Gym clothes: show or no?

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    Jun 05, 2007 7:12 PM GMT
    Yours truly tends to sweat a lot and as such, I workout in a tanktop and a pair of sweats, typically. My best bud wears a tee-shirt and gym pants, only baring his forearms. I've seen other guys whose shirts are so cut on the sides I can observe the nuances of their obliques and nipples.

    How much is too much skin at the gym? Do people here prefer working out totally covered up or do people like to let their body breathe? How do you guys feel about folks who workout showing basically their torso and shorts so tight you can see the veins on their cock? I personally think we should be more like the Spartans (who exercised naked) in that wearing less forces one to have more direct contact (visually and physically) with the body, versus the abstraction that comes with wearing a lotta clothes.

    (Yes, this is not a deep post, but it's Tuesday! What'cha gonna do? LOL!)
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    Jun 05, 2007 7:52 PM GMT
    I generally wear shorts and a tank of some sort. I don't wear tee shirts because of the sweating thing. I think you can show as much as you are comfortable with, with in the lines reason though. I can focus a bit more when everyone is in baggy clothes though, but it really doesn't matter. I would be all for the spartan exercise clothing plan : )
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    Jun 06, 2007 4:16 AM GMT
    if i'm exercising outside i like to be in shorts. but in the gym i like to cover up. i can concentrate better on what i'm doing. and i'd prefer others to cover up as well.

    that image of spartans working out nude is too hot. i could never get anything done if everyone worked out nude. if my gym went clothing optional i'm sure everyone whom i didn't want to see nude would be naked. i would not want to see some people doing deep squats or bent over rows naked.
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    Jun 06, 2007 7:22 AM GMT
    Hmm not sure about the whole spartan thing, (shudders naked fat women,) but I do wear old tatty clothes, hey I`m sweating I not going to wear my sunday best.
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    Jun 06, 2007 7:40 AM GMT
    I prefer no show. I think sport clothes is best for both men and women at gym. Absolutely no short.

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    Jun 06, 2007 8:22 AM GMT
    There is something very hot about guys who where big t-shirts but it is very obvious that they are built huge. Its almost more of a turn-on to fantasize about how big a guy they are.
  • Laurence

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    Jun 06, 2007 9:52 AM GMT
    From my experience it's the guys whose bodies you'd rather not see that wear the skimpiest gym gear.

    I think guys over a certain age shouldn't be wearing lycra shorts, no matter how fit they are. It looks common and trashy.

    I wear baggy shorts and a sleeveless T shirt/vest. I think you need to wear stuff you can move around in comfortably. Í go to the gym to exercise, it's not a catwalk or a pick-up joint.

    Loz
  • GQjock

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    Jun 07, 2007 12:06 AM GMT
    Working out in a gay gym I hate to say that a lot of guys come dressed as if they're ready to pick up a trick
    tight shorts...string tops
    now I like seeing the male form as much as anybody but come on....
    first of all...there's a time and place and secondly most of the guys showing it should be doing everything in their power to hide it
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    Jun 07, 2007 4:05 PM GMT
    In the gym, I cover up. I wear light weight loose cotton pants and long sleeve shirt.

    The air conditioner is usually cranked up and I don't like my muscles getting cold while I'm working out. I wear gym shorts too but again I wear them loose and comfortable.
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    Jun 11, 2007 1:41 PM GMT
    My goal when I'm selecting clothes to work out in is the ability to move without having to get tangled up in my gear. I don't get these guys who can somehow concentrate on what they're doing while they're wearing super loose pants and a t-shirt that could host a circus. All that sweaty fabric hanging off me would just make me incredibly uncomfortable. I also like to be able to see what the hell I'm doing. Why bother working out when you can't see what you're working?

    That said... a certain amount of decency is preferable too. I wear comfortable yoga pants and a snug tank for most workouts. I can see what I'm doing without feeling like there should be a soundtrack accompanying me as I walk around.

    As far as others are concerned, I could care less. When I'm at the gym I'm there for me, and other peoples fashion statements are pretty much lost upon me. I expect you to be clean and safe, beyond that...whatever.

    And as for Sparta.... Man, I would love to work out naked..... but sweat would be a serious issue. So likely I would end up wearing something to catch the worst of it anyways. The eye candy would be nice though...lol
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    Jun 11, 2007 5:32 PM GMT
    "I think guys over a certain age shouldn't be wearing lycra shorts..."

    Yes, over the age 2 hours.
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    Jun 13, 2007 1:52 PM GMT
    I think hotpants are a no-no.
  • Laurence

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    Jun 13, 2007 2:06 PM GMT
    haha Red

    So you've changed your opinion then?

    Loz
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    Jun 13, 2007 2:09 PM GMT
    I'm never going to be allowed to forget "those" days.
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    Aug 21, 2007 2:39 PM GMT
    I always wear shorts, umbros or mesh and a beater or a cut up T. Its just what Im comfortable in.
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    Sep 21, 2007 7:26 PM GMT
    My shirt is usually one of those cut down the sides with no sleeves that you can see my side body, and i wear bball shorts most of the time at the gym.

