4 Things Every Fit Chick Must Own

4 Accessories For Chicks Who Lift

Since the holidays are around the corner, I thought I would plant some seeds on what to get your friend, yourself (we all should give ourselves a little something) or even your trainer. I have been lifting weights for 5 years now at different levels but this past year I decided I wanted to compete (read about that journey here), so I had to ramp up my regime a bit. In order to do that, I added some fun accessories to the mix to take me to that next level without compromising my wrists, neck and hands.

I created a video so you can see why and how to use each piece, I mention. I personally think some of these items would make great gifts for your fellow fitness friend or even to yourself. I always gift myself something every year, this year I gifted myself with some skincare, more on that later.

 

4 Things Every Fit Chick Mustย Own

Workout Accessories for Fit Chicks

  • Squat Sponge:ย Squatting does wonders for your booty, your abs and just your overall strength. As you start to progress, you may find the bar weight holding you back from pushing that next weight add on. I was finding the bar heavy on my back being 5’2 and since my gyms pad was a bit scary looking I decided to purchase my own. I love the squat sponge for two reasons, 1. It is PINK ๐Ÿ™‚ and 2. it is SO cushiony and I no longer have that uncomfortable feeling when I squat. I have added on an extra 10 kgs. just because I am more comfortable squatting.Squat Sponge 18″long, 3.5″ diameter & 1.5″thick Olympic Barbell Pad in Pink
  • Fanny Pack:ย Long story short, I had my valuables taken out of locker room in high school so ever since that happened I am weary of keeping my things in a locker room. I wear a fanny pack so that I have all my things attached to me and I don’t have to leave a backpack lying around the gym. I also like the fact it doesn’t get in the way of my lifts and it holds so many things its like a treasure chest sometimes! Similar: NIKE HOOD Cordura Fanny Waist Pack (Black)
  • Versa Grips Pro:ย So my grip is not my strong suit and I found my hands giving out before my legs and back so it was time to invest in Versa Grips to get me to that next level. I love my versa grips because they fit my small wrists comfortably and I am able to pull my weight on the lat pull down and almost doubled my deadlift weight within less time because my grip did not give out. When I put my grips on I feel like superwoman! Versa Grippsยฎ PRO Glove Weight Lifting Straps Hooks
  • Harbinger Weight Lifting Gloves:ย If none of this fits your goals, weight lifting gloves will. Our hands can get quite chapped up from holding onto dumbbells and bars but with gloves your hands are protected and your hands will stay nice and soft! My gloves also make me feel more confident in the gym because I am easily able to hold onto the weight with security. Harbinger 149 Women’s Pro Wash & Dry Weight Lifting Gloves (Black/Pink, Medium)

I am off to squat using my cushion but wanted to let you know that I will be Periscoping everyday this week! If you are not on Periscope, download it STAT and add me @CbentleyFit ย and if you want to see my past scopes go toย http://katch.me/cbentleyfitย for all my previous scopes!

So I wanna know..

  • Do you lift weights?
  • Are there any accessories you are loving right now?

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  • And…. I own… NONE OF THESE! lol!

    • Your grip must be amazing! You are one fit chick FO SHO! xo C

  • Need those grips!! Grip is for sure one of my weaknesses!

    • They are one of the best investments I have made thus far ๐Ÿ™‚ You should add them to your wish list this holiday season! xo C

  • The squat sponge is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing! I’ll have to check these out for once I start lifting heavier weights.

    • Thanks for the comment Lex! You can always add it to your wish list ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo C

  • Those Versa Gripps were a life changer for me this year! My legs were so much stronger than my hands, and using those grips really let me ramp up my weights. I think I need that squat sponge though!

    • I am so happy you got them too! They are like super human power accessories and I love them!! I feel like such a bad ass with them too haha, thank you for the comment love xo C

  • I do not lift weights. It doesn’t mean I don’t want to, I just feel intimidated, so I keep to what I know best, running!

    • Hey Lucie! Don’t be afraid!! To be honest it will help you get stronger in running, I know it sounds crazy but think if you can push two of you with your legs, running as one will make you go that much FASTER! I am not one to push stuff but I do these cool videos with curious.com where I break down lifting techniques http://bit.ly/curiouscardiofitness you can even try hiring a trainer for a day or two to go over the basics! Sending love and thinking that might be a cool goal for you to enter 2016 with!

  • Those grips look interesting. I have issues with my wrists lifting dumbbells sometimes.

    • Hey Cassi! they are AWESOME, you have to get some!! Totally add them to your wish list this holiday season, they are life changing! xo C