Most gyms hand out free towels, but this amenity can do a lot more than just soak up sweat. A towel provides a variety of grip options for most cable exercises and makes a fine stand-in for a rope attachment. Here are three other ways to wring the most out of your towel.

Fat Bar Training

Wrap one or two towels around any barbell or dumbbell for just about any exercise. You’ll add a hefty dose of grip training to your workout.

Makeshift Push Sled

Lay one towel flat on a smooth surface like the floor of an aerobics studio. Place one plate down on top of it and fold the towel edges over it. Continue to stack plates. Push from the bottom of the stack.

Barbell Curls

Loop two towels at shoulder width around a barbell for barbell hammer curls.