With less than 30 days to go Christmas is nearly upon us, have you started your Christmas shopping yet?
It’s difficult enough having to shop for your family and loved ones but to shop for your gym and office buddies as well adds another dimension to Christmas shopping. To offer you a little guidance, we’ve put together a list of 10 Secret Santa/stocking filler ideas under £10 to help you find something for your gym rat buddies.
1. Resistance Band
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, resistance bands are great for any gym goers. They are great for travelling as they are light in weight and take up virtually no space. Your muscles also adapt to movements you do often, and a resistance band adds variety to your workouts and keeps your muscles guessing.
2. Foam Roller
By rolling your muscles over a foam roller you are basically giving yourself a deep tissue massage. Muscles can tighten up for a number of reasons but it is especially common amongst gym goers. With a foam roller, you can get rid the adhesions in your muscles and increase blood flow, creating a better mobility and help your muscles to recover quicker.
3. Gliding Discs
Gliding discs are great for improving your stability. A great exercise to do with the gliders is lateral push-ups. These Iron Core Fitness gliders also come with a guide on 20+ exercises you can do with them.
4. Massage Balls
Similar to the foam roller, massage balls are great for relieving tensions in stiff muscles. There are times where you want to pinpoint the exact area of stiff muscles and a massage ball can really dig deep into them. This pack comes with 3 different density depending on how tough you are with pain!
5. Abs Roller
The first time I saw someone use these was in a really old Jackie Chan movie. After 25 years of hard work I still can’t do them standing up! The abs roller doesn’t just work your abs, you need to engage your arms and legs to support your entire body. Challenge your gym buddy to do 10 reps on these!
Progressive improvement is one of the key ingredients to improving your health and fitness. This diary helps you keep track of activities, sets, reps and other stats like body weight on the day. Get this for your gym buddy to help them document their every move.
7. Jump rope
Jump rope gives you a greater workout intensity and reduces stress from impact on your body. There is always the great debate on what burns more calories and it depends on how hard you are pushing yourself. Nevertheless, it’s good to switch things up once in a while.
8. Handle Push Up
The push-up handles let you push that little bit deeper and increase your range of motion when you are doing push-ups. It’s also much easier on the wrist to use a bar as you don’t have to bend your hands back as far.
9.Power Weight Lifting Wrist Wraps
10. 2litre Water Bottle
The body is about 60% water and drinking enough is essential to achieving your health and fitness goals. This monstrous 2-litre bottle will definitely help you or your buddy binge drink your way to the daily recommended 8 ounces.