I’m a huge advocate for working out on the regular. In fact, if you’re not hitting the weights and cardio a few times a week then you’re not top notch in my book. Now, if you go to the gym regularly, you know that some guys seem to know exactly what to wear. On the other hand, other guys are utterly clueless. They look like they’ve been working out in their basement since the 1980’s.
Sure, you don’t have to wear the latest style in gym attire to look attractive to women when you’re working out. However, if you want women to notice you or at least look good enough that they’re not turned off then keep reading. You must have a decent idea as to what not to wear. Here are some tips on what women want you to wear and what you should avoid wearing in the gym.
Full disclosure: I workout in a pretty upscale gym so in order to compete, I need to wear halfway decent gym attire. If not, I wouldn’t be scoring any women in my area.
Tips on What To Wear At The Gym If You Want To Impress Girls
I’ll kick things off by going over exactly what you should not be wearing. If you can get past this, then that should be a solid start, to say the least!
What Not To Wear At The Gym…
Shoes – It’s understood that you shouldn’t wear boots, dress shoes, or sandals. No matter what gym shoes you wear; do not wear them loose with the tongue out or with long strings because they look bad and are potentially dangerous.
Socks – This one should be obvious. Don’t wear socks that are dirty, too long, or too loose. Knee socks are okay but they can look a little gaudy. It’s difficult to keep them over your calves during a workout and they bunch up around your ankles. Definitely, don’t wear dress socks. You’ll look like a total asshole if you do!
Shorts/Pants – Size is important when you are choosing the right bottoms to wear to the gym. Avoid wearing shorts that are too short, too long, or too loose. The worst thing you can wear is short shorts that are loose because you reveal things that women aren’t prepared to see.
Shirts – Do not wear a shirt that hugs your body, but don’t wear one that is over-sized either. Muscle shirts are okay, but I suggest a t-shirt with sleeves. Muscle shirts make some guys look like a macho jock or like they are trying to show off. Something that is never attractive at the gym.
Headphones – Let’s get something straight. No one wants to see your Beats by Dre studio headphones looking like you’re an air traffic controller while you work out.
Here’s What You Should Be Wearing…
Decent Kicks – You don’t have to wear anything fancy or stylish. Your gym shoes should be relatively clean, comfortable, in decent shape, fully laced, and snug without being tight.
Low Cut Socks – Ankle socks are the best and there are plenty sports socks that are not that expensive. Wear socks that are snug and, when they become loose or dirty, don’t wear them to the gym.
Dri-fit Shorts – Workout shorts are preferable because the fabric breathes and stretches when you exercise. They should come about half way down your thigh so they are not too short, but don’t go over your knees.
Dri-Fit Tees – T-shirts are good whether they are new or old. If you have a favorite t-shirt that looks and feels good on you, wear it until you can’t wear it anymore. Old t-shirts still look good as long as they are not dirty or have holes in them.
Headphones – Wear earbuds that are as small as possible. Don’t worry. Dr. Dre makes ear buds are fire and they work like a charm. Leave your Apple white cord headphones at home. They make running more difficult anyway.
That’s about it! If you can get past that, then you’ll have far more luck banging girls in the gym than most guys. Trust me and just take some action here for gosh sakes! Hit a yoga class while you’re at it too. I’m sure that’ll help up your chances as well.