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Why do women wear such tight clothes at the gym?


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I see tiny tight booty shorts that cut directly under the cup of the butt, spandex, yoga pants where you could see major camel toe. So many of them do it, so there has to be a reason in the universal female mind.

Man, my heart is already beating fast from lifting, then the tight pants about throw me into a full blown heart attack. One women today had tight booty shorts on, and wore an excess of perfume. The perfume was one of the best scents I've ever smelled and it had to have some type of pheromones in it because I had to leave the weight room for a moment to collect myself. Wow...

Guys wear loose clothing from the waist down like baggy shorts, but they do have a tendency to wear muscle shirts, no matter how skinny they are they wear muscle shirts, or shirt a size too small.

 

Edited Dec 01 2013 15:52 by coach_k
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Original Post by jjmethini:

I see tiny tight booty shorts that cut directly under the cup of the butt, spandex, yoga pants where you could see major camel toe. So many of them do it, so there has to be a reason in the universal female mind.

Man, my heart is already beating fast from lifting, then the tight pants about throw me into a full blown heart attack. One women today had tight booty shorts on, and wore an excess of perfume. The perfume was one of the best scents I've ever smelled and it had to have some type of pheromones in it because I had to leave the weight room for a moment to collect myself. Wow...

Guys wear loose clothing from the waist down like baggy shorts, but they do have a tendency to wear muscle shirts, no matter how skinny they are they wear muscle shirts, or shirt a size too small.

 

Maybe they earned it and want to show it off ;)

Or maybe they want to cause an accident at the gym :P

ITT jjme tries to rustle...

I don't know about other girls but It kind of hard to find female fitness gear that isn't tight.

I wear spandex when I run/bike or lift weights, but I cover it with shorts since it would be slightly inappropriate for a man to be walking around with tight clothes on. Though I used to do it back when I rowed all the time.

Well in some ways it helps with thigh rubbing on longer runs ect. If I wear anything tight it's for that reason, plus its comfortable
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Hah! Now I know (sort of) how it feels to be a Guy at the gym..

I live in a college town/area, and the latest trend for the jogging gentlemen out here consists of NO shirts and SUPER short shorts-think John Stockton shorts but much SHORTER. Then think neon lol. (Nothing like flashing a ball slip with neon on hah.)

Then you have super tan barefoot runner Guy sporting his neon hot pants.. hilarious! We've got plenty of them over here.

Sometimes the way to make yourself want to go to the gym is to have gym clothes that make you feel good - incentive. Other times it's about either coverage (yoga pants don't gape open) or reducing friction.

I would say most men I see at the gym are wearing either muscle tees or have some insignia that blatantly indicates how hard they are trying to look tough/hard core - only men with real confidence stroll in wearing a bright yellow tshirt with a cartoon bunny from the "Funny Bunny 5k at the Y".

Perfume I don't understand, but I wouldn't doubt that for every perfumed woman there's a heavily Axe'd man. If it's after work, they might simply still have it on - showering before the gym would be silly.

Personally I'd love to find workout clothes that weren't tight.  I have workout capris and pants that are about 2 sizes too big and still look like I have that damn camel effect!  It is just the way the 'sag" from the baggy pants sit.  I hate it.  If I wear pants that actually are the right size then I really have issues.  When I wear the baggy ones if they don't have the drawstring they fall off

Personally I'd like to find a nice pair of the old running type shorts but in longer lengths .  I will not wear shorts to the gym- that would be just gross.  I haven't ever tried yoga pants. 

I try my hardest to wear a long enough shirt to cover my arse.

For the same reason a dog licks himself  ...  cause they can.

For the same reason that guys smell bad before they workout.

They do it so people will look at them.

Original Post by amethystgirl: only men with real confidence stroll in wearing a bright faded yellow tshirt with a cartoon bunny from the "Funny Bunny 5k at the Y".

 

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It is literately all you can buy. Workout clothing for women must be designed by men.

Original Post by pawliv:

It is literately all you can buy. Workout clothing for women must be designed by men.

Where is the freaking 'like' button?!?

Original Post by pawliv:

It is literately all you can buy.

Where do you live that women aren't allowed to buy t-shirts and basketball shorts?

And how to women get food if they can't buy anything but tight clothes?  do they trade tight clothes for food and other necessities?

i don't know quite know what to make of these harem capris by adidas. they look ok...

Original Post by janelovesjam:

i don't know quite know what to make of these harem capris by adidas. they look ok...

those look good however I can not get my brain around paying $55 for a pair of workout pants!  I don't even spend that kind of $$$ for my jeans, my work clothing or anything like that.  Guess I'm just a cheapo!

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Sometimes the way to make yourself want to go to the gym is to have gym clothes that make you feel good - incentive. Other times it's about either coverage (yoga pants don't gape open) or reducing friction.

I would say most men I see at the gym are wearing either muscle tees or have some insignia that blatantly indicates how hard they are trying to look tough/hard core - only men with real confidence stroll in wearing a bright yellow tshirt with a cartoon bunny from the "Funny Bunny 5k at the Y".

Perfume I don't understand, but I wouldn't doubt that for every perfumed woman there's a heavily Axe'd man. If it's after work, they might simply still have it on - showering before the gym would be silly.

I guess I'll be able to pick Sully out the next time I'm in the gym.

Original Post by payg05:

Well in some ways it helps with thigh rubbing on longer runs ect. If I wear anything tight it's for that reason, plus its comfortable

I always thought it was for thigh/chub rub too.

When I work out (once a month) I wear a sports bra with a baggy tank or t-shirt over it.

For bottoms I either wear yoga pants (which I admit are quite tight on my bum) or baggy jersey type shorts.

I agree with Floggingsully.. I think a lot of the time it is to get noticed/ look hot.. Let's be honest here :D

BUT, many times, smaller/ tight fitting clothes are necessary in An athletic situation. Even yoga.

I quite often wear yoga pants because they are a very comfortable option for yoga/ exercise, AND I feel they are a flattering option for my figure. So for me, two birds with one stone.
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