Stringer tanks OK?

  • Destinharbor

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    Sep 22, 2016 4:51 PM GMT
    I used to think stringer tank tops were just a goofy narcissistic thing worn by roid-head body builders. And the show of so much skin a bit immodest. But then I won one at a give-away when my gym, a Golds, was doing a re-opening for a new owner. So I tried it on and discovered it really does let you watch specific muscles that you want to target to see if what you're doing is hitting that muscle to maximum advantage. No one seems to look twice when I've got it on and now I've gotten to kind of like it and think it is actually helping me improve my workouts. I find I'm watching guys wearing one while doing a lift I'm not doing to see exactly which muscle is reacting and then I can incorporate that move into my routine if something I think I need to work on. I'm also becoming much less (silently) opinionated about guys that spend a lot of time watching themselves in the mirror while working out. What do you guys think? Is a stringer a step too far in the gym?
  • Destinharbor

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    Sep 22, 2016 5:34 PM GMT
    UMayNeverKnow saidFor the gym? Beach? Privacy of your own home? Nah, go ahead and wear it.

    Shopping? Running errands around town? Restaurants? Oh, Hell no.

    Gym only.
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    Sep 23, 2016 1:51 AM GMT
    To me they look like a cross between a wife beater and a bikini.

    With luck your family and friends will do an intervention before this gateway fashion leads you to -harder- haute couture.

    First a string wife beater at the gym

    then you'll be beaching in a penis pantie
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    soon you'll be boating in a full body thong
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    (if it wasn't lime-green, you'd never have noticed)

    seek help before it's too late
  • Destinharbor

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    Sep 23, 2016 3:57 AM GMT
    Lol^^^. Not far from true.
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    Sep 23, 2016 10:48 AM GMT
    I wear a regular sleeveless tank vest for the gym, I personally am not a fan of the really stringy ones, that usually end up exposing nipples or are really low cut - if you've got an amazing body, it just looks too "look at me!" and if you haven't, it just looks sad.

    Though I do at the same time strongly feel people should wear whatever they most feel comfortable in at the gym.
  • ANTiSociaLiNJ...

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    Sep 27, 2016 2:19 AM GMT
    ^ Just like the guy above said; exposing nipples in the gym with those string tank tops looks kinda tacky. But I don't really care, personally. However, the point of wearing appropriate gym attire at the gym is to help absorb your sweat. The less you wear, the more you leave your sweat behind on machines and benches. So hopefully you are making sure to wipe down any excess sweat; which is something we all should do regardless of how little or too much we don at the "HOUSE OF IRON."
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    Sep 27, 2016 4:24 AM GMT
    Destinharbor saidI used to think stringer tank tops were just a goofy narcissistic thing worn by roid-head body builders. And the show of so much skin a bit immodest. But then I won one at a give-away when my gym, a Golds, was doing a re-opening for a new owner. So I tried it on and discovered it really does let you watch specific muscles that you want to target to see if what you're doing is hitting that muscle to maximum advantage. No one seems to look twice when I've got it on and now I've gotten to kind of like it and think it is actually helping me improve my workouts. I find I'm watching guys wearing one while doing a lift I'm not doing to see exactly which muscle is reacting and then I can incorporate that move into my routine if something I think I need to work on. I'm also becoming much less (silently) opinionated about guys that spend a lot of time watching themselves in the mirror while working out. What do you guys think? Is a stringer a step too far in the gym?


    Why the fuck do you give a care what any of us "think"??

    You're all brain and the brawn knows nothing.
    So do you have a new opinion now??
    BIG DEAL
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    WHY DO YOU GO TO THE GYM???/ SO YOU CAN SHOW OFF LATER AND GET A DATE??
    STOP BEING AN OLD SCHOOL GIRL PRUDE

    WEAR IT OUT WITH PRIDE!!!
  • ANTiSociaLiNJ...

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    Sep 27, 2016 4:33 AM GMT
    ^ That's a nice tank top. But I believe he's talking about this type of string tank top:

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    These look a bit outdated and show a bit too much.
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    Sep 27, 2016 4:38 AM GMT
    The back is why they are called stringer and how they hang on a guy.
    Not ALL guys can wear it at a grocery store. Mine is like the pic
    I posted and I wear it out and well......LOL

    https://www.gymaesthetics.de/en/men/tank-tops-stringer/
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    Sep 27, 2016 5:13 AM GMT
    I had to google it to see what it looks like. Anything less than a buff muscled physique would look ridiculous but I dunno: it just looks "feminine" to me, the way the cut in the back goes and how it hangs in the front.

    I don't mean the models look feminine, btw; just the clothing itself.
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    Sep 27, 2016 5:18 AM GMT
    YVRguy saidI had to google it to see what it looks like. Anything less than a buff muscled physique would look ridiculous but I dunno: it just looks "feminine" to me, the way the cut in the back goes and how it hangs in the front.

    I don't mean the models look feminine, btw; just the clothing itself.


    For you....xxxx large and it will fit/look like a dress!!
    They are really good to work out in
  • ANTiSociaLiNJ...

