This Is What To Wear To Level Up Your Workout Game

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Almost as important as your workout itself is knowing what to wear while working out. Feeling great in what you’re wearing will make you feel more motivated to hit the gym or do your five-mile run around a lake.

Sometimes, knowing what you can wear while working out depends on the type of exercise routine you’re doing or what the climate inside or outside is like. If the clothes fit too tight, you might feel like you can’t get a full range of motion. If you choose the wrong fabric, you might leave the gym with irritating rashes or feel your sweat drenching your clothes more than usual.

Fabric Matters

If you’re someone who gets overheated easily, then it’s important to find breathable material that feels good on your body so you can keep your heart rate up but not feel sticky with sweat.

4 Way Stretch

If you get hot easily, then finding the right pair of shorts, joggers, or shirt is essential. The 4-way stretch fabric might just enhance your workout in a way you didn’t see coming. This material helps you stay cool, feel supported, and absorbs sweat well.

Polyester and Wool Combo

This combo of fabric is perfect for any climate, especially with elastic material. It keeps you warm on a cool morning job, but also cools you off as it permits soothing airflow. This material blend also probably won’t feel too loose or too tight, making it fit like a glove.


Cotton, you probably know, is not as sweat-absorbent as the materials above. However, finding a cotton sweater or partially cotton joggers might feel completely right during a winter workout. There’s nothing wrong with tossing on an athletic fit fleece crewneck sweater when embarking on a workout on a foggy day.


Having a few stretch tees and training shorts isn’t enough to perfect your gym wardrobe. You’ll want to make sure to find the right fit.

Athletic fits work wonders at the gym. They morph to fit your body and you’ll feel more muscular while wearing this style. Especially after your gym routine, you’ll be able to see the pump you just got and feel great about it.

When it comes to pants and shorts, an elastic waist helps you feel supported and you can focus more on your workout rather than fixing your pants if they are too loose or squeezing too tight. Don’t forget about the inseam either! Try on a 5 inch or 7-inch inseam to see what makes you feel athletic and snug. A 5-inch inseam will rest at the mid-thigh whereas a 7-inch inseam should be right above your knee.

Unsung Heroes of Gym Attire

Although these details aren’t thought about often, they actually can be pretty important when it comes to working out.

  • Compression Shorts: A must-have if your thighs chafe a lot. Finding a pair you love will rid this torment.
  • Hidden Pockets: You’re not just bringing your body to the gym. You’re also bringing your phone, keys, wallet, and maybe other small easy-to-lose items. Hidden pockets like a rear zip pocket or side pocket under your training shorts are snug and will keep your belongings more secure.
  • Hat: If you can rock a hat, then think about wearing one on your workout. They are multifunctional by keeping hair out of your face and absorbing sweat so it doesn’t leak into your eyes when doing an intense squatting routine.

Hopefully, this helped you figure out the different gym outfits you need in your closet at all times. Toss out the old oversized tees and unruly basketball shorts your dad gave you so you can hit the gym with a wardrobe you love and that makes you hyped about your next workout.