Black workout clothes are a staple part of any activewear wardrobe. When you can’t think of what to wear to the gym, there’s no going wrong with a pair of black workout shorts and a matching black workout top.
All black ‘fits are simple yet suave and effortlessly cool… and that even goes for your gym looks. Think vigilante of Gotham City, undercover agents clad in matching suits, and the protagonist who discovers the red pill/blue pill conundrum.
You can wear an all-black look for any workout. An old-school bodybuilding stringer vest for your heavy lifting days, a seamless tank and black workout shorts for CrossFit sessions, or some comfy black joggers and a matching black hoodie for your R&R days.
Here’s our lineup of the best black workout clothes for men.
The Best Black Workout Clothes For Men
There’s no denying the confidence you allude when you wear a well-fitting, physique-enhancing black ‘fit to work out in. You can pair any black pieces together (unless you have qualms about wearing different shades of black) for a versatile and flattering outfit whatever your training day looks like.
Of course, there’s always a place for some color in your wardrobe, but you know how easy it is to throw on some black workout clothes and be out the door. Guaranteed to make anyone look stellar, here’s our roundup of the best black workout clothes for men.
Black Workout Shorts
Black Shorts For Lifting
Did someone say short shorts? Let’s not shy away from showing your legs, lads. Legacy Shorts are here for you to tap into the old-school bodybuilder aesthetic and lift just as heavy too. Cut from a heavy cotton sweatpant material with a raw hem; these black workout shorts sit high on the thigh to show off all the quad gains.
With a baselayer fit and silhouette designed for the bodybuilder, the 315 Seamless Shorts are designed to fade seamlessly into the background, so you can tune out the world and focus on the lift. Keep your cool with sweat-wicking materials and get your perfect fit with a stretchy waistband and internal drawcord.
Black Shorts for conditioning
Apex is for the guy who shows up to perform. Apex Hybrid black workout shorts will see you through your toughest training sessions with excellent ventilation to keep you cool as you train. The four-way stretch design and side splits allow for that extra freedom of movement to make you unstoppable on the gym floor.
Our Arrival Shorts are a bestseller for a reason. Black workout shorts don’t need to be expensive. These workout shorts are so comfy and lightweight you'll find yourself reaching for them for every workout. Get sweaty in calisthenics, CrossFit, or even hot yoga, as your shorts will soak up any excess moisture, as your shorts will wick away any sweat, allowing you to move freely and comfortably. A slightly longer length makes a comfortable fit for everyone and all activities.
Black Shorts for running
Look no further than Speed for your next 2-in-1 running short. Made for running, these black workout shorts will assist you as you rack up the miles on Strava. They feature a flush stay-put reflective waistband and zip pockets for your essentials. Sitting at a comfortable 5” length and offering a double-layer design for extra protection and comfort against chafing, these are the perfect black shorts for running.
Our Run Sport Shorts are black workout shorts for those who favor the vintage runner aesthetic. Short shorts with a slightly angled side profile, these shorts are great for warmer-weather runs thanks to the lightweight breathable design and shorter 3” length. They may be tiny, but there’s still room for your keys and phone with a zip pocket to the right.
Black Workout Tops
Black Workout Tops For Lifting
We’ve got a black ’fit for every activity, so you don’t have to throw on any old scruffy tee. We like to get specific over here, starting firstly with our black workout tops for lifting.
For those of you that enjoy a baggy gym ‘fit, the Power Oversized T-Shirt will be right up your street. With a drop shoulder design and branded graphics, this is the black workout top that makes every rep look and feel epic. The stretchy material means you can lift with ease. Simple yet effective, it's the ultimate pump cover.
Now we wouldn’t be a weightlifting clothes brand if we didn’t have a rag top or two, would we? Most definitely a bolder choice for the gym, our heavy cotton rag tops are a nod to the authentic bodybuilder look. A timeless classic designed for the bodybuilder physique, the Legacy Rag Top sits open on the traps with an oversized fit that provides the perfect pump cover to wear over your stringers.
Turn to the 315 Long Sleeve T-Shirt for a colder-weather option. Designed as part of our lifting collection, this black workout top boasts a number of functional features you'll love, such as a longer front hem so that you can wear your lifting belt in comfort and a slim, sweat-wicking fit so you can feel secure and free from distractions as you move.
Black workout tops for conditioning
Conditioning is everything you do today to make for a better you tomorrow.
