Unzipped: Sterling K. Brown

The actor from 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story' shares his workout essentials.

One of the most anticipated TV events of the year is probably FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, which made its debut last night. The 10-episode miniseries focuses on the 1995 courtroom drama of former football star O.J. Simpson, as he stands trial in the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. One of the major players during the trial was prosecutor Christopher Darden, who's portrayed by Sterling K. Brown (some viewers might recognize him from the series Army Wives). And while athleticisn't the first word you might use to describe Darden, the actor who plays him is very fit. (In fact, we're told he shows off his abs in an upcoming episode.) Here, Brown—an avid gym-goer and basketball player—gives us a peek inside his gym bag.

training mask 2.0, $80

"After watching Michael B. Jordan wear his elevation training mask in 'Creed,' I said to myself, if it could help him look like that, it can help me, too. But it's not for the faint of heart—it is intense! And awesome!"
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nike men's pro dri-fit compression performance leggings, $35

"Compression reduces swelling, facilitates circulation, and it just feels good. Nike excels not only in functionality, but style as well. My legs thank me after a full day of basketball."
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nike dri-fit men's t-shirt, $40

"Moisture wicking fabric is a must for a man who produces enough sweat to fill a wading pool every time he works out...I am that man."
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beats powerbeats2 wireless headphones, $200

"Once you experience your workout with these Beats wireless headphones, it'll be hard to go back to anything else."
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nike flyknit lunar 3, $150

"My feet are relatively flat. Wearing a shoe with no support doesn't always feel great. But the Nike Flyknit Lunar series gives me the perfect balance of lightness and stability that help my feet feel good during daily jaunts."
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nike elite versatility crew basketball socks, $18

"These are like velvet gloves for your feet."
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men's oil eliminator deep cleansing exfoliating face wash by kiehl's, $22

"Everyone has their Achilles heel—mine is oily skin. Thankfully there's this Oil Eliminator line from Kiehl's. It's okay to shine on the b-ball court...but not so cool in front of the camera." *Also available at select Equinox Shops.
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creme de corps soy milk & honey whipped body butter by kiehl's, $48

"I have dark skin, and being ashy is not an option. Kiehl's to the rescue once again." *Also available at select Equinox Shops.
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nivea a kiss of moisture lip care, $3

"My lips are very full, and they do not like being chapped! A Kiss of Moisture from Nivea leaves them hydrated and silky smooth. At least, that's what I've been told."
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