HOW TO BUILD A FIRST-AID KIT FOR YOUR CROSSFIT GYM BAG for WODLounge.com

Scrapes, blisters and calluses are everyday owies that happen anywhere, including the box. Come prepared for minor CrossFit injuries with an arsenal of first aid remedies.

Start with the basics: Bandages and cold packs are must-haves in any first-aid kit, including the one you toss in your gym bag. Calluses are impossible to avoid in the box. The best way to keep them from affecting your fitness is to shave them down and keep them smooth with a specialized callus shaver with safety slide. There is no magic potion out there for aches and pains, but there are plenty of salves and ointments that do the trick. Aquaphur Healing Ointment prevents chaffing and helps to soothe irritated skin, while Biofreeze relieves achy muscles and joints with an instant cool and tingling sensation. Roll out those knots with the Gemini, which was created specifically with CrossFit athletes in mind. And last, but not least, just think of the sweaty paws all over those kettlebells—kill some of that borrowed bacteria with good ole’ fashioned hand sanitizer. Bring your WOD-ready first-aid kit to your next workout and you’ll be ready for anything.

First-Aid-Kit

 

Originally Posted to http://www.wodlounge.com/build-first-aid-kit-crossfit-gym-bag/

CrossFit First-Aid Kit: Band-Aid Flexible Fabric Bandages via Drugstore.com | Instant Cold Pack viaWalgreens | Tweezerman Callus Shaver via Drugstore.com | Aquaphor Healing Ointment via Drugstore.com | Biofreeze Pain Relieving Gel via Performance Health | MobilityWOD Gemini via Rouge Fitness | X3: Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizer via Drugstore.com |

MAD DASH TO THE BOX: HOW TO PACK A MINIMALIST GYM BAG FOR QUICK WORKOUTS for WODLounge.com

Workdays are a blur, making it tough to find time for fitness. The key to squeezing a quick workout into your hectic day is to simplify: Organize your schedule, manage your time, and carefully pack the bare-minimum of gear for your mad dash to and from the gym. Skip the gym bag altogether, because these bare essentials can easily fit in your purse. Start with Patagonia’s bold green running top which features a built-in bra. Throw on a pair of light shorts, then lace up Merrell’s Vapor Glove running shoes which weigh in at 10 ounces—total. Even during a quick workout, hydration is vital! Bring along Vapur’s collapsible water bottles that roll up and are easy to store when empty. And as you wipe the sweat from your brow and head off to your next appointment, stuff your stinky gym wear into Flight 001’s handy Gym Gear Bag, which separates your sweaty clothes from the clean stuff.

Packing-Light-for-a-Midday-

 

Originally Posted to http://www.wodlounge.com/mad-dash-gym-pack-minimalist-gym-bag-quick-workouts/

Minimalist Gym Bag Fashion Features: Gamut Sport Top via Patagonia | GTD Running Shorts via The North Face | Gym Gear Bag via Flight 001 | Barefoot Run Vapor Glove Running Shoes via Merrell |Water Bottle viaVapur |

7 CROSSFIT INSPIRED TWITTER ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW for WODLounge.com

It’s amazing what you can learn in 140 characters or less. 200 million Twitter users generate approximately 340 million tweets a day. According to a San Antonio-based market research firm, Pear Analytics, 40% of Tweets are “Pointless Babble,” but 9% have pass-along value. Don’t worry about digging through the pointless babble and spam to find the Tweeters who matter—we’ve done all the hard work for you! Check out the Top Seven Best CrossFit Lifestyle-Inspired Tweeters:

Tweeters-to-Know

@CROSSFIT

This is the official Twitter account for CrossFit. Chock-full of motivational quotes, WODs and links to fascinating content, this is a must-follow for CrossFit Tweeters. Follow @CrossFit for all the news and tidbits from the official source.


@CROSSFITGAMES

This year’s CrossFit Games have come and gone, but that hasn’t stopped the official Twitter account from Tweeting out interesting links, quotes and interviews with CrossFit athletes. Follow @CrossFitGames for a first hand look at hardcore CrossFit athletes.


@CROSSFITJOURNAL

CrossFit Journal is a fitness, health and lifestyle publication dedicated to improving athletic performance and quality of life. Follow @crossfitjournal for links to articles, videos and audio files covering everything from exercise technique, nutrition and much more.

@MARK_SISSON

Mark Sisson is a blogger, athlete and author of the book “Primal Blueprint”. Sisson’s diet tips incorporate many aspects of the Paleo Diet, which is closely tied to the CrossFit lifestyle. Follow @Mark_Sisson to get great tips on healthy eating and general fitness.

@DRWEIL

Dr. Andrew Weil is a teacher and writer on holistic medicine. Dr. Weil is a guru when it comes to all-natural diets and drool-worthy recipes. Follow @DrWeil for Tweets about integrative medicine, nutrition and all-around natural health.

@ROBBWOLF

Robb Wolf is a strength and conditioning coach who is also a New York Times Bestselling author! Follow @robbwolf for Tweets about the Paleo Diet, fitness and general nutrition.


@DAIMANUEL

Dai “The Moose” Manuel is a motivational speaker and CrossFit athlete. The Moose sends out upbeat Tweets about health, workouts and positive living. Follow @daimanuel to get motivated!

Originally Posted to http://www.wodlounge.com/7-crossfit-inspired-twitter-accounts-follow/