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    Sep 27, 2016 6:07 AM GMT
    YVRguy saidI had to google it to see what it looks like. Anything less than a buff muscled physique would look ridiculous but I dunno: it just looks "feminine" to me, the way the cut in the back goes and how it hangs in the front.

    I don't mean the models look feminine, btw; just the clothing itself.


    Bitch-ware:

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  • nice_chap

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    Sep 27, 2016 10:32 AM GMT
    Destinharbor saidWhat do you guys think? Is a stringer a step too far in the gym?

    If you've got it flaunt it. I wouldn't wear one because I don't have enough muscle to look good in it, and also I'd be worried about getting bacne if I'm not covered when I'm using the equipment. But its helping you target those muscles and refine your workout and improving your body confidence and making you less judgemental of other guys at the gym, so it sounds like its doing you more good than harm.
  • Destinharbor

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    Sep 27, 2016 4:31 PM GMT
    nice_chap said
    Destinharbor saidWhat do you guys think? Is a stringer a step too far in the gym?

    If you've got it flaunt it. I wouldn't wear one because I don't have enough muscle to look good in it, and also I'd be worried about getting bacne if I'm not covered when I'm using the equipment. But its helping you target those muscles and refine your workout and improving your body confidence and making you less judgemental of other guys at the gym, so it sounds like its doing you more good than harm.

    Ya, thanks. I have continued to wear it. I can actually see the "pump" while working out on chest and shoulder days and it has motivated me to add some new routines and get creative. My enemy in the gym is allowing myself to get in an unchanging routine. And my gym is a pretty serious gym without much socializing going on or bored housewives to offend so I'm not going to worry about it. (I find it kind of odd that an occasional male nipple is offensive to some. With women and even some gay guys^^^ What's up with that? I live at the beach!) I have gotten diligent about cleaning off the benches after use.
  • Eleven

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    Sep 27, 2016 5:03 PM GMT
    I find them cringe
  • Destinharbor

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    Sep 27, 2016 5:09 PM GMT
    Eleven saidI find them cringe

    I can understand that. They do have a kind of "bro" quality but I've decided that functionality over-rides the prejudice. It's just a shirt in a gym.
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    Sep 28, 2016 9:42 PM GMT
    Just as skinny people wear clothes well ("clothes hangers," they're called), built people wear revealing clothing well.

    I believe that if you've got the body you can wear whatever you want, even in Church. Hey, even Jesus hung around half naked.
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    Sep 28, 2016 11:10 PM GMT
    Destinharbor said
    UMayNeverKnow said
    For the gym? Beach? Privacy of your own home? Nah, go ahead and wear it.

    Shopping? Running errands around town? Restaurants? Oh, Hell no.

    Gym only.

    I agree. Destin listed good practical reasons for wearing one in a gym, or otherwise when working out.

    But for wearing around in public, into stores & restaurants? Mark me down as old-fashioned if you want, but I really find that to be déclassé behavior.

    If you wanna engage in trashy redneck attire, please keep it confined to US Southern States, where that's almost a kind of uniform. The trashier the better. (See People of Walmart: http://www.peopleofwalmart.com)

    But not where normal Americans go, please.
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    Sep 28, 2016 11:12 PM GMT
    Destinharbor said
    UMayNeverKnow said
    For the gym? Beach? Privacy of your own home? Nah, go ahead and wear it.

    Shopping? Running errands around town? Restaurants? Oh, Hell no.

    Gym only.

    I agree. Destin listed good practical reasons for wearing one in a gym, or otherwise when working out.

    But for wearing around in public, into stores & restaurants? Mark me down as old-fashioned if you want, but I really find that to be déclassé behavior.

    If you wanna engage in trashy redneck attire, please keep it confined to US Southern States, where that's almost a kind of uniform. The trashier the better. (See People of Walmart: http://www.peopleofwalmart.com)

    But not where normal Americans go, please.
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    Sep 29, 2016 5:37 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    Destinharbor said
    UMayNeverKnow said
    For the gym? Beach? Privacy of your own home? Nah, go ahead and wear it.

    Shopping? Running errands around town? Restaurants? Oh, Hell no.

    Gym only.

    I agree. Destin listed good practical reasons for wearing one in a gym, or otherwise when working out.

    But for wearing around in public, into stores & restaurants? Mark me down as old-fashioned if you want, but I really find that to be déclassé behavior.

    If you wanna engage in trashy redneck attire, please keep it confined to US Southern States, where that's almost a kind of uniform. The trashier the better. (See People of Walmart: http://www.peopleofwalmart.com)

    But not where normal Americans go, please.


    The hotties I see that have them on at the wholefoods market look just fine. It's far better to see them vs. seeing ALL the women who wear the tight yoga pants with a sweaty crotch. You know what I am talking about??? ALL the women, big, fat and ugly have them too.

    Now, I guess for all the BIG, FAT and ugly hairy beastly men who are prudes.....well stay home and keep eating french fries!!! LOL

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