Avid CrossFitters, strength training beginners and elite professional athletes can all improve workout performance using the 32 products from 16 different companies in the official 2014 Men's Fitness CrossFit Gear Guide. To create this mega list of WOD boosting items, we tested the products, asked the companies which products are best for improving CrossFit training, got recommendations from our trainers and editors and read product reviews from websites and magazines. Check out these 32 cutting-edge and CrossFit-community-approved products designed to prevent injuries, recover muscles from intense training and improve WOD performance so you can take your fitness to the next level.
Made from 90% recycled polyster, the Tanto 2.0 is a moisture resistant training top that feels and looks great. It’s not tight but still very lightweight, making it a unique find in the compression market. A rubber-like band wraps around the bottom of the shirt's inside, keeping the shirt in its place. This isn't a compression shirt you'll need to tuck in and adjust after every set; it's one that fits just right.
Armour Vent, a new type of mesh with different sized wholes that keep you cool, combined with a loose fit, make this shirt an athlete’s top choice. Available in many stand-out colors and goes great with Under Armour Ignite Socks.
Wear these stretchy drawstring shorts to get full range of motion in your WODs. If long shorts get in the way of your Olympic lifts or you need to stay extra cool during running, the CrossFit Stride is for you.
Research suggests that wearing compression apparel reduces muscle fatigue and perceived exertion. One of Reebok’s newest compression shorts, the CrossFit Control have mesh openings to evaporate moisture, and are long enough to provide support to your entire thigh.
The rubber-like band on the inside of RYU’s compression apparel is a subtle yet effective way of keeping their garments in place on your body. Made of 90% recycled polyster and 10% Lycra, the Tanto 2.0 shorts don’t have any mesh holes and come in an awesome light blue color.
Under Armour HeatGear ArmourVent Compression Shorts
The holes in ArmourVent gear are strategically placed to give you breathability where you need it and these high quality compression shorts are no exception. Feel the breeze with these chafe-free performance shorts.
You can find a Grid foam roller at pretty much any Box these days, so here’s a reminder that if you don’t have one of these dense, sturdy rollers, it’s time to join the community. There’s also the Grid Mini, a 5” tall by 5.5” diameter roller that fit virtually anywhere so you can get a quick trigger point fix on the go.
Stainless steel with polyurethane wheels, the Cold Roller combines the benefits of ice therapy and self myofascial release into one useful tool. Pop it in the freezer for a few hours then take it out and get rolling to release painful trigger points and get deep pain relief.
Designed to provide wrist support, these 34-inch long and 3-inch wide wraps can be easily loosened and tightened during your WOD to give you just the right amount of bracing when you need it. Simply wrap the fabric around your wrist and place the string underneath the fabric where it provides the most comfort and stability.
Kinesiology tape provides stabilization during workouts and reduces swelling to recover muscles post workout. Spider Tech offers 17 different pre-cut tapes for every body part in addition to standard X, Y, and I-shaped precuts. Spider Tech tape lasts up to five days since it's waterproof, flexible and durable.
Rock Tape offers mostly rolls of elastic kinesiology tape with stylish designs but also sells some pre-cuts too. “Engineered to meet the demands of CrossFit athletes,” water-resistant Rock Tape adds compression for muscle recovery or decompression for pain relief and can be worn for up to five days.
Voodoo flossing is a high-level compression technique using a rubber band that creates blood flow and muscle activation in any specific area. Keep the band on for 1-5 minutes to lengthen the muscle and relieve pain before workouts.
Offered in five cable weight variations, RX Jump Ropes are beloved by CrossFitters for their grip friendly handles and customized lengths that allow for perfect double unders. The 7 oz. Black Ops is the most popular rope and comes in 16 different colors.
The gold standard in CrossFit footwear, the Nano 3.0 lives up to the hype. An upper DuraCage protects your toes from grounding and pounding and a fortified heel gives you great support for running and lifting. Wearing these shoes will ensure you’re ready for your next WOD and there will be no excuses.
A CrossFit shoe with powerlifting roots, the Lite TR is a super supportive high top with small suction cups on the bottom to give you the ultimate grip on the ground during deadlifts and low bar squats. Flat bottomed shoes like these are necessary for lifts in which the bar is low to the ground.
Equipped with straps and a heel to support a natural back arch, these Olympic weightlifting shoes are for Olympic squats, power cleans, snatches and other lifts where a heel will help you get depth. At 14.1 ounces, the Lifter Plus is lightweight to boot.
The strap on this Olympic weightlifting shoe is near your ankle so you’re locked, loaded and ready to lift heavy. Breathable yet sturdy, these shoes are a must for weightlifters looking for a stable base to boost their PRs.
Made with 5mm of UV protective Neoprene and Lycra, Rock Guards are protective gear for your shins so rope climbs, deadlifts, and box jumps aren’t compromised because of wounds. Zip these handy compressive shin savers on to get the most out of your WOD.
Designed for rock climbers, this nylon chalk bag is a great way to carry powdered chalk to the gym since it’s tight fit will keep the chalk off of other gear and the floor. Lined with soft fleece, the bag weighs less than three ounces and will be a permanent solution to transporting chalk.
This high quality leather weightlifting belt is single ply, has a 4” back and a 2.5-inch front double prong. A popular belt among serious athletes, Cardillo customizes it's trusted belts to give your training a twist.
Fitmark’s latest Power Duffle bag is perfect for commuters who carry “their life in the bag.” Put two pairs of shoes and dirty workout clothes in side pockets, wet items in the web netted pocket, your water bottle in the insulated bottle pocket and anything else in the main compartment. Bring the power.
The Expedition 300 comes with three snap lid containers, a sports nutrition container and gel packs so you’re able to keep food and drinks cold throughout the day. Manage your meals, and your life, with 6 Pack Bags fitness-friendly backpack.