But, hey: Cool workout apparel never hurts.
We won't pretend a T-shirt can boost your bench press, but ditching your squishy running kicks in favor of a lifting shoe can absolutely make a difference in your form, efficiency, and ability to move major metal.
We've amassed 21 pieces of gear from some of our favorite fitness brands. With these clothes, shoes, and accessories in your arsenal there's no doubt you'll reach your potential—so now we're challenging you to smash past it.
Here's our favorite gymwear for fall 2017.