Women’s Ideal Workout Wear for All Activities
When I first started working out, I wasn’t sure what to wear for doing different exercises. Especially when I was going to classes for the first time, and I wasn’t sure what type of workout wear would be best for the activities we’d be doing in class. So to help you guys avoid making any faux-paus, I’ve put together some of my favorite workout gear for you!
It took me a long time to figure out what I liked to run in. What you see above is generally what I choose to wear and here’s why; starting with the socks. These Nike dri-fit socks are lightweight, and they go up high enough on my ankles to not get blisters on the front or back of my feet. I love these.
For sports bras, I like to go with the skinny straps because it seems like they stay put easier and I don’t have to keep pulling at the sports bra. On typical sports bras, I find myself pulling it down over and over, because the straps are so thick and strong they just want to keep pulling up.
For shorts, I’ve learned to love the shorts with the built-in undies because this means NO wedgies or the automatic rolling up of boy shorts at your thigh. Lastly, these Nike Flex Trainers are the shoes I invested in a few months ago and have come to love. I’ve had to break them in a little bit, but they’ve been the most perfect, lightweight yet supportive shoes I’ve had in a long time.
Pilates or Yoga Apparel
Yoga and Pilates are a lot different than most of the exercises you’re used to. In fact, I think most women have done one or the other at least once. I used to be very commited to doing yoga at least once a week, and I learned that you want tight enough clothes that when you do a down-dog, your shirt doesn’t come up to your chin and you flash everyone in the class. But you don’t want them so tight that you’re uncomfortable. I also prefer the longer shirts too, so when you raise your arms up and down or sideways, you won’t reveal your tummy.
You won’t need shoes for yoga or pilates class, so that’s one less thing to worry about. Socks are optional, and it’s totally up to you for if you want to be barefoot or not. Some people feel they get better grip or are more comfortable barefoot. Others like to wear socks. One last thing that I like to think about here is to not wear anything with a bulky waistband. It can rub against your back/tailbone/spine during pilates and get very uncomfortable when laying on your back doing exercises.
Intense Workouts (RIPPED, Tabata, etc.)
These types of intense workouts require a different set of clothes. Typically they involve lots of sweat, so I like to wear dri-fit tank tops, or workout wear that breathes. It’s usually important to wear bottoms that are at least longer than your knees so that when you are doing things on your knees, you’ll have some cushion between your knees and the floor or it can be very uncomfortable.
Hope this helped you! I wish I could have cut out all the test-runs of bad workout wear when I started
Happy working out!