BUYING GUIDE FOR MEN’S GYM SHIRTS
Many newbies underestimate the importance of good gym wear. A proper workout outfit provides performance-enhancing benefits that regular clothing doesn’t, such as compression, proper range of motion, airflow, and moisture wicking. These characteristics of fitness clothing comfort the wearer during intense exercise, so that they can focus on weight training or cardio. Great gym clothes make it easier for you to perform any physical activity, and there are many different kinds to choose from.
In this article, we discuss the benefits of wearing long sleeve and short sleeve men’s gym shirts for casual and intense exercise. We also recommend some bodybuilding shirts from Alpha Clothing. You can view Alpha’s full collection of fitness t-shirts, tank tops, shorts, joggers, hoodies, and hats here.
LONG SLEEVES VS. SHORT SLEEVES
Depending on your performance needs and preferences, you may enjoy greater benefits from wearing either long sleeve or short sleeve gym shirts. Some factors you should consider when choosing between the two are workout intensity, time of year, and your personal comfort.
Comfort is something both long sleeve and short sleeve muscle shirts from Alpha Clothing have in common. They’re made with premium Athleti-Fit™ material that stretches and conforms to your muscles during exercise, while remaining breathable. It’s also moisture-wicking, meaning that when you sweat, the fabric doesn’t become soaking wet. Instead, it remains dry, lightweight, and warm. Athleti-Fit™ material comprises all Alpha gym wear, so both their long and short sleeve workout shirts receive the same benefits.
They keep you warm in cool weather, and they’re made from comfortable and durable materials that make you look good while working out.
Short sleeve gym shirts are extremely versatile, great for any intensity of workout, but especially for casual fitness. However, when used for bodybuilding, short sleeve gym shirts show off your arm and chest muscles.
Versatility is the most valuable characteristic of any short sleeve fitness shirt. You can wear one for any physical activity, any time of year, so long as you have a gym hoodie to wear on top of it
during the Fall and Winter. In warm weather, a short sleeve fitness shirt will keep you cool by providing ample airflow and wicking away sweat. It’ll also keep you looking cool, since the short sleeve length will emphasize your biceps.
Long sleeve and short sleeve gym shirts offer most of the same performance benefits, but with several distinct advantages over one another. For this reason, it’s worth owning both. But if you’re deciding between the two, consider your performance needs and preferences for gym wear.
If you’re bodybuilding, a long sleeve compression shirt will benefit all of your arm muscles, whereas a compression t-shirt will only cover your shoulders. Long sleeves will also keep you warm in a cold gym or outside, although you can easily pair a gym t-shirt with an athletic hoodie for added warmth. Short sleeve gym shirts can be worn in just about any situation, for any physical activities. So, if you prefer versatility, a fitness t-shirt is your best option.
No matter which sleeve length you choose, Alpha Clothing’s premium Athleti-Fit™ material will allow you to perform your best during casual exercise and intense training.
BEST MEN’S GYM SHIRTS FOR CASUAL AND INTENSE WORKOUTS
To reap the rewards of wearing a proper gym shirt, you need to choose the right type for your exercise routine. Some shirts are designed for intense exercise, such as bodybuilding, while others are designed for more casual exercise and everyday use. Here are the best short sleeve and long sleeve men’s gym shirts from Alpha Clothing.
FOR INTENSE WORKOUTS
High intensity workouts require durable and comfortable gym wear that can withstand stretching, repel sweat, and provide plenty of airflow. This type of gym wear is perfect for sports and bodybuilding. The best men’s gym shirts for intense exercise are as follows.
Best short sleeve workout shirts:
Alpha Flag Athleti-Fit™ Tee
Identity Athleti-Fit™ Tee
Best long sleeve bodybuilding shirts:
Alpha Flag Athleti-Fit™ LS
FOR CASUAL WORKOUTS
Low intensity, or casual, workouts benefit from comfortable gym wear that can be worn for a variety of fitness activities, or even for non fitness activities. Whether you’re training for strength, jogging, biking, or working around the house, these men’s gym shirts will suit your casual workout needs.
Best short sleeve muscle shirts:
Grounded Performance Tee
3D Knitted™ Performance Shirt
Bamboo Oversized Tee (loose for extra comfort)
Best long sleeve fitness shirts:
Grounded Performance LS
3D Knitted™ Performance Shirt - Long Sleeve
SHOULD YOU BUY GYM SHIRTS FOR WORKING OUT?
If you’re serious about getting in shape, do yourself a favor and invest in a proper gym shirt. You will feel more comfortable and confident wearing one, and you will perform better as a result. They’re durable too, so you won’t need to buy any more for a while. We recommend you choose several long sleeve and short sleeve shirts, so you can exercise comfortably throughout the year.
Whether you workout casually, or more intensely, men’s gym shirts will make getting in shape easier than ever. Some are even designed for specific intensities of exercise. To take advantage of these fitness shirts’ specific benefits, consider which routines you’ll be performing while wearing them. Use the previous section of this article as reference if you’d like.
To complete your new gym outfit, take a look at Alpha Clothing’s full collection. Or, browse some of their most popular items:
Gym Tank Tops
Gym Joggers and Pants
With these performance enhancing gym clothes, you can workout confidently every time, guaranteed.