Dedicated > Motivated T-Shirt

Dedicated > Motivated T-Shirt

From T Nation

100% Combed Ring-Spun Cotton, Tear-Away Label

Wear this one when motivation wanes. It'll remind you that dedication always beats motivation. Besides, the motivation will kick in after a set or two.

– Chris Shugart

T Nation No-Excuses Shirt

T Nation No-Excuses Shirt

From T Nation

District Perfect Weight T-Shirt, Tear-Away Label

It's hard to slack off in the gym when you're wearing this shirt! Get yours in black, charcoal, steel heather, or white.

– Chris Shugart

T Nation Barbell Club T-Shirt

T Nation Barbell Club T-Shirt

From T Nation

100% Combed Ring-Spun Cotton, Tear-Away Label

Hey, did you notice we have a new line of T-shirts? Our barbell club shirt seems to be the most popular, probably because it's bad-ass. Four colors available!

– Chris Shugart

Groove Life Belt

Groove Life Belt

From Amazon

Aluminum Buckle, Stiff Yet Flexible Webbing

This comfortable belt snaps closed using neodymium magnets. You never have to "buckle" this buckle! The materials will last dang-near forever too. Several colors available.

– Chris Shugart

Melin A-Game Hydro

Melin A-Game Hydro

From Amazon

Water Resistant, Hidden Pocket, Soft Touch Snapback

Looking for a grown-up cap? Try this. Details include a moisture-wicking lining and an undervisor rubber seal so you can take it off in the gym without getting your brim nasty.

– Chris Shugart

C.C Ponycap Ponytail Hat for Women

From Amazon

One size fits most, mesh trucker style, 60% cotton, 40% polyester.

There's this saying: "If you see a woman adjusting her ponytail between sets, then you know that shit is about to go down!" Or maybe ponytails are just really annoying and always coming undone during tough workouts? I don't know, I'm a bald dude. But I once spoke to a woman (no, really) and she told me that these caps rock. They have a nifty slot in the back for ponytails and messy buns. Perfect for that 5AM gym sesh.

– Chris Shugart

EliteFTS Not Shredded, Not Concerned Tee

From Amazon

Printed on Gildan DryBlend tee.

As Dave Tate says, it's not about how you look; it's about how your total looks. Not competing in powerlifting? Then tell the world that you're focusing on strength right now. And pizza. Available in black, gray, and red.

– Chris Shugart

QALO Silicone Rings

From Amazon

Medical grade silicone wedding rings

If you're as devilishly handsome as I am, you know how annoying it is when you don't wear your wedding band to the gym. Hey ladies, can't a guy just work out without constantly being asked for his digits? Yeah, okay, that doesn't happen. But wearing a wedding ring to the gym is a hassle: it's constantly clacking against the bars and it can even be dangerous if it affects your grip. Enter QALO rings. These are high-quality silicone bands designed for lifters, outdoorsy types, and hard workers. They're comfortable, clank-free, and super affordable. I've worn one for years, and the new styles and colors available today are pretty badass.

– Chris Shugart

Reigning Champ Side Zip Hoodie

From Amazon

Here's another upgraded classic from Reigning Champ. This detail-obsessed company has taken the venerable hoodie and reworked every aspect of it. From its rugged flatlock seams to its premium cuffs, this is not your typical athletic pullover made by some ten-year old Chinese kid. Don't let your next ex-girlfriend run off with this one.

Reigning Champ Midweight Sweatpants

From Amazon

Not gonna lie, these are some pricey sweatpants. But there's a reason Reigning Champ's motto is "Respect the details. Master simplicity." They've mastered the art of taking classic athletic apparel and giving it the premium, high-end treatment. These suckers are literally handcrafted. They'll last forever. Every detail is accounted for, from the woven drawstring to the slanted, jersey-lined front pockets. These are your new favorite sweatpants. You just don't know it yet.

NOBULL Men's Training Shoes

$129 from Amazon

Lightweight, breathable, and flexible. Seamless, one-piece construction upper, abrasion resistant.

A few years ago I became very frustrated while shopping for some all-around training shoes. They were all either very specialized or designed for 12 year olds with bad taste. Then I discovered NOBULL, a company that makes "no-gimmicks" shoes and apparel for hard-training grown-ups.

This cross trainer does it all, from lifting to running to sled pushing. I have three pair and wear them for everything. The NOBULL Trainer is available in a multitude of colors and patterns, but I love their basic solids. Don't worry, you can still get them in purple camo if you're into that. – Chris Shugart

Lululemon Mens Metal Vent Tech Short Sleeve Shirt

$68 from Amazon

Seamless construction, non-chaffing, strategic venting. Sweat-wicking fabric is 4-way stretch. Fabric inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria on the shirt.

Why pay $68 for a T-shirt? Because you'll still be training in it years from now. I bought my first Metal Vent shirt 7 years ago, and after wearing it a couple times per week and washing it hundreds of times, it still looks the same and keeps its shape. The color never seems to fade and the collar never gets stretched out.

The fit is perfect too. Not too clingy, but fitted around the arms so people will definitely know you lift. Lots of colors available too. – Chris Shugart