Top 10 Gifts For Weightlifters
I decided to write this article about the ideal gifts for weightlifters after my previous article “Gifts for a Personal Trainer” went a little viral. I got a lot of private messages on my Instagram specifically asking for ideas and suggestion on what gift would I buy for an inspiring weightlifter.
Just like the other article, I will go in price order. Starting with the cheapest ones that are pretty playful and funny gifts your weightlifter friend will get a smile over. Then I’ll move onto the more expensive ones that tend to be something they will need and use daily. All these depend on the actual person as well, you know them best. so, when you see these weightlifting gift ideas you will know which one will suit them best.
Something pretty cool but generic is these necklaces which are weightlifter themed. These ones below on amazon are just some example I found that I know I would like. The Olympic plates are the icon of the weightlifting world and the little man with the bar over his head is probably doing a clean and jerk one of toughest Olympic lifts to perform.
These mugs are pretty cool and generic gifts you can give to any fitness enthusiast. However, weightlifters know the importance of a good grip. So, getting them this pint glass with the exercise grip handle would be perfect for them. The other one is the Dumbbell drink holder so they can exercise as they rehydrate. Both really cool gifts for a weightlifter.
Sweat Activated T-Shirt
These are probably one of my favourite T-Shirts to train in. As a weightlifter, we sweat a lot, just because we aren’t doing hours of cardio doesn’t mean we don’t get our sweat on. These t-shirts say one message, but then change to another when you start sweating in them. They are very cool, comfortable and look pretty epic.
If your friend you are buying this weightlifting gift for goes to a commercial public gym then they might want to try the liquid chalk. A lot of gyms ban the powdered chalk because, well, it gets everywhere and other members complain. The liquid chalk does the same thing as the powdered stuff but without the mess and waste. It also doesn’t transfer onto the bar, so you won’t have white handprints all over the gym equipment. One of my favourite things about it is it works as a disinfectant as well which I think more gyms should enforcing.
Weightlifting for Dummies
This one was the most popular item bought on my “gifts for personal trainers” article but its was the “Personal Training For Dummies” version. Lots of people had bought that for their personal trainer or friend who is a personal trainer, it ended up being quite the commical find. But again with warning, make sure your weightlifting partner has a sence of humor or you might find yourself being weightlifted up in the air. Just incases I added the “Weight lifting for Beginners” book… its less harsh approch to the same joke.
Weightlifters are maticulious in their tracking and dispite all the apps out there most still prefer the pen and paper for logging their workouts.
The Support Straps
Weight lifters are always pushing themselves to the limits and having that extra little support is a must. Not only to support the previous injury but to prevent injuries. If your weightlifting friend has a bad ankle, wrist or knee, then buying them a new beefy support strap might bring a little tear in the eye. It not shows your thinking of them but says you care for their will being and comfort.
Now there is where your present goes from useful to essential. Fractional Plates are a necessity for any serious weight lifter. Most gyms don’t have a plate that’s less then 5kg or 2.5kg if you are lucky. So to put a 5kg plate on each side is a 10kg increase, if you are going for a new personal best on your 1 rep max then you need incremental increases.