What's YOUR gym attire?

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    Feb 15, 2007 9:50 PM GMT
    Personally, Im a muscle T or tank with mesh shorts type of guy with some boxerbriefs or briefs underneath.

    Ive worked out and trained at a few gyms and have seen guys wearing almost next to nothing to jeans and construction boots!
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    Feb 15, 2007 11:24 PM GMT
    This is a good topic, I wear baggie nylon shorts with no underwear and a white sleeveless shirt. The gym I go too it's kind of expensive so there are not many young people who go there. What I think is a gym no-no is street clothes. I think it's real trailer to workout in them. Also anyone who works out in penny loafers you gotta go too.Since we are on the subject, Some outfit I find are too gay for the gym. Such as

    Cut-off shorts.

    Spandex.

    Any shirt with pitcher or catcher on it.

    Hot shorts (if you have a big bootie.)

    Pride wear.

    Midriff shirts, (unless your a football player)

    First off before I get any hate mail I live in San Francisco and sometimes enough is enough.



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    Feb 15, 2007 11:26 PM GMT
    sweatpants, t-shirt. Very basic.
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    Feb 15, 2007 11:28 PM GMT
    sweatpants, t-shirt. Very basic. Comfort and stretchability.
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    Feb 16, 2007 12:20 AM GMT
    I've been wondering lately about what shoes to wear for lifting. Sometimes I've been just doing it barefoot or in sandals, but usually wear something with a little more support on legs day. I've seen some guys doing squats in just thin flip flops and I'm not sure if that's safe.

    Otherwise, it's whatever it takes to soak up the sweat. Usually shorts and a Tee, with maybe a folded bandana for a sweat band. But lately I've kinda been getting into under-armor tops - I'm not sure if the "compression" really has any benefit, but the superman feel is kinda cool. Almost always wear spandex-like stuff when biking - anything else flaps and drags in the monster winds that we have here.
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    Feb 16, 2007 5:25 AM GMT
    Mindgarden-
    whatever you use for shoes in the gym, DO NOT use your running shoes! I found out the hard way that the support a GOOD running shoe gives you is not intended for lifting heavy loads! I ran into (no pun intended) all sorts of issues with serious arch pain when I was running and my Sports physio deduced it was working out in my running shoes! Get a general shoe with some support and you should be golden.
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    Feb 16, 2007 1:44 PM GMT
    Cotton t-shirt and shorts usually. Right now since it's colder I'll sometimes wear long workout pants. I've bought a few shirts in some kind of a dry weave fabric that I'm really starting to like because it doesn't stick to my skin when I've got a big sweat worked up.
  • DiverScience

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    Feb 16, 2007 8:57 PM GMT
    Soccer shorts or fine mesh shorts. A wicking EMS tank (made for backpacking). For shoes I wear northface trail runners, which have stiffer soles and support than your average sneakers.
  • art_smass

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    Feb 17, 2007 5:21 PM GMT
    I prefer sleeveless tees and simple synthetic shorts, like Adidas' ClimaCool. However, I do wear DriFit bike shorts (not the padded ones) on days that I teach spin classes. I know some guys who have thought that they were "too straight" for spandex, but if you experience a chafing injury in your nether regions, you'll change your mind, too.
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    Feb 18, 2007 8:00 PM GMT
    I always wear a jock.
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    Feb 18, 2007 8:28 PM GMT
    I usually wear tank tops and shorts, or sweatpants and sneakers. But sometimes, depending on where I am coming from, and if I feel like going home and then coming back, I will work out in street gear, like my tank top, jeans and timbs. Sometimes I dont have time or the desire to go home them come back to the gym. So I work out in what I have.

    Dreamdrop... just out of curiosity, is there a logic to working out with no underwear? Or do you just feel more comfortable like that? I have seen guys change into gym gear without underwear, and I never understood it.
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    Feb 22, 2007 12:37 AM GMT
    Well I just don't want to get my underwear sweaty. I used to wear do it, fearing that I would catch a unapproiate hard-on, but that has not happened. At my gym they wash our workout outfits there and I just don't want them washing my undies. I does feel alittle more confortable thou.
  • TallGWMvballe...

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    Feb 22, 2007 2:02 AM GMT
    Mostly I wear cotton or nylon soccer type shorts over boxer-breifs and a T shirt or tank top.... sometimes tight cotton/spandex workout shorts or UnderArmour.

