While fashionable workout clothes can be great, it is not really the most important consideration when choosing workout clothes. It is more important that you are comfortable in your workout clothes than being attractively uncomfortable. 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. What you should look at when choosing workout clothes is the type of fabric, the comfort it gives and its fit.
If you are having difficulty choosing the right workout apparel, here are some tips.
A good workout fabric is one that provides wicking. This is a synthetic fiber that wicks away the sweat from your body. This fabric allows the air to cross through so your feel light and easy.
Cotton shirts is good for people who don’t sweat much and who just does light workouts. The soft cotton fabric is ideal for walking and stretching exercises. This is not ideal for heavy workouts where you sweat profusely since the fabric will get heavy with sweat and it will soon cling to your body. You workouts will be distracted by what you are wearing.
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.
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.
Your workout clothes should change as the season changes. 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.
It is also important to choose the right shoe. If you want to be able to do a proper workout, make sure you feet are comfortable also. You shoes must not be too tight so as not to let air pass through and they should perfectly fit your foot and ankle. Get thin soled shoes since they are will not get heavy when you sweat.