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WHAT TO WEAR TO THE GYM

Not sure what to wear for your workout? We hear ya. It’s all good though, cos gear is now cooler than ever, with all the major players in the game tapping into trends and creating sporty stuff that looks so good, it might just sneak into your casual rotation as well. Of course, there’s more to the #gymlife than sweet looks – how you decide to exercise can be helped (or hindered) by your kit, whether it’s football or yoga. So, we’ve pulled together some of the best activewear we’ve got for styling out your sesh.

 

WHAT TO WEAR IF YOU'RE A FIRST-TIMER...

ASOS 4505 training t-shirt

A picture of a man wearing a grey ASOS 4505 T-shirt.

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If you’re just getting into the exercise game, a T-shirt is a good place to start. And this one is not just a normal one – it’s by ASOS 4505, our very own activewear range. Looks pretty simple, right? Well, looks can be deceiving because underneath this tee’s classic, highly wearable exterior hides some sweat-wicking tech that actually moves moisture away from your body as you work out, helping to keep you more comfortable for longer.

 

WHAT TO WEAR IF IT'S ARM DAY...

ASOS 4505 training t-shirt

A picture of a man wearing a black sports vest by Under Armour

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If you’re planning a session that’s all about the arms, or your gym classes require a fair amount of stretching/reaching/hauling etc, a good vest is a vital part of any kit. Cos no sleeves = no restrictions. Case in point: the Under Armour number above, which includes a built-in Moisture Transport System (sounds impressive, eh?) to help keep you cool and dry, too. That tight cut isn’t just for show, either – it’s supportive and stops any fabric getting in the way while you’re smashing all those PBs.

 

WHAT TO WEAR FOR THE WARM-UP (AND THE COOL-DOWN)...

A picture of a model wearing a Nike Training sweatshirt

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Adding a sweatshirt to your gym kit is a great idea for warm-ups and cool-downs, two vital parts of any workout routine. Nike’s Therma Tech keeps the heat in as you exercise so you get more out of your pre-sesh and you’re less likely to pull muscles when they’re warmed up and ready to go. Also, it’ll keep you nice and toasty on your way out of the gym, too. Result.

 

WHAT TO WEAR TO YOGA...

A picture of a model wearing a lightweight hoodie by Nike

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Trying to find your inner peace? It’s all about loose fits and stretchy fabrics. The Nike offering above has been designed specifically with yoga in mind, as it’s lightweight and moveable. Even if you’re not perfecting your peacock pose on the reg, a hoodie like the one above is perfect for almost any other class or activity the gym has to offer. 

 

WHAT TO WEAR TO CROSSFIT...

Reebok Crossfit speed shorts

A picture of a man wearing Reebok camo print training shorts

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Obsessed with CrossFit? Reebok’s shorts are the perfect length for everything the cult workout has to offer. Cut slightly longer than the average, they provide ideal coverage for all those squats, lunges, deadlifts, burpees etc. Those splits down each side also allow for extra movement, too. And the very SS20 camo print? That’s just an added bonus.

 

WHAT TO WEAR FOR LEG DAY...

ASOS 4505 training tights with animal print

A picture of a model wearing an ASOS 4505 T-shirt and leggings with animal print details

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Yep, these are tights. And they are, in fact, very comfortable and packed full of gym-going benefits, especially if it’s Leg Day. The close-fitting cut actually helps to improve circulation as you do your squats, plus it keeps those muscles warm, too. Added bonus: they prevent any fabric from riding up if you’re running. Gym gear doesn’t have to be purely practical though: ASOS 4505 incorporates the freshest trends into its designs like the animal print details above. Beast mode: activated. 

 

WHAT TO WEAR TO FOOTBALL...

Puma Football joggers

A picture of a model wearing panelled PUMA joggers

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More of an outdoors type? If you’re hitting the pitch any time soon, you can opt for a pair like the PUMA joggers above. Lightweight, smooth and stretchy, joggers like this are all about breathability and flexibility, and they also keep your legs warm when you’re outdoors. These babies are specifically designed with football in mind, but they’d work just as well for any running or cardio-based activity.

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