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The Dos and Don’ts of Dressing Like a Bodybuilder

The Dos and Don'ts of Dressing Like a Bodybuilder – Presented by HARD SUPPS

Bodybuilders have some of the best physiques in the world, and they are known for their attention to detail in all aspects of their training and nutrition. But did you know that bodybuilders also pay close attention to their clothing style, too? In order to look your best when you’re headed to the gym, it’s important to follow these dos and don’ts of dressing like a bodybuilder so that you can look as good as you feel when you’re there! (Think of it as confidence on steroids!) Here’s what you need to know about how you should dress based on your workout preferences.

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What Not to Wear

It’s not enough to just wear bodybuilding clothes. It’s vital that you wear them correctly. Wearing gym apparel that doesn’t fit can be more unflattering than wearing nothing at all, and it can potentially weaken your lifts. No baggy shorts that look like skirts or dresses. You want shorts or pants with elastic waists so they don’t fall down when you lift weights. Avoid spandex in favor of cotton-spandex blends; spandex will actually prevent muscle contraction rather than helping it along.

The Dos and Don'ts of Dressing Like a Bodybuilder – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach/Fitness Model Maxwell Alexander – Presented by Natural Testosterone Booster from HARD SUPPS
The Dos and Don’ts of Dressing Like a Bodybuilder – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach/Fitness Model Maxwell Alexander – Presented by Natural Testosterone Booster from HARD SUPPS

What to Wear

If you go to a gym, what do you wear? Some people say tank tops are out of style—and they’re right. Tank tops work for weightlifting, sure, but not as everyday wear. So what should you wear? Anything from athletic clothes to workout t-shirts (just make sure they fit properly) to men’s leggings. Just don’t look like you just rolled out of bed! Make sure your outfit fits well and isn’t too tight or too loose. And remember: If you’re going to be lifting weights, your shirt needs to be long enough that it doesn’t ride up when you bend over. Also, avoid wearing jeans or any sort of dress clothes and consider bulge-enhancing underwear or accessories for a manly and hung-looking crotch.

The Dos and Don'ts of Dressing Like a Bodybuilder – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach/Fitness Model Maxwell Alexander – Presented by Natural Testosterone Booster from HARD SUPPS
The Dos and Don’ts of Dressing Like a Bodybuilder – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach/Fitness Model Maxwell Alexander – Presented by Natural Testosterone Booster from HARD SUPPS

Color Matching 101

There are two distinct schools of thought when it comes to wearing gym clothes. On one side, you have those who wear full-length spandex or compression gear that’s nearly invisible underneath T-shirts, sweatshirts, or other regular gym clothes. This is called color matching because they choose their outfits based on what color they want their skin to be. On the other side, there are those who don’t give a damn about how they look in public and instead prefer baggy shorts, sleeveless shirts (sometimes with nothing underneath), tight tank tops, and anything else that makes them feel comfortable in their own skin. No matter which camp you fall into, just remember that bodybuilding is about aesthetics, so make sure your silhouette comes across as a bodybuilder’s silhouette and not a refrigerator.

The Dos and Don'ts of Dressing Like a Bodybuilder – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach/Fitness Model Maxwell Alexander – Presented by Natural Testosterone Booster from HARD SUPPS
The Dos and Don’ts of Dressing Like a Bodybuilder – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach/Fitness Model Maxwell Alexander – Presented by Natural Testosterone Booster from HARD SUPPS

Compression Gear

When it comes to dressing like a bodybuilder, compression gear isn’t always an option. However, it is important to note that there are days when you want your muscles to get as much blood flow as possible, meaning you need clothing that won’t inhibit circulation. In fact, compression gear can do just that—restricting blood flow will make your muscles feel tighter and less powerful. If you must wear compression gear, stick with sleeves rather than full leg or arm coverage. Also, avoid underwear made from synthetic materials; they don’t breathe well and will keep you hot during workouts. You may be tempted to show off those ripped abs in skimpy underwear, but we guarantee no one wants to see them. And finally, opt for tight-fitting compression gear over loose-fitting garments. A little bit of extra room allows for better movement and circulation throughout your workout session. The last thing you want is for equipment to slip out of place when performing exercises such as deadlifts or squats!

Accessories 101

If you want to get people’s attention, there’s no better way than with eye-catching accessories. Even though accessories are small, their power is enormous. A well-placed accessory can complement your outfit perfectly or it can ruin everything if you choose wrong. Keep your outfits fresh by always looking for new accessories to add to your collection. From rings to bracelets, the HARD NEW YORK online store has some great ideas that will ensure you never wear the same thing twice. Accessories aren’t just something to accessorize an outfit; they can also help bring a complete look together. Leather bracelets are more flexible and won’t be in your way when you are working out at the gym, but the boost of confidence is what matters. You could pair any number of these items with anything in your closet, from shirts and sweat pants to sneakers and leggings. The only limit is your imagination!

The Dos and Don'ts of Dressing Like a Bodybuilder – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach/Fitness Model Maxwell Alexander – Presented by Natural Testosterone Booster from HARD SUPPS
The Dos and Don’ts of Dressing Like a Bodybuilder – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach/Fitness Model Maxwell Alexander – Presented by Natural Testosterone Booster from HARD SUPPS

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