Doing hundreds of situps and pushups will improve muscle tone and increase overall physical strength, but working out using VR will get you there quicker. New exercisers and even established gym pros will benefit from pairing VR-friendly accessories like weights and resistance with a VR work out. By doing so, you are incorporating an additional element that is proven to burn more fat while building more muscle.
Target Arms, Legs, and Core
SPRI Thumblock Wrist Weight Set
Keep your shoulders and arms defined and strong by using these beginner friendly thumb hooking wrist weights. The thumb loops and adjustable strap will keep the weights in place while you focus on taking down that virtual bad guy or squatting your way through a virtual challenge.
- 2 weights that are 1 pound each
- 2 weights that are 2 pounds each
- These wraps use the thumb as an anchor
- Has an easy to put on, adjust, and take off wrap and adhesive strap
- May be too lightweight for bodybuilders and frequent exercisers
- Other SPRI wrist weights can go up to 3 pounds
Link: SPRI Thumblock Wrist Weight Set
SPRI Adjustable Ankle Weight Set
If you’re looking for improved strength and calorie burning in your core, thigh, glutes, and calves then this SPRI set will do right by you. Perfect for intermediate exercisers looking for more calorie burning resistance in their VR work out.
- Has 2.5 pounds per ankle
- Comes with 2, 5-pound ankle weights
- Has an adjustable single adhesive hook and loop strap that is attached to the weighted portion
- Made from Nylon materials
Cost: $15.98 to $21.98 depending on the weight
Valeo Adjustable Ankle and Wrist Weights
Improve your weight training routine and activate your abs, back, and thighs with larger increments that go up to 20 pounds per leg or arm! Don’t get stuck in a VR workout rut, VRFI has more games and products that will improve your virtual experience when paired with weights.
- One size fits many may not fit larger sized users
- Weights can go from 5, 10, to 20 pounds per leg
- This may be too heavy for beginning exercisers
- Would be beneficial for moderate to everyday exercisers
- Easy to clean with warm soap and water
- Not for use in a washing machine
Cost: $15.63 to $69.95 depending on the weight
Gain Muscle and Burn Fat With Weight Resistance
Empower Weighted Vests
The more muscle you add, the more calories you burn. Add the Empowered weighted vest to give your body some drag as it races, jumps, and dives through various stages of your VR work out. See your endurance and strength improve while you’re knocking down virtual ceilings and walls.
- Has a 4 pound and 8-pound vest weight
- Made from a Neoprene fabric to comfortably curve to a woman’s physique
- Balanced weight distribution
- Has a crisscross design for adjustable comfort and placement safety during intense VR exercise
- Has a special pocket for your cell phone or music player
- Can be spot cleaned with soap and water
Link: Empower Weighted Vests
ZFOsports Adjustable Weighted Exercise Vest
The ZFOsports vest is a weighted vest that can accommodate most hardcore exercisers and weight lifters. It won’t uncomfortably shift while you’re racing around in a virtual world. The individual sand bag design makes it easier to add weight or decrease weight depending on the level of challenging movements you’re doing.
- Has a unisex design that is wearable for any fitness fanatic
- Has a weight cap of 20 pounds and can be lowered by removing the ¾ pound weights
- Weights are made from sand
- Has an overall equal weight distribution
- Has one size fits most design that may not fit overweight exercisers looking to improve their fitness
- Flexible and breathable material that’s optimal for intense cardio or strength training in VR gyms
- Has a lifetime warranty!
Reduce Sweat and Tears in Your Workout
GeeSen 12-in-1 Multifunction Headbands and Sweatbands
These bands are a perfect gift for that person (you know who they are) who loves to workout rain or shine, heat or snow. GeeSen headbands are perfect for getting rid of dripping sweat and salty tears while conquering your fitness goals. These bands are also hair friendly for people who don’t want to deal with their hair getting in the way of their workout or VR experience.
