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Escape the Winter Chill With Seasonal Essentials From Iron Tanks Gym Gear and Apparel

Staying indoors and cozying up on the couch during cold weather can be all too tempting, keeping you from going to the gym or waking up for your morning jog.

After all, there’s no need to work on your summer body when the winter chill is still being felt all around, right?

Wrong. If you’re feeling unmotivated, doing away with the progress you had while working out is a bad move. Of course you don’t want to lose what you already have - pounds/kg shed, curves in the right places and a powerful muscular physique.

Give yourself a reason to hit the gym for those weights with proper gym apparel that’ll keep you warm and full of energy.

At Iron Tanks Premium Gym and Fitness Gear, we have all the winter essentials to get you on your feet, in the gym and building yourself into a stronger, firmer, healthier physique.

With plenty of options to choose from including jumpers, sweatpants and more, you’ll find you have all the proper pieces for creating a full winter wardrobe right at your fingertips.

So take a look at our inventory and decide for yourself just what it will take to keep you heading into the weight room and staying in tip-top shape!

Men’s Winter Wear

Despite having the urge to showcase that hard earned physique (as you should!), the cold weather is hardly suitable for maintaining your average tank and gym shorts outfit.

It’s time to suit up with stylish yet casual basics that will cover your masculine form while still making a statement.

  1. Hulk Fleece Zip Hoodie V2

When it comes to comfort and easy maneuverability, a hoodie is a perfect choice for just about anyone.

Hulk Fleece Zip Hoodie V2

This jumper is a must-have for the bodybuilding or powerlifter who needs a warm, comfortable refuge to keep themselves warm to and from the gym, and even during a warmup inside the gym!

With its signature fabric, a masterful blend of cotton and fleece, this durable and fashionable hoodie with a zipper front makes for simple dressing.

The Iron Tanks logo on the sleeve, hood and upper left chest adds to the tough look.

A sweater with room to breathe, this high-quality jumper comes in both gunmetal grey and pitch black to easily match with just about anything in your wardrobe, making this a staple item you can’t pass up.

  1. Hulk Fleece Pullover Hoodie V2

If zippers aren’t your game, then meet the exception to the hoodie rule with this pullover version, giving you equipped with its own the ultimate comfort and style.

Hulk Fleece Pullover Hoodie V2

This jumper’s 80:20 cotton fleece interior is a dream, giving you ample relaxation and warmth during the chill of a winter’s evening.

The heavy-duty material and provides a cozy feeling perfect for lazy days on the sofa, but is also reliable when it comes time to hitting the weights or crushing a cardio session.

Its tapered fit gives an all-around awesome balance of form, function, style and comfortability you’re unlikely to find anywhere.

An Iron Tanks woven label accents the jumper for added character, printed over the favorite marle grey colour everyone is sure to adore.

All in all, this hoodie is great for both hard-hitting gym routines and the relaxation period to follow, making it the ultimate wardrobe essential.

  1. Orion Gym Pants  

What better clothing item to pair with a classic hoodie than another iconic garment, the cozy sweatpants?

Orion Gym Pants

Allowing for a wide amount of flexibility and muscle movement, these relaxed fit luxe cotton sweats are perfect for both casual and gym settings.

They certainly provide warmth with their cotton-terry blend. Thankfully, though, they also aren’t stifling, allowing the skin to breathe should you be actively engaging in extreme physical routines while wearing them.

Hi-top gym shoes pair well with these, given their cuffed ankle bands that rest comfortably without dragging down or curling up.

Whether you’re training hard or resting harder, acquiring a pair of these spectacular gym pants will keep your leg muscles warm and ready for the next big leg day.  

  1. Hulk Long Sleeve Top V2 in Balboa Grey

Avoid the frigid temperatures while still giving your body plenty of room to maneuver with this long sleeve, lightweight shirt.

It can easily be thrown over an undershirt or tank, making it an awesome layering piece for those days you can’t predict whether it’s going to be hot or cold.

Hulk Long Sleeve Top V2 in Balboa Grey

The form-fitting, 2x2 ribbed fabric provides a comfortable flow while still creating somewhat of a silhouette to show off your growing frame. Meanwhile, the scooped neck gives a sliver of skin on display, giving admirers a peek at what’s hiding underneath.

For something so simple, this long-sleeve top looks sexy and rugged, showing off just the right amount of muscle while not sticking to your skin.

