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Gym Wear Gifts For Him and Her | Iron Tanks

Gym Wear

The easiest way to buy a gift for a friend or loved one is to consider their hobbies. If your special someone loves to break a sweat and pump some iron at the gym, then they almost certainly have a list full of gym gear that will make their workouts more productive, fun, and stylish!

For Him:

A basic for any man who loves going to the gym is a durable and physique flattering tank top! The series of Stringer Tanks should be a permanent item in any guys gym wardrobe. This extremely soft and premium cotton blend tank is lightweight and breathable, making it perfect no matter the type of workout. This tank comes in a range of colourways such as Urban Camo and the Twin Stringer Tank, so no matter your man's style, there is a design to suite their preference.

Brought back by popular demand, the Iron Mesh Singlet is made from a super soft cotton fabric with heavy polyester side panels that is ideal for any training situation for any man, whether he is pumping weights or going for a long performance enhancing run.

For the man that prefer a classic bodybuilder cut to their tank tops, the N1 Classic T-Back V1 is a figure flattering tank that is loved by bodybuilders around the world. This tank has an extremely flattering and athletic design for a stylish contoured look.

If the man in your life wants a versatile fitness item that can easily be transitioned from the gym to the street, then the Stealth Puffer Vest is an ideal gift. This vest is extremely comfortable and provides an added insulated layer when getting to and from the gym, while the sleeveless design still allows him to move around freely.

For the man that really wants to take his training the the next level, Iron Tanks introduce the Orion V4 Gym Shoe. This hightop gym shoe is made from high quality suede leather and features a new super strength ‘Oxford Titanium Mesh’ that increases the breathability of the shoe. This shoe is ideal for exercises that require a flat sole, such as squats, deadlifts and leg presses. The flat and incompressible 3.8mm outer sole allows for maximum surface contact and stability to improve the performance of their workouts.

For Her:

Every woman needs a basic, breathable and flattering tank top of the gym. The Outlaw Mesh Tank is guaranteed to make your special lady stand out from the rest and feel confident. This top has a narrow design that is figure flattering and convex scooped hem that flatters almost any sports bra they pair it with. It is made from a super breathable fabric, a specially designed PC mesh fabric, that is lightweight and won't weigh her down when she's working hard to meet her fitness goals.

The perfect accompaniment for any gym wardrobe is the super sexy and flattering Womens Crop Hoodie. This cropped hoodie is made from a high quality fleece fabric that will keep her warm in the winter months while the stylish crop design still allows her to show off her figure in the most flattering way that she’ll be sure to thank you for.

For the woman who loves to pump some iron, there is the Womens Pink Gym Gloves that has a dual leather construction to ensure durability. The elastane mesh back makes the glove lightweight and breathable to avoid the hands from getting sweaty, and has a reinforced thumb, double leather palm, and fingers that is backed with foam to protect the hands from calluses.

If your woman is in need of some new weightlifting shoes, then the Women's Orion V4 Gym Shoe will have her jumping for joy. This weightlifting shoe is constructed from a high quality suede leather and features a new super strength ‘Oxford Titanium Mesh’ that keeps the shoe breathable yet lightweight. The stylish high top shoe perfectly combines function and aesthetic to take her training to the next level as it is perfect for workouts that require a flat sole, such as squats, deadlifts and leg presses.

When picking the perfect gift for your loved one, don't settle for anything but the best from Iron Tanks!


Gym Gear Do's and Dont's | Iron Tanks

Choosing the right gym gear and workout clothing is much more important that you may realise. It is a common misconception that it does not matter what you wear to the gym because you are just going to sweat and throw it in the wash as soon as you get home, but the right activewear can actually improve your performance and make a workout more enjoyable.

Here are the Do’s and Dont’s of activewear: the most common mistakes that are made when choosing fitness gear and how to improve them.

Tank Tops:

Don’t: Wear a top that is too small for you:

Wearing an extremely small top to the gym is not appealing to anyone, and unless you are wearing them as a base underneath a t-shirt to add an extra layer of warmth. Wearing a tight top can also hinder your workout performance as wearing an item that is constricting can stop you from having a full range of motion.

Do: Wear a sleeveless shell shirt:

Wearing a sleeveless shell shirt to the gym can not only subtly show off your hard work, but it can allow for complete workout freedom without being too baggy and obstructing you from movement.

