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Scoured: The Best Gear On Amazon of May 2020

We’re now well over a month into our global foray into quarantine and social distancing with no clear end in sight. It should be abundantly apparent that our world, as we know it, is forever changed. And while there are dark sides to that, it also opens up opportunities. For instance, more people than ever before are discovering that it’s actually quite possible to maintain a fitness routine — even without access to a gym.

If you’re a part of that group, you’re probably going to want to pay attention to this month’s Amazon Scoured guide because it’s all about working out. Whether you’re a CrossFit maniac, casual health enthusiast, or even a former powerlifter, there’s something on this guide to help maintain your health and kick your workouts into high gear. This is the best home gym gear you can get on Amazon right now.

Cossac Fitness Journal & Workout Planner

There are a lot of fitness tracking apps, but one of the best ways to stay engaged and track your workouts is with pen and paper. And the Cossac Fitness Journal & Workout Planner shines in that regard. Not only is this a handy tool, but it was developed by and for fitness professionals, lending even more credence to its value as an exercise tool.

Purchase: $16

bkr Glass Water Bottle

Plastic water bottles, even reusable ones, are a pox upon the environment. Yet, when working out, staying hydrated is still a necessity. Manage that without contributing to pollution with bkr’s Glass Water Bottle. It’s leakproof, dishwasher safe, holds 32 ounces of life-giving liquid, and is actually a lot more durable than you probably think.

Purchase: $38

Adidas Supernova Running Shirt

Staying comfortable while you exercise is paramount to your fitness success. As such, getting a shirt you actually want to put on when you’re sweating it out is a near-necessity. This machine-washable one from Adidas is lightweight, breathable, sweat-wicking, and actually looks quite good, despite (or perhaps because of) its simplicity.

Purchase: $45

AmazonBasics Battle Exercise Training Rope

It’s interesting that something as simple as a long stretch of rope can actually make for a remarkably useful workout tool. And while you could grab some rope from the garage, this one was actually made for the stresses of exercise — boasting a high-tensile polyester 3-strand weave, coated handles for durability and grip, and it even rolls up small for simple storage between workouts.

Purchase: $54

Brazyn Morph Foam Roller

Your post-workout recovery is almost important as the exercise itself. And a big part of that is stretching and rolling out your too-tight muscles. Enter the Brazyn Morph Bravo foam roller. This simple device helps you quickly work out the knots, but it also has the benefit of collapsing down to less than 2″ thick so you can more easily store it between uses. Don’t pass up on this essential home gym item.

Purchase: $60

Reigning Champ 9″ Training Shorts

You’re probably not going to wear your loungey sweatpants while you work out, even in the comfort of your own home. As such, you’d probably rather don something comfy, durable, and made for workouts — like Reigning Champ’s 9″ Training Shorts. Plus, when gyms open back up, they have zippered pockets to keep your EDC gear secure even while you’re doing those HIIT workouts.

Purchase: $79

Nike Metcon 4 Cross Training Shoes

The gold standard in gym training shoes, Nike’s 4th generation Metcon shoe is a tough one to beat. Not only do they look spectacular in any colorway, but they boast a strong and stable base, a lightweight construction, and a precise fit to ensure your feet stay snug even during the most intense workouts. They’re not running shoes, but if you’re an all-arounder at the gym you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better pair of training shoes.

Purchase: $81+

RMT Club

If you’re looking for a way to add some steam to your stale workouts, we suggest adding something like the RMT Club to your home gym rotation. This weighted club will allow you to engage your muscles in unique ways and can help you improve your overall strength, the strength of your core, and even helps increase your balance and control. In fact, the weight inside the end of the club even shifts for an added degree of difficulty (and a subsequent increase in effectiveness and strength-building).

Purchase: $100

Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness and Activity Tracker

Fitbit has been at the forefront of the fitness tracking industry since, well, since they were founded in 2007. In fact, they were one of the early players and helped shape it into what it is today. Now, they’ve released the 4th generation of their exceptional Charge activity tracker. More accurate and upgraded than ever before, this one adds GPS tracking and expands upon everything that made the first three generations so good.

Purchase: $150

Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones

While working at home, you could probably just blast music from your home theater system or whatever smart speaker you own. However, if you don’t want to disturb your significant other, roommates, family, or neighbors, you may find more success with a pair of workout earbuds like the Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones. They’re sweat-proof, offer 9 hours of continuous playback (over 24 with the charging case), they’re equipped with Apple’s stellar H1 chip, they offer Class 1 Bluetooth connectivity, and they were made to stay secure even while you move around.

Purchase: $250

Scoured: The Best Gear On Amazon - April 2020

Now that you’ve got your home gym all situated, have a gander at last month’s Amazon Scoured guide for a list of stylish pieces of gear to don once the lockdown is finally lifted.