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What to Look for in Men’s Workout Gear

The right workout gear maximizes comfort and efficiency. It fits your body in a way that enhances your athletic performance and protects you from injury. The material is breathable and easy to launder. If you haven’t put much thought into the apparel you’re wearing while working out, you’ll want to now.

Being able to move freely is key to working out well. The clothes that you choose to wear while exercising should help you meet your fitness goals. If you’re a first time shopper for workout gear, use the following criteria to select the right tops and bottoms for you. You’ll have a much easier time shopping for shirts, shorts, and pants when you know why they’re beneficial.

Fast Drying Materials are Best

The clothing that you buy to work out in should be made of polyester, lycra, spandex or a blend of these materials. The fabric breathes well and dries fast. If you’re planning on working up a sweat, you’ll want clothing that isn’t wet long. It will rub on your skin and cause it to chafe which feels terrible.

Read Care Instructions When Washing and Drying Your Clothes

Cotton is great if you’re not going to sweat much. It feels soft against the skin and wears well over time. Be careful not to shrink your shirts in the dryer, though. Pay attention to the care instructions on the tags of your apparel so your workout clothing fits well at all times. You’ll want apparel that looks and feels great every time you wear it.

Fit and Flatter: Both Matter

Your workout apparel should fit well and look good. WikiHow suggests selecting clothing based on your choice of activity. You don’t want to wear long pants while biking or running. Shorts are more appropriate because they won’t trip you up. ATHLETE’s base layer long pants tights fit snugly and don’t cause this issue.

Find Clothing That Layers Well

In colder weather months, you’ll want to wear several layers of apparel. This keeps you warm while you work out. Look for items that you can wear over what you currently own. Also, find apparel that can be worn under bulkier items like sweatshirts and taken off when your body temperature rises.

Choose Compression Apparel When Lifting Weights

You don’t want to take a risk and get your clothing caught on a barbell when lifting. Find compression style clothing that clings tightly to the skin. You won’t cause an accident by snagging loose fitting shirts or shorts on the corner of the weight you’re lifting.



When shopping for workout gear for yourself, there are a number of factors that will help you make your purchase. For example, comfort is among the highest priorities you should have when choosing athletic tops and bottoms. Knowing what types of materials look and feel great one is half the battle. Once you’re familiar with the fabrics that make up most workout gear, you’ll have an easier time narrowing down the selection to one or two options.

ATHLETE Women's Drawstring Casual Shorts Make Working Out Easy

The right apparel makes working out easy. That’s why it’s important to find shorts that look good and feel comfortable while wearing them. If you wear the wrong clothing to work out in, you’ll feel hot, sweaty, and very unhappy.

The Right Material is ‘Breathable’

Avoid this by carefully selecting apparel that fits your body and ‘breathes’. Moisture wicking material is ideal, especially if you plan to work up a sweat. The wrong clothing adds bulk to your body and raises your body temperature to uncomfortable levels.

Choosing the Right Workout Wardrobe

SparkPeople recommends asking the following questions when choosing workout clothes:

  • Is it comfortable? Can you move well in it? Does it rub against your skin? Is it the right length?
  • Does it wick up moisture well? You want to feel cool and comfortable at all times. When you work out, you sweat but you don’t want to feel wet or sticky.
  • How does it fit? Does it cling to you or feel tight? Is it loose and easy to walk, jog or run in? Can you strike the perfect yoga pose in it?
  • Can I layer it with other apparel? Does it allow room for leggings or pants? Can you mix and match colors so that it works well with your existing wardrobe?

A Drawstring Allows You to Loosen and Tighten Shorts Easily

Of all the clothing you have to choose from, a pair of drawstring shorts is ideal because the string can be loosened and tightened however you see fit. As you lose weight and gain muscle, you can still wear the same shorts without worry that they’ll be too small or too big. This allows you to maximize the use you get out of the apparel and refrain from spending more money to keep yourself outfitted with athletic clothing.

Fun and Fashionable Apparel Makes Working Out a Priority

ATHLETE Women’s Drawstring Casual Shorts are exactly what women need to wear for a successful workout. Not only do they look great, they feel great on, too. Made with poly material and designed with a slit on the side, the shorts are fashionable and loose-fitting, making them a must-have for walking, jogging, running, and yoga.