    I swim in speedo style suits and goggles.

    In ballet i'm old school, black or white tights... usually black, white shoes and socks, white t-shirt, wifebeater, or leotard with tights over the leotard.

    Jazz and modern i wear ballet shorts (short almost square cut shorts) and a beater, with a hoodie over top during warm-ups.

    Personally... if you got it... flaunt it. If you dont... then please... dont!
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    Sep 21, 2007 7:26 PM GMT
    My shirt is usually one of those cut down the sides with no sleeves that you can see my side body, and i wear bball shorts most of the time at the gym.

    I swim in speedo style suits and goggles.

    In ballet i'm old school, black or white tights... usually black, white shoes and socks, white t-shirt, wifebeater, or leotard with tights over the leotard.

    Jazz and modern i wear ballet shorts (short almost square cut shorts) and a beater, with a hoodie over top during warm-ups.

    Personally... if you got it... flaunt it. If you dont... then please... dont!
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    Dec 05, 2007 5:42 AM GMT
    I usually work out in a t-shirt and sweats but I agree with johnnyk that the more that is covered the better your concentration. But you should wear what you feel is comfortable, the spartan way is not what you want.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Dec 05, 2007 6:59 AM GMT
    basketball shorts and a T. If warm a beater- Hey I'm all Italian we wore em first. C-n2 r nice!
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    Dec 05, 2007 7:22 AM GMT
    There ought to be a national hotness scale. If a man is determined to be very-very hot, than a strict no-clothing rule must be applied to him, especially at the gym.

    Note: with excessive gym experience hotness tends to increase.

    I usually wear shorts and t-shirt.
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    Dec 21, 2007 11:40 PM GMT
    Well it depends on which gym you go too.I love sexy gym clothes, but nothing too sleazy.When I do go a gay gym I do wear track shorts and a tank. That's the craziest thing I'll wear. Now if you want to workout in the nude there are gyms at bathhouses you can go too.(yes I went there lol)

    When me and my friends see a guy wearing revealing gym clothes one thing runs in our minds....

    That lil Slut!


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    Feb 18, 2008 11:17 PM GMT
    I sweat a lot at the gym so I tend to wear less. My workout attire is usually a beater or muscle shirt and some underarmour shorts. They are very comfy.
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    Feb 19, 2008 4:45 AM GMT
    I workout at home... sooooooooooooooooo nude for me icon_biggrin.gif

    naw usually wear an old paintball tshirt with the sleeves cut off and some shorts. nothing too fancy or anything.
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    Feb 19, 2008 3:42 PM GMT
    I go to a predominently gay gym and you would think some of the guys were in a fashion show. I don't understand in house some of these guys can work out in such tight skimpy clothing.

    I wear a t-shirt and gym shorts all year round. If you have a sweating problem, the gym isnt a place to worry about it. Everyone is sweaty.
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    Feb 19, 2008 4:33 PM GMT
    Jackal69 saidYours truly tends to sweat a lot and as such, I workout in a tanktop and a pair of sweats, typically. My best bud wears a tee-shirt and gym pants, only baring his forearms. I've seen other guys whose shirts are so cut on the sides I can observe the nuances of their obliques and nipples.

    How much is too much skin at the gym? Do people here prefer working out totally covered up or do people like to let their body breathe? How do you guys feel about folks who workout showing basically their torso and shorts so tight you can see the veins on their cock? I personally think we should be more like the Spartans (who exercised naked) in that wearing less forces one to have more direct contact (visually and physically) with the body, versus the abstraction that comes with wearing a lotta clothes.

    (Yes, this is not a deep post, but it's Tuesday! What'cha gonna do? LOL!)


    Wear activity appropriate clothing. As an exercise science person, there is no need/advantage, from an physiological or biomechanical stand point, to be wearing tight shorts. Compression shorts are always a good idea to wear during a workout, just put a pair of loose fitting shorts over them! I don't want to see any dude's cock when I am lifting or running. Most people probably don't. There's a reson why the locker rooms are seprated from the other areas of the building by these things called wallsicon_wink.gif.As far as shirts go, if you sweat a lot, a compression shirt will work well for you by wicking the sweat away from your body. When I speak of a compression shirt I am only referring to Nike drifit or Under Armour products. As far as other tight shirts go or maybe I should just say wearing clothing that’s too small for the wearer, such as cotton will actually increase your sweat out put. Since there is little to no room between the skin and the material, the skin is unable to breath. This is due to the fact the cotton retains moisture very well and doesn't dry very quickly. If you want to wear a cotton shirt when you work out, go for a loose fitting shirt.

    As for the ancient Greeks, they would be pretty disgusted by our society as a whole. Ancient Greek philosophy as always stressed the importance of balance between the physical body and the mind. Both are important and should be taken care of equally.