Can clothes really affect your workout?
Well, kind of.
That’s why I am going to give you a list of what not to wear at the gym, the worst workout clothes that can mess up your workout.
Read this before grabbing the first t-shirt that comes to your hands.
Let’s get started!
1. 100% Cotton Clothing
Workout wear made with 100-percent cotton fabric is not the best idea.
This fiber may seem like a comfortable option, however the reality is a bit different.
Cotton absorbs moisture and dries slowly.
So, your sweat will literally stick with you every step of the way till the end of your workout.
And working out with wet clothes is not the most comfortable way to go.
2. Unsupportive Sports Bras
We’ve all experienced it, and it’s not fun at all.
Unsupportive bra can make you feel so uncomfortable while you workout and it has to stop.
I can safely say that sport bra is one of the most important workout outfits for us girls.
And that’s not only for the ones with bigger boobies, but for every girl out there.
I am a 70 A the smallest bra that exists, and trust me, I get distracted and uncomfortable when I workout with a baggy unsupportive workout bra.
3. Inappropriate Underwear
The trend of looking like a model in the gym has to stop.
Not because it doesn’t look good, but because of the many issues it can cause.
I know for many of you Brazilian cut or even thongs are considered comfortable, and that’s totally fine, however, try avoiding those when working out.
Other than being uncomfortable and picking them out of your booty throughout your training session, you can get an infection.
Rectal bacteria can travel along the thong to your vagina, which can cause vaginal and urinary tract infections.
I myself have been struggling with UTI for a few years, after I finally found the reason why – my panties were the problem all along.
Inappropriate underwear can also cut off some circulation to the vaginal area, and that goes for underwear that is too tight as well.
So be extra careful next time you’re picking out your workout underwear.
4. Baggy Clothes
And last but not least, baggy clothes.
You shouldn’t wear too tight clothes when you workout, however, you shouldn’t be baggy either.
Wearing too much material in the gym can not only be a safety hazard but it can get in the way of what you’re doing, or it can get snagged and caught on something.
It’s also harder to see your body’s alignment, form, and movements when you’re not exercising in fitted clothing, and that can cause a series of safety risks.
So, make sure to keep it comfy, but make it fit too.