Gentlemen, today I’m going to talk about five things men need to stop wearing to the gym. And I’m going to have a little bit of fun with this video, but let me put it into context.
So, I live in a small town. I go to my local YMCA running into men, women, children, it’s family environment in the mornings in around lunchtime in the evenings it gets really busy, so if you’re going to be in there using machines you’re oftentimes sharing them with other people.
Also, I run into friends, I run into people I’ve done business with and these people already have an impression of who I am and what I stand for. And the point I want to make in this video is you don’t want to go too far to the extreme and betray expectations.
For someone that you possibly do business with and for them to say, wow, I’ve never seen him in that environment and, wow, he really smells or something to that extreme. That’s what you want to avoid. And, if you’re a single guy, you’re going to the gym, you know, there are many single attractive women who are there and just simply say hi to and you possibly may want to engage with, but what you don’t want to do is have that negative impressions. We’ve talked about first impressions are very important.
If you have a negative impression, you have to spend a lot of time trying to break out of that. So, guys, if you have something to add, if you’ve got certain pet peeves in the gym or things that you think men need to stop doing and I don’t cover it in this video, please let me know in the comments and without further ado, let’s get into point number one. So, point number one. Men need to wear clothing that wicks away moisture from the body.
Let’s face it, you go to the gym you’re going to sweat. Some of us sweat a lot. What you don’t want to do is wear clothing that is basically like a sweat sponge where it’s going to keep it all right here in your clothing.
So, whenever you’re sharing that machine, you sit down and you get up and there’s this huge wet spot right there on the machine. No, you don’t want to do that, you want to have clothing that is going to actually pull it away from the body and then, push it out and just have it naturally evaporate.
One, it’s going to cool you down better and two, it’s actually just going to look better. Now, of course, you need to have a towel with you, but when you’re going out there and buying clothing, avoid heavyweight cottons, avoid denim. Denim is not something you want to be working out in, guys. Make sure to wear or to go out there and get some clothing that’s specifically says it’s going to wick away moisture, it’s made for the gym.
Tip number two. Wear clothing that actually fits you. So, most guys are wearing clothing at the gym that’s too loose for them. Why? Well, they’re just used to wearing sizes which are wrong. Maybe they should be wearing a medium-size shirt and guess what? They’ve got an extra large size shirt. This doesn’t make you look bigger, it just looks loose on you and it hides up you going to gym you want to get in better shape or you’ve already got a great body why not actually wear clothing which shows it off a bit and makes you look healthy, makes you look strong.
But, the other thing about if you wear clothing that’s too loose besides making you look smaller, it actually doesn’t give you full freedom of movement. And, probably, and your shirts are relatively easy to find one if you got out there and search to find one that fits you well. But, sweatpants, oftentimes they make you look square, they are going to be way too baggy at the bottom, so I had this company, Public Rec. I really like them. T
hey’re made right here in the United States and they had a successful Kickstarter and they had tons of guys backed them. What I really like about these pants is that they’re made specifically to look good when you’re in the gym or when you’re traveling to the gym. So, little things like having a tapered bottom, some of the best fitting, I would say I would say best fitting sweatpants I’ve ever owned.
I love entrepreneurism. And when I see something so simple, I was talking with the founder and he talked about when you go out there, you know, when you buy sweatpants, you see medium, large, extra large, small, they said why don’t you apply what we already applied to pants which is like sizes. So, these are 32-32. Simple, genius, but what ends up happening is you actually have sweatpants that fits your body and they functionally got this. I love it when they actually have zippers on the pockets.
I put things in my pockets, whenever I’m on the bench press, I don’t like it when they fall out. Function, fit, quality, like said made in USA. I’ve already washed this five times and they’ve held up under washing machine. So, go check them out, Public Rec, great company.
So, let’s get on to point number three. Stop wearing fragrance into the gym. And I’m talking, you know who I’m talking about that guy that puts on five, ten sprays of his favorite cologne, walks around the gym and it’s like marking his territory, everybody can smell him. Guys, you don’t want to be this guy. One, it’s inconsiderate. There are many people that get migraine headaches, they become nauseous whenever they smell something like that. Also, understand women, they’re more sensitive to smell.
Now, on the opposite end of that, make sure that you’re washing your clothing after every time. You may grab your gym clothing, smell it, I don’t smell anything. Well, you’re the worst person to check into, you know, see if your own body odor. You’re just not going to smell it as much as other people will.
Tip number four. Don’t wear flip flops into the gym. Has anyone ever actually seen this? I’ve seen people wear sandals in the gym. The point here, flip flops are great when you’re in the locker room and you’re going to be going in the shower and you want to protect your feet, but in the gym you want traction, you want good grip, you want to be able to run in the treadmill go on the StairMaster be able to do squats and not worry about your feet coming out from underneath you. In addition, make sure that you don’t wear the same shoes that you are wearing outside.
Here in Wisconsin, we get really bad weather at times, so people could track in mud, they definitely can be tracking in dirt and sand. And what happens is that stuff gets on the gear, it gets on the equipment, and it actually can be a safety risk, but worse case you just got the people that are there working at the gym that they happen to go in there and spend more time cleaning, so just be courteous.
Tip number five. Leave the jewelry at home. Now, I think simple jewelry is perfectly fine. This ring I pretty much never take off, but if you’ve got necklaces, if you’ve got bigger chains, if you’ve got bracelets, if you’ve got large rings that have diamonds or other precious stones, be careful in the gym.
One, you’re going to be knocking them up against pieces and it could damage your jewelry.
Number two, you could get this caught in a machine and you could get yanked you could get pulled, you could get you could get yourself seriously hurt. So, guys, if it can get caught in anything if it’s valuable, just leave it at home, don’t even bring it to the gym.
All right, guys, that’s it.
Now, I didn’t cover headphones, I didn’t cover socks, I didn’t cover super short shorts, but I would love to hear from you, guys, down in the comments, what are some of the things you see at the gym which you wish you didn’t see at the gym? And, guys, go check out Public Rec. Really cool company, made in the United States. Now, I’ve already gotten compliments from my wife and a couple of other friends about where did I get these. I love them because they’re functional, made in the United States, really cool company. Go check them out. That’s it, guys. See you in the next video.