I’m sure we all have heard that popular phrase “Dress for Success”. Unfortunately, it is true for this domain as well. Wearing the right attire enhances the performance of your workout. It’s good that you are showing positive intent and want to fill your surrounding with all the positive energy. You are motivated and challenged enough to change your features. But one thing which can actually pull down your performance is the wrong clothing. By this, I refer to what you are wearing while you’re going for a run, for a cardio or weight training.
The right clothing is as important as carrying your water bottle and hand towel. On weekends, I have seen people showing up in jeans because they want to look little pumped up before they leave for Saturday drinks. And let alone jeans, the gym is not a place where should enter with flip-flops. It’s a bad omen for your attitude and discipline towards fitness.
It sounds counterintuitive. Right? Why not slip into a worn out cotton t-shirt and beat up shorts? Why does it matter what you wear for your workout? Isn’t only the right attitude enough for you to bulk up or shred some fat? You are about to find out that how choosing the right outfit can help you enhance your performance.
Have listed down four important points for why you should consider investing in good quality work wear.
- Boosts your confidence – The right clothing help you in boosting your performance. We all know for a fact that gym or fitness center is surrounded by mirrors. If you like what you are wearing in the gym, you would want to exercise more. Also, there’s a noticeable difference in your sessions when you’re wearing the right gear compared to when you are not. Wearing colored shades actually pushes you to go little further than usual.
- Protects and Prevents injuries – Imagine wearing a pair of jeans to the gym and you’re stretching but unable to do it optimally. Thus, resulting in getting cramps in your muscles. Using improperly fitted clothes is a major cause of injury. Also, make it a point to carry the right pair of shoes because they play the most important role in your working out sessions. Not wearing the right size shoes can cause blisters, cramp and also can weaken your ankles.
- Improves body flow – A tight skinny shirt can hinder bicep movement. Again, if you’re wearing a cap, make sure it’s not too tight or loose. You should be able to focus on the movement of your body parts while you’re lifting and if you’re wearing the right sized clothes then it will also support you to push for a couple of more repetitions. Wear something which gives you comfort and doesn’t irritate your skin.
- Weather – It plays an important role in deciding what you should wear and not to. When you’re heading out for a run or weight training. Losing out on mass or body fat? Don’t wear things which soaks your sweat very early. Clothing such as dry-fit material is always beneficial. Wearing something that will allow your body to breath is great.
Hope, this blog post really helps. Cheers. Hustle hard.