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The Gym Rat: Best Gifts for the Athletically Inclined

A quarter zip workout jacket for all-season outdoor wear, the Nike ACG features Nike's own patented Sphere Fit Dry technology so that your sweat doesn't stick. This encourages you to keep your jacket on even when you feel warm in the cold outdoors. ($50, dickssportinggoods.com) - Esquire.com

The Gym Rat: Best Gifts for the Athletically Inclined

Running with bad socks is like wearing jeans a size too big without a belt -- everything just keeps falling down. The North Face running quarter socks won't disappear below your shoe, which also prevents cuff chaffing while soaking up sweat. ($11.95, backcountry.com) - Esquire.com

The Gym Rat: Best Gifts for the Athletically Inclined

There's more to this sleeveless tee than just good looks -- its sculpted arm openings highlight the work you've been doing, the flatlock seams won't chafe your skin, and the ventilated fabric will keep you dry. Let's see your old fraternity rush shirt do that. ($35, shopadidas.com) - Esquire.com

The Gym Rat: Best Gifts for the Athletically Inclined

The Energizer Bunny of cologne, Lacoste Essential uses time-release technology so its scent stays on all day and is reactivated when body heat rises -- like when you're running on the treadmill next to that girl you keep checking out in the mirror. ($65, sephora.com) - Esquire.com

The Gym Rat: Best Gifts for the Athletically Inclined

This is perfect gift for the guy who eats only egg whites and thinks caffeine is one of the seven deadly sins. The digital scale is accurate down to 1/8th of an ounce and folds up nicely, so the only thing that health-obsessed fitness freak has to worry about is the horrors of refined white sugar. ($59.95, thecompetitiveedge.com) - Esquire.com

The Gym Rat: Best Gifts for the Athletically Inclined

Bowflex's best product is the one that doesn't require its own room in your house -- every dumbbell you need is contained in one unit. Just put the SelectTech dumbbell handle in the base and turn a dial to adjust the weight from 5 to 52.5 pounds. If only the rest of your workout was this easy. ($359, amazon.com) - Esquire.com

The Gym Rat: Best Gifts for the Athletically Inclined

OK, so there are bigger juicers on the market, beastly wood-chippers that can mulch fruit into a fine mist but take up a good chunk of your valuable kitchen space to do it. The 700-watt Juiceman Jr. takes up just a square foot of counter space and can still juice hardy rinds and skins, where most of the nutrients are found. ($69.99, amazon.com) - Esquire.com

The Gym Rat: Best Gifts for the Athletically Inclined

These pushup handles facilitate smooth arm rotation so you won't wuss out because your hands hurt, and actually engage more muscles than the average pushup so you get more rip for your push. The most useful made-for-TV investment you'll ever make. ($39.95, store.perfectpushup.com) - Esquire.com

The Gym Rat: Best Gifts for the Athletically Inclined

In mid-May, when Nintendo released the Wii Fit, it sold out instantly. If you manage to find one, you'll be able to use this bathroom-scale-sized device to do dozens of exercises, from yoga to skiing. If you don't find one, you will have run all over town searching in vain. Either way, you'll get a pretty solid workout. ($89.99, amazon.com) - Esquire.com

The Gym Rat: Best Gifts for the Athletically Inclined

Judging from the floor plan of the average fitness club, you'd think it would require thousands of dollars in machinery just to break a sweat. Wrong. These leather medicine balls are retro-chic, come in 12- and 15-pound versions, and can be used to perform dozens of exercises. Let's see the elliptical machine do that. ($49.95-$59.95, everlast.com) - Esquire.com