Mix and Match Tops and Shoes for a Look That You Love

The shorts come in two different colors, black and pink, making it easy to match the shirt and shoes you’re wearing. The pink apparel is two-toned with a thick band of white at the top. You can easily wear the shorts to your aerobics class or yoga studio with pride because they look fantastic and allow you to move with ease.

Layer Shorts Over Leggings During Cooler Days of the Year

The shorts can be worn over leggings, too, for a look that is trendy and fun. They come in size Small to Extra-Large and are made of 100% polyester. They wash and wear well, making it effortless to care for the apparel and use it for years.

Dressing the Part Adds to Your Fitness Success

The key to a successful workout is having the right apparel. When you dress the part, you have an easier time getting in the mood to exercise. ATHLETE makes getting dressed for the gym quick and easy.

Product Highlight: Men's Premium Mid-Weight Running Tights

We are obsessed with these running tights. So obsessed that we want to tell you all about them. Why? A few reasons: they’re comfortable, flexible, and you can wear them anywhere, not just to the gym. And that’s only the beginning. Allow us to brag a bit:

Made with Patented Fabric for Your Best Workout

Athlete Beyond’s patented athletic fabric will give you your best workout ever. How? These leggings are designed to give you better range of motion, so you can work up to your full potential with ease. On top of that, their signature moisture transfer system wicks sweat, so you won’t feel bogged down halfway through and you can keep pushing yourself farther. Meanwhile, anti-odor technology keeps you smelling fresh, and SPF 40 means you can run outside and stay protected from harmful UV rays. These tights are an all-in-one workout booster.

They Improve Blood Flow

These tights were designed and approved for extended workouts, so they improve circulation. This means you can keep going…and going. With these tights, you’ll have to start setting your goals higher because they’ll be so much easier to reach. Endless stamina? Or hard-working athletic apparel? We’re going with both.

But don’t just keep it at the gym—improved circulation makes these tights great for everyday wear. They’ll keep you moving all day, and you’ll feel great at the same time.

They Ease Muscle Stiffness

That improved circulation eases muscle stiffness, which is a dream come true for, well, anyone who has ever worked out. Ever. Sure, that post-workout burn feels great, but sometimes when you wake up the next day it’s not just a healthy burn you’re feeling. It’s muscle stiffness. Nobody wants to feel inflexible and sore after tough workout. It’ll only prevent you from being on your A-game the next day. That’s why these tights are so great. They make you unstoppable.

And speaking of muscle stiffness. Have you ever had to sit in a car or on a plane for hours on end? That is muscle stiffness. When you’re traveling, you want to get the most out of your experience. Jet lag is already bad enough. Must your muscles suffer to? Wear these tights and you’ll hop off the plane ready to explore, even if it’s a business trip. They’ll understand, right?

Unbeatable Comfort and Range of Motion

Remember that patented fabric we were talking about? Well, it’s insanely comfortable. Why does that matter? Athletic apparel always matters. Comfort is essential to a productive workout. If you’re feeling stiff and weighed down by heavy sweatpants that you have to keep pulling up throughout your run, you’re not getting the most out of your workout. These rights provide unbeatable range of motion, so you can beat your distance over and over and over again.

Like we said, athletic apparel is everything. It sets the mood for a fulfilling workout, and it keeps your body safe and comfortable throughout. Check out Athlete Beyond for all of your athletic apparel needs.


Product Highlight: Casual Wear

Here’s the great thing about athletic wear: it’s super comfortable, so you can wear it any time you want, not just when you’re working out. And it’s stylish too. Nowadays, athletic wear and casual wear tend to go hand-in-hand. Leggings are in, crop tops are in, and slouchy tank tops are in. That makes Athlete Beyond your one-stop shop for athletic wear and casual apparel.

And it makes sense, right? Our clothing is finally beginning to match our active lifestyles. People are getting out and moving, and starting to understand the value of comfortable clothing. It’s a step in the right direction, if you ask us. So, how can your rock athletic wear as casual wear? Let us show you:


  1. Women’s Ria Crop Tee

This gray crop top is perfect for a day around the house, running errands, or even a sweet coffee date downtown. It’s breezy and comfortable, and it’s flattering as well. Paired with black leggings or blue jeans and sneakers, this top offers a casual but athletic look. It’s laid back, but says “I’m ready for anything,” and you are!

