3 Tips to Choosing the Perfect Workout Gear
On the hunt for the perfect workout gear? At Addicted Wear, we know comfort, durability and style are all MUSTS.
We’ve put together our top 3 tips to choosing the perfect workout clothes for women to help you in making the perfect decision when it comes to purchasing activewear.
1. Make sure the fabric is thick and flexible.
Avoid cotton when it comes to activewear as it can become itchy and hot when working out. While cotton may be fine for taking a 15 minute outdoor walk, wearing activewear made of cotton will absorb the sweat and be super uncomfortable.
We recommend fabric that is breathable and fast-drying, like our Seamless Yoga Set.
2. Get activewear that’s going to suit your workout routine
Yoga, dancing, cycling or running? All of these different workouts may require different workout gear.
For example, you might want to avoid long pants for spinning or cycling. You may want to opt for a shorts set instead, like our Leopard Print Set.
If you’re doing yoga or pilates, it’s best to opt for a yoga set which includes a sports bra and long pants. While some women have a tendency of choosing loose shirts for a yoga class, baggy clothing can sometimes get in the way of the workout. Embrace your beautiful body and wear form-fitted workout gear to your next yoga or pilates class. Why not try our Leopard Print Yoga Set!
3. Measure, measure, measure!
Invest in a measuring tape and make a note of the size of your bust and hips, as well as your upper and lower arms. This will help you choose the right size so that your workout gear fits you perfectly!
Our size guide at Addicted Wear is below for your reference.
The Best Workouts To Keep You Fit At Home
So you want to workout and keep fit all in the comfort of your home? Well, we have some workouts for you ... and the best part is you won’t even have to leave your living room!
Don’t forget to warm up
Jumping straight into a workout can be all too much for your body. Make sure you warm-up and stretch before doing anything else.
Bodyweight workouts are great for beginners
Bodyweight workouts are fantastic if you’re starting out your fitness journey! Bodyweight squats, lunges, push-ups, sit ups, planks and star jumps are all great.
Try 40 seconds on and 20 seconds off and see how you go!
High intensity interval training
High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a regime where you vary your speeds and intensity throughout a shorter run, swim, bike or row.
HIIT workouts are super-short and you won’t be working out for an hour. If you push yourself hard and challenge yourself, you can be done in about ten to 20 minutes.
An example of high intensity workouts include hand release push ups, russian twists, burpees, mountain climbers and squat jumps.
AMRAP, aka 'As Many Reps As Possible' is an approach to training with a dedicated time limit, but no rep limit.
To complete an AMRAP workout, multiple exercises can be combined to target different elements of your strength and fitness.
The concept is simple, complete as many reps (or rounds) as possible within the specified time cap.
For example, here’s a 12 minute AMRAP workout:
15 Bodyweight Squat Jumps 10 Burpees 20 Crunches 100m Run (repeat for 12 minutes)
You can make weights out of anything!
If you’re intermediate or advanced, you really can make weights out of anything at home if you want to amp up your workout! Try using:
● A large bottle of laundry detergent
● Backpack filled with books or cans
● Bag of pet food
● Bag of potatoes
● Towel as resistance bands
● 1L of milk or water
Get creative and enjoy your workouts - they’re nourishing for the mind, body and soul!