The Apex Seamless range offers a different take on a black workout top in the way of visible heat and sweat mapping ventilation in a geometric lined pattern to the upper part of the Apex Seamless T-Shirt. The strategically placed heat-mapping zones provide extra ventilation to the areas you sweat the most, and the seamless construction means you can focus on your best performance yet.
If you're in the market for a long-sleeve moment to wear on the pitch or to the park, look no further. Our Sport Long Sleeve T-Shirt is your go-to, with a slim fit silhouette to flatter your physique and branded details to show what team you’re on. It’s durable, breathable, and perfect for multiple activities.
Looking for a classic, regular-fit black workout top? We’ve got you covered with the Arrival T-Shirt; our best staple men's gym top has sweat-wicking capabilities, perforated fabrics, and a near-weightless fit. To be worn for every workout, no complaints.
Okay, we’ve finally got something for the men who like a bit of pattern, even if it is still a black top. Geo Seamless provides a subtle jacquard camo pattern that stands out in all the right ways. Mesh ventilation helps you stay cool as you work out, and for colder days, you’ve got the choice of a long-sleeve option too.
Black Workout Tanks
Black stringers for lifting
Our stringer fits are as iconic as Gymshark gets, a throwback to our roots and to the OG lifting culture. No sleeves, no restrictions; take a look at our black stringers for your next push session.
Old-school styles meet new-school functionalities with some seriously classic cuts like the Legacy Stringer. Fronting our iconic muscle-shark logo, and slim-fit design, this is the blacked-out workout tank made for lifting.
Power your lifts with the Power Stringer, a black workout tank designed for the bodybuilder. All cotton, with an oversized fit and classic stringer shape, will show off your back muscles spectacularly.
The Bold Stringer is our loudest piece of lifting wear with branding on both the back and front of its design. A black workout tank to make you feel powerful and train big. Crafted from cotton with a little bit of stretch and a low scoop neck to show just how hard you can go on the chest press.
The Critical Stringer is a more sporty feeling, a high-stretch tank that blends cotton and elastane for a comfortable and durable fit for every rep. Minimal and low-cut, it gets the job done.
Black tanks for conditioning
It’s not every day you're reaching for a stringer vest; some workouts call for something a little more form-fitting and, let’s be honest, something with a little more material.
Looking for a black workout tank for your weekly footie match? You’ll look the part in the Sport Tank, a lightweight longline tank with reflective details. Durable and breathable, it'll keep you cool from kick-off to match-point.
The Speed Tank does what it says on the tin. Ideal for your fast runs or interval training, this tank stays secure with a fit that molds to the body and features a longer dipped hem which is great if you’re wearing a running belt. You'll also enjoy the wide back for a more comfortable fit while wearing a hydration vest on a long-distance run.
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Apex offers a more premium feel to your black workout tank collection. It’s the ideal choice for when you want to power up your gym ‘fits and take it to the next level. Heat-mapping, sweat-wicking, lightweight, and breathable, all with a stylish futuristic design, this tank has got it all to help you perform your best.
Get back to basics with the React black workout tank. Its simple silhouette and cotton-blend provide an easy choice in the morning, as the minimal design can be easily mixed and matched with any other piece in your gym wardrobe.
Black Tracksuits For Rest Day
We all love comfy yet stylish matching loungewear sets, a black tracksuit isn’t just for the house; they’re perfect for traveling, active rest days, casual dinners, and running errands. Here are our favorite picks.
Crest is a slim-fit black tracksuit that'll keep you comfortable and supported whether you're commuting, resting, or working out. Crest Joggers are designed with ribbed ankle cuffs, a thick adjustable waistband, and a few pockets for your essentials. The matching black hoodie, zip-up jacket, and sweatshirt feature a super soft interior and minimal design for a simple all-black rest day look.
Prefer your loungewear to be more on the baggier side? Those with a bodybuilder physique may find oversized ‘fits more comfortable for their down days, and that’s where the Power collection comes in. Our washed black garments give a vintage feel, and the distressed seams and stitch details add to the authentic lifting look. Pair the oversized joggers with the Power Washed Crew for a premium chill-day black tracksuit.
Sneaking in a light jog or game of tennis on your rest days? Then you’ll want to keep things sporty so you’re ready for action if the day calls for it. Our Sport tracksuit in black combines a 1/4 zip stretch top with a thermal inner with a pair of slim-fit joggers with the same feel. You can dress this matching set up or down for a sporty off-duty look, ideal for your more active rest days.
The best part of building an all-black workout wardrobe is that each piece is interchangeable. You can mix textures, add some patterned black garments for a flair of personality, or stick to the same collection for a cohesive blacked-out gym ‘fit.
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