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For some gym-goers, the choice of the clothes they wear to the gym is almost as important as the workout itself. For other people, the choice of what to wear just comes down to what is clean and nearby as they’re packing up their gym bag. However, what you wear can have an impact on your performance, from your shoes to your headwear.

Below you’ll find some tips for choosing the best gym wear to maximize your workout. 

Choose Sweat-Wicking Fabric

Sweat-wicking fabric is great for keeping you comfortable and improving your performance. 

The choice of fabrics for gym wear is all but endless. Despite the wide range of choices, your preference should be for something that draws moisture away from the body. Highly breathable and moisture-wicking mesh fabrics are a must. Tops and bottoms that are sweat-wicking will help to keep you cool and dry while you’re working out, even during hard workout sessions. If you’re not hot and sweaty, you can focus better on your training. A sweat-wicking bandana or headband can be a good addition too. 

Look For A Good Stretch

Stretchy fabrics are good for allowing free movement while you’re exercising. 

The last thing you need when you’re trying to knock out a set of mountain climbers is to be restricted by your clothes. Aside from making your range of movements both look and feel awkward, wearing tight clothes that don’t give you enough room for proper mobility can also lead to a restricted range of motion in your joints, posture problems, and a higher risk of being injured. Go for something light and stretchy, like these blue spandex leggings, that will allow you to express a full range of motion. 

Embrace The Compression Gear

Compression gear is great for providing support, enhancing recovery, and just looking cool while you get fit. 

Compression gear is increasingly popular in the gym in recent years, and for a very good reason. Compression wear is great for wicking moisture away and allowing for plenty of free movement. It can also give your joints a little bit of extra support when you’re doing dynamic movements, which reduces the risk of you getting out of alignment. Compression wear will also help to keep you warm if you’re exercising outdoors during cold weather. 

Compression gear is great for women. It helps you to look great and to keep everything tight. In addition to compression tops and leggings, there are sports bras available with varying degrees of support to keep everything aligned and comfy while you’re working out. 

Think About Your Footwear

The right footwear is great for protecting your feet and improving performance. 

There are a few things to consider when buying sneakers. Even though the options are endless, make sure you choose footwear that is suitable for your foot shape and gait. Although barefoot training is popular, make sure you talk to a professional before you decide to try this, and transition gradually. 

Don’t Forget The Accessories

Accessories can be great for giving you an extra edge. 

Don’t forget your other essentials, like your towel, water bottle, and workout plan, as well as extras like headphones, MP3 players, and wearable fitness trackers. You should also have your body ready by having a good-quality pre-workout, a replenisher electrolyte drink for your workout or post-workout, and an organic post-workout protein to help your body get the best results. 

When your goal is high-performance and you want to feel energetic and strong during your workouts, consider wearing the right athletic attire. Keep in mind that high-quality fitness clothing can physiologically improve your workouts. Your gym gear makes a fashion statement and allows you to look great besides allowing you to view yourself in a greater light, feel better, and perform better.

To a Healthier Fitter You,

Adriana Albritton

The Fitness Wellness Mentor

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