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The Ignore Limits Gym Wear Style Guide: Here’s What I Wear & Recommend

The Ignore Limits Gym Wear Style Guide


Since discussing casual style I’ve had a number of requests to talk about gym wear.
There are hundreds of different manufacturers out there and I’ve spent thousands of dollars not only purchasing and testing different tanks, stringers, shorts, compression pants and shoes over the years I’ve also spent time designing and manufacturing it to bring to market too (an extremely over-saturated niche nowadays).

Now, let it be know that when I’m discussing my gym wear style guide I’m not going to be giving out recommendation on matching color combination shirts and shorts etc. there are guys out there that’re far too concerned with what they’re wearing to the gym, more so that they rarely get in a good workout for fear of getting lifting chalk on their outfit.

My gym wear style is composed of well fitted, understated apparel with no big branding or embellishing logos.
My recommendations have stood the test of time…

Gym Shirts

If I’m training arms, shoulders, chest or back I’ll be wearing one of the tank tops listed below – if I’m training legs, abs or cardio I’ll be wearing one of these shirts…

Calvin Klein Men’s Ultra Soft Modal Crew Neck T-Shirt


Super soft, extremely well fitted and they last forever…

90% Modal, 10% Elastane
Imported
Pull On closure
Machine Wash
90% Modal, 10% Elastane
Imported
Pull On closure
Machine Wash
Ultra soft modal stretch for exceptional comfort
Short sleeve crew neck
Ultra soft and sleek luxurious hand feel, No pill fabrication, Special Size: Standard, Weave type: Knit

Under Armour Men’s Tech 2.0 Short Sleeve T-Shirt

When I don’t want to wear a shirt quite so fitted I opt for one of these bad boys, fantastic for moisture wicking.

100% Polyester
Imported
Zipper closure
Tumble dry low
UA Tech fabric is quick drying, ultra soft & has a more natural feel
Material wicks sweat & dries really fast
Anti odor technology prevents the growth of odor causing microbes
New, streamlined fit & shaped hem

Tank Tops

Under Armour Men’s Mk1 Sleeveless

The best singlet you’ll find. Comfortable, accentuates your physique, moisture wicking.

90% Polyester/10% Elastane
Imported
HeatGear fabric is ultra soft & smooth for extreme comfort with very little weight
Mesh back & underarm panels deliver strategic ventilation
4 way stretch construction moves better in every direction
Material wicks sweat & dries really fast
Anti odor technology prevents the growth of odor causing microbes

Shorts (Gym & Running)

Under Armour Mens 2 in 1 Shorts


I’m a huge fan of 2 in 1 shorts as it saves buying addional compression.
I run and lift in these.

Outer shorts: 100% Polyester, Inner shorts: 84% Polyester/16% Elastane
Imported
Ultra light, stretch woven fabric for totally unrestricted movement
Mesh side panels for added ventilation
Built in compression shorts for relentless coverage & support
4 way stretch construction moves better in every direction
Material wicks sweat & dries really fast

FLYFIREFLY Men’s Gym Fitness Drying Workout Shorts Running Short Pants with Pockets


Extremely flexible, comfortable and light. The ultimate pair of WOD shorts.

HIGHT PERFORMANCE FABRIC: 95% Polyamide / 5% Polyester. Extremly Soft Lightweight, Comfort And Breathable Material Wicks Away Sweat And Dries Quickly. Easy To Clean, Retains Shape Even After Multiple Washes.
▲ DESIGN FOR PERFORMANCE AND TRAINING: Adjustable Waistband With Drawcord For A Better Fit;
▲ PERFECTLY SUITABLE FOR: Gym, Running, Workout, Fitness,Training,Jogging,Basketball,Fishing,Boxing Wear And Outdoor Living Etc.
▲ CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Hand Wash Or Machine Wash.

Compression

2XU Men’s MCS Run Compression Shorts

If I’m not wearing 2 in 1 shorts I’ll be wearing these.
I’ll also wear these under regular clothes to aid with recovery (yes, they work).

Elastane,Lycra,Mesh,Nylon,Polyester
Imported
Elastic closure
Machine Wash
MCS (Muscle-Containment-Stamping) applies run-specific targeted compression to quads for reduced mucle fatigue and greater stability
The only graduated compression technology proven to improve performance and speed recovery
PWX (Power-Weight-Flex) is a signature fabric that provides an unparalleled combination of powerful compression, lightweight feel and maximum flexibility
Reflective logos for greater visibility
Slim flat waistband for comfort with rear zip pocket to secure essentials
Moisture wicking technology to keep you dry and flatlock seams for chafe-prevention
Antibacterial
UPF 50+ Sun Protection

2XU Men’s Core Compression Tights


If I’m not wearing 2 in 1 shorts I’ll be wearing these.
I’ll also wear these under regular clothes to aid with recovery (yes, they work).

72% Nylon / 28% Elastane (Invista LYCRA®)
Machine Wash
3″ high
8″ wide
The only graduated compression technology proven to improve performance and speed recovery
This item is made of our PWX (Power-Weight-Flex) signature fabric that provides an unparalleled combination of powerful compression, lightweight feel and maximum flexibility
Drawstring elastic waistband for secure and comfortable fit
Moisture wicking technology to keep you dry and flatlock seams to help with chafe prevention
Antibacterial
UPF 50+ Sun Protection

Shoes

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Top Sneaker

 
Solid, flat based shoes are ideal for squatting, deadlifting and the standing overhead press.
I’ve always worn these style of All Stars however a classic pair of Vans will also do the trick – personal preference.

Canvas
Imported
Rubber sole
Shaft measures approximately 4.75″ from arch
Shoes availavble are in UK sizes. Refer size chart for US size conversion.Lace-up, high-top sneaker
All product is Unisex with the Men’s Size listed. In order to convert to a Women’s Size, please convert up 2 sizes (i.e. Men’s Size 9 equals Women’s Size 11).
OrthoLite insole for cushioning
Medial eyelets for airflow
Canvas upper

Adidas Ultraboost 4.0 Shoe – Men’s Running

 
The Ultraboost foam in these Addidas shoes is second to know – almost like running on clouds.
The great thing about the Ultraboost range is they don’t look like all the other awful running shoes out there, not only do these bad boys perform second to none they’re also stylish enough to wear casually too.

Fabric-and-synthetic
Imported
Rubber sole
The Ultra Boost from Adidas is one of the most comfortable running shoes around.
Features the Boost sole.
It absorbs and rebounds energy equally.
The upper material is made of Primeknit materials. Features a black Boost sole.
All sizes are listed in U.S. Mens sizes.

What’s Your Go-To Gym Wear? Let Me Know Below!

Scott J.
Scott J.https://ignorelimits.com
I’m SJ. I’m a fitness enthusiast and published author. I transformed my body from a skinny fat 135lbs with 18% body fat to a solid 192lbs at 8% body fat. I became qualified in a field I was passionate about. I founded several online businesses that allow me to pursue ideas and projects in my life that I am passionate about without having to constantly worry about money. I published several eBooks explaining the training and dieting techniques I used to achieve the body I have today. I learnt a plethora of new information on dieting and fitness by reading and applying what I read, to find out what does work and what doesn’t work, because as I’m sure you’ve noticed the health and fitness industry is full of non-sense claims and BS. I found out what was true and what worked for me and applied that knowledge. And you bet I had fun during the whole process.

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