Welcome to Gym Generation's Gym Blog! A broad back, strong biceps or a defined stomach - all of this takes a lot of time and hard work in the gym. But we also know that sometimes it can be frustrating when all that hard effort is hidden under loose clothing.
That's exactly why we're here and we're going to give you some styling tips and tricks to show you how to show off your muscles more.
So let's start together to achieve your goals and put your body in the limelight! Let's start with our 6 tips:
1. Invest in a good fit
A good fit is crucial to being able to accentuate your muscles. Choosing well-fitting clothing that accentuates your muscles can actually work wonders. However, it is important to ensure that clothing is not too tight as this can be uncomfortable and make breathing difficult. It's best to choose garments that fit snugly but still allow enough freedom of movement.
If you're wearing an ordinary t-shirt, you can upgrade your look with a simple styling trick. By turning the cuff on the sleeve 2-3x, the sleeve is shortened and given a slightly slanted shape. This will show where your biceps come from and the slanted shape of the sleeve will make your shoulders look broader. A similar effect can also be achieved if you wear a long-sleeved shirt by pushing the sleeves up to just below the crook of your arm and exposing your muscular forearm.
2. Pay attention to the shoulders
A broader shoulder area can be built up through targeted strength training exercises such as shoulder presses, lateral raises or bench presses. These exercises help develop the muscles in your shoulders and make you look bigger overall.
When it comes to clothing choices, look for pieces with broader shoulders. For example, a t-shirt or sweater with broader shoulders can accentuate your shoulders and make your overall silhouette appear stronger. Jackets or blazers with wider shoulders can also achieve this effect.
3. Wear dark colors
Dark colors and simple patterns are important to emphasize your muscles. They help emphasize the contours of your muscles and draw attention to your body. A black shirt or black trousers are particularly suitable here, as they emphasize the muscles particularly strongly.
On the other hand, avoid too many bright colors or large patterns as they can distract from your muscles. They draw attention to themselves and can make your muscles less visible. Colors such as white or light blue should also be avoided as they do not emphasize the muscles as well.
It is important that you feel comfortable in your clothes and can present yourself with confidence. A combination of dark colors and simple patterns can help you accentuate your muscles and present yourself with confidence. A black shirt or black trousers are particularly suitable and can help your muscles to show off even better.
4. Skinny jeans or slim-fit pants
Skinny pants, such as skinny jeans or drainpipe pants, are a great choice when you want to show off your legs. They are tight-fitting and accentuate the muscles of the legs, making them appear more muscular. This type of pants is particularly suitable for people with slim legs who want to emphasize their muscles.
However, it is important to note that the choice of pants is one that is comfortable for you and that suits the activity you are planning to do and the occasion. On the other hand, avoid loose pants, such as jogging bottoms or baggy pants, which hide the legs and don't accentuate the muscles. They can make the legs appear smaller and the overall figure unflattering.
5. Tan your skin!
A practical tip that is already used by many athletes is the use of self-tanning lotion. This can help your muscles appear contoured and even a bit bulkier. However, it should not be overdone, as is sometimes the case with professional bodybuilders on stage. In everyday life, a natural complexion is completely sufficient. It is advisable to start slowly with a tanning spray and observe the effect. An important note: The solarium is not an alternative! In the long term, it damages your skin and significantly promotes skin aging.
6.The perfect accessories
A belt or a watch are small accessories that can have a big impact on how your muscles look. A belt can help accentuate the waist and highlight the muscles in the abdomen and back. A watch, on the other hand, can help emphasize the muscles in the arm and forearm area.
Choosing the right belt or the right watch is crucial. It's important to go for subtle accessories that show off your muscles instead of hiding them.
It is also important that the belt or the watch goes well with the outfit and that the colors harmonize. For example, a black belt goes well with black pants and a brown belt goes well with brown pants.