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What NOT To Wear Working Out
What NOT To Wear Working Out

We’ve all seen plenty of fashion faux pas at the gym (dress shoes, anyone?)!

MSN has a list of stuff you shouldn’t wear to the gym not for stylish reasons, but for practical ones:

Clothing that’s 100% cotton.  If you’re just lifting weights and not doing much cardio, it probably won’t make a difference.   If you DO work up a good sweat, cotton absorbs it, which can irritate your skin, cause breakouts, and increase friction in areas that are prone to chafing.  Wear synthetic fabrics that wick away moisture.

Anything Baggy.  It’s a safety hazard, because it’s more likely to get snagged on something, or get in the way of what you’re doing and if you’re working out with a trainer, baggy clothes make it harder for them to check your form.  Also don’t wear anything that’s so TIGHT it might mess with your range of motion (like pants that aren’t stretchy enough).

Jewelry.  Things that swing around like necklaces and bracelets can distract you.  Wedding rings are also a bad idea when you’re lifting weights, because they can cut your finger or just get damaged.

Boxer Shorts.  Especially for things like running or cycling, where there’s a lot of rubbing going on.  Boxer-briefs are better, but the best option is compression shorts, which have even more support. and shorts made specifically for cycling have extra padding.

Low-Impact Sports Bras.  Obviously this one depends on how much support you need.  In general, high-impact sports bras with wider straps are better for things like running.  Low-impact versions are better for things like yoga.

Old Shoes.  You probably know this one, but just in case:  Working out in old sneakers increases your chances of slipping, and also of damaging your ankles, knees, or hips…NOT just when you’re running, it’s even when you’re doing something like squats.  If you only exercise two days a week, replacing your shoes once a year is probably fine…MORE than that and you should get new ones every three months.

Perfume or Cologne.  When your body heats up, it intensifies the smell, which can actually be strong enough to bring on a headache…for you, or the person running next to you.

And NO one likes anyone who wears too much of either!

D&J

 

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