There’s an excellent chance you’re not putting the same amount of thought into how to dress for the gym as you do for a job interview, a wedding, even an average day at work. And why would you? You’re going to work out to, well, work out. Your primary goal is sweat like a pig and lift as many heavy weights as you can until exhaustion (and the development of swole muscles and six packs, of course).
But consider this: if you’re a single guy looking to meet a lady, the gym is as good a place as any to do it (do not underestimate how sexy women find a man doing pushups). And even if you’re already attached, a stylish man should want to be well-dressed no matter where he goes—even while doing lat pulldowns. Unfortunately, gym clothes run the gamut from should-be-thrown-out tees to futuristic performance gear designed for pro athletes, but worn with conviction by that guy on the stair climber. So how do you, a regular man, pick something that’ll make you look hot, feel comfortable, and avoid looking like you care more about your kicks than you do about your pecs?
We can point out famous guys like David Beckham, Charlie Hunnam, and Jonah Hill who do it right, but those examples are nothing compared to the unfiltered opinions of 100 real-life women. So we reached out to them to find out what everyday women really think about your preference for tank tops and compression tights. Their answers will hopefully help you and men everywhere gain some new style insight and who knows, body confidence. One thing’s for sure: these women wouldn’t mind seeing some more skin fellas.