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How to Pose in Meggings: Do It for the Gram

Getting the Perfect Shot

  • Want to look effortlessly cool and confident in your Instagram photos? Of course, you do. 
  • Capturing the perfect pose (or action shot) is an art. But as they say, practice makes perfect.
  • We’ve put together some of our favorite poses for guys to help you take your IG feed to the next level.
  • Grab a friend to help, slide into your favorite pair of our men’s leggings, and get ready to strike a pose.
    model posing with blue meggings

    The Superhero

    • Even if you’re not shredded like Chris Hemsworth in Thor, “The Superhero” pose will help you look swoll in front of the camera.
    • The key is to take the shot from a low angle, which makes you look bigger and more imposing.
    • Have a friend stand a few steps below you on a staircase or a hill. Direct the camera upward and snag the perfect shot.
    male model posing like a super hero with men's leggings

    The Yogi

    • Oh, so you’re a master yogi?
    • Our men’s leggings are perfect for yoga shots. They move with your body as you stretch, bend, and twist into those impressive postures.
    • Grab your camera and a friend, and do your best backward bend, tree pose, or modified crow—like these boss Bulls of Matador.
      male model posing like master yogi in leggings

      Leaning

      • Leaning poses create a more natural shot, which makes it a great pose for beginners.
      • It’s just easier to relax your body when you have the “security” of a surface to lean against.
      • Try leaning against a wall with your arm or back against a wall. Or use a fence or arm rail for support.
      male model wearing men's leggings leaning up against a wall

      The Duo

      • Everything’s better with a friend.
      • Check out these Bulls showing off their Matador duds—frontside and backside.
      • Notice how our guy’s leggings have wraparound paneling that makes your thighs look even more cut? Yeah, we did that on purpose.
      two muscular men posing with blue meggings

      Arms Crossed

      • Crossed arm poses can send very different messages depending on which camera angle you choose and your facial expression and body language.
      • Looking straight into the camera with a smile sends a friendly vibe. Looking away from the camera with arms crossed might suggest being deep in thought.
      • Play around with it until you get the right look.
      male model posing with arms crossed

      Flex

      • If you’ve been working your booty off to get ripped like these Matador Bulls, posting progress pics can keep you motivated.
      • Getting killer fitness shots requires good angles, good lighting, good equipment—and, of course, a great pair of men’s leggings.
      • If you don’t have a friend to help, invest in a decent tripod.
      • Pro tip: If you have a thin face, use a longer lens (150 mm); for a wide face, use a shorter lens (50mm).
      male model in black and white camo leggings flexing in the gym

      The Acrobat

      • Nothing will blow up your IG profile like a good action shot or some hardcore acrobatics.

      • If you’ve got some gravity-defying moves, get a friend to help you snap the perfect shot. Then post that bad boy on social media.

      acrobatic male model posing with matador meggings

      The Selfie

      • What makes a good selfie? For starters, good lighting and good angles. Here are some tips:

      • Find a clean mirror near good natural or artificial lighting.

      • Play around with poses until you find a flattering frame.

      • Relax. Contorting your body to make yourself look bigger just ends up looking weird.

      • Pay attention to what’s in the background, unless you want to end up with something embarrassing—like a funky gym urinal—in your shot.

      male model taking a selfie with meggings

      Sun Gaze

      • This pose is sexy as hell and showcases your abs, pecs, and biceps.

      • It’s a simple pose to master. Stand tall with your hips shoulder-width apart, turn your head slightly to one side, and bring your hand to your forehead.

      • Gaze out at the horizon and square your jaw. Keep your mouth closed or lips slightly apart.

      sexy male model posing in the sun

      Booty Pop

      • If your milkshake brings all the boys to the yard…

      • Better post that booty pop pic, like these Matador fans.

      • If you don’t have a friend to help you bag the perfect booty shot, use a mirror.

      • Play around with poses until you get the right angle.

      • Look over your shoulder.

      • Make “eye contact” by looking into the camera lens..

      sexy male model showing off their butt in white matador meggings

      Bent Knee

      • There’s a common rule in photography: “If it bends, bend it.”

      • Straight arms and legs are boring and unflattering.

      • Sitting or standing, bending one knee gives the shot dimension and makes it more interesting.

      male model posing on rocks outdoors

      Weightlifting

      • Awesome weightlifting shots require good timing. Here are some tips to snag an IG-worthy weightlifting photo:

      • Wait for the athlete to fully extend their hips to get maximum height and to highlight their technique.

      • Capture movement and intense facial expressions.

      • Get the weights in the frame!

      strong male in blue tank and leggings weightlifting

      Downward Gaze

      • People are going bonkers for downward gaze shots. You usually see women posing this way, but it’s a great angle for guys, too.

      • That’s because, like leaning poses, the downward gaze creates a more natural, authentic shot.

         

      • It’s easy to do. Stand up and relax your body, with your arms in a natural position. Look straight down, or slightly over your shoulder and down.

      male model posing with a downward gaze

      Facing Nature

      • Naturey photos are always a winner—everyone loves a good romp in the woods. Next time you bag a killer peak, don’t forget to brag on social media.

      • Take the shot from a low angle to look more dominant, and face away from the camera to let the viewer take in the whole scene.

      • Don’t forget the rule of thirds—it makes photos more interesting. These Matador Bulls nailed it.

      hiker on top of rocks wearing multicolor leggings for men

      About Matador Meggings

      • Matador Meggings is a unique athleisure fashion company that’s taking men’s athletic leggings to the next level. Our men’s leggings are designed specifically to fit, flatter, and support the male body.
      • Our tights for men feature moisture-wicking performance fabric, two pockets (one open, one zippered), and a loop to secure your towel or shirt. The star of the show is our removable molded crotch cup, designed to keep you comfortable—and prevent any unwanted peen gawking.
      • Together with our customers and fans, Matador Meggings is creating a supportive community focused on fitness, authenticity, and brotherhood.