People who are very fashion conscious think that fashion is the way to go for workout clothes and they forget the most important things. Don’t look at fashion first because the most important for workout clothes is the comfort that it gives you. Wearing the proper workout clothing will make you comfortable and will also make you do your workout better.
Every type of workout will have appropriate workout apparel for it. If you are selecting your workout clothes, you should be concerned about the fabric that the clothing is made of, the fit and the comfort that it gives.
Here are some tips in choosing the right workout clothes for your use.
If the fabric provides wicking then this is good for workout. this type of apparel is able it wick away sweat from your body because it is made of synthetic fiber that does not absorb the sweat. This fabric allows the air to cross through so your feel light and easy.
If you are doing light workouts and you don’t sweat much, then you can choose clothing made of cotton. Cotton is a soft fabric which you can use if you are doing stretching and walking exercises. Never use cotton fabric for heavy workouts because it absorbs sweat and your shirt will soon be heavy with sweat and will cling to your body. This will be a distraction for workouts.
If you are doing workouts, your clothing should not get in the way of it. Shorts or Capri pants that are not loose or baggy are ideal for leg exercises like jogging, cycling, running, etc.
For stretching exercises, yoga, weight lifting and exercises that don’t use rapid movements, the best apparel to wear Is a pair of yoga pants which give you better elasticity.
You can wear sleeveless shirts or t-shirts for your workouts. Your tops should not be too loose but can support your body. Sleeveless shirts can help you minimize sweating. A sleeveless top can still be worn during winter since most gyms are centrally heated.
Seasons change and so should your workout clothes. Ideal for summer workout wear are sleeveless shirts with shorts or Capri pants and during the winter, you can wear sweatshirts or t-shirts with a jacket over it. Very warm clothes are not necessary for winter workouts since your body temperature goes up while you are exercising.
You should also wear the proper shoes for workouts. If you want to be able to do a proper workout, make sure you feet are comfortable also. Tight shoes are not good for workout but your shoes must perfectly fit your feet and ankles. If your shoes has thin soles, you have the ideal shoes since they don’t let the shoe get heavy due to sweat.