Best Workout Clothes
From the supreme athlete to the occasional jogger, wearing proper exercise wear is essential and recommended when working out.
Wearing proper fitness clothing can act as a motivation to your exercise goals. They must be comfortable, lightweight, breathable and absorb moisture well. Wearing the wrong type of exercise wear can, in fact, discourage you from exercising.
Compression Clothing Benefits
Compression sportswear is high-tech elite sportswear and specially designed to help us in our exercise regime. It is a type of athletic apparel that is form-fitting and is able to; for example, keep thigh muscles warm, thus reducing muscle strain and fatigue; improves circulation for a better performance; supports muscles, wicks sweat and fights odors.
Extensive research leads to the design of state-of-art compression wear that optimize circulation, heighten oxygen delivery and efficiently remove sweat from the skin. According to studies, it can enhance better athletic performance.
The compression apparel line from 2XU boasts of circular knit construction allowing 360 degree stretch, high denier fabric and lycra endurance. This results in decreased oxygen uptake, increased power output and improved muscle oxygenation, unparalleled breathability, moisture management and flexibility leading to optimal performance.
For example, their compression shorts boasts a UPF of 50+with advanced sun protection to filter out UV-A and UV-B rays. It is made from high power denier giving superior support to the hamstrings, quads, abductors and gluts, reducing muscle fatigue and damage.
Build the muscles you have always wanted with a little help from your compression attire.
Whether you want better stamina or a slimmer shape, your compression workout clothes can make it more motivating.
You have a wide choice of compression workout clothing such as the compression tops, pants, socks or tights. You even have compression underwear. Compression capris or capri pants are popular exercise wear.
Fitted or loose exercise wear
For those who find compression wear too tight for their liking, they have the option of fitted or loose exercise wear.
For example, performance clothing by Under Armour boasts of high-tech exercise wear such as the HeatGear Sonic fitted short sleeve top or their HeatGear Flyweight singlet; all with signature sweat wicking properties and odor removing technology contributing to a cool and comfortable workout session.
Fitted exercise clothes without moisture wicking feature might result in you being overheated during vigorous exercise.
What are sweatpants? Known as tracksuit bottoms in certain countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Britain, sweat pants are normally made of cotton or polyester material.
Exercise pants with a drawstring or an elastic band at the waist area, sweat pants are popular because they are comfortable and allow for a wide range of motion, being baggy and loose.
If you are not into tight-fitting compression wear, and you prefer comfortable fitness apparel above everything else, then comfortable cotton sweatpants with its roomy fit might be your answer to the best exercise wear.
Made of absorbent cotton to absorb sweat efficiently, you will not end up drenched in sweat. Baggy jersey sweatpants keep you warm after your workout.
Those with soft fleece interior keeps you warm and comfortable in the winter. Fleece sweatpants make a great addition to your wardrobe especially during the cooler months.
The white and black sweatpants seem to be more popular compared to other colors, as are sweatpants with pockets when compared to those with no pockets.
Durable and cheaper than the high-tech modern workout wear, a pair of sports sweatpants can be found in most people’s athletic wear wardrobe.
However, do take note that these baggy sweatpants with drawstrings are not suitable for cycling or any sports that might result in the hemline or drawstring being caught in the exercise machine.
Exercise wear – Points to consider
Sometimes during exercise chafing occurs, causing pain. Chafing normally occurs around the legs and groin part of the body. This is due to excessive sweating and the friction caused by skin rubbing against skin or clothing, resulting in sore and painful skin.
Cotton or cotton blend workout clothes allow the air to circulate around your body and sweat moisture to evaporate out.
Fitness wear made from moisture wicking fabric such as polyester is popular. The sweat is quickly absorbed, leaving the skin dry, more comfortable and less susceptible to skin irritation. Exercise outfits drenched with sweat can cause chafing, resulting in sore skin. This is especially important for those suffering from psoriasis or eczema.
Modern athletic wear featuring lightweight quick dry polyester fabric with antimicrobial construction ensures a cool performance and maximum comfort.
Eco-friendly fitness apparel
For those who are into fitness with a focus on sustainability, eco-friendly exercise wear are now also available. Eco-friendly fitness outfits are made mostly from organic cotton, bamboo, recycled polyseter and soy fibers with a bit of spandex for that stretchable and comfortable feel. For example, Puma Golf Women’s Polo Tee is made from 50% recycled polyester.
The Greenlayer brand founded by former elite triathlete Arash Kia and Kim Bilancio, their performance attire are made from recycled polyester with all the award winning details like super soft moisture-wicking fabric and flatlock seams.
Greenlayer athletic wear are designed with the perfect fit and high performance in mind.
Pure Karma Women’s Recycled Poly Capri is manufactured using 88% recycled polyester. Put on a pair of organic cotton traction socks or the non-slip highly flexible organic cotton toe socks, and you are ready for your round of exercise.
Patagonia Inc is another famous leading champion of environmental issues. First famous for for alpine
climbing gear, they now design eco friendly clothes for most occasions.
Whether you are trail running, fly fishing, surfing, snowboarding, rock climbing or just casual wear, they have just the right quality design for you.
Take for example their classic Synchilla Snap-T Pullover. Warm, recycled double-faced polyester fleece with a low-sheared face to trap body heat, dismiss light wind and resist abrasion. Warm and cozy, it provides quality protection from the cold.In fact, happy customers commented that owning more than one in different colors is not unusual.
Go for eco-friendly sportswear as these fitness attire boast of design aesthetics as well as possess high functionality. Most important they contribute to reducing your carbon footprint.
UPF fitness clothing
When exercising outdoors, go for sun protection clothing or fitness outfits with UPF rating (ultraviolet protection factor rating). These UV protective clothing protect your skin from the damaging effects of the UV rays of the sun, minimizing skin damage and sunburns. Ranging from 15 to 50 UPF, choose the workout wear most appropriate for you.
Plus size exercise clothes
Plus size workout wear for full-figured women such as the plus size capri pants give them a choice of comfortable sportswear when working out.
The classic plus size full zip fleece jacket and semi-fit pants can be flattering and stylish. Plus size beauties with the perfect fit sportswear.
Now plus size people can be in the mood for exercise with the many choices of trendy plus size sportswear available.
For the ladies, wear a good supportive sports bra especially for high impact, high intensity exercise. A full support athletic bra with moisture wicking properties would keep you cool and dry and of course more comfortable.
Under Armour fitted and compression sports bra are designed with their signature moisture wicking properties, 4 way stretch construction to improve mobility and bonded seam to prevent painful chafing. Whether for low impact or high impact exercises, they have just the right athletic bra designed for you.