Serious Gear for Getting Seriously Ripped
Whether you’re doing CrossFit or just hitting the racks hard at your normal gym, eschew the highlighter hues for simpler, darker tones.
THE SHIRT: Youneed “a tight top that’s free of loose-hanging material that might get caught on a dropped barbell or a jump rope,” says Dan McCarthy of Crow Hill CrossFit, in Brooklyn. We recommend the Halfway tank by RVCA. ($36, rvca.com)
THE SHORTS: “If you can feel your shorts tighten around your ass when you’re squatting, it’s time for new shorts,” says McCarthy. You can’t go wrong with the R.F.Y.L. Run Things from Brandblack. ($70, brandblack.com)
THE TIGHTS: Compression gear is essential in weightlifting because “there’s absolutely no loose clothing to get in the way of your workout,” he says. These A400 Starlight tights will keep you warm and increase oxygen to your muscles. ($140, skins.net)
THE SHOES: “A flat-soled shoe is best, which allows your foot to actually feel the ground,” he says. These Nike Free Trainer 3.0 V4s are flat, fast, minimal, and, best of all: totally WOD-ready. ($120, nike.com)
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