Gym wear can be difficult to get right, especially with the number of gym wear brands that are being released on a regular basis. Gym wear has quickly transitioned into a fashion style and in most cases in bordering on streetwear.
It’s important that you find gym wear that is both comfortable and stylish, especially as comfort will aid your performance in the gym rather than hinder it. To help you through the process we’ve come up with 4 items you need in your gym wardrobe today.
Dry Fit Tees
Dry fit tees are the most obvious on the list simply because of the work you put your body through during training, running and exercise in general. They are also designed to help your body breath and in turn it keeps the air flowing and move a lot more naturally. The comfort is key and with the likes of Under Armour developing high tech, performance tees for as little as £15, it’s definitely a gym wear essential.
There are various claims and a few reports that suggest compression clothing is helping athletes take their body to the next stage. Compression clothing helps the blood flow circulate, whereas many athletes have claimed its helped them perform to a better or at least a higher level.
The likes of Dwyane Wade, Meb Keflezighi and Robert Griffith III have all talked about the benefits from compression clothing in general. Compression shorts need to be added into your wardrobe simply because it allows the blood in your legs to circulate even if it isn’t the focus of your exercise. If for example, you don’t like to wear them, you could quite easily wear them under your gym joggers so that it is hidden and out of the way.
Regardless of the aims of your training session, you do need the correct footwear to accommodate the relentless movement you will be doing. It’s ok to purchase the old ‘running shoes’ however, if you are truly serious at the gym and want genuine footwear you need something along the lines of the New Balance Minimus Trainer. You need security when training and New Balance provides stability, reassurance and also makes you feel as though you’re not barefooted. On top of the ultimate comfort, you are getting a stylish option to add into the mix and most often than not it will fit into all your gym outfit options.
Track pants now offer a different style to when they were initially released. The designs are much more fitted and are a fitness enthusiasts dream. They are comfortable, tailored and provide a stylish alternative to shorts and joggers. With a seamlessly smart design you are capable of wearing them at all times and not just at the gym, especially because the designs are straying away from the generic looks of today.
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