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The right workout clothes can truly improve how you get yourself through a routine, and more often than not, they mean you’re far less sweaty at the end of one! You need to be comfortable whilst you’re wearing them, and you need your full range of movement about you without feeling like you’re ever being restricted. No jeans here please!

Choosing the right equipment

Having the right equipment on hand to make sure you’re safe and healthy as you go about your lunges and your burpees really make a difference, and your outfits are included in that. So with that in mind, let’s think about the ways the different clothes you can wear during a fitness routine change how well you elevate your heart rate and get your blood pumping.

lady on a run in the local park, wearing sports wear / gym wear

Find Something That Lets Your Skin Breathe

When you work out, hopefully, you’re going to break a sweat as you go. If you’re not, there’s a good chance your routine isn’t as effective as you want it to be, and you might want to get back to the drawing board on that one. But if you are sweating buckets as you go out for a run in the morning, or after you’ve been on the elliptical for a good few minutes, are your clothes feeling seriously heavy afterwards?

If so, then you’re wearing the wrong kind of fabrics to properly exercise. You don’t need any materials that are going to trap the sweat in and make you feel hot and stuffy as they do – this will make it a lot more uncomfortable to keep going, and you’re going to feel like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders by the end of your routine.

Or if you’re wearing something cotton based, whilst it soaks up most of the sweat you put out, it’s going to easily lose its shape, which makes for poor flexibility when you’re trying to exercise. Instead, look up the most common workout fabrics by using sportswear sites to make sure you know which ones are manufactured on a widespread basis.  

Find Something That Shapes to You

As we briefly alluded to above, if you’re wearing clothes that are loose on your skin, and hang freely around your wrists and ankles, you’re going to find it hard to work out properly. If you go cycling, or even just out for a jog, these loose fabrics will catch on the pedals, or even make it much more likely for you to trip.

That’s a bloody nose or a sprained ankle waiting to happen! So instead, you need to get yourself clothes that fit, and shape to your body. Sure, some of us can feel a little insecure about this, but it’s a lot safer for you if you do so.

Not all workout clothes are created equally, and you don’t even need to invest in high-end brands to get the results you’re looking for. Just make sure you check the labels first!

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