We’ve got the Best Fitness Gifts for Men you have been looking for. Because nothing beats testosterone down like a nice workout – you may have noticed the guys you know are much more agreeable after they’ve hit the gym, had a long run, or gone to the local pool—so what could be better than one of these awesome fitness gifts for him?
27 Best Fitness Gifts for Men Who Love To Workout
Exercise is necessary for the human body but especially for men: not only does exercise release endorphins, but it also helps “grease the wheels” of a guy’s whole body, be it immune system, endocrine system, or that other system he needs when he’s playing around with his sweetheart. Whether you know a guy who’s already into working out a lot, or you know one who might be a whole lot healthier if he spent a bit more time at an elevated heart rate, these gifts are sure to motivate, accelerate, and get a guy moving in the right direction.
We’ve split these fitness gifts for men into several categories to make it a bit easier to find what you might be looking for: resistance training, workout accessories, and miscellaneous workout gear.
Fitness Training Workout Gifts
Resistance training, whether it be through bands or weights, is one of the key pillars of strengthening the body – along side aerobic training which helps with endurance. Resistance training doesn’t just mean “lifting heavy things” though, as you may have heard the annoying manager of your local restaurant say over and over again. Resistance training can help with recovery from injury, or just tone up some spots that need to be a bit more shapely. Let’s take a look at some great resistance related fitness gifts for men:
By now, everyone has heard about the benefits of kettlebell workouts, and any guy who is worth his salt in the gym is doing Turkish get-ups with kettlebells in the gym. Unfortunately, sometimes there aren’t kettlebells available, only old school dumbbells that are really restrictive in the way you can work out with them. This awesome grip solves that problem by giving any dumbbell a kettlebell handle.
This super thorough set of resistance bands is perfect for someone who is either trying to avoid the jerking motions that are symptomatic of barbell workouts, or someone who is recovering from recent injury. The set includes a book on how to use the bands, multiple handles, and a carrying case – not to mention the five stackable resistance bands of varying loads.
You may have seen the wheel roller that is designed to help work out your core and is really a tough workout – this a full workout kit that comes with a floor pad for your knees, bars for raised pushups, and a jump rope. If you need some guidance, it also comes with an instruction manual – but we think most of it is pretty self-explanatory.
If you know a guy who wants to do some workouts at home or has a small gym going on in the basement already now, this is the perfect addition because it takes into account the fact that he’s going to get stronger! They’re adjustable barbells that can go up to 52 pounds, and by the time he’s lifting that on either arm it’s safe to assume he’s going to be pretty thick.
A speed ball is actually a great cardio trainer, so if you know a guy who is resistant to cardio but doesn’t mind beating something up, you can definitely trick him into it with this great speedball setup.
There’s an astonishing amount of fitness gadgets out there to help make a workout go more smoothly. Notice we did not say easier, but smooth. Sometimes guys can forget that the “in between” moments of a workout don’t have to be all suffering and pain – in fact, that might take away from the parts of a workout he’s really trying to focus on. Check out these cool workout gifts for him:
You don’t need to know how it works to know that this is a must have for any guy who likes to work out, be it running, golf, basketball…or anything else. This towel just needs to be soaked in water then wrung out, and the towel will keep cool for several hours after that. Ask a chemistry major why it works, but it certainly does, and everyone knows what its like to need a cool towel on your forehead.
This sauna suit fulfills two critical roles for a guy while he’s working out – first, it provides much needed support to his back, so that a workout in the gym doesn’t turn into a trip to the hospital. Second, it helps him sweat profusely – which release toxins from the body and also helps burn calories. The best part about this suit is that it’s a tank top style that can be worn right under his usual workout shirt.
Anyone who does cross country running, or even workouts in the gym, knows how convenient and borderline necessary a belt pouch is. Keeping things in your pockets is a sure-fire way to break your rhythm, having things jostle around is just not conducive to getting into the zone. A belt like this is the perfect solution because it keeps your arms and pockets loose and free – and, it lets you carry a lot more gear than you otherwise would.
The problem with most gym bags is that you’ve got to put your gym shoes in the same compartment as the rest of your gear, resulting in previously not so stink clothes to be a hot mess. This gym bag solves that problem with a dedicated shoe compartment. And its design is pretty fresh.
If you know a guy who is doing heavy lifting, it’s only a matter of time before there’s some kind of catastrophic damage done to his back. That is, unless he’s using the right tools – for example one of these weightlifting support belts. This really is a must have piece of equipment for anyone doing heavy squats or deadlifts.
These headbands are an excellent addition to any workout junkies war chest – not only do they keep your head cool and wick away water, but the inner side has a grip on it so they won’t slide all over your face. This is a great tool to use if you are using earbuds that can’t stay in your ears if they’re wet, you can even use it to hold them in place.
