In my 50's: Proper Gym Attire???

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  1. megatonic

    megatonic Member

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    I'm 54, and was in great shape when I was younger.
    Now? Not so much.

    I'm going to start going to the gym again, to work out, but even though I have walked and run outside for exercise, I haven't been in a gym for a long time.

    I know the old fashioned sweat pan't are looked on as being a little "creepy", in the words of some friends I have who are in their late 20's.

    As much as I want to let it go, my ego kinds gets in my way to where if I'm doing some ab exercises, I would rather my t-shirt not fling up and expose my belly.

    Does anyone go to the gym regularly, and can you advise me on what to wear???
     
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    I'm 55. Black sweat pants and a comfy t-shirt. I'm there to work and sweat. I guess I fall into the "creepy" demo.
     
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    There's nothing wrong with sweats and a T-shirt. Maybe an undershirt tucked into your pants so your stomach doesn't show. As long as you're comfortable it doesn't really matter.

    Just focus on your workout and don't worry about what anyone else thinks.
     
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    Go ahead wear your sweat pants. Just bring a 50-something with you wearing super short shorts. Then everyone will look at him as the creeper and ignore you.
     
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    T-shirt and either shorts or track pants. Lots of older folks work out at my gym and I've never really looked at them any differently than the young folks. They dress the same as everyone else. I'd avoid sweatpants personally.

    Most people don't want their shirt flinging up during situps, in shape or not in shape. I tuck a part of the side/front of my shirt into my shorts before doing situps or hyperextensions.
     
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    Thanks dudes, and Ha! to some of those!
     
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    Definitely avoid the DLR-style *ss-less chaps/no shirt look.
     
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    I'm 53. I wear regular sweat pants and an Everlast sleeveless T shirt. I go to a 24 Hour Fitness Gym, and NO ONE gives a hoot about what the other guys/gals are wearing. Everyone is concentrating on their own thing.
     
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    I'm 50. I wear my black socks from work, t-shirt and shorts, cheap running shoes. Grey hoodie, black wood cap. I'm there to work out, nothing more and I don't care what I look like or what people think.
     
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    Lycra and spandex.

    You'll soon scare off the regulars and have a gym all to yourself
     
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    Every gym doesn't have the same culture. Check out the one you're going to attend, and see what people wear there. Then decide. That said, a t shirt and baggy/long (basketball or mountain bike type, not tight/short) shorts would likely work nearly anywhere.
     
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    Get the shortest shorts you can find. Chicks really dig that nowadays, especially if you're an older sweaty dude. Oh, and really bright colors.
     
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    There you go! Commando underneath is mandatory. Women particularly find it attractive if your private bits are peeking out from the bottom of your gym shorts! :dude

     
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    Nylon knee-length gym shorts and a larger t-shirt.
     
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    a codpiece with a white spandex one piece leotard. ftw :aok
     
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    T shirt or sweatshirt with LONGER shorts or track/sweat pants.

    I used to work at the gym and still lift competitively... As long as you're not wearing a skin-tight body suit(sadly, it happens) or itty bitty shorts you'll be fine. And no, this isn't a stupid question. I had a few clients come to the gym on their first evals in work clothes and ask me what was appropriate.

    Great job getting back at it! Just be comfortable and keep it up!
     

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