You've been asking for its return... for three years. Merry (early) Christmas.
We're taking it back to where it all began…
That’s right, bodybuilding.
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, helping make Gymshark what it is today.
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 started, 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.
When you're in the gym, focus is key, we get that. So, to have bodybuilding clothes without restrictions is everything. The legacy collection works to combine comfort with a timeless design that has evolved over time but has never lost sight of its roots. Everyone’s got a preference in the gym, especially when squatting. Now, I’m not saying the short shorts Arnie and Ferringo used to rock are my go to, but something similar that allows for a full range of movement without ripping is essential. The old school looks are old school, we’re the new wave and we can bring a new look to the scene with it.
The stringer vest is a must for any bodybuilder. It always has been, and it probably always will be. It allows for full range of movement, and plenty of room for gains. What’s not to like.
Our legacy stringers use a cotton blend and a soft stretch tapered design to draw the sweat away from you during the heaviest lifts. It gives you a comfy fit that will take full advantage of the mid lift pump. Giving you scope to see what’s looking good, and what needs to be in the next workout.
There’s more to bodybuilding workout clothes than just our tank tops and vests though. If stringers aren’t your thing (or not quite yet), you could always look at bodybuilding T-shirts on your quest to grow to the absolute max.
Check out the Legacy collection here.