Spandex At The Gym

  • Spthgs32

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    Apr 25, 2013 4:38 PM GMT
    If you are a Gay/Bi male is it ok if you wear spandex to the gym? Does that mean the guy is femme? What are the rules in your eyes on men wearing spandex.
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    Apr 25, 2013 5:32 PM GMT
    Rules? One rule, one word: neon
  • gwuinsf

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    Apr 25, 2013 6:36 PM GMT
    I think it depends on the guy. I've seen guys that look masculine and hot in spandex and guys that look ridiculous. Frankly, I don't know why one would unless they're bike shorts for spin class.
  • DR2K

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    Apr 25, 2013 6:40 PM GMT
    Spandex is only for guys with really big hard bodies.
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    Apr 25, 2013 9:32 PM GMT
    Spandex comes dangerously close to #YCYL territory
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    Apr 26, 2013 3:49 AM GMT
    Well, I wore these Timoteo spandex shorts running tonight:

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    I wore a jockstrap underneath, so I wasn't freeballing or anything, and a regular comfortable t-shirt, so I don't see a problem.

    Personally, because of fetishes, wearing sexy athletic gear makes working out that much more fun and inspiring. I'm pretty conservative at the gym, but when I can, and it's sport-appropriate, I do it.

    I see guys wear spandex at my gym all the time, though, and it doesn't bother me at all. I wouldn't discourage it that's for sure.
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    Apr 26, 2013 4:00 AM GMT
    I do all the time. I'm a rower so spend most of the day wearing Spandex. Most of the time I row and then head to the gym afterwards, so I just keep the spandex on and put a shirt over top. Usually something baggy though, I wouldn't double up on the spandex! What's the Spandex equivalent of a Canadian Tux?icon_eek.gif I wouldn't be walking around in a singlet, but no problem in my full length compression leggings and a tee-shirt. I've seen other guys do it as well, and TONS of guys wear the leggings with the pointless 5cm long 'running' shorts over top. C'mon guys, we all know you love checking yourselves out in the mirror, so stop trying to cover it up and just rock it proudly!

    Ed. Note: Just realised My cover pic is me in Spandex leggings at the gym!
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    Apr 26, 2013 4:06 AM GMT
    There's this guy at the gym who not only wears spandex every time, but looks like he's enduring a wedgie... on the treadmill.

    It's....just....weird...even for LA.
  • RunnerMD

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    Apr 26, 2013 10:17 AM GMT
    I wouldn't limit my opinion to gay/bi dudes, but to all guys. I wouldn't say there is a rule, wear what you want as long as it's not indecent, but personally unless there is a reason to wear spandex/compression shorts, I'd say don't do it. The rower guy above or the cyclist are two examples. When I run I wear them, but I always wear shorts over them too. I don't want my junk hanging out icon_smile.gif.
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    Apr 26, 2013 11:35 AM GMT
    Wear what you want man, but I would ask yourself "why?" Spandex, outside of normal bike shorts for a spin class, just seems very unnecessary.
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    Apr 26, 2013 11:57 AM GMT
    Nope
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    Apr 26, 2013 12:00 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidRules? One rule, one word: neon

    YES!!! +100
  • owen19832006

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    Apr 26, 2013 12:43 PM GMT
    spandex is a no-no at the gym unless youre actually there to run or now.
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    Apr 26, 2013 12:49 PM GMT
    Under Armour tops are one thing, if you've got the body for it. A lot of guys (straight ones too) do that nowadays. But spandex shorts on a guy are creepy in my opinion unless that guy is actively running, rowing, or spinning.

    If I ever use the rowing machine at the gym, I know not to take off my regular baggy gym shorts because they'll actually get caught in the seat and ripped. Sometimes guys look at me weird, but as a former rower I look at everyone else weird for wearing baggy shorts.
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    Apr 26, 2013 1:37 PM GMT
    I see more and more guys show up in compression shorts, and given the composition of the gym membership, I give it an A++++!

