There are some really quick ways to look ridiculous in the gym. We all sweat but the one guy or girl that is completely drenched from head to toe that “forgets” to wipe down the equipment every time they use it can push us to dry heaving. The creepy guy that thinks he can generate a date off of how much weight he can bench will make just about everybody in the gym feel uncomfortable. We all feel bad for the newbie in the gym that doesn’t know how to properly use the machine and proceeds to turn that machine into a medieval torture device. We’ve all seen “The Poser” that tends to only lift weights in front of the mirror and spends more time flexing than they do actually working out. “The Screamer” is probably one of the worst to be around as everybody in the gym will wonder if the guy yelling at the top of his lungs is your friend.
The final gym stereotype that many don’t realize they’ve become is the “Dated Workout Tee” person. The tough part about this stereotype is that it can exist at just about any age. If you see a college kids working out in a ratty freshman year football practice shirt – you found one. If you see the early 30’s guy that is still rocking the shirt of that part-time job he had in college (20 pounds ago) – you found one. When you see somebody wearing Umbro shorts from 1994 and show no embarrassment – you found one. At some point, we all have to realize that it’s time to grow up and get some workout clothes that aren’t 15 years old. That doesn’t mean you have to go out and buy workout shirts that are $120 a pop but at least get something that is affordable, comfortable, and will make your workout less embarrassing.
We got a free demo shirt of the RYU Workout Tec Tee to try out and think that this might be the perfect shirt for you if you think you’ve fallen into that “Dated Workout Tee” category. The shirt is relatively affordable but what makes it nice is the material and fit. The shirt is a bit tighter in the bicep area but somewhat relaxed around the rest of the body. It’s also nice because the material they use makes the shirt look pretty close to being a regular shirt. So if you’re one that likes to wear the workout clothes on errands before or after the gym, this could be the perfect shirt for you. A few of their highlights about the shirt: