5 Gifts for the Powerbuilder

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Well, winter is coming, and you know what that means: ‘tis the season to get swole. Let’s be real: You’re probably too busy with family obligations to hit a meet around the holidays, and nobody’s going to the beach till summer. With no weight class or aesthetic events to worry about, it’s a perfect opportunity to pack on some extra mass.

So, whether you’re shopping for yourself or for someone you know who’s celebrating bulking season, a powerbuilder can’t go wrong with these great gifts:

Think pulldowns are only for pumping up your back? Think again. Use the Spud Towel Strap to sneak in some killer grip work while you build those lats. My recommended setup for these:

  • Warm up with a couple of light sets of 20 using the towel straps
  • Hit your first working set with the straps for a hard set of 12
  • Add a little weight, switch to a regular pulldown bar, and hit a second hard set of 12

That way you get in both heavy back and grip work without limiting yourself.

They’re not competition legal at a hefty 9.5 millimeters thick, but who cares? You’re trying to get f*!&ing huge, not show off on the platform. Use these to keep your knees warm and happy when you’re cranking out set after set of heavy squats and leg presses.

The Darkside represents all that is powerbuilding: disciplines coming together (in this case, bodybuilding and powerlifting) to make you bigger, stronger, and better. Represent in the Darkside tri-blend T-shirt to make the pecs and bis stand out even more than they usually do.

Bands are one of the most versatile tools in the weight room. What other tool can you use on both max effort squats and drop sets of leg extensions? The Mountain Dog Band Pack in particular is nice because it gives you a perfect variety of resistance tools for whatever movement you’re doing.

All powerbuilders worth their salt make sure to focus on peri-workout nutrition. Shake up your pre- and intra-workout supplements in this sharp-looking shaker from elitefts and Blender Bottle.

What are your favorite powerbuilding tools? Share ‘em in the comments below!

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