Wearing the right clothes, with the right workout gear and practicing good hygiene can make a huge difference between an enjoyable workout and 60 minutes of misery. Today, we will be talking about what men should wear to gym or workouts.
Wear Moisture-Wicking Clothing
When you’re working up a sweat at the gym, stay cool and comfortable in moisture-wicking clothes. Workout clothes are designed to keep the perspiration away from your body. Wear a performance t-shirt that is designed to draw sweat away from your body and to the outer surface.
Don’t make the mistake of wearing heavy-weight cotton t-shirts, they tend to hold on to moisture, making your workouts an uncomfortable experience. Denim shorts will cause chafing, it’s best to avoid them at the gym. Wear synthetic materials like lycra and polyester which are designed for comfort during workouts.
Wear Clothes That Actually Fits
Believe it or not, workout clothes that are too large is functionally worse to wear to the gym. Clothes that are too loose will:
- Constrict your movement
- Make you look smaller than you are
If you’re a size ‘M’, don’t wear ‘XL’ – you won’t look bigger.
Clothing that is a little more fitted will also give you a more aesthetic appeal. Show off those new years resolutions a little bit. Take pride in the fact that you have put in the hours, work, and sweat. Avoid the string tanks though.
Stop Wearing Cologne/Fragrance In The Gym
When men wear cologne, it tends to be all or nothing. 5-10 sprays for a workout at the gym? Forget about it! You’re going to a gym, not a nightclub.
It could be really annoying to others if your perfume is strong. Not to mention that you are wasting good cologne as you will have to hit the shower after your workout anyway.
Fragrances tend to linger and carry in closed environments, such as your local gym. Your perfume-marinated sweat is most likely inducing headaches around the gym. It is inconsiderate, especially to women who have a stronger and more sensitive sense of smell.