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Don't Hinder Your Fitness Goal By Wearing The Wrong Thing--Here's What To Wear To The Gym

January 22, 2016 by Rachel Gulmi
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Going to the gym has become such a fashion statement. Sometimes people care too much (or too little) about their workout outfits than how the clothes can be affecting their gym performance. For instance, loose clothing may be comfortable, but this isn’t always the best option. There are certain pieces of clothes that you should keep in mind when picking out an outfit for the gym. Here is what you should wear!

Tops

Although cotton may be comfortable, this material isn’t exactly the best option. Why? Cotton soaks up a lot of moisture and it takes forever to dry. This can weigh you down and also create unnecessary breakouts or irritation on your skin. Instead of a cotton shirt, opt for something that has moisture-wicking fabrics or is quick-drying. You also want to wear something that is lightweight and not too heavy.

Sports Bras

Picking out a sports bra for a workout can be a little intimidating because there are thousands and thousands of options available. Plus, there is more than one kind. Keep in mind the impact of your workout and go from there. If you’re going on a walk or doing yoga, low-impact bras are best. On the other hand, if you’re going on a long run or taking an exercise class then a higher impact bra would suit you. If you have a larger chest, opt for a bra with wide straps and underwire.

Footwear

Your workout sneakers should be supportive and in good condition. You should never exercise in sneakers that have a worn sole or anything of that sort. It’s also important to consult a professional before spending a lot of money on a pair of sneakers. Everyone has different needs so the type of sneaker needed for an effective workout will vary person to person. Remember to change your sneakers regularly and don’t run them into the ground.

Bottoms

It’s best to choose your bottoms based on the type of exercising you are doing. Women have tons of options to pick from like lightweight running shorts to cropped leggings for yoga. Find a pair of bottoms that is comfortable for you and nonrestrictive.

Accessories

It’s okay to wear jewelry to the gym as long as it doesn’t interfere with your workout. Long necklaces or drop earrings might not be your best bet. You don’t want your jewelry to get in the way of your sweat session, and you most definitely don’t want to damage your jewelry. It’s better to wear no jewelry at all or stick with smaller pieces like stud earrings.

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