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What’s In Your Gym Bag Grayson?


What do you carry your gear in?

I carry everything in a Mission Workshop Rambler backpack or in my Ortlieb panniers. Depends on what bike I ride that day.

What’s inside?
What I carry:

Hook Grip Knee Sleeves, blue:
After 5 knee surgeries, my knees like a warm snug embrace. I originally had a pair of Rehbands. Over time they stretched out and began to bunch up during lifting sessions and WOD’s. They were also way too warm for any kind of metcon work. The Hook Grip sleeves are perfect for everyday CrossFit use. They keep my knees warm, have a fairly snug fit, and do not fall down or bunch up. They also regulate temperature much better than the Rehbands. The best feature is the price, $14 dollars at

Rogue Strength Wraps:
Great addition for any kind of heavy overhead barbell work, especially heavy snatch attempts. The wraps give me just a little bit of extra stability in the catch.

Inov-8 FastLift 370 BOA:
I used the original Reebok OLY Lifters for three years for lifting sessions, kettelbell work, and WOD’s. My snowboard boots use the BOA system, so I had a feeling that the simplicity and adjustability of the system would work well for lifters. I’ve fallen in love with these shoes. The fit, adjustably, and stability of these lifters leave the Reeboks in the dust.

Therapy band:
This is a recent addition to my bag and I think it has earned a permanent spot. I mentioned knee surgeries earlier, my latest one was two months ago and part of my rehab has been to use this band to strengthen my hips and glutes. Everyday I have been doing pull a-parts, clam shells, and monster walks with this band. These exercises have helped tremendously with my squats and I plan continue the work.

Athletic tape:
Is hook-gripping 30 min EMOM barbell sessions tearing up your thumbs? Tape is the solution. I prefer the Travis Mash tapping method: I purchased this at the gym!

Revletics Speed Rope:
I don’t own the rope pictured. After using it, I plan to get one. My RX jump rope feels like a 82 Chevy Nova. This rope feels like a Ferrari. Unfortunately it’s priced like one.

Seconds Pro iOS app:
I use this app for my timing needs. If you need a custom timer, this app can make it for you.

What’s on your wishlist?
The only thing I can think of is Natural Grips for protecting my hand during high volume pull-up sessions and a calf sleeve to protect my shin from rope climbs.

Grayson is an AM athlete at CrossFit SLU.

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.

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