Gym bag musts at SM comp

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I had a buddy contact a group of us and ask what he needed to bring for his first Strongman competition and check to see if he covered everything. I am not going to go into a big thing about what to bring and why but I will go over a few Key things to bring that will make your time easier.

Elbow and Knee sleeves – I keep my knee sleeves on for every event regardless of the event. I want to keep my joints warm and tight.

 

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People love to fall during carry or sprint events and cutting your knee open will make for a crappy time.

 

Multiple t-shirts – mass amounts of chalk on you shoulder, back and chest is normal mix it with a ton of sweat and it can get annoying. To add to this, you more than likely will have a Stone event. You don’t want to ruin your good shirt and you also don’t want to drive home with tacky all over you.

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Tacky leads me into the next important one.

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Tacky and WD-40

Don’t be that guy/gal that didn’t know that tacky was important and now you have to walk around bumming tacky off of people.  Guess what buddy, Tacky is not cheap. $35 for a decent size tub and more than likely your not the only person who has asked me to lend some and i am probably sharing with my teammates.  Buy your own tacky and WD-40 to get the tacky off. In fact these two items should always be in your gym bag! Never leave home without them!

 

Belt – This, for me, is thee most important of them all. I need this, I must have this… if i forget this it is going to be a bad bad day for me. Pressing events, pulling events i use it for everything but stones… A lot of people have multiple belts so it is easy to forget one. Take your time and check your list.

 

The above items are my most important go to. A lot of people will have others that are more important to them and that is great, but for me I need these above items if i am going to have a good day. You spend a lot of money on competing, do not forget your equipment!

I hope this helps!

 

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