The gym is important to us lads, we want to improve our appearance and fitness levels at all times. Whether we want to lose weight, get lean or add muscle mass, sometimes you can get stuck in a rut. You know you should go, but you’d rather be in bed watching Netflix or at Nandos eating a kilo of chicken. That’s why we’ve put together 15 pieces of gym wear which will make you look good whilst you work out. You’re going to be more motivated to go if there’s a pair of Nike Airs’ waiting by your front door…
Wear this hoodie to and from the gym, let everyone know that you’re going to pump some iron with the big Superdry Gym logo on the front and back. The classic grey zip up hoodie can be worn over the top of your clothes, so you look good as well as practical. It has two side pockets so that you can put your phone or headphones in. It’s important to make sure you warm your body up and down after workouts, so this Superdry hoody is essential.
Turn a few heads in the pool in these Ralph Lauren bad boy swim shorts. These are a suitable length as they fall just above the knee cap, and have an elasticated waist so they’re easy to swim in. The Ralph Lauren red logo is really noticeable on the blue, and will show off the label if you’re into your designer wear. Just don’t forget leg day because you don’t want chicken legs ruining these!
Wear these Rascals Fleece Joggers to and from the gym, or for your daily run. They’re great for the colder months (which is practically all year round). They’re a slim fit which means they’re designed to fit closely to the body and made out of soft fleece material. As they’re black they’ll look awesome with any workout outfit, but they’d look great with a pair of white Nike trainers on the bottom. The drawstring waist and side zip pockets just confirms that these ASOS joggers need to be added to your basket.
Rascals Joggers by ASOS
New Look, Black Textured Holdall, £29.99
Everyone needs a man bag (thanks to Joey from friends making it rather cool and socially acceptable), and this one certainly doesn’t disappoint. This is big enough to carry all your sportswear, shower gels, towels and of course, protein. For £29.99 this bag offers so many features such as double hand straps, internal and external zipped pockets for valuables and an across the body strap. It’s designed with a textured leather finish which is stylish and practical.
Chest day, best day! A gym wouldn’t be a gym without someone wearing one of these scooped necked vests. So why can’t that someone be you? Show off your defined arms and back in this plunging vest, which showcases all your best assets to the rest of the gym. It’s thin and light and doesn’t obstruct you from doing any workout. For just £4.00 you can buy a few of these. They also come in burgundy, navy and khaki, great block colours which are great for pairing with other colours.
Scoop Neck Work out Vest by BooHoo
Topman, Grey Marl Ribbed Muscle Fit T-Shirt, £5.00
The names in the title…these are muscle t-shirts. Grrr! If you’re wanting a little more coverage to leave more to the imagination, compared to the one above, then this one is for you. Perhaps you’re just starting your gains lifestyle, and would prefer to show off your physique in this t-shirt. This is a close fit style t-shirt, however it gives you a bit more room on the arms, and so if you’re looking for a tighter fit, go down a size. This is available in a variety of colours.
Grey Mark Ribbed Muscle Tshirt
Jack Wills, Hodgkin Regular Fit Sweatshorts, £39.50
These Jack Wills sweatshorts are ideal for leg day. They’re a regular fit and a great length for running and breaking into a squat. Designed with the Jack Wills classic styling, thanks to the brand colouring and logo on the left leg. They also have drawstrings so that you can tighten them for your convenience. Wear these with a white tank top and finish the look off with some impressive gym shoes. It’s important to look good whilst working out!
Adidas have been a reliable brand for years now. They provide us with awesome sportswear and trainers, which are of the highest quality and give us great longevity. Footwear for the gym is something which you must invest in, in order to get the performance you want. These Flux trainers have the signature 3 stripe design on them with a flat but thick sole which is great for endurance. They’re comfortable and will support all parts of your foot, whatever exercise you choose to do. By designing it as a block grey colour, it’s pretty versatile and can be worn with any gym attire.
If you’re more into your casual duffle bags, in comparison to the smart man bag above, then this Carharrt Miller one will do the trick. It gives you plenty of room for your essentials, and will take you from A to B. Choose to carry it or wear it as a cross body bag with its detachable body strap. It has a number of internal zip pockets which will keep your car keys and any other valuables safe and not on show. The two-tone canvas colours, keeps you looking good even if you do feel like you’ve been hit by a bus! No pain, no gain.
If the fleece joggers don’t take your fancy then these polyester ones might just do the job. These are fitted to the leg but still gives you maximum room. Sporting the classic Kappa branding piping down the side of the leg, these are a blast from the past. You could really make a statement and get the matching top in white. These have an elasticated waist and pockets to make them a must-have.
These Nike Roshe running trainers will provide you with the performance, balance and grip you need during your workout. The thick sole cushions the foot so that you can run long distances without aching. The mesh material circulates the feet and the sole material is made from an absorbent fabric so that your feet don’t sweat. The grey is versatile and the big Nike logo is visible, you’ll look stylish and these could even be worn on the bottom of jeans when you’re out of the gym too.
Step out of the gym and go for a run in these shorts. Decide whether you want to brighten up your sportswear or not, thanks to also being available in navy, white and burgundy. These are great value for money and gives you enough warmth to do your lunges and stretches before and after. The waistband provides you with the comfort and support you want and need.
Boohoo Ribber Waistband Shorts
ASOS, Invisible Socks In Black, £3.00
Having a good pair of socks is crucial when doing your workouts, because as soon as that footwear starts to rub you’ll be greeted with blisters and then you’re out of action for a couple of days. These socks are a good thickness and feature a stretchy material. They’re designed to be “invisible” for those who aren’t keen on the white gym sock look. They sit below the ankle and so when you’re wearing shorts, they won’t stick out of your trainers looking like knee high socks.
invisible socks by asos
Tesco, Everyday Value Refuse Sacks, 97p
Not your typical piece of sportswear, however these and sauna suits are a popular item at gyms. These everyday value bin bags will certainly add value to your everyday workouts. For 97p you get 40 in a pack which means after each workout you can chuck them away and replace a new one in your bag. Or just simply drop your mum a visit and get a couple. It’s a genius way to burn more fat and lose more calories, if you’re concentrating on cardio and getting lean. By wrapping yourself in one of these, it heats the body up, making you sweat and aids weight loss.
Bradley Cooper in a bin bag!
There you have it lads, our top 15 pieces of gym wear for your workouts. Invest some of your money on sportswear, and not just on your protein shakes and bars. Looking good is part of feeling great, and then you’ll accomplish those fitness goals.