Its certainly true that your workout clothes won’t get out there and do the exercise for you, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t an important part of the process. Wearing the right workout clothes can really enhance your workouts and help you get the most out of each experience. Here are some important factors when choosing workout clothes.
When it comes to workout clothes, it’s no secret that comfort is a very important factor. Comfortable workout clothes will help you perform your best, as you’ll have complete mobility and range of motion. You’ll also be able to focus on the task at hand because you won’t be thinking about how uncomfortable your clothes are. If you can perform to the best of your ability and the clothing doesn’t even enter your mind, then chances are it isn’t holding you back in any way.
Since workouts and exercise so often produce copious amounts of sweat, it’s important to wear workout clothes that breathe, or ‘wick’ that sweat away from your skin. Breathable fabrics will help with the comfort level and will help keep your body temperature at a safe level throughout your workout. Fabrics like cotton tend to absorb sweat and rubber-based materials can prevent sweat from evaporating.
The perfect workout clothes should be able to
handle both warmer and cooler temperatures. The breathable type of clothes that were mentioned in
the last section are ideal for hot weather exercise. When the weather gets cooler, you might want to try layering those same warm weather clothes to
help keep the heat in. You can also peel off layers as you sweat, so you donâ€™t end up overheating.
Most people will at least marginally consider the style aspect when shopping for workout clothes. Some will consider only the style aspect, and if youâ€™re one of those people, make sure that the clothes are still functional. When dressing fir style, consider the sport or activity youâ€™re playing, then look for current trends that pertain to that activity. Match your colors wisely, and feel free to use headbands and wrist bands if they fit the overall look.
Safety is important in the exercises you perform and in the workout clothes you wear. Wearing clothes that are too big may cause you to trip and hurt yourself. Wearing clothes that are too heavy or light for the weather may cause overheating or frost bite or hypothermia. If you like to head out and exercise at night, wearing reflective patches on your clothing is a must. These will help drivers notice you if youâ€™re jogging, walking or cycling, which will help prevent a potentially deadly collision.
The best workout clothes in the world will be more or less wasted if you arenâ€™t wearing adequate
footwear. Wearing the right shoes for the workout that youâ€™re doing will protect your knees and ankles and will enable you to perform at your best.
Obviously, shoes come in a wide range of styles, quality and prices, so opt for the best shoes you
can afford to get the best performance possible.
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Published on Mar 27, 2013
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