  1. Women’s Poly Two-Way Crop Pant

Whoever says “leggings aren’t pants” is just bitter. Let’s be honest. Everyone should wear leggings—they’re comfortable and they go with everything. Did you wear those to sleep last night? Nobody knows. Did you just come from yoga class? Maybe. Are you going to wear them out tonight? Yes. You know the value of a comfortable pair of pants and refuse to be restricted by denim and a zipper. Good for you.

  1. Women’s Air Relaxed Versatile Two-Way Tank Top

Last but not least, this relaxed-fit tank top is just as perfect as that gray crop top for mixing things up. It’s casual, fun, and sporty. No one has to know this, but it is odor resistant, so this top would be perfect for a day spent walking around town, or at the beach, or maybe even the zoo. Who knows? What we’re trying to say is that you could rock this top anywhere and look easy-going and chic doing it.


  1. Men’s Compression Base Layer Long Sleeve Top

Trying to think of a creative way to woo that girl you met at the gym? Indulge your competitive spirits and invite her over for a video game playoff. This long sleeve shirt would be perfect for the occasion. You’ll have all the flex and mobility you typically enjoy at the gym to show off your Super Mario skills, and you’ll look laid back and effortless doing it.

  1. Men’s Premium Mid-Weight Running Tights

These tights aren’t just for running. They’re perfect for around the house, and even better for traveling. They’re comfortable, flexible, and ease muscle stiffness. Sounds like something you’d want to wear sitting on a plane for a few hours, right?

So, there you have it. Those are our casual wear highlights at Athlete Beyond! If only we could get this trend to move into office wear—leggings and loose-fitting tank tops in the office? Maybe we would be too comfortable to be productive…or maybe we would be so comfortable productivity would soar! Let’s go with that. Spread the word.


Clean Eating Highlight: Summer Lunches

During the winter, we can’t help but reach for comfort foods. It’s cold and dreary outside and not only is your body working harder to keep warm, but your mood is probably down, making you more likely to reach for snacks in an attempt to raise your spirits. But summertime is another story. The sunny months of summer inspire fresh fruits and vegetables, garden salads, and light, clean meals. What a relief!

Your binder is stocked with dinner recipes suitable for a warm evening on the terrace, but what about lunch? Leftovers in a Tupperware container? Not so fun. There are plenty of clean eating lunch recipes that you can enjoy at home or at work over the summer.

Summer Salads

Celebrate summer with a fresh tossed salad topped with yummy summer fruits like watermelon, peaches, and cherries. Add some nuts, meat, and/or egg for protein and you’re golden! Here are some delicious-looking summer salad recipes:

  1. 17 Loaded Healthy Salads

This list of 17 salads is packed with fresh summer options, like the Spinach, Strawberry, and Peach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing, the Tropical Pineapple Salad, and the Summer Chicken Taco Salad. So many options!

  1. 10 Healthy Quinoa Salads

Not only is quinoa good for you, but it’s ridiculously easy to prepare, so you can throw any of these 10 quinoa-based salads together in no time. The Quinoa Salad with Roasted Corn and Mango sounds particularly appetizing.

  1. Thai Tuna Power Bowl 

Power Bowls are basically super salads. They’re untraditional in that there isn’t usually a leafy base. Instead, the bowl is just packed with veggies, some kind of protein, a type of grain (optional,) and a flavorful dressing. This one looks like a simple tuna fish salad upgrade that we would definitely be game for.


Wraps are an obvious go-to for lunches. Step it up a notch with some delicious summer twists on the ol’ classic.

  1. Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Is it obvious that we love Thai food yet? Ditch the flour tortillas and try these lettuce wraps instead. They’re packed with veggies and healthy ingredients, and they’re easy to make!

  1. Hummus Veggie Wrap

The great thing about a recipe like this is that you can customize it however you’d like, and change it up every week. All you need is a whole wheat tortilla, hummus, your veggies of choice, and maybe a little homemade balsamic dressing or a sprinkle or feta cheese to jazz things up a bit.

  1. Summer Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

It’s all in the name. These summer rolls are a perfect, healthy way to eat lunch when you have a little more time on your hands. Just slice up some veggies and follow the recipe for the dressing and how to wrap the rolls, and you’ve got yourself a fresh meal.

Eating healthy over the summer is important, and so is staying active! Check out Athlete Beyond for athletic apparel to compliment your healthy lifestyle.