How to Put on a Singlet: Step-by-Step Guide

How to Put on a Singlet: Step-by-Step Guide

Welcome to our beginner's guide on wearing a singlet with confidence! Whether you're gearing up for a wrestling match or embracing the comfort of this athletic garment, knowing how to put on a singlet properly is key.

In this blog, we'll take you through the step-by-step process, from choosing the right size to making necessary adjustments. By the end, you'll be ready to tackle any activity with your singlet securely in place, allowing you to focus solely on your performance.

What is A Singlet?

In weightlifting and powerlifting, a singlet is a form-fitting, one-piece garment worn by athletes during competitions. It is designed to provide support and coverage while allowing for maximum freedom of movement.

Singlets are typically made of stretchy, moisture-wicking fabric to ensure comfort and performance. They often feature a high neckline, low-cut armholes, and short legs to minimize interference during lifts. The snug fit of the singlet helps athletes maintain proper form and prevents clothing from getting in the way during lifts. Additionally, singlets are often required attire for competitive lifting events to ensure uniformity and adherence to safety regulations.

How To Wear A Singlet?

To wear a singlet for weightlifting or powerlifting, follow these steps:

  1. Choose the Right Size: Select a singlet that fits snugly but comfortably. Avoid sizes that are too loose or too tight, as they can impede movement or cause discomfort during lifts.

  2. Prepare the Singlet: Lay the singlet flat on a clean surface and ensure that all straps and seams are properly aligned.

  3. Insert Legs: Step into the singlet one leg at a time, pulling the fabric up towards your hips. Make sure the leg openings are positioned correctly around your thighs.

  4. Pull Up Over Torso: Carefully pull the singlet up over your torso, ensuring that it fits snugly around your chest and shoulders. Adjust the fabric as needed to ensure a comfortable yet secure fit.

  5. Adjust Straps: If your singlet has adjustable straps, tighten or loosen them to achieve the desired fit. The straps should be snug but not too tight, allowing for freedom of movement without digging into your shoulders.

  6. Check Fit: Once the singlet is fully on, take a moment to check the fit and make any necessary adjustments. Ensure that the fabric is smooth and not bunched up anywhere, as this can cause discomfort or interference during lifts.

  7. Final Adjustments: Double-check that the leg openings are positioned correctly and that the singlet is sitting comfortably on your body. Make any final adjustments as needed to ensure a secure and comfortable fit.

  8. Warm Up: Before starting your lifting session, move around and perform some light warm-up exercises to ensure that the singlet feels comfortable and allows for proper range of motion.

By following these steps, you can confidently wear a singlet and ensue both comfort and performance during your lifts.

Recommended Singlets

If you're in the market for singlets, That's where SBD Ireland comes in!

Expect soft and breathable singlets that provide optimal compression with lasting durability.

Our classic SBD Singlet is available in either men or women's fits and can be purchased in our online store!



Made from the highest quality materials, the SBD Singlet is designed to provide optimal support and comfort during your lifts. Featuring a reinforced waist and reinforced leg straps, this singlet will keep you feeling secure and stabilised throughout your heaviest sets.

Other Designs You Might Love (For Men)

These designs are from our limited edition collections so grab these designs before stocks run out!

The SBD Momentum Singlet

The SBD Phoenix Singlet

Other Designs You Might Love (For Women)

These designs are from limited edition collections so grab these designs before stocks run out!

The SBD Defy Singlet

These are just a select few of designs available online. Make sure to check out our complete range of Singlets online!


  1. What size singlet should I choose? It's essential to refer to the sizing chart provided in our product pages to select the appropriate size based on your measurements. Generally, you'll want a singlet that fits snugly but allows for comfortable movement.

  2. How do I know if my singlet fits properly? A properly fitting singlet should feel snug but not overly tight, allowing for freedom of movement without excessive bunching or sagging. The leg openings should sit comfortably around your thighs, and the straps should not dig into your shoulders.

  3. What should I do if my singlet feels too tight? If your singlet feels uncomfortably tight, consider trying a larger size or a different style that provides a better fit. It's crucial to feel comfortable and unrestricted while wearing your singlet during competitions or training sessions.

  4. How do I care for my singlet? It's recommended to hand wash your singlet in cold water with mild detergent and avoid using fabric softeners or bleach. Hang dry to preserve the fabric's integrity and elasticity.

  5. Can I wear a singlet for training purposes? Absolutely! Singlets can be worn during training sessions to get accustomed to the feel and fit, especially if you're preparing for a competition. They provide support and allow for unrestricted movement, making them ideal for lifting sessions.

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