Tips on Picking Your Workout Clothes

Need some tips on how to get the workout clothes that you feel comfortable in and that still give you the look you want? After all, workout clothes don’t have to be fashionable, but if you’re like me – you enjoy something pretty whether it’s for practical purposes or not. So here are some tips for shopping for your workout clothes:

  • Go for loose tank tops rather than tight ones especially if you are self-concious about your chest or the extra weight carried there
  • Wear long shorts, sweatpants or loose pants – your thighs rubbing together in short shorts cause a lot of friction and it can be darned uncomfortable
  • Skip on the form fitting shorts or tight fitting shirts and shorts – you need the freedom of motion around your midsection and legs
  • Adjustable elastic bands are the best because you can tighten them up as needed after a regular workout
  • Cotton is better than lycra and spandex – you want the fabric to breathe
  • Invest in a sports bra for working out rather than a regular one – the sports bra can handle the sweat and provide you with the right support for the active lifestyle
  • Never wear your workout clothes two days in a row without washing them out – this may sound like obvious advice, but dirty clothes against sweaty skin can be more than uncomfortable
  • Avoid wearing loud prints, flowers or horizontal stripes on any area that you are not comfortable with the size of

Work out clothes should be great and you should enjoy putting them on. After all, part of the ritual of workout clothes is to get yourself into the right mental place to do your workout. What tips do you have about picking out your work out clothes?

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About Heather Long

Heather Long is 35 years old and currently lives in Wylie, Texas. She has been a freelance writer for six years. Her husband and she met while working together at America Online over ten years ago. They have a beautiful daughter who just turned five years old. She is learning to read and preparing for kindergarten in the fall. An author of more than 300 articles and 500+ web copy pieces, Heather has also written three books as a ghostwriter. Empty Canoe Publishing accepted a novel of her own. A former horse breeder, Heather used to get most of her exercise outside. In late 2004, early 2005 Heather started studying fitness full time in order to get herself back into shape. Heather worked with a personal trainer for six months and works out regularly. She enjoys shaking up her routine and checking out new exercises. Her current favorites are the treadmill (she walks up to 90 minutes daily) and doing yoga for stretching. She also performs strength training two to three times a week. Her goals include performing in a marathon such as the Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness or Team in Training for Lymphoma research. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience through the fitness and marriage blogs.