottle (strawberry protein, creatine), a small blender bottle (pre-workout) and a sweet potato (post-workout).

Anything that you are particularly fond of?

My sweet potato! Duh.

What is on your wish list?

I would love to have a heart rate monitor!

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Thanks Isaac (FCF)!


What’s In YOUR Gym Bag is our take on an athlete’s everyday carry, or small collection of gear/tools/clothing that are carried on a daily basis to assist your fitness endeavors in the gym at Foundation CrossFit/CrossFit SLU and abroad.

Want to share yours? Email us with a subject line “WIYGB”

What’s In Your Gym Bag, Jared?

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What do you carry your gear in?

I have a modular bag system from Mission Workshop and I stuff everything in that. Everything in the shoes goes into a small pouch that straps to the outside of the backpack

What’s inside?

Black Nike Romaleos 2, a pair of gloves (just in case I want to protect my hands and good for sledge hammers), athletic tape, nail clippers, weightlifting straps, and a standard jump rope with orange handles. Occasionally I’ll put a specialty piece of gear in there like a lacrosse ball if I’m traveling. I had some wrist wraps in there when I hurt my left wrist but I don’t need them anymore because I do my wrist prep on a regular basis.

What’s on your wishlist?

I want my own pair of barbell clamps and some more tights!

Thanks Jared!

Jaredphoto by Mark Malijan


What’s In YOUR Gym Bag is our take on an athlete’s everyday carry, or small collection of gear/tools/clothing that are carried on a daily basis to assist your fitness endeavors in the gym at Foundation CrossFit/CrossFit SLU and abroad.

Want to share yours? Email us with a subject line “WIYGB”

Wearable Wednesday: Society Nine

A special guest post from our very own Tina Le! s9-angelouquote CrossFit is an egalitarian sport. Men and women, from the everyday athlete to the elite, compete with equal visibility, and CrossFit’s rapid growth built a community and created a market. In other words, if you’re looking to gear up, there is so much stuff to buy, no matter your sex or gender. Generally speaking, in the world of sport and fitness merchandise, with the exception of perhaps gymnastics, figure skating, or tennis, women are comparatively more limited in their options. And this is especially the case for those of us ladies who practice the mixed martial arts. Women of FCF, imagine if you will, if lifting shoes only came in men’s sizes, and if you didn’t fit the smallest available men’s shoe size, that was still your only choice. The one thing differentiating that shoe from the men’s version is yours comes in a lovely shade of pink. And even worse, the quality of your shoe is below the men’s. How do you think your performance would fare in the gym or competitions? And even if you overcame the discomfort or awkwardness of subpar and ill-fitting gear, how fair is it to always be reminded on some small level that your presence is not entirely wanted or expected–in a sport you are deeply passionate about? This is precisely the experience of many female MMA practitioners. My sister, Lynn, and I both train in stand-up fighting styles (boxing, kickboxing), are just short of 5’0″, and have always bought 12-oz. gloves–we wrap our hands up and clench tight fists to fill up the extra space and keep our hands from sliding around. I also practice submission wrestling, and it’s a challenge to find durable performance wear (think, leggings and rash guards) that can survive regular training. The inseams of those cute yoga pants aren’t making it past a month and they weren’t cheap! s9-groupshot For every dozen options of any piece of gear or clothing for men, there are one or two choices for women, and those choices utilize hypersexualized marketing or the styles don’t suit the tastes of a diverse population of women. Due to the rapid growth of women’s MMA in the last 5 years, however, this is slowly changing (also owed in great part to CrossFit’s popularity and influence on how we perceive physically strong and muscular women, I’m sure), but being the entrepreneur she is, my sister got fed up and decided to do something about it. Enter Society Nine and gloves finally designed with the needs of female fighters in mind. Inspired by Title IX and women’s longstanding fight to be on the same athletic playing field as men, my sister created Society Nine to represent the modern female fighter and athlete who is in power in the gym and empowered in life. Society Nine’s first commercial spot! (That’s my sister’s voiceover and she also appears in the video) Her first project–to manufacture the boxing and MMA gloves–is currently a “Staff Pick” on Kickstarter! If you also box, you can pledge for a pair of gloves, but there is also an infinity scarf, jacket, and track pants, among other fly items to gain if you pledge. Teaser: these are all designs from the future sportswear line… But first things first: there is only one week left to fundraise (deadline is Wednesday, February 25, at 8:25AM PST!), so please show some love, pledge what you can, and share the Kickstarter link with the ferocious females in your life so Society Nine can reach its goal to be the brand of badasses who run the world(? Girls!). Check out the Kickstarter campaign! s9-gordonquote

12 Days of CrossFit: DEM LEGS

Calling all laaaaaaadddies!

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We all know that CrossFit women have crazy strong legs. Sometimes it can be tough to find bottoms to fit all that muscle in. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorites from our community.

Old Navy Active
From Nicole B: “A few of you have asked me where I get my workout leggings from… Old Navy! They make really great compression leggings, they’re really affordable, and they stay in place during a workout. Two types that are in my wardrobe now: “BLACKJACK” and “VICTORIAN BLUE
(NOTE: I don’t recommend the “CARBON” colored leggings, as they seem to use a stiffer fabric for those) ($20-$30, Old Navy)

Moving Comfort Urban Gym Tight
From Megan P: “My FAVORITE tight ever. Moving Comfort is a brand by Brooks so they really get running and cross training. The top is a thick non-muffin top liner with several pockets for stowing keys or an ID for a run. They are thick enough that I don’t feel like every curve is outlined, but breathable enough to run in muggy weather.” ($65, Moving Comfort)

Lineage
Lightweight, fashionable spandex leggings for yoga, running, and other sports. They come in super fun colors and pay particular attention to: high waists to prevent muffin tops and contoured shaping in the crotch region so no sagging or too tightness. ($53, Lineage)

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Nike Pro Shorts
From Ann-Marie D: “I like to wear these under sweatpants so I’m super warm by the time I start a workout! They have different lengths so those with thick thighs can choose between shorty shorts riding up or longer shorts staying put. I prefer in between.” ($28, Nike)