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Right Athletic Clothing For Improved Performance

Published:25 Feb, 2017     By: Salan Khalkho     3 min read

People are increasingly becoming aware of the importance of choosing the right athletic apparel that will improve their performance at sports and exercise. Not only professional athletes, but even general health conscious public is looking at ways to derive maximum benefits out of their time spent in gym.


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Someone has very aptly said that you need to dress for success. This is not only true in your professional career, but even applies in sports and exercise. Clothing plays crucial role in influencing your performance on the sports field and in the gym. That's why you should be wearing workout clothes all the time while performing workout or sports. Athletic Clothing isn't a billion dollar market for no reason.

Global sports apparel market is estimated to generate about 165 billion U.S. dollars in revenues by 2017 according to Statista (The Statistics Portal). The point is - not only professional athletes, but even general health conscious public is looking at ways to derive maximum benefits out of their time spent in gym. Today sports market is stacked with different types of sportswear to choose from to gain maximum benefits out of one's workout regime

People are increasingly becoming aware of the importance of choosing the right athletic apparel that will improve their performance at sports and exercise.

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Here are some of the reasons why you should consider investing in good quality workout clothing.

Right athletic clothing improves confidence

Right athletic clothing boosts confidence. Studies have proved the positive impact of wearing the right clothes at work place. This phenomenon extends to sports and fitness as well. There is a noticeable difference in the level of confidence when you are dressed in the right athletic gear. This confidence translates into better performance.

athletic clothing for improved performance

Sportswear help athletes move faster and improve their performance

There are certain outfits that are currently banned in professional swimming because they provide unfair advantage to wearers by shaving time off a swimmer's lap time by creating a more aerodynamic flow in the water. But not all sports outfits are banned. Sports outfits are designed to improve the performance of the athletes. For example Workout shirts made of 100% cotton will absorb the sweat and hold it against your body to prevent excessive heating and discomfort that reduces your exercise time.

    Right running shoes will provide lateral stability and traction required for sports. Be it any kind of exercise, it involves complex movements, which requires the right gear to prevent injury.

    athletic clothing improves flexibility

    Wearing workout clothes all the time during workout improves flexibility

    Well-fitted athletic clothing improves flexibility and provides freedom of movement. When you are buying sports outfits, wrong clothing may appear a great deal at first but retrospect - paying full price gets you better value over the long run. Focus on movements while buying sports clothing, especially if you are going to perform compound exercise. Wrong clothing may prove to be restrictive or may not offer the right support.

    Recovery after exercise is one of the purpose of compression clothing

    According to a study conducted in 2013 in Germany, it was found that compression clothing helps recovery in performance. However, a similar study conducted in United States in 2015 found no significant improvement in performance. These conflicting evidence (studies) emphasis on the need for more study or research in this area.

    compression clothing stimulates blood flow

    However it is scientifically proven that compression clothing provides graduated compression which stimulates circulation. It has a massaging impact which stimulates blood flow. Increased blood flow helps in removing the lactic acid produced during exercise.

      You don't have to exactly spend a fortune on workout gear. You just need to invest in the right tools that will help you focus on your game and will enhance your performance.



      Important Note: Medical and health related information given in this article is not a substitute for professional medical advice. This article is intended for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment.



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