Mens workout Clothing
When it comes to learning about how to dress for the gym, functionality should be your top priority. Style should be a close second, because even if you’re not looking to hook up with hot girls wearing spandex, your appearance should always be considered when in public in order to maintain your reputation as a well-dressed man.
As a woman who has spent an inordinate amount of time in the gym over the past several months during an intense training regime, I have observed male gym-goers in a wide variety of outfits, not all of them flattering. I feel it is my duty to give men some female feedback on their gym wear, mostly because I’m sick of looking at their gym fashion faux pas. So let’s go over some dos and don’ts of dressing for the gym.
TopsYour instinct may be to wear as few clothes as possible in the gym in order to stay cool, but covering up actually provides you with great benefits during training. Wearing a sweatshirt or hoodie during your workout will help keep your muscles, joints and ligaments warm, which will improve circulation and lessen the risk of strains, tears and other injuries. The extra sweating will also help to burn calories and reduce water weight. Look for something made of moisture-wicking material like Champion’s Double Dry Fleece Hoodie, which will keep you warm and dry and is simple enough to help you look good at the gym.
If you can’t imagine including a sweater in your workout clothes, stick with basic T-shirts made of plain old cotton or a material that keeps moisture away from your skin. As far as fit goes, you don’t want your shirt to be so loose that it will get in the way when you’re lifting weights, but a skin-tight tee will make you look like a douche, even if you have a killer body.
Don't: When it comes to how to dress for the gym, unless you are a professional bodybuilder, avoid the barely-there, tiny-strapped muscle tank at all costs. If you must show off, go with a sleeveless T-shirt or a simple, non-wife-beater tank top.