- Has a stretchy and versatile 12 in 1 design that can be used as a headband, wristband, hood, and a hairband to name a few
- Unisex headband and sweatband packs come in varieties of colors and patterns that can suit anyone’s gym style
- Made from a 0.5MM thin, UV protection polyester microfiber material that will fit up to 25 inches in head circumference
- Comes in a pack of 9 but can go up to a pack of 12 on their site
- They have a 3-month money back guarantee if you’re not happy with it!
Link: GeeSen 12-in-1 Multifunction Headbands and Sweatbands
Keeping yourself healthy by maintaining and cleaning your VR equipment will lead you to a healthier life. By cleaning your VR gear you’re reducing bacteria, sweat, and other particles that build up on the surface. By placing an absorbent barrier between your face and the headset, you’re also reducing your chances of contracting an illness like the flu. Remember, our eyes can’t typically see these things, but you can definitely feel other people’s leftover sweat on your face — ick.
Keep Your VR Gear Clean
Vipes VR Headset Cleaning Wipes
A collection of germs and sweat on VR headsets can lead to skin irritation and pimples, and can even pass on contagious diseases like pink eye and the flu to other people. Get rid of grime and sweat by giving your customers or yourself the gift of cleanliness. You’ll be keeping yourself and others healthy while keeping your VR gear clean and ready to use with Vipes VR cleaning wipes.
- Has 25 – 7 inch by 5 inch – individually wrapped VR-safe cleansing wipes
- Sanitize your headset with wipes that are solvent-free, alcohol-free, and ammonia-free
- Product was created from environmentally friendly wind energy resources
- Can be used on cell phone screens, glasses, and other glass electronic surfaces
- Doesn’t leave an odor behind like other abrasive chemicals and surface wipes
- Let VR headset dry completely before using
- Buying in bulk is probably a good idea
Link: Vipes VR Headset Cleaning Wipes
Keep Your Headset Hygienic and Comfy
HTC Vive Disposable Hygiene Covers
The HTC Vive covers are the most compatible with the most VR headsets. It’s worth a buy if you have friends and family that use it, or you have commercial users, say in a gym or arcade that use the headgear repetitively. Keep users from coming into contact with sweat, skin oils, and other surface dwelling substances by giving them a disposable barrier.
- Is made for the HTC Vive VR headset and the HTC Vive Base Foam that comes with the Starter Kit
- Is compatible with HTC Vive the best, but can be used on the Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, and other headsets if needed
- Can be used for home use or for commercial use
- They are available in packs of 10, 25, 50, and 100 disposable covers
- Reduce daily, weekly, monthly cleanings
- Keep your VR gym guests healthy and happy
- Will not block sensors or optics
- Covers are comfortable on skin, absorbs sweat, and minimizes your contact with germs and bacteria
Cost: $5.00 to $29.00
Link: HTC Vive Disposable Hygiene Covers
Oculus Rift VR Cover
The Oculus Rift VR covers are only made for Oculus products and only come with 2 covers. These washable covers are made of durable and soft cotton that is best used by two separate people, but is not suggested for group use. You can share if you want, however, be warned that you may share sweat if your virtual escapades leave you perspiring.
- The Oculus Rift covers are made from 100% cotton
- They are machine washable and air dry only
- Get 2 covers and 1 micro fiber optic cloth when you order
- Oculus Rift covers are only compatible with Oculus headsets
- Available in Red, Gray, and Blue
- Will not block view, air vents, or sensors
- Easily applied to headset by folding it over matching areas
Link: Oculus Rift VR Cover
HTC Vive Memory Foam Face Cover Replacement
Use the HTC Vive foam face cover adhesive to keep you and your guests comfortable and clean during VR gameplay or exercise. This product is not the best for commercial use, rather it’s better suited for singular uses due to its absorbent quality.
- Compatible with the HTC Vive
- Great for VR headset comfort and hygiene
- Made from PU leather that’s perforated for airflow
- Clean simply by wiping it with soapy water or VR safe wipes, then air dry completely
- Sticks to headset with adhesive backing
- Better viewability from inside the headset
- Comes with 2 pads