Dad’s who lift are always working toward their next PR, honing their technique and evolving their recovery regimen. This Father’s Day, gift them something special that will make their time in the gym more fun and more effective, from lifting gear to decadent recovery day treats for recharging.
Lasso’s functional, medically sound compression socks have been recommended by top trainers, physical therapists and orthopedists for improving performance and recovery. Designed to support the key ligaments and tendons that are primary drivers for key lifting movements, Lasso’s socks are the only patented joint-support apparel. Coming in a variety of styles, the newly launched collaboration with LA-based Dogpound is a brightly colored way to add form and function to his next workout.
If the lifting dad in your life is using a worn out pair of shoes to hit his big lifts, upgrade his gym life with the Sumo Sole Gen 1 knitted lifting shoe for squats and deadlifts. Made from a knitted material that feels like a sock-slipper hybrid, this shoe has been designed to give zero drop, meaning no compression with heavy loads. The sole is covered in safety pegs for traction on the sole to prevent any slippage.
What even is a workout without some seriously aggressive/motivating tunes and a set of headphones to listen with? Protect his Airpods or Airpods Pro with an indestructible case – perfect for tossing in a gym bag and not worrying about while gym-dad moves around the platform, throwing his plates around. Made of military-grade materials, with latch-locking security and an anti-loss strap –
It doesn’t matter what kind of lifting style he’s into, if he’s trying to make gains chances are he is blending up a protein shake after his workout. Truvani’s Protein + Energy duo might make for a fun pre-workout treat to mix up his routine. Made with protein, organic coffee powder, coffee berry extract and functional mushrooms, Protein + Energy contains 12g of protein and 87 mg of caffeine for a morning meal and energy burst or new spin on a pre-workout routine.
Many dads who lift mean to get some more cardio into their routine on recovery days, but finding a cardio routine they love and that doesn’t interfere with their lifting schedule can be tough. Enter the SoulCycle at-home bike, a splurge-worthy gift that will give him all the cardio workouts he desires, from home and set to the best playlists in the fitness biz via the Equinox+ streaming app. The brand is doing a Father’s Day special, where for the price of its at-home bike (a cool $2,500), they are including one of two gifts with purchase: a 10-pack of IRL SoulCycle classes or a Therabody Recovery Bundle with a Wave roller, Wave duo and Wave solo.
For the days he spends on mobility and flexibility work, or even for dads who lift and want to get in some strength workouts at home in between days at the gym, the Zeno Gym is a compact combination of bench, weighted and non-weighted bands, ankle straps and other accessories perfect for ancillary workouts from Pilates to targeted muscle groups . Coming in a range of colors – key for dads who live a splash of color in their home-gyms – the Zeno Gym is currently offering 20% off for Father’s Day.
For comfortably and sustainably getting to and from the lifting platform, Kengo Shoes makes the most sustainable, entirely vegan athletic shoe made from just five ingredients. Plant-based, hand-made without glues and compostable, Kengo Shoes are made from corn, cork, cotton, eucalyptus and the brand’s proprietary Pure Flex™ natural rubber. With an upper made of a corn-based Amaize knit, Kengo’s styles are meant to grow more comfortable with each wear and have the abrasion-resistance of a work boot.
Dads who can squeeze in the time for a lifting routine probably don’t have a lot of calendar-room for spa days. Help him make time (and the appointment) by booking him a decadent, mind and body-focused massage in a beautiful setting. The Four Seasons Westlake in Los Angeles offers a soothing treatment to relieve mind and body called Connect with Nature Greenhouse Massage. The treatment begins with picking out fresh herbs from the onsite greenhouse to be crushed with locally made almond oil creating a bespoke massage oil to be used during the treatment. From there, feet receive a replenishing sea-salt foot soak and the therapist uses copper singing bowls to set the mood with a sound bath before diving into the reflexology-infused massage.