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The best old school bodybuilding clothes | Gymshark Power & Luxe Legacy

This is history, redefined. Explore the best bodybuilding clothes for your next workout...

clock-circular-outline-lightPosted 9 Aug 2020
The best old school bodybuilding clothes | Gymshark Power & Luxe Legacy

Old school bodybuilding is back!? no, wait...

it never left.

This is history, redefined.

Remember your first heaped pre-workout?

Or maybe the first time you stepped foot in a true, authentic bodybuilding gym?... sure you do.

There's no better feeling than slipping on your favourite old school bodybuilding clothes - layering up for your first few exercises in your baggy tee and hoodie, before showcasing your stringer for the heavy sets.

But, old school doesn’t have to be torn up tees and stained stringers, old school can still hit those classic shapes, while delivering the comfort and modern materials we have learnt to love.

Whether you want your cotton fitted, or oversized garms are your thing. We’ve got a piece that’ll be just right for you.

Which is your favourite old school bodybuilding clothing collection?

Explore them below:

POWER Collection


New for 2020, the Gymshark Power collection is your perfect weights room look.

Reviving the fits of the past, the Power collection brings old school bodybuilding clothing into the 21st century - durable materials, oversized fits and pronounced branding set the collection apart from the fitted trend sweeping our gyms. 

Bringing lifters an inclusive collection of pieces including stringers, zip hoodies, joggers and ss t-shirts.



Baggy oversized hoodies are hard to come by, but the Gymshark Power collection has got your back.

Designed for the lifters, the Power hoodie boasts an oversize fit with dropped shoulders and ribbed hem panels for ultimate comfort, while a zip-up closure delivers on practicality.

One of the most versatile layers you can have in your wardrobe, refresh your warm-up look or add a layer to your lifestyle with the Power oversized hoodie.

Key Features:

  • Oversized fit

  • Heavy-duty woven material

  • Stretchy ribbed hem, cuffs and side panels

  • Full zip to front

  • Funnel neck

  • Large screen-printed Gymshark logo to back

  • Screen-printed Gymshark logo to front hem



Built for bodybuilding, the Power short sleeve t-shirt takes a nod back at the old school bodybuilding clothes as it revives the look of the sport’s greats.

The ultimate mid-layer for your training session - dropped shoulders, a stretchy ribbed neck and durable material make this oversized bodybuilding t-shirt a lifters staple.

Underlay a stringer and rep out till failure or keep your off-days relaxed in the Power SS T-shirt.

Key Features:

  • Oversized fit

  • Durable material

  • Dropped shoulder

  • Stretchy ribbed neck

  • Straight Hem

  • Large screen-printed Gymshark logo to back

  • Screen-printed Gymshark logo to front hem


Pulling on fresh joggers is a feeling we all love, but not many are designed with the weights room at the forefront. Power delivers on a pair of joggers for bodybuilders and lifters alike…

Sporting the collections oversized fit, the Power joggers are built with heavy-duty woven material and feature a strategic zip pocket and ribbed gusset to avoid lifting interference.

Key Features:

  • Oversized fit

  • Heavy-duty woven material

  • Strategic zip pocket placement to avoid lifting interference

  • Stretchy elasticated ankle cuffs and ribbed gusset

  • Adjustable drawcord waistband

  • Large screen-printed Gymshark logo to lower leg

A stringer for the lifters.

When it comes to bodybuilding, there are very few clothes more iconic than a stringer. We took lessons from the old school to create a stringer that emphasises physique while providing an oversized fit, keeping your lifts restriction-free.

The durable cotton-based fabric keeps the focus on your lifts, and the dropped neckline and oversized fit maintains the level of comfort needed for the toughest of workouts.

An old school bodybuilding stringer, with a new school feel.

Key Features:

  • Oversized fit

  • Dropped neckline and armholes with binding finish

  • Straight hem

  • Large screen-printed Gymshark logo to chest

  • Screen-printed Gymshark logo to front hem


The Legacy Luxe Collection

It's time for a quick history lesson. Class in session...

Gymshark began back in 2012 with an idea, but has grown into so much more. With the help of the Luxe Tracksuit, the legendary Legacy collection and of course you guys; Gymshark is what it is today, a family uniting the conditioning community.

When we think about the word bodybuilding, we instantly think about Arnold Schwarzenegger, the old school gyms, heavy plates clanging on grubby bars, and those low cut bodybuilding stringers. Bodybuilding has been around since the late 19th century and is still a go to training method for many gym goers today. 

Bodybuilding is the main foundation on which Gymshark was founded, we don’t want to lose sight of that. When you're in the gym, we know how important it is to train like your favourite athlete and look good at the same time. You’re in the gym for a reason. That’s where the legacy collection comes in, a way to incorporate new styles and tech with that old school bodybuilding gym wear feel.

We know you don’t want to lose touch with the greats, and neither do we. Some classics are timeless, the poses and movements for one. I mean if it’s good enough for Ronnie Coleman, it's good enough for me, right? So, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it? Wrong.

Classics are classics for a reason, but developments in science and nutrition mean that we can evolve with the times. Cutting can be monitored more effectively, the internet means that all sorts of forums and advice are at your fingertips 24/7, the time to grow is now. If the sport can evolve, then so should the equipment you use with it.

Scroll to find out more about the new Luxe Legacy Collection...

Luxe Legacy Bodybuilding Hoodie


Whether you're a pullover-lover or revel in the freedom a zip hoodie has to offer - there's nothing quite like the feeling of a well fitted, physique-enhancing hoodie over your baggy tee or tank.

Only a true bodybuilding hoodie gives you that plethora of confidence as you make your way to the gym; proceeding to loosen up on the treadmill before conquering your leg workout.

New for 2020 - a refined slim-fit, improved material blending and pullover hoodie option bring a whole new level of movement and comfort, whether you're in the streets or under the bar.

Available in pullover and zip-up form.

Colours: White | Black | Blue

Luxe Legacy Bodybuilding Joggers


Finding the perfect blend of old and new is rarely an easy feat - the Luxe Legacy bodybuilding joggers deliver on just that.

A genuine Gymshark original, featuring our game-changing tapered-to-leg fit with ankle zip. A style that has seen continuous development from our in-house design team, to bring you a workout jogger like no other.

New for 2020 - zip pockets keep your essentials in situ while new colour-ways and an improved material blend mixes comfort and movement, for a bodybuilding jogger ready for any session, or rest day.

Colours: White | Black | Blue

Luxe Legacy Bodybuilding Tank


A bodybuilding tank for any workout. 

Our classic-cut tanks have completed thousands of workouts - now it returns in Luxe Legacy form.

Featuring a slim fit and dropped hem; this iconic tank gets the classic Gymshark and Luxe logos embroidered to chest, and a 95% cotton / 5% elastane blend - old school bodybuilding never felt so good.

Physique enhancing and reinvented for the new Luxe Legacy collection, this is a staple sure to inspire every lifter.

Colours: White | Black | Blue


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