Monday, December 10, 2012

2012 CrossFit Holiday Gift Guide

For all of those pesky people in your life that just won't shut UP about how "freaking awesome" CrossFit is!

*If you just want to bypass my nonsense, check out Again Faster's pre-packaged Athlete packs, chock full of everything a CrossFitter needs.

Petite Athleat's CrossFit Holiday Gift Guide

Buy them anything from LifeAsRx. Especially stickers, that they can then plaster all over their car, WOD journal and water bottle, like the super f*ckin Elite.

If you're wondering, I'm a size small, and I particularly like this tank.


Every CrossFitter needs a pair of tall socks. The more the merrier. We need them for any pulling movements (cleans, deadlifts, etc), to protect our precious little shins. They're also pretty necessary when climbing rope. I even think a shin guard is pretty necessary when climbing rope, but that's just me.


The Sox Box makes some pretty rad and totally Elite socks. Check them out. You're sure to PR in no time. (If you're cheap, Target also sells millions of fun (sassy patterns and colors) knee high socks that do the job just fine.

A pair of wrist wraps is pretty handy, too. Athletic tape will do the job, but there's just something Elite about those wrist wraps. I can personally attest to the awesomeness of this pair. I PR'ed my snatch by almost 10 pounds when I started wearing them.


If your CrossFitter is serious about playing with the poundage, they would benefit from a pair of weightlifting shoes. If you really want to make a splash under the tree, get them them the Rolls Royce of lifting shoes and you'll be loved forever.


(But you can't deny how fuggin' sexy the Adistars are.)

And of course, what kind of CrossFitter would you be unless you had a sweet little tote to carry all of your chalk-covered crap in?


I don't recommend buying them a speed rope, unless they know exactly the style they want. Ropes are a  finnicky category, and each athlete is very particular. I personally own the Jump N Rope freestyle rope and can string together 100+ double unders on it. It's a great intermediate/training rope that I highly recommend.

A kettlebell and an ab mat are handy to have at home in case the Box is closed. Make sure your precious CrossFitter never misses a WOD! I love mine from Rogue.


Don't buy a female anything less than a 1 pood and the dudes anything less than a 1.5 pood. They'll outgrow anything lighter, and they can scale with Russian swings until they're strong enough to get it overhead. 


All CrossFitters love Lululemon and Reebok gear, too. If they can fork out hundreds of dollars on a gym membership each month, Lululemon ain't no thang. 


And Wunder Under's are where the money's at. 
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I am taking donations at this time, please feel free to purchase and send any of these items to me, your favorite blogging CrossFitter.

May your Holiday's be filled with fun and Elite CrossFit shizz!

If you could have one of the items on this list, what would it be?

Lululemon or Reebok gear?

25 comments:

  1. Reebok gear, all the way. Still staging a rebellion against LuLu. I pay for Crossfit but can't pay for Lulu!

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  2. Definitely more of a Lulu fan. I had some Reeboks that wore out super quickly so I'm kind of hating on them still. I need a heavier kb at home. I made a total rookie mistake and bought a lighter one a long time ago.

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    1. What did you have that wore out? I only have one of their tank tops but, I never wear it, I ordered it online and the trunk is really short, like a belly shirt on me.

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  3. I've never owned anything Lulu or Reebok, but everything you listed here looks awesome! One of each, please! (Plus a PR on my clean- that's what I really want for Christmas.)

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    1. Don't we all, don't we all ... ;)

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  4. Lulu is a bit much for my wallet, so I guess I'd have to go with Reebok. My choice would come down between the shirt and the socks. I'm going to start CF soon...so I'll know exactly what the kool-aid is all about (not just reading about it). :)

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    1. Let me know what you think when you start! ;) What box?

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  5. I held off on Lulu as long as possible, but after getting a pair of shorts and a pair of WunderUnders? SOLD. The quality and the fit are just too good. I'd rather invest the money for a lasting product! After 6 months of CF, all my cheaper workout clothes are deteriorating. They'll get replaced gradually with Lulu. :) Hope you get everything you want on your list!

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    1. Right, they just work WUNDERs on the booty! ;)

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  6. I've not yet sipped the Lulu Kool-aid but have a few Reebok items that I love.

    Favorites from the above: Life As Rx tank, since I'm finally Rx'ing some benchmarks, and the wrist straps--you had me at PR on the snatch.

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  7. This post was perfect timing. I've got a secret santa gift to order for a girl at my gym.

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    1. Anything from this list, and damn, that's one awesome Santa.

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  8. Im currently trying to find bottoms that are good enough for me to WOD in but also when I coach a WOD, teach in. I am big into running so I have a ton of nike tempo shorts but I hate the way they look when I am wearing for anything other than running. Any suggestions?

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    1. I HATE Nike Tempo shorts, I say that now after I aquired a billion pair of them. I hate the way they make people's ass look. You should really try ANY of the shorts from Lululemon, you just can't go wrong. ;)

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  9. Lulu all the way!

    I recently gave away my #10 kettlebell to my mother-in-law. I bought it when I started working out like 2 years ago but now that I CrossFit and can swing the #53, the little yellow baby was kinda a joke.

    You forgot a pullup bar!!! I totally want to install one in our bedroom doorway so I can do more WODs at home! And work on my chest to bar pullups.

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    1. I learned the hard way, that when I chest-to-bar, my kip, even when very controlled, throws the bar off of the wall, and we come crashing down together. If you have one that you can bolt to the wall, practice away. If it's an over the door version, you'd better be strict on all of your movements. ;)

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  10. My loving husband bought me a pair of the NIke weight lifting shoes for my birthday....so worth the money! I found a pair of wrist wraps at Wal-Mart for $8 and they work well!

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    1. OMG, I don't even know your husband but WOW, he's awesome! I am so jealous right now.

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  11. Lululemon!!!! LOVE IT SO MUCH! I don't even think I can afford it. I'm not sure because I black out every time I buy a new pair. It's like it didn't happen. And yet I have 5 pairs...and no money. Weird. But my butt looks great. ;)

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