  • art_smass

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    Feb 22, 2007 4:39 PM GMT
    Last night we had a short discussion at my gym about what we should do about people who don't wash their workout attire enough. There are guys who will wear the same shirt for a week, just stuffing it back into their gym bags and letting it grow even more rank. Although we didn't figure out a solution to the problem, we did agree that microfiber shirts seem to retain a lot more "stink" than cotton. It might be something to think about for you guys who like to wear that sort of stuff.
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    Feb 22, 2007 5:15 PM GMT
    Baggy sweat pants or baggy shorts and a tank or sometimes an oversized shirt. I like baggy clothes especially when I am doing legs.
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    Feb 22, 2007 5:27 PM GMT
    i agree art_smass. There is a certain stench that an unwashed shirt or shorts give off that is awful. Sort of a dirty damp dish towel type of smell! Luckily there Golds where I work out has a guy to clean the machines through out the day and night...especially the pads where sweaty chest/backs and ass touch.
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    Feb 23, 2007 3:45 PM GMT
    Maybe I'm sheltered but I'm having a hard time understanding how anyone could not wash their gym clothes? I don't get how anyone would want to work out in dirty clothing? Then again, I don't get people leaving a bathroom stall and not washing their hands....
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    Feb 23, 2007 4:26 PM GMT
    I think that my former office-mate usually got a few extra points at racquetball from the "gag-factor" of his gym clothes. One time I received a free sample of some hyperconcentrated orange-scent industrial cleaner and dumped it into his gym bag. Unfortunately, that was almost worse.

    Probably the worst-smelling place I've ever been was the locker room of the men's gym where I went to college. Maybe laundering gym clothes was unfashionable, or maybe it was just 100 year's accumulation of stench.
  • trebor965

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    Feb 23, 2007 5:56 PM GMT
    stinky microfiber underwear, and an old almost falling apart mad max beyond thunderdome looking t shirt, and of course a little to big for me basic basketball shorts, followed with throw back new balances. its the only way to travel.
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    Feb 26, 2007 10:06 PM GMT
    Abercrombie and Fitch sweats with a tee and converse sneaks-- casual...
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    Feb 26, 2007 10:45 PM GMT
    I see everything at the gym .... from 1960's baggy gym pants and those string tank tops ... to SPANDEX (please, what year were those around) .....

    Stick to the basic -- however on arm/shoulder workouts -- I stress to everyone I train .. wear a TANK TOP ...

    Reason -- you are viewing and seeing the area(s) you are training and WOW, once you see the results .... PUSH HARDER and you will!

    PS... Shoes, you are correct basis too, I used to wear the NIKE SHOX but the heals are NOT good for Squating 600 pounds.

    Keep up the Great workouts and PUMP!
  • marko313

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    Feb 26, 2007 10:58 PM GMT
    I usually wear addidas nylon pants and a basic t-shirt or tank top but i prefer wearing wrestling shoes to work out i get a great grip while doing my calf and leg work and it feels like in not wearing anything on my feet.
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    Feb 28, 2007 7:56 PM GMT
    Dress for the function. This ain't rocket science.

    You want your shoes to stick to the floor. I.e., good all around sneakers, or wrestling shoes.

    You want to be able to see yourself in the mirror, to make the mind body connection and to prevent any delusions: shorts that show your legs, and a tank top.

    You want decorum and comfort. I.e. something like UnderArmour that prevent chafing, and doesn't expose your private parts, as well as provides some support.

    Don't wear sweatshirts, hoods, or sweats. They only serve to make your body temperature rise, and cause a substantial deccrease in exercise performance.

    In other words, don't be a moron. Sandals aren't meant for the gym. You're an idiot if you overheat your body. Pick up your weights; don't walk in front of a seasoned lifter. Just plain courtesy. It ain't hard folks.
  • BigRock

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    Mar 13, 2007 3:16 AM GMT
    Sneakers, socks, jockstrap, under armour shorts, tank top

  • styrgan

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    Mar 21, 2007 12:23 AM GMT
    i'm a really huge fan of those underarmour shirts... they are soooo comfortable

    i'll pair those up with either mesh shorts or polyester gym pants and just a sports brief