Guys, instead of working out in tiny summer gear that won’t keep your body warm, or simply foregoing exercising because you dont have right clothes, try out some of this stellar gym apparel.

Women’s Winter Wear

Ladies, while it can be easy to push aside your daily fitness routine for the utter relaxation of a warm, cozy couch in front of the TV, letting the cold weather months, remember that you have already worked hard and have made some gains in losing body fat and forming curves in the right places.

Feel energized and get your body moving in any of these fun and stylish signature Iron Tank garments.

  1. Climaxx-Air Long Sleeve Top in Black Ice

Show off your killer bod while still holding onto your body heat with this durable yet fashionable top, perfect for the inner fashionista within the bodybuilding beast!

Climaxx-Air Long Sleeve Top in Black Ice

It’s high-tech, poly-spandex fabric is designed for optimal strength and reliability to withstand even the toughest, most grueling workouts. However, this top is equally comfortable, as the knit material acts as a warm body-hugger.

The fabric is also made to handle sweat, formulated with a moisture-wicking technology that will keep you cooled down and dry, even in your long sleeves. At the same time, it hugs your curves, giving you that subtle, sensual appeal.  

Overall, this top is fantastic as a hot new wardrobe item, can be worn in a variety of outfits without ever losing its style.

  1. Women’s Iron Pullover Hoodie V2 in Storm Grey  

The dudes aren’t the only ones who deserve the ultimate comfortable hoodie.

Ladies, we have our very own, just for you! This high-quality jumper is a cotton fleece polyester blend, perfect for cozying up and staying warm, even during your most rigorous workouts.

The Iron logo, followed underneath by a printed “est. 2010,” gives the hoodie a little flair.

Plus, it’s storm grey colour means this can easily paired with other clothes.

  1. Climaxx Leggings in Terminator   

Step up your style with these high-quality leggings, an original design hand-crafted by an Iron Tanks resident artist and digitally printed to create some amazingly unique and awesome workout apparel!

Climaxx Leggings in Terminator

The tech and science-inspired pattern is built to make you look like a well-oiled machine, ready to go hard on the weights are plow through an extreme HIIT session.

With compression tech material suited for improving circulation and enhancing your performance, these fade-resistant and ultra durable leggings are sure to be your next favorite clothing item.

Show off your figure with this amazing fit and let the inner Terminator in you come out to play!


Heat Up Your Winter With Warm Attire From Iron Tanks Gym Gear

When you’ve made it through grueling workouts, sore aching muscles, intense sweat sessions and exhausting weight training, the last thing you want to do is to quit.

The winter chill can make anyone want to stay home and relax, but losing sight of your goals and neglecting your fitness regimen will be a first step to neglecting your body down the road.

Instead, you should stay warm and motivated.  Stock up on our winter essentials, which are equipped to keep you comfortable and regulate your body temperature year-round.

Search through Iron Tanks inventory today and buy gym clothing, gym wear & gym apparel online.

July 06, 2017 by Afterpay Integrations

Why You Should Invest In A Pair Of Gym Shoes

Gym Shoes Bodybuilding Powerlifting

So you've spotted the ideal gym for your weightlifting, bodybuilding or powerlifting and acquired a supplement stack to help you to get the best out of your workouts. However, you have not invested in a pair of quality workout shoes.

Gym shoes are extremely important especially if you are regularly lifting weights. They come with a number of advantages, many of which you’ll notice as soon as you step into the training center for your usual workout.

Find out why you really need to own a pair of gym shoes and other facts about them below.

The Force you Encounter When Lifting Weight

When doing general sporting activities like football, soccer, or outdoor running - you are subjecting your lower body (that is supported by the feet) to an extreme amount of impact force and perturbations.

Without good cushioning and a supportive innersole, your feet are subject to excess impact pressure hindering you from reaching your full potential, and even worse potentially causing long-term injury such as sprains, strains or stress fractures. Shoes with support and padding are essential for impact sports like running or outdoor sports, but they are also the exact opposite of what you need for weightlifting or indoor gym use.

The main hitch with heavy lifting (such as squats, deadlifts or leg press) in normal sports shoes or runners is their thick padding which causes your feet to ‘sink’ into the shoe as you apply force to lift weight.

While the cushioning may seem comfortable, you are drastically reducing your capacity to generate power and apply force against the heavy weight since the padding is absorbing much of the force. Furthermore, this spring/cushion affect will also affect your balance under heavy load.

