When it comes to working out, comfort should be your utmost priority and this starts from your outfit. You have to pay detailed attention when buying your workout outfit, as it largely determines how comfortable you will eventually be. For instance, wearing cotton for your workout session is not bad, but have you thought of what it will look like when you start to sweat and it starts to cling to your skin? I guess not!
For an all-time comfortable workout session, here is what you should look out for when next you go shopping.
- Wicking ability
Wick means to absorb or draw off… especially liquid. So by wicking ability, we mean looking out for an outfit that absorbs moisture away from the skin. This is very important for people who work out a lot. You might end up sweating than usual, so you need an outfit that can keep you dry and comfortable. Look out for materials made with polyester/ Lycra blend or synthetic. They keep you warm in a cold weather and cold in a warm weather.
During a workout, you do not need anything that could chafe or irritate your skin. This is why it is important you opt for materials that allow for the free flow of movement. At this point, it is more important you pay attention to fit than size, as some workout clothes tend to be smaller and more form-fitting than regular clothes. Look for materials with little percentage of spandex as they allow a greater range of movement and they leave you feeling comfortable.
3. Perfect fit
All in the name of comfort, you might be tempted to go for the big outfits, which is fine if you feel comfortable in it. But if not, you should go for a more fitting outfit because if you wear an outfit that looks good on you, you’ll be inclined to exercise more often. Also, clothing trends change for workout wear too, but the basics never go out of style. Add one or two more trendy pieces to your wardrobe (such as a performance T-shirt in this season’s “hot” colour) but keep your classic black yoga pants that are timeless.
To avoid overspending on your workout outfit, ensure that your workout wardrobe is versatile. If you will be exercising outdoors, you should buy clothes that will work well for you in times of cold as well as in times of heat. Start with a moisture-wicking dry layer, such as a wicking T-shirt or tank top, then add a warmer layer such as a light pullover. This will work well.