BEEfit Fitness Apparel and Gear Ratings for 2021–the lifters guide**Updated 7/23!
The following products I personally endorse, without financial compensation. I recommend them after thoroughly testing them out myself and receiving positive feedback from other folks that have used these products–often feedback from my own clients.
BEST SHOES: NOBULL–Trainers, lifters, and running shoes. Boom.
BEST TRAINING APPAREL: ASRV–NOBULL CLOSE 2ND
ASRV is out Portland, Oregon. They use durable fabrics that largely feature anti-bacterial properties in addition to weather specific fabrics (wind/water proof, winter layers, old school Terry cloth and more), solid construction, clothes designed for athletic frames, and made to train hard in. They make a lot of stuff, so they can cover you from head to toe–though I’d recommend shopping their sales primarily–since they occur often and their regular prices are not low.
I don’t utilize any base layers from ASRV or Nobull–with the exception of the Nobull socks…I still like these two brands for most of my training apparel.
For compression pants, VIRUS has been my go to and I have been happy with them–I only wear them on leg days to promote blood flow, keep my legs from scraping on the bar, ease my knee sleeves into place, and to keep from indecent exposure as I prefer extra short shorts on leg days.
BEST COMPRESSION LAYER-PANTS: VIRUS
These got the top award for a number of reasons. Firstly, they last a long time. Most compression layers wear down after a few months of wear. (DO NOT TUMBLE DRY!) These are made very well and most of their compression pants and shorts feature a drawstring, which is brilliant and helps these babies stay in place on deep squats, lunges, and deadlifts, oh my–sorry to your gym crushes/admirers waiting for you to “Crack Out.” These will last 3-4 times longer than the NIKE, UA, and similar brands…that being said, I have not tried NOBULLs compression layer pants, though I have no reason to venture away from VIRUS, since they are better priced and fit perfectly. Unless NOBULL sends me some to try for free, I’ll be sticking to VIRUS–I have had two pairs last me YEARS now before I finally ordered the pictured pair recently.
BEST SOCKS: NOBULL
Why? They stay in place. Elasticity doesn’t wain after a few washes and hard sessions. They remind me of which foot is which (with a ‘R’ and ‘L’ letter on them–they don’t vocally remind me) and the toe boxes are white or colored differently for the left footed sock as well. If you’re blind in the mornings and you still want to get your day started on the right (and left) foot, this is a good thing. Then you add how snug and complete your foot feels in this sock, it is a cut above the rest. Yes I have tried the Bombas or whatever socks. Besides having a BEE on them, they’re nothing special at all. Certainly, they are not better for training than what NOBULL has going on here. Add to the fact that your rare colored training shoes can have matching socks and you have to put the W in the NOBULL column here–everyone knows the better you match, the heavier you lift.
BEST SUPPLEMENT COMPANY: dotFIT–AND THERE’S NO ONE EVEN CLOSE TO THEM. NO OTHER BRAND IS SAFE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY, OFFERS FULL LINE OF NSF APPROVED SUPPLEMENTS, AND MUCH MORE–UNRIVALED QUALITY AND EFFICACY.
Top Products: AminoXXL, Active Multivitamin, SuperOmega, WheySmooth, Joint Flex, Pre/Post protein, dotSTICKS, Workout Extreme, and much more to fill in nutritional gaps!
Additional rationale…you are using these products to fill in nutritional gaps. It is crazy to trust untested brands that have no quality control or NSF certification. A MAJORITY OF BRANDS AND SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS LACK PROPER QUALITY CONTROL AND PRODUCE PRODUCTS FULL OF CONTAMINANTS, LACKING EFFECTIVE/LABEL CLAIM DOSAGES, AND WORSE. Supplements are NOT REGULATED.
As a professional, all natural bodybuilder, I only trust my supplementation to one practitioner grade, NSF approved brand, dotFIT.
I take and pass three or more drug tests and polygraphs tests for banned substances every year as a professional bodybuilder in the WNBF.
I only recommend dotFIT.
BEST WRIST WRAPS/GRIP ASSIST: Versa Grip Pro.
There are many imitators, no other originators…these have had a wrap on the wrap game since before the old school was done being young. Go pro for the extra fabric length on the wraps. Expect to replace these every two years or so, give or take depending on how hard you lift and often you wear them.
Best Lifting Belt (for the $)
There are more expensive and elaborate belts out there–but for less than $60, this belt is hard to beat and this company has been in the game for a long time!
Model 2004 lifting belt:
BEST WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM: OPTAVIA–for which I am a certified health coach!
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BEST GYM IN SKAGIT COUNTY: BEEfit–we have the best equipment, best training systems, and an environment that isn’t contaminated by naysayers, haters, improper form and no useless equipment to distract from your GOALS!
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firstname.lastname@example.orgPosted on: December 5, 2021Ryan