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Have you ever stood face-to-face with your closet and wondered what to wear for today’s workout? You look inside and happen to see that colorful, loose shirt your cat-obsessed aunt gave you last Christmas, thinking it might just be perfect for training. Your eye catches your pair of old, raggedy P.E. shorts you wore back then in junior high, peeking out of the pile and somehow calling out to you. However, did you know that the right gym wear is a huge factor in reaching your fitness goals? Here’s why.

[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ layout=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none” last=”no” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all”][fusion_title size=”2″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=”” id=””]Benefits of Proper Gym Wear[/fusion_title][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_2″ layout=”1_2″ last=”no” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=”” min_height=”” hover_type=”none” link=””][fusion_title size=”3″ content_align=”left” style_type=”none” sep_color=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=”” id=””]Sweat Control[/fusion_title][fusion_text]

Whether you’re doing cardio exercises or waving the battle ropes, you might want to avoid being “messy” by wearing the proper gym attire. SImS fitness manager, Nomar Alferos, emphasizes that putting on clothes made out of cotton adds more weight due to the absorption of sweat thus making it more difficult to maximize training efficiency and ending up with a sweaty mess.

Whether you’re doing cardio exercises or waving the battle ropes, you might want to avoid being “messy” by wearing the proper gym attire. SImS fitness manager, Nomar Alferos, emphasizes that putting on clothes made out of cotton adds more weight due to the absorption of sweat thus making it more difficult to maximize training efficiency and ending up with a sweaty mess.

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If you’re scheduled to do continuous and rigorous training, you’d probably notice that your body heat dramatically rises which can go up by as many as three degree Fahrenheit. However, such an increase could endanger your health and that’s where the proper gym attire comes in handy—to regulate body temperature.

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As mentioned earlier, the right gym wear presents a huge significance when it comes to your training. SImS Brand Ambassador and professional volleyball player of the De La Salle University’s Lady Spikers, Melissa Gohing, admits that she is strict when it comes to training and gym clothing. The 24-year old athlete says that with the proper training attire, your movements won’t be restricted to a certain limit, making exercise routines more effective and easier to do. She suggests that gym goers should avoid jeans or very tight non-sports wear as they can produce skin irritations such as rashes during movement repetitions. Loose shirts would be fine if you can execute the proper form of specific exercises, but not too loose that it would fall off.

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When you’re about to buy the proper gym wear, aim to be comfortable. As Melissa Gohing strongly suggests, “First. Comfort. Always go for comfort.” It all depends on having the proper fit with regards to your body type and size. It’s always best to be efficient and comfortable when working out while loving what you’re wearing.

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Debbie Kosy of Olorun, which is an international premium team wear brand, states that wicking fabrics works best for those who engage in rigorous training. This high-tech polyester material absorbs 0.7% sweat as opposed to cotton  which hangs on to 7% of sweat making your garment heavier with that “unfriendly” odor. Other individuals describe wicking fabrics as being breathable which means that air comes in and sweat goes out by “wicking” it out.

[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_2″ layout=”1_2″ last=”no” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=”” min_height=”” hover_type=”none” link=””][fusion_title size=”3″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=”” id=””]Dri-fit Type[/fusion_title][fusion_text]According to Nike, a world-renowned sports brand for training apparel, states their Dri-fit material is, “a high-performance, microfiber, polyester fabric that moves sweat away from the body and to the fabric surface, where it evaporates. As a result, Dri-fit keeps athletes dry and comfortable.”[/fusion_text][fusion_title size=”3″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=”” id=””]Compression Garments[/fusion_title][fusion_text]

A recent research done by Wallace, et. Al. of the University of Technology in Sydney shows that compression garments provides multiple benefits for athletes such as:

  1. Enhancing lactate removal
  2. Reducing muscle oscillation
  3. Positively influencing psychological factors

Another research states that these type of garments improved the jump ability of athletes by improving warm-up through increased skin temperature, reduced muscle oscillation upon ground contact and increased torque generated about the hip joint (Doan, Kwon, et. Al. 2003). In conclusion, it shows that compression apparel gives individuals both performance enhancement and decreases the risk of injury in demanding exercises which require explosive movements.

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a. Sports Bra (Women)
b. Cycling Shorts[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_2″ layout=”1_2″ last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=”” min_height=”” hover_type=”none” link=””][fusion_text]Top:
a. Compression Shirts
b. Dri-fit Shirts / Sandos
c. Sweat Shirts
d. Razorback Apparel
e. Loose Shirts (Avoid very loose shirts)[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_3″ layout=”1_3″ last=”no” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=”” min_height=”” hover_type=”none” link=””][fusion_text]Bottom
a. Training Shorts
b. Running Shorts
c. Yoga Tights
d. Compression Leggings[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_3″ layout=”1_3″ last=”no” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=”” min_height=”” hover_type=”none” link=””][fusion_text]Shoes – For foot protection from gym accidents
a. Rubber Shoes
b. Training Shoes
c. Running Shoes (especially for cardio training)[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_3″ layout=”1_3″ last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=”” min_height=”” hover_type=”none” link=””][fusion_text]Accessories – If it maximizes your training efficiency, motivates you to go beyond your limits, and does not restrict exercise movements, put some gears on such as:
a. Lifting Gloves
b. Bluetooth Headset for music
c. Fitness Watch
d. Smartphone Applications
e. Ponytails (to avoid hair slapping on your face)
f. Headbands
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Since all those Christmas goodies are coming in, it’s best to save on those proper gym clothes to get ready for another year of accomplishing your fitness goals. If anything, let your gym clothes also be one of the things that would inspire you to push your limit when it comes to working out.

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Sources:

  • http://www.olorun-sports.com/blogs/news/49166979-wicking-fabric – Olorun Sports
  • http://help-en-us.nike.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/204/~/what-is-nike-dri-fit%3 – Nike
  • http://www.ausport.gov.au/sportscoachmag/sports_sciences/compression_garments_do_they_influence_athletic_performance_and_recovery – Australian Government – Australian Sports Commission

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1 Comment

  • Tushar Garg
    Posted December 6, 2016 2:59 pm
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    Thanks for sharing useful information with us about picking perfect gym clothes

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