4 More Gym Hacks To Improve Your Workouts

Sometimes just making it to the gym or forcing yourself to exercise is actually the hardest part of the workout. And it doesn't help when so many small things seem to get in the way or even discourage you from getting your sweat on. To make the experience as smooth as possible, check out these 4 solutions for the most annoying workout problems!

1. Smelly Gym Bag

We all do it – you toss your stinky clothes in your gym bag after a workout and then completely forget about them. And then maybe you don't workout for a while and the odors start to multiply and linger in the bag, even long after you finally remember to wash the dirty clothes. But the good news is: you don't have to spring for a new sports bag! Instead, you can wipe out those funky smells forever with this simple trick. 

You'll Need:

  • 2 napkins
  • baking soda
  • 2 rubber bands

Here's How:

Pour some baking soda (1-2 tbsp) in the middle of each napkin, pull up the napkin around the powder, secure a rubber band around the tips, and toss the handy sachets in your bag. The baking soda will neutralize odors so you can go on with your routine as normal.

2. Loose Ponytail

It's hard to exercise when you constantly have hair falling in your face, and no matter how many different hair bands, hair ties, and hair clips you try, none of them ever seem to be able to keep your hair in place. But look no further, because this sporty and fashionable hairstyle will get the job done.

You'll Need:

  • 3 hair ties

Here's How:

2.1 Tie the center, upper back section of your hair in a ponytail.

2.2 Tie the lower back section of your hair into a ponytail together with the first ponytail.

2.3 Brush the remaining front section of hair back and tie it into one final ponytail with the other two.

3. Smelly Gym Gloves

Just like your sports bag or workout clothes, gym gloves can really start to smell over time. But unlike stinky clothes that you can toss in the washing machine, gloves are a little trickier to clean. And because washing them by hand or constantly spraying them with air freshener isn't the best long-term solution, you'll love this simple trick that means all you have to do to eliminate odor is pop the gloves in the freezer for a bit!

4. Bra Sweat Stains

Whether you're taking a casual stroll in your favorite T-shirt bra or hitting the gym hard in a top-of-the-line sports bra, sometimes boob sweat is just inevitable. And not only is it extremely uncomfortable, it often leaves an unsightly stain that can ruin a nice top. Never again with this genius life hack!

You'll Need:

  • 2 pantyliners (1 per bra cup)

Here's How:

Pantyliners are a jack of all trades when it comes to gym hacks. If you want to prevent underboob sweat from seeping through your shirt, all you have to do is cut a pantyliner in half and then overlap the halves so they stick together at an angle. Then place the sticky side of the pantyliner to the bottom portion of each bra cup, just above the underwire, and stick it into place.

Thanks to these 4 helpful tips & tricks, you have no excuse to skip your workout. So ignore your inner couch potato, grab your nice-smelling gym bag and gloves, pull your hair into a killer pony, sweat-proof your bra, and hit the gym! And while you're there, try out these 7 Exercises To Blast Belly Fat.


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