Why Sportswear Is So Important

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Over the years I’ve learnt that hard work, determination and the right instruction will get you the results you want when it comes to fitness. If you’re like me and you want to set a good example to your kids, then you’ve come to the right place. In today’s post, I’m going to be going over the basics of your sportswear, and why it’s such an important part of your fitness if you intend to train your body to be the best that it can be.


While a lot of trainers will tell you that it doesn’t matter what your wear on your feet or what shirt you have on, this is a multi-billion-pound industry built on helping athletes to reach their absolute best potential through all means at their disposal. If you’re serious about fitness, then here are three main reasons to pay attention to what you’re wearing.

Wrong footwear, wrong workout

This one is fairly simple but you’d be surprised how many people miss it. It’s important when you’re out shopping for new footwear that you buy the appropriate gear for the activity you’re doing. If it’s a gym work out, the shoe needs to be of thin material and with a lot of flexibility.


If you’re a runner on rough terrain, you need the best support possible to withstand the impact, so you’ll need a shoe with a lot more structure. The best thing to do here is research your field and look what the experts say is the best footwear for the job.

Comfort is important

Comfort is vital to a workout; if you intend to keep your regime going throughout the year, then you need to make sure you buy a range of sportswear that will match the temperatures and conditions, so that you won’t find any excuses to skip training. What temperatures will you be doing workouts in for example? What kind of weather are you likely to encounter?


The best items of clothing you can buy are lightweight tees and shorts for summer, fleece track tops for autumn and winter training that will lock in your body heat, and then water proof trousers so that when the rain starts, you don’t head for the nearest shelter.

Improving perform

Brands have been perfecting their clothing for years in order to help people maximise their efficiency when exercising, playing sports and so on. Look for sportswear items that will help to improve your technique and performance, and it will in turn have a huge impact on how you feel about your progress.


For example, wearing the right kind of hand guards for rock climbing will help you to focus how you’re moving from point to point without the concern of hurting yourself. Meanwhile, footballers will need boots as light as possible to quicken their footwork, but without the right toe support their toes will be bloodied.


What sportswear could help you each day to perform better?


About The Author

Following the birth of his son in 2009, Paul was unfit and sluggish. Since then he's been training using a range of exercise techniques and gained some valuable information over the years. Events he has completed to date are Total Warrior, Pier To Pier, Bamburgh 10k, Hamsterley 10k, Blaydon Races, Newcastle Stampede and over 50 parkruns. In 2012 he created his own challenge called the '12 Days of Christmas.' He raised over £1000 for Percy Hedley by running 60 miles to celebrate their 60 years. In 2013 he ran the '12 parkruns of Christmas' with friend Lee Nyland. The pair raised over £1400 for the Tiny Lives Fund.

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