Have you ever wondered what to wear during workout sessions? Why do we need to be that specific with workout clothes? Fashion or comfort? Does it even affect my workout? Or any similar confusion for activewear? These are the most common and quite obvious questions and confusions women get while choosing a fit for workouts. Well yes, it does matter what you wear while working out and it does affect your workout in many ways from your performance to your healing, at all levels. The role of an outfit changes with workout patterns and intensity, and it’s really important to know when to wear what and why?

It’s your Armour!

Activewear works as protective gears as well, along with enhancing your appearance. While working out our body is prone to many injuries, muscular and internal, the specific gears are used to protect you from them. For better understanding, let us look at sports bras and it’s needs. Breasts are prone to sagging, soreness, pain and loosening or tearing of tissues, due to continuous jumping and movements. Sports bra is suggested to secure your breast musclesand tissues, supported through compression and encapsulation. The size and body types require different bras, compression bras, encapsulated bras and fusion of both of these. Other than bras, most of the compression activewear provides support and protection against overheating, impact and strains. Other than protecting you under your skin, gears help you protect you from outer physical factors such as weather. Insulation jackets and sweatshirts help you from cooling down your muscles too early or between workout sessions, similarly semi fit tank tops help you dry the sweat, providing your skin breathability in summers.  

It has deeper impacts!

Other than your comfort and style, clothes you wear while working out affects your inner physical processes. It has a part to play in your blood circulation, affects your workout performance and saves you from discomfort, low impact and fatigue, know how!

Special wear are specialized clothes, designed for particular activity, it helps to maintain your blood circulation. It supports the muscle or body part targeted in the workout along with stimulating oxygen flow enhancing speed for muscle recovery between workout itself. It also decreases risk of muscle fatigue and cramps, while improving flow of nutrients such as minerals through blood. Speeded up recovery and protection enables you to increase your workout impact through better performance and elongated stamina and muscle health. 

Comfort is the king!

One of the foremost requirements of activewear in workout sessions is to provide comfort and ease while different intensity programs and workout patterns. Any cloth that discomforts you, does not only lowers your ease of working out, but also makes you prone to injuries, resulting in sense or lethargicness, ending the session sooner, unable to perform till your full capacity and lowering workout impact on your body. Discomfort can be associated with sweat soaking of clothes, making you feel damp, uncomfortable and heavy during high intensity workout, which can raise your body temperature as well. Another possibility is to experience lack of flexibility, restricting you from stretching your muscles and attaining the exact position one needs for yoga or pilates sessions. To prevent these, breathable fabrics are suggested to be worn during high intensity workout sessions, such as XT Air ICE and XT Air. These sweat wicking fabrics keep you dry and comfortable, providing breathability and drying of sweat sooner. This also regulates your body temperature adding on to your performance. Fabrics like spandex, lycra and similar flexible and elastic variations allow you to move according to your own comfort and workout demands. 

It can be your motivator!

Your performance is directly linked to your confidence while working out. Your outfit is always an add on to your confidence and eventually motivation for working out harder. Your clothes have psychological effects on you, not only restricted to gym, this works everywhere one goes. We care about how we look, how formal or casual we are dressed and eventually affecting our confidence to show up at the place. Similarly, while working out one needs to feel confident enough to perform exercise without hesitation, with proper concentration and in proper form as required. Stretches, weight lifting, and zumba sessions are sessions where clothes can bother you the most, while jumping, stretching or pumping up your muscles through heavy weight lifting sessions, fears related to clothing, their capabilities of proper stretches and support may make you feel under confident and uncomfortable while performing the particular exercise. Here compression leggings, yoga pants, and sports bra play their role to motivate you, make you feel confident letting you move as freely as you want. 

So as a sum up, activewear are protective gears, appropriate for workout sessions, provide you health benefits, and cherry on top, looks super trendy and cool. Do we need any more reasons to get them?