Have you ever found yourself scrolling through your Instagram feed and soaking in all the amazing athletic content where buffed up gym trainers are flaunting their muscular bodies and six abs figure and wondered how you would give anything to look like them? And have you also ever drooled over their Instagram worthy active wear and thought to yourself where you could purchase the same sportswear set yourself? Well trust us when we tell you that we are in the same boat!
While we are also obsessed with new workout regimes that are constantly being progressive due to research, and are interested in being updated on what is going on in the sports world, the ever-evolving trend in supporting and carrying active sportswear is also on our priority list!
When we think of seriously starting a strict workout regime and begin shopping online for essentials, a pair or two of proper workout clothes always tops our list! Very quickly we are consumed with online retail brands that sponsor all the major and most prominent athletes and gym trainers to get in line with them and their fashion statement. After all the first stage of starting any routine always begins by being mentally prepared and getting in that zone!
And it’s true that looking good in active wear will automatically signal us to work even harder to look even better! Many actors and celebrities have even been spotted carrying sportswear as lounge wear or casual wear as if they are ever ready to just hit the gym whenever they can! And if you really think about it nowadays it is sort of essential to be always ready to break a sweat when you find the time because of our busy schedules, so wearing sportswear that makes a person look presentable and put together while also being effective enough to help you aid through a quick run or a short trip to the gym.
While looking good and fashionable is a priority and should always remain one as it makes a person feel good about themselves; it is also essential to understand why wearing proper sportswear is also important how a good quality active wear can help you perform your optimum best! After years and years of research the way we carry and wear sportswear has evolved drastically; not only are they more presentable but they also have good qualities in them that help aid your workout session smoothly and perfectly.
Exercising and following a strict regime already requires a lot of motivation and dedication from a person. You will come across days where you will literally feel like dragging yourself out of bed and motivating yourself to work out. Now imagine having to change into clothes that would cause you further discomfort and how unbearable that experience would become for you. You would lose all motivation and it would also give you the excuse of why you should not be working out!
Hence it is really important then that the sportswear that you wear supports you in every way and most importantly it makes you feel so comfortable to change in them that you don’t need to think twice about it! Luckily, sportswear companies nowadays provide us with that comfort and rather we would prefer to spend all day in active sportswear rather than any other kind of clothing.
This is highly important and especially for those who do rigorous workouts, who sweat a lot and those who live in very hot places! It is absolutely essential for workout clothes to be extra absorbent. An active wear that is able to absorb sweat quickly will allow you to work out as ferociously as you want without having to worry about sweat stains and the extra friction. A lot of the time we don’t realize it but when clothes become too wet too quickly, they also tend to weigh it down and cause friction in our movements.
Because some people tend to sweat a lot and because even more people aim to work out every single day, it is highly important that our activewear be durable, because working out every day or sweating profusely means that we also need to wash our clothes regularly as well and that can affect the quality of the clothes immediately; and let’s be honest, no one has the money or the resources to continuously spend on new active wear all the time.
A lot of research has also been put in to determine what kind of dyes and what kind of chemicals will allow sportswear to be more durable while also being environment friendly so that when you sweat harmful gases are not released into the air and also so that our skins are protected against the chemicals that go into dying our clothes.
When sportswear are easily washable and are not harmful then it allows them to basically be breathable; so while you do sweat in them they still allow a significant amount of air to pass through so you remain rash free at all times. This is very important because we as humans are most susceptible of getting rashes around our waist, around the chest and arms. These are places where we sweat the most and areas that allow the most movement. If these areas get affected and we develop rashes around these areas then it can cause a lot of problems for us even for doing normal everyday movements.
- Supports different Body Types
Everyone has their own body type; some are heavier and some are already in shape. But a variety in body shapes means that the areas in our bodies that need extra support also vary. Hence it then becomes even more important for the sportswear to be able to support any and every kind of body fat so that everyone gets the same level of support and can easily experience a unanimous optimal exercising experience without the fear of falling out of our clothes.
If you’re someone who is on the heavier side you will know how inconvenient it can be for sportswear to be too tight because the clothes then just dig into your skin and cause extreme discomfort. And if you’re someone who is very petite and slim then you would know how easy it can be for shorts or pants to fall down while you got out a casual run! Hence owning sportswear that will easily support your body type is very important as well.
- Allows Free Movement
The best way of explaining this is to take the example of doing yoga; that is a sport where you need to be able to move as freely as possible. For that it is absolutely essential that our clothes are flexible and elastic enough to allow us to carry out efficient moves without the fear of us tearing them apart!
Sportswear does not only mean the garments that we wear, but also the accessories some sports and activities make it essential for us to carry. For example, while playing it is important to be wearing suitable accessories such as sunglasses and caps that will protect our eyes and our skin from the sun. Too much exposure to the sun can cause high damage to our skin and we need to be cautious of those at all times.
- Reduces the risk of Injury
Imagine wearing a shoe that causes you extreme discomfort when you walk, won’t that not only affect your performance but also increase the risk of getting your foot injured? Shoes are an extremely important part of sportswear because how comfortable you are feeling will automatically boost your performance and motivate you to exercise even more.
- Aids your performance
There are some sports that you just cannot perform well in without the aid of proper sportswear. For example, swimming, if swimming costumes were not designed to be extra water repellent and breathable then all that exposure to water would make your clothes extremely heavy and it would weigh you down very easily increasing your risk of drowning.
Similarly sports such as Karate and the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu have proper Kimono style GI’s that aid you to learn and excel in techniques that are mandatory to learn in their respective disciplines.
- Makes you feel Confident
Lastly, any article of clothing that you wear should make you feel extra comfortable and confident in it so you are eager to change and hit the gym! Comfort is important but so is confidence and feeling good about yourself!
Disclosure: This article was written by a guest author.