No matter what type of exercise you are doing in the gym; don’t let your mind wander. Focus intensely on the specific area you’re working and create a complete mind-body connection to get the most benefit.
Let your gear completely and thoroughly dry out after each use. Don’t stuff your gloves, wraps or shoes in a closed gym bag. Body oils, sweat, salt…all create an environment for mold and bacteria to breed. This breaks down the leather, foam and materials used in quality equipment and can reduce the life of your gear.