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The best ... ways to step up your workout

... “ultra-bendable” sneakers, pickle juice brine, and more

Nike Free Run
These lightweight, “ultra-bendable” sneakers are “pretty much perfect” for any kind of workout. Made of “smushable” mesh, they easily fit into a gym bag.
$85, Store.nike.com
Source: GQ

CX 680 Sports Earphones
Designed for use with Apple products, these water-resistant earphones not only stay in while you sweat, “you can also rinse them off in the sink.”
$120, Sennheiserusa.com
Source: GQ

M5 Heart Rate Monitor
This fitness watch tracks heart rate, recovery time, speed, and distance—while helping exercisers “stay motivated” with feedback messages. Programmable in nine languages.
$190, Suunto.com
Source: Popular Mechanics

My Gym Trainer
This loose-leaf binder contains four weeks of daily exercise routines tailored to your fitness level. You can pull out each instruction card so the book won’t weigh you down.
$40, Mytrainerfitness.com
Source: Family Circle

Pickle Juice Sport
This pickle brine drink has 10 times more electrolytes than “typical” sports drinks. It’s also “37 percent better at preventing painful muscle spasms than water.”
$7.50 a six-pack Picklepower.com
Source: Family Circle

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