With gym shoes, you have thin and firm innersoles, which reduces the chances of rolling.  The padding in normal sports shoes is perfect for impact activities like jogging but not the right fit for lifting.

See more: The Orion and Titan Gym Shoe


Why Bodybuilding & Powerlifting Shoes over Running Shoes

Flat or Elevated Heel?

All weightlifting shoes are designed with firm, incompressible flat or elevated heels to enhance your ability to maintain correct posture throughout lifting sessions. Failing to maintain the right posture and stability is a limiting factor. Depending on your type of routine and the manufacturer, heel elevations vary from one pair to another and the goal is to choose a height that enables you to get in perfect position to apply maximum power with ease and sustain mechanical advantage. Our soles vary from 3.8mm (Orion Genesis) to 25mm on our Juggernaut shoe.

The all new Titan Gym Shoe

That’s why you should look for a height that offers utmost comfort on a squatting position and when standing upright. Don’t forget to check on mobility and flexibility along with other anthropometrics (shin angles, femur length etc).

A proven rule of thumb; choose a pair that matches the type of your body, low to flat heels for short femurs (or those with great flexibility) and vice versa. If you can squat at depth without your heels lifting off the ground, there's a good chance you can both squat and deadlift in a flat soled shoe.


Improved Mobility And Stability

With improved mobility and stability, we increase our capacity to produce power and maintain good form. Weightlifting shoes have ankle support, elevated heel, and a solid incompressible base, which enhances mobility during lifts, particularly in the knee, ankle, and hip areas.

Poor hip and ankle flexion will limit you from obtaining max power especially when doing your squats. Ensure the shoe you pick will allow utmost mobility in all postures throughout your exercises.

Straps to ensure comfortable weightlifting and support:

Juggernaut Powerlifting Shoe

Unlike running shoes, powerlifting shoes are fitted with straps to secure your feet in place preventing them for moving frontward displacement, again ensuring maximum stability and force transmission.

Solid Base

Along with elevated heels, your weightlifting shoes should provide a solid base (Wooden or EVA heels) to help you resist weight. The worst that can happen during a workout is lifting on an unstable surface; a hard base not only makes you feel more secure but also increases your ability to maintain correct posture and form.

Weightlifting and bodybuilding gym shoes have rubber soles, which are the best for traction as well as support. In addition, to avoid slippage when working out - it is advisable to have shoes that will have you firmly fixed to the ground.

What to look for In a Weight Lifting Gym Shoe

If the shoe fits perfect, you have the greatest potential to lift the maximum weight possible. So when buying look for:

If the Shoe Fits

First and most importantly, make sure the shoes is fits your feet properly. If you have to purchase a pair, which may go for $100 or more, be sure to pick one that keeps you comfortable and secure throughout grueling gym sessions.

You want shoes that fairly comfy but not too tight you can barely wriggle your toes. You don’t want a shoe that’s too big either, as you don’t want your foot to wiggle about while you train. It’s advised that any more than a thumb-length of room in the toe cap is too much. If your toe hits the top of the shoe, it is also OK so long as it is not overbearingly tight – most shoes give half a size after wearing them in.


Does It Offer Maximum Support?

After knowing what fits, look at how much support the shoe will offer when conducting your exercises. As stated earlier, we are not interested in ‘cushion’ support, we are after firm support that makes you feel sturdy under your feet.

Lifting with firm support is very useful especially for those with weak ankles, they offer more support, which will allow you hoist even more weight.

Therefore, when planning to buy ensure you have the following readily available;

  • The nature of your workout: what type of workout routines do you do?
  • Femur size: low heels will work for short femurs, high heels are ideal for long femurs (upper thigh bone).
  • Foot size: choose what fits right— not too tight not too loose. Best rule of thumb is to forget about EUR, UK or US sizing – and simply look inside the lapel of your shoe for a measurement in Centimeters (CM) or Inches. This will often reflect your size most accurately!
  • Personal Touch: what’s your favorite color, brand or style?

Having stressed enough the benefits of workout shoes, you now know why next time you need to invest in a quality pair of shoes. You are happier when the effort you put in working out produces results, if anything is limiting your full potential then you are probably struggling more and gaining less. Consider investing in a pair; two pairs are even better!


May 30, 2017 by Iron Tanks