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- If gym workouts are part of your routine, you're probably wondering what other people pack in their gym bags.
- Noah Neiman is the co-founder of Rumble Boxing, a line of boxing-inspired fitness studios.
- Neiman's must-haves include a speed rope, Japanese boxing gloves, and Powerbeats Pro wireless earbuds.
When Noah Neiman isn't teaching or training at Rumble Boxing — the line of fitness studios he co-founded that specializes in group boxing and strength-training classes — he's traveling and working on expanding the franchise across the US.
That's to say he's a busy man who's got fitness on the brain basically 24/7. But as demanding as the entrpreneur's schedule gets, he always finds a way to squeeze in time for a work out.
Over the past 20-plus years, Neiman says he's learned to listen to his body when it comes to training. "I don't schedule rest days," Neiman says, "but I'll take it when I feel like I need it." He typically teaches at Rumble four to five times a week, which serves as strength and conditioning, and hits heavier weights at least three times a week.
Neiman's advice for those just starting to build an exercise routine? "Be where you're at."
He's a big proponent of focusing on what you can do, and that being enough. We asked Neiman about the speed rope he brings everywhere, the Japanese gloves he uses to train, and the other gear you'd find in his gym bag.
"Jump ropes are God's perfect portable piece of conditioning equipment. For boxing, I generally like speed ropes to work on quickness and agility, and this one from Buddy Lee is my go-to. Smooth, fast, and efficient for any workout! Sometimes I only have 10 minutes, so I'll hit 100 push-ups and a couple hundred double-unders and call it a day. Jumping rope is truly incredible for overall agility and cardiovascular conditioning."
"Creatine is the old faithful of nutraceuticals and one of the most widely and longest studied supplements on the planet. This is a personal choice, but creatine helps me recover better and makes my workouts more impactful.
Studies have shown creatine can increase ATP, which helps aid in energy production. It helps keep water flooded in the cells so that they properly function and stay hydrated, which helps aid in not only performance, but short and long-term muscular recovery. If you have any questions around proper usage and dosage, I definitely recommend talking to your doctor. "
"Deion Sanders once said that if you look good, you feel good. And if you feel good, you play good. And if you play good, they pay good!
For me, that means I generally keep a fresh pair of crispy white gym shoes in my bag. Hoka makes a nice pair of all-white Clifton 8s. I run like a rhino, so my joints need extra cushion. The shoe makes you feel like you're running on a cloud, but still feel connected to the ground."
"I consider Winning the Bentley of boxing gloves. As with anything, price is determined by demand, and demand is generally dictated by quality. These are finely crafted pieces of Japanese weaponry. Premium stitching, the finest leather, the padding and fit is excellent, and the colorways they have are incredible. They also happen to be the choice glove to every sensational fighter out there! Canelo and Mayweather are my two favorite fighters that generally use Winning while getting ready for their bouts."
"I am a sweater, I sweat a lot. Especially because I bounce between boxing, jumping rope, and weightlifting. These earbuds have yet to short out! Big bonus: The earhooks. They actually stay in my ears when I box, whereas other earbuds have a tendency to fly out under the power of my hooks."
"Music is the foundation of everything we do at Rumble Boxing, so I always have a great playlist. I remember blasting DMX in my dirty high school gym after football practice, and I think that man is the only reason I have any muscle. For me, I need my early 90s and 2000s rap and hip-hop. And maybe a little Katy Perry — that woman can sing!"
"Because no one likes a smelly gym rat. Fucking Fabulous is a playful scent. It's a lighter and sportier take on the Tom Ford cologne line, which can sometimes be either extremely woodsy or extremely fruity. I do a light spritz on each side of the neck and then spray into the air and do a lovely little twirl as I walk through the fabulous mist. Just remember that less is more."