We show up to the gym and take five minutes before the class starts to slip on our gloves/gymnast straps, knee sleeves, lifting shoes and wrist wraps. Then we warm up and workout. Sound familiar? As competitive beings we are all guilty of loading up on whatever equipment we believe will improve our workout times and provide any aid during a tough workout. Countless dollars are spent on equipment that is designed to help us out, but could this equipment actually be holding us back?
Here are some types of equipment that may be doing more bad than good: