Going to the gym isn’t about looking good, but looking good at the gym doesn’t hurt your overall motivation to get and stay in shape. However, you don’t want to be that guy who takes things too far and ends up looking ridiculous in the process of trying to look good, right? The answer lies somewhere in between, and that’s where we come in with our list of tips on how to look good at the gym without being that guy…
Don’t be too flashy, or too douchy
Nobody likes that guy who struts around the gym in a designer tank and matching shorts, looking like he’s about to step onto a runway. Or the dude who’s constantly adjusting his hair in between sets. But just because you’re working out doesn’t mean you have to look like a slob, either. Here are some tips on how to strike the perfect balance.
- Wear what you feel comfortable in. Sure, it’s tempting to invest in high-end workout gear for those days when you feel motivated enough to hit the gym. But if your go-to outfit is an old t-shirt and ratty sneakers, don’t feel bad about going with it! A suit isn’t going to help you do a single pushup or squat. – Don’t be afraid of getting sweaty! If there’s one thing we’ve learned from years of spin classes and hot yoga sessions, it’s that sweat is inevitable–especially when done right. So if your clothes get wet during your workout? Who cares? You’re probably feeling pretty good too. And you might even make new friends along the way! There are people who love to work out but aren’t so into fashion. And then there are people who care about how they look but prefer casual wear for their workouts.
- Avoid baggy pants or skirt shorts: They’re unflattering and unflattering as well as unflattering, which can put a damper on your motivation levels. Sadly, yet peculiarly, skirt-shorts (the basketball ones you see on TV or on a shelf at Walmart) became a heterosexual staple in the United States, while completely twisting the masculine silhouette idea into a grossly unattractive absurd.
- Consider bulge-enhancing underwear or an all-day-wear cock ring to push up your manhood for a hot and manly print on your sweatpants, after all, you are a guy!
- Never wear anything white: Remember all those times you tried biking while wearing white pants? It wasn’t fun then and it won’t be fun now either.
- Keep jewelry minimal: Chances are, if it feels uncomfortable against your skin while exercising, others will notice too. So it’s better to stick with accessories that blend in rather than stand out. For example, earrings made of lightweight materials such as plastic or rubber will stay in place throughout your workout. Jewelry attached by string can also be effective; any items likely to fall off should not be worn while you exercise anyway. Wearing bracelets or necklaces near the armpits can cause irritation, so always keep them above the elbow or below the neckline respectively or go with soft leather or fabric.
- And lastly, avoid wearing socks and sandals unless you want to draw attention to the fact that your shoes are missing and you’ve got bad taste.
Looking good at the gym doesn’t mean looking like a celebrity
It’s tempting to want to look like our favorite celebrities when we hit the gym. But let’s be real – most of us don’t have the budget for personal trainers, stylists, and designer workout gear. Fortunately, there are a few simple style tips that can help any guy look good at the gym without breaking the bank. –
- Match your colors: A t-shirt with an athletic logo on it or another brightly colored top is perfect for a day in the gym.
- Select clothing that matches your level of activity: For an easy day, you might want to wear something light like shorts and a t-shirt or tank top. If you’re going to be more active, go with a zip-up hoodie or athletic pants in dark colors such as black or navy blue. And if you’re working out outside in cold weather, then choose layers that will keep you warm from head to toe.
Wear appropriate clothes
No one wants to be that guy at the gym – you know, the one who’s wearing skinny jeans and a button-down shirt. When it comes to gym style, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, make sure you’re wearing clothes that are comfortable and won’t restrict your movement. Second, choose fabrics that will wick away sweat and keep you cool. Third, avoid anything too loose or baggy – you don’t want your clothes getting caught on equipment or weighing you down.
Comfort trumps everything else
Remember, the gym is a place to get comfortable, not to show off your latest fashion trends. You want clothes that are going to be comfortable to work out in and that won’t get in your way. The last thing you want is to be fidgeting with your clothes instead of focusing on your workout. You should also avoid logos and any extraneous details: they’re distracting, they don’t make you look any better, and they just add more laundry to your load. Stick with simple basics like t-shirts or tanks paired with sweatpants or shorts. If it’s too hot for pants though, then don’t worry about them! It’s all about comfort at the gym anyway.