What to pack for CrossFit?

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As you know CrossFit is about constantly varied functional movement – in other words any kind of workout could be thrown at you! Don’t let an under-packed bag get in the way of you performing your best. Here is a list of essential and non-essential packing items for a CrossFitter.

PLUS45 Duffel

Pictured: PLUS45 Duffel

Essential Packing List:

  • Olympic lifting shoes – not only do they make you look serious about lifting, they serve an important hip and ankle stability function.
  • CrossFit/Metcon shoes – designed specifically for CrossFit training. They tend to have a stiff and slightly high heal and flexible toe, and the best ones are designed for handstand push-ups and rope climbs. These shoes are built for purpose and tend to out-live traditional trainers.
  • Weightlifting belt – ask your coach first if you’re ready for this accessory, it may be more important to build your strength before wearing a belt. In short, a weight lifting belt offers core and back stability for really heavy lifts.
  • Skipping rope – although the box might have community ropes, nothing beats whipping out a rope cut to your height - like damn!
  • Thick shin high socks or shin guards – great protection for rope climbs, Olympic lifting and those pesky jump boxes that sneak up on you!
  • Gymnastic grips – great protection for pullups and muscle ups. We recommend leather grade material, it tends to mould to your hand better and will act more like a second skin.
  • Deodorant – no one likes a smelly beast.
  • 1-2 Shaker bottle with a scope of protein or BCAA’S - just add water when you’re ready.
  • Water bottle – make sure you recover with H20 and replenish your fluids.
  • Microfiber towel

 CORE25 Backpack

Pictured: CORE25 Backpack

Non-Essentials Packing List:

  • Protein bar or nut mix – post WOD munchies can sneak up on you.
  • Callous file – shave them off in advance and avoid a nasty tear.
  • Athletic tape – great for protecting your inner thumb during Olympic lifting. Don’t skimp out on this - find a brand that is flexible and sweat resistant. Getting average tape will never get used and giving thumbs-up may become a thing of the past.
  • Chalk bag and chalk – because of COVID some boxes have stopped community chalk buckets.
  • Physio cream
  • Voodoo floss
  • Knee sleeves
  • Training Journal 

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