    Then again, living in a beach town, we probably have a higher tolerance for almost-nudity. If the current trend in cutout shirts continues, they'll soon turn into string bikinis. icon_eek.gif
  • a303guy

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    Apr 26, 2013 1:47 PM GMT
    themachine saidI see more and more guys show up in compression shorts, and given the composition of the gym membership, I give it an A++++!

    Then again, living in a beach town, we probably have a higher tolerance for almost-nudity. If the current trend in cutout shirts continues, they'll soon turn into string bikinis. icon_eek.gif


    And from there, 'str8' to a Sean Cody video...
  • mybud

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    Apr 26, 2013 2:07 PM GMT
    Spandex for me screams attention whore.
  • NU2OAKTOWN

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    Apr 26, 2013 4:43 PM GMT
    Spandex is only appropriate under some loose shorts or if you're doin a spin class. I don't freeball at the gym cuz I get too many looks. Same thing with spandex
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 27, 2013 8:43 PM GMT
    Nothing wrong with wearing spandex at the gym providing you are in good, physical shape. I don't wear spandex unless I am cycling or running. I am not comfortable wearing it at the gym because no one else does so why bring unneeded attention.
  • Beeftastic

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    Apr 27, 2013 8:57 PM GMT
    SPANX at the gym! Fake it till you make it!
  • helloandgoodb...

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    Apr 27, 2013 9:03 PM GMT
    jamesking saidWell, I wore these Timoteo spandex shorts running tonight:

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    wearing sexy athletic gear makes working out that much more fun and inspiring.


    wear what makes you feel good but expect others to judge you for it
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    Apr 27, 2013 9:05 PM GMT
    gwuinsf saidI think it depends on the guy. I've seen guys that look masculine and hot in spandex and guys that look ridiculous. Frankly, I don't know why one would unless they're bike shorts for spin class.
    +1
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    Apr 27, 2013 9:45 PM GMT
    In terms of sports performance, muscle compression / vibration dampening can have a positive effect.

    Gay men are funky with trends. One guy grows a goatee and the next week 20 show up with it; same with shirts, etc. It's really rather funny. "Are you my leader?"

    If I'm lifting heavy, I like the added compression from UnderArmour, or even the Walmart stuff (which is a bit hotter but thicker). UnderArmour endures, and I've had some of it for over 12 years. Pretty amazing. (I had that same experience with Five Fingers shoes.) If I'm too fat, I like wearing a pair of shorts over the top of a wrestling singlet when working out. I pull it off just fine.

    What I think is the worst look (and also the dumbest, because it kills your performance with heat exhaustion) is gangsta styles capris (especially if the underwear is showing or even the ass crack...pretty pathetic) along with a hat.

    Each to his own, and whatever you're comfortable with. In this part of the country the cut out shirts on the sides seems to be fairly trendy (might as well take your shirt off, which is no biggy to me.)

    Some folks pull off spandex well, but, some don't. Clothes are like that. Skinny jeans are something I think is pretty funny. Why would you WANT to look like a girl? Whatever. Each to his own.

    This a typical look for me, with an UnderAmour A shirt, and 3.99 coaches shorts.

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    Comfort and function, are what I lean towards, but, spandex has its place...etc.

    I'm pretty sure sexual preference doesn't come into it that much, although, in gay neighborhoods I've seen 50 year old hair dressers wear green neon spandex short shorts and purple halter tops (men). (Sagi and I had fun with the guy. A total hoot.)

    Whatever.
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    Apr 28, 2013 12:24 AM GMT
    Can someone remind me...

    Did spandex shorts at the gym in the eighties start with bike shorts? I remember when guys started wearing padded bike shorts to the gym. I had a pair of padded bike shorts because I frequently biked Central Park and once after a ride went straight to the gym and trained in them but it felt weird. I never tried spandex shorts for fashion or function since - I was always a cotton gym shorts kinda guy.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Apr 28, 2013 1:20 AM GMT
    personally i just have not seen anyone i thought that looked good in spandex. its funny, its usually always the people you do not want to see in spandex that wears them. i have yet to see a hot woman or man in spandex