Here at Bar Vs Beast, we specialize in designing and providing athletes with top of the line men's workout clothes that are not only fashionable, but are also functional. Over the years, we had our share of complaints about the workout gear available on the market. In this post, we are going to share exactly what you should be looking for in the clothes to ensure that you have the best workout while looking your best.
Spandex Is Your Friend
Some of our gear will have a percentage of spandex listed on the label, and there are a few reasons why:
- a) Spandex increases the comfort of any type of material
- b) Spandex makes your clothing appear more flattering on your body
- c) Spandex prevents your clothing from rubbing and shifting which can make irritate your skin or make it sore
- d) Spandex allows for a greater range of motion during your workout routine
Whenever possible, choose men's workout clothes which include “spandex” on the label so that you can enjoy superior fit and comfort when working out.
Cotton Does Not Make For Great Foundation Gear
Cotton is great, but it traps perspiration and will make you uncomfortable as soon as you start to break a sweat. Anything that you wear while you workout should preferably be made of either:
- A blend of both
Cotton is good for is keeping you warm as a second or third layer, such as if you are running outside on a cold winter day or want to increase your perspiration. Our Bar Vs Beast signature BvB Unisex Hoodie is a perfect for those runs on a cooler day, as it is primarily made of polyester but includes cotton and rayon for some added heat retention.
Wicking Is Everything
Sticky and wet clothes are the bane of every man's life when working out. Not only is it uncomfortable, but it can chafe your skin and result in soreness (and you know your muscles will already be sore enough after your workout when you wake up the next day).
The best materials for wicking are polyester and Lycra, though almost any synthetic material will do.
Go For Versatility
Finally, in order to get the most out of your men's workout clothes, you want to make sure that you can use it in as many different ways as possible. This is why we at Bar Vs Beast offer foundational pieces which can easily be layered and used with a variety of other pieces and during all of the seasons. If you are just starting to build your collection, start it off with one of our tri-blend tees and then add one of our hoodies over the top.