Workout clothes, which are also called activewear, are designed to help you get the most out of whatever physical activities you are currently involved in. However, even if all these clothes are meant for athletic purposes, there are still certain advantages in knowing exactly which kind is perfect for your activity. Here are some things to keep in mind when you purchase your activewear.
The material. If you have ever tried exercising in your old cotton shirt, then you probably know that the fabric simply just would not do in the long run. 100% cotton is good, but only for your socks. Otherwise, you should start considering other kinds of fabric, like nylon and Lycra. Nylon is popular because it is fast drying and thus helps prevent chafing between the legs-something that is often caused by wet clothing. Lycra, on the other hand, is ideal for doing stretches since it moves with your body. There are also other scientifically engineered fabrics like CoolMax and Supplex Nylon, and fabric blends like cotton nylon and cotton Lycra.
The length. Most of the time, length is a matter of preference and modesty. There may be some factors that you can consider, however. For example, if you have a problem with chafing caused by thighs rubbing together, you should probably go with longer shorts. Otherwise, you can probably go with shorter shorts, as recently runners have been gravitating towards them (as opposed to the baggier and longer shorts).
The kind. You may think that there is little difference between them, but the fact is, these shorts come in different kinds, for different purposes. For example, cross-training shorts are great for people who generally spend their exercise hours at the gym. Running shorts are, quite plainly, for those who would rather spend time outdoors and running either short or long distances. There are also yoga shorts and hiking shorts, as well as leggings and unitards.
Ethan discusses activewear such as workout clothes. For more information on activewear visit MyActiveZone.com.