Anyone who has lifted weights regularly, or even just done enough pull ups for that matter, has found out that you can be blocked from doing your workout just because your hands aren’t calloused enough. Nothing is more annoying than wanting to push harder and being prevented by this pesky problem, but fear not – weightlifting gloves solve that problem. Ladies, this can also prevent the alligator skin effect on his hands, so grab him a pair!
This fitness tracker is worn around the wrist and has everything you need, from counting steps, to tracking your heart rate throughout the day and even your sleep patterns. No reason to pay hundreds of dollars for one of these, and don’t worry—it can connect to the GPS system on your phone.
These are super-fast drying towels that can wick away sweat in a flash. The key here is that they are antimicrobial, so they won’t start stinking up immediately, but that’s not to say they shouldn’t be washed after every use, I mean come on, let’s be civil here.
Runners will know that an armband is only as good as the actual access it gives you to your phone. There’s nothing worse than trying to wiggle the phone out of a running band only to have to squeeze it back in there a minute later – this band solves that problem with a rotating and exposed panel for your phone – perfect!
While these fitness gifts for him might not fit into any one category, they’re definitely worth taking a look at for a guy who has been mentioning that he would like to spend more time on his health. The little things really do count here, like looking at a mug every day that says fitness animal will definitely gnaw at his soul until he finally does make it to the gym. Here we’ve also got a lot of great workout apparel gives that are sure to be a hit.
A lot of guys are still doing the same workouts that they’ve been working on since middle school. Look, there’s nothing wrong with having some core exercises. At the same time, this can actually do damage – because it creates an imbalance in the musculature. This exercise bible can help prevent that because it’s got a ton of exercises a guy might not have tried before, making a more well-rounded workout.
What an awesome gift for a gym rat – or even someone who goes on long bike rides or hikes. Yes, this bottle is shaped like a dumbbell and therefore has one of the best handles of any water bottle out there, but more importantly it’s got a 2.2L capacity, which means it lets you carry around all the water you need in a day!
These drawstring pants are perfect for a workout – as they’re made of cotton and polyester, making them both breathable and durable. They’ve got pockets for keys, wallet and gym card – and most importantly – won’t shrink too much in the washing machine. And we do know they’re going to need to be washed, nobody is trying to deal with that nasty smell, come on.
Compression socks are widely recommended among doctors to help with blood flow and other issues that can come up from intense workouts. These compression socks are awesome though because not only do they come in a bunch of different styles (ranging from just black or white to funk patterns,) they also come in packs of 8 pairs! That’s right, you can wear them all week without having to wash any socks…
If you’ve seen videos of people doing yoga bare foot and then tried that yourself you know how impossible it is – these socks make the situation much more realistic because they give you some grip on the floor that you’re missing on the bottom of your inadequate foot. It’s the same concept that’s used on hospital socks, so if they’re good enough for the hospital you can be sure they’re good enough for you.
These are the classic gym shorts that everyone had to wear in school back in the day, minus the high school logo. They’re a mesh material with a drawstring closure, just like you remember. Unlike the ones back in high school, these ones have pockets so you can keep stuff in your pockets when you’re on the way to the gym.
This is a serious lunchbox. It’s pretty huge (just like he’ll be after eating everything in here, hopefully it’s all muscle.) There are three plastic food containers, two ice packs, and a drink container. Basically, if you’re going on a long gym run in between work, this will cover you all day – not just for one meal.
Whether it’s running or skiing, or any other outdoor sport that he can get into in the Winter months, this beanie is perfect – no more fiddling with AirPods or wires, the beanie has Bluetooth headphones built in, so there’s absolutely no hassle when it comes to keeping the podcast or music going on the slopes.
This shirt is pretty hilarious – It has different markers on it indicating how hard your workout was according to the amount of sweat that is left on your tee shirt. It starts with “warming up” and ends with “tell my family that I loved them,” so you get the idea here.
Look, a guy who is into fitness can eat more than just plane chicken breast and broccoli. I mean we all know that’s kind of an iconic “swole” meal, but really there’s a lot more he can be getting into if he wants to get big. Here are more than 100 meal prep instructions so he never has an excuse to call boiled chicken breast a meal ever again!
This is the most awesome mug out there to mix up protein powder in. It’s a white mug, that says “welcome to the gun show” on it, but that’s not the kicker! The most important part is that the handles (yes, there are two of them) are ripped up arms that are brimming with muscles in a flex position. Friggin’ awesome.
Very under appreciated aspect of a proper workout is keeping a journal, and even more underappreciated is the old-school method of using a pen and paper to do it – but this really is the way to go, as the likelihood you actually use and look at your phone journal app while sweating at the gym are pretty low.
Whether he’s already into it, or you want to influence him to start paying more attention to his body, these fitness gifts for guys are a great move – they’re not too over the top but they have him refocus on the most important thing for any one individual. Remember, you’re a billionaire if your health is here.
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