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Guide to Choosing Your Workout Clothes

Some people have the wrong notion that workout clothes have to be primarily presentable and attractive instead of being fit. But the primary consideration when buying workout clothes is the comfort that it gives you while you are working out. 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. The fabric type, the comfort and the fit of the workout clothes are the things you should look for when buying workout clothes for yourself.

Here are some tips in choosing the right workout clothes for your use.

A good workout fabric is one that provides wicking. This is a synthetic fiber that wicks away the sweat from your body. With this fabric, you will feel light and easy and allows the air to cross through.

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. A heavy, sweaty, clinging shirt will give you much distraction.

If you are doing workouts, your clothing should not get in the way of it. If you like to jog, ride a bicycle, run, or other leg exercises, wear shorts of Capri pants that are not loose or baggy.

If you are not doing exercises with rapid movements, then you can use yoga pants that have good elasticity and this is ideal for stretching exercises, yoga, weightlifting, and others.

Your workout tops should be sleeveless shirt or t-shirts. A shirt that supports your body and not too loose is ideal. Sleeveless shirts can help you minimize sweating. A sleeveless top can still be worn during winter since most gyms are centrally heated.

Since the temperature changes from season to season, your workout clothes should also change. During the hot summers you should wear sleeveless shirts with shorts or Capri pants but in winters, it would be good to wear sweatshirts or a t-shirt with a thick jacket over it. During winter your body temperature goes up while you are exercising, so you don’t need to wear very warm clothes.

Working out without the proper shoes is difficult too. If you want to be able to do a proper workout, make sure you feet are comfortable also. Choose workout shoes that fit your foot and ankle perfectly but is not too tight. Because they will not get heavy with sweat, thin soled shoes are ideal for workouts.

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