Here’s something to know about working out with heavy weight: It’s really hard on your joints. That’s why you usually see lifters wearing chunky belts around their guts, wraps around their wrists, and braces around their knees. If you have a gym rat in your life who’s getting into heavy stuff, here’s what we recommend: Harbinger wrist wraps ($13.45), a sturdy weightlifting belt ($15.51), and Rehband knee sleeves ($38.95). Safety isn’t necessarily sexy, but neither is being an achy old man.
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