There is nothing wrong with putting in 110% at the gym and pushing your body to breaking point, we just want to make sure that you look good whilst doing it. Here are our 8 stylish gym necessities that every guy should own.
The first impression counts the most, you will most likely be in your work or casual clothes when you arrive at the gym so your choice of bag is important. The Gymshark Element Holdall is great for the job, available in jet black with neon blue highlights, it has enough space to hold your gear thanks to the massive centre compartment and two side pockets. Available in medium or large, it offers great choice for the casual gym goer or hard-core trainer.
Fainting in the gym due to dehydration isn’t a great look and it won’t do you any favours. When you are placing extra stress on your body, you need to maintain your hydration levels and the best way to do this, invest in a quality water bottle. This 700ml Gymshark water bottle with a pop cap and frosted lid will keep those hydration levels consistent, it has a handy wrist strap for carrying and resistant enough for the gym environment. Try and pick a colour that matches the rest of your gym wear, you can never have enough water bottles.
Heart Rate and Fitness Monitor
If you are really focused on reaching you objectives, you need to be fully aware of how your body is performing and your intake/outtake. A fitness monitor will allow you to track everything from distance covered to hours slept, they become an integral part of your regime and make the whole process a lot easier. We recommend the Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate as personal favourite but there are plenty of others in the market, opt for a black band for that sleek look.
A hoodie is great for warm up sessions or for an extra layer during your workout. You want to look for one that is fitted a preferably pocketed to hold your workout accessories. This new Ark Men’s Zip Hoodie by Gymshark has been designed for casual and gym wear. It’s lightweight enough to not increase your body temperature during workouts, the stretch fabric also fits the contours the of the body for a classic fitted look. Available in a multitude of colours, you can match it with most tees and shorts.
When picking a t-shirt; you need to opt for something that won’t restrict your range of motion and will absorb sweat, you may look great in all your new gear but sweat patches aren’t attractive. We highly recommend the Gymshark Phantom Seamless T-shirt, developed for improved fit and function, it showcases seamless technology for extra support and muscle profiling. There is a variety of colour to choose from as well as availability in short sleeve, ¼ zip, pullover and long sleeve.
Now to finish the clothing, some people prefer lightweight shorts when working out but a rugged jersey short will allow for great movement whilst looking casual. You want to look for shorts that are fitted preferably, cut just above the knee are the optimal style. These Gymshark Ark men’s shorts offer the perfect all round shorts, they are made from a jersey blend fabric which is great for movement and heat reduction.
Offset your clothing with some fashionable trainers, they need to be stylish whilst offering maximum support and comfort. The Nike Metcon 2 goes beyond any other fitness sneaker on the market today, they have a unique colour changing feature which alters their colour as they heat up. They have been developed to withstand the most demanding workout and are perfect for cardio or lifting.
Finally, finding the right headphones to suit the intensity of your routine can be a struggle, you need a high quality sound and strong rigid fitted design. The Sony MDR-XB80BS headphones. EXTRA BASS™ produce a deep, punchy low end sound which lets you stream your music in the highest quality. They have a durable wrap around design which hook over your ear, great for when you are moving quickly. Available in either red, blue or black these are some of the best headphones on the market and best of all, they are completely washable.