Gym Shorts:

Don’t: Wear your bathing suite to the gym:
Unless you are using the gym pool to keep fit, do not wear your swimmers to the gym. Most people seem to believe that wearing a bathing suite to the gym will have the same moisture wicking properties as other activewear. In reality, the material of a bathing suite can cause chafing, increase odour and it does not provide the same support as gym shorts.

Do: Buy activewear shorts:

Buying a pair of basic gym shorts can really be used to enhance your workout. They can provide a full range of support, allow for a wide range of movement and have moisture wicking properties to reduce the possibility of chafing. Most gym shorts now also include specially designed ventilation zones that keep you cool and dry!  

Finding the right fit:

Don’t: Wear activewear that is too loose:

There is often a misconception that wearing baggy clothes to the gym is more comfortable and is the best way to hide your stomach. Baggy clothing can actually obstruct your movements in the gym so you are not making the most out of your time at the gym and even get caught on complicated gym equipment, leading to injuries.

Do: Wear fitted gym attire:
Choosing activewear that conforms to your body, allows for a full range of motion, follows the lines of your body and is appropriate for the type of exercise that you partake in most often can change the way you workout.

Selecting items such as tapered bottoms can reduce your chance of tripping and injuring yourself.

Choosing the right fabric:
Don’t: Wear items that are made from heavy materials:
Wearing an item of clothing at the gym that is made from heavy materials, such as cotton, can hinder your workout. Fabrics such as cotton retain a lot of moisture and do not dry quickly meaning that they can not only smell, but can weigh you down and even cause chaffing.

Do: Wear breathable fabrics:

Wearing active wear made from technologically advanced fitness fabrics, such as polyester or lycra blends, can stretch with your body, have moisture wicking abilities and odour reducing qualities, can make your workout easier and allow you to make the most out of your workout. These items can have ventilation panels that allow for your body to cool down quicker.

Choosing items that are in darker colours can also do a great job at disguising sweat stains!

Gym bag:
Don’t: Use your work bag as a gym bag:

Even if your pride yourself on being organised, using your work bag as a gym bag can be a big mistake. Using your work bag as a gym bag can leave your files smelly and wet and there is nothing more embarrassing than reaching for an important document during a meeting and pulling out an old pair of gym shorts instead!

Do: Take a specific gym bag to your workouts:

Using a specific bag for all of your gym gear is extremely beneficial. It can hold all of your gym necessities, such as headphones and your favourite resistance bands, and keeps all of your sweating clothes in one place. Choosing a canvas bag is ideal as you can wash it regularly.


Don’t: Wear your everyday socks to the gym:

Traditional socks, often made from wool or cotton, are off-limits at the gym! Socks that are made from these fabrics can increase the odour and will increase the chance of developing an infection. They are also not ideal for drawing sweat away from the body and can cause blisters.

Do: Wear athletic socks:

Socks that are specifically made for the gym, also known as athletic socks, have moisture wicking properties that draw sweat away from the body and move it to the outside of the fabric, keeping you dry. This also reduces the growth of microbes to dramatically reduce the change of fungal infection and have odour reducing qualities. Some also have the added feature of an arch support to improve and support blood circulation to reduce the chance of those uncomfortable cramps.


Don’t: Wear streetwear sneakers to the gym:

Casual sneakers are not made with the right support that your foot's needs during high intensity workouts at the gym. Wearing your street sneakers to the gym doesn't provide you with the support and cushioning your feet and ankles need meaning that you can end up with an injury that can could leave you needing crutches.

Do: Wear the right shoe for your workout:

When choosing the type of shoe for your workout, it is important to consider the level of intensity you intend to work at.
Running has a huge impact on your feet and ankles so you will need shoes that have a high level of shock absorption, however, if your workouts vary in intensity, then you should consider a cross trainer.

However, inside the gym, you don’t want any form of shoe that has shock absorption. A flat soled shoe that is not compressible is absolutely imperative, and better suited to exercises such as deadlifts and squats.

Our gym shoe range has a large selection of weightlifting and bodybuilding shoes specifically designed for workouts inside the gym

It is also crucial to assess your workout shoes at least once a month for wear and tear so that your shoes can always provide your body with a high level of support.


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