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. What you are wearing for your workout will determine how much comfort you have when working out and it will greatly affect how you do your workout as well.
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.
If you are having difficulty choosing the right workout apparel, here are some tips.
If the fabric provides wicking then this is good for workout. 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. The soft cotton fabric is ideal for walking and stretching exercises. If you don’t want your shirt to be heavy with sweat, clinging to your body, then don’t wear cotton apparel when doing heavy workouts. 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 use your legs a lot like jogging, cycling, running, you should wear shorts or Capri pants that are not loose or baggy.
A pair of yoga pants can be for stretching exercises, yoga, weight lifting and those workout exercises that don’t use rapid movements since yoga pants have better elasticity.
Your workout tops should be sleeveless shirt or t-shirts. Make sure it is not too loose but it supports your body. If you have sleeveless tops, then your body can be kept sweat free. A sleeveless top can still be worn during winter since most gyms are centrally heated.
Seasons change and so should your workout clothes. Sleeveless shirts and shorts or Capri pants are good for summer workouts while sweatshirts or t-shirts with a jacket over it is ideal for winter. You must keep in mind not to wear very warm clothes because your body temperature goes up while exercising.
It is also important to choose the right shoe. If your feet are comfortable, then you can perform a better workout. Tight shoes are not good for workout but your shoes must perfectly fit your feet and ankles. Because they will not get heavy with sweat, thin soled shoes are ideal for workouts.