Getting Your New Year’s Fitness Regime Off to a Smart Start
It’s that time of year when we all make our New Year Resolutions including planning to get fit and in shape. If you’re one of those who are genuine about starting to invest time in an exercise regime, there’s a good chance you don’t have the correct clothing to ensure you stay warm or cool, depending on the weather and activity. Importantly wearing the correct sportswear will help your overall performance and make your new training regime even more satisfying.
In fact, studies in the field of cognition have shown the positive impact of wearing the right clothes for your workplace. Termed ‘enclothed cognition,’ this phenomenon extends to sports and fitness too. Read more here.
It’s not rocket science! As if you like what you are wearing at the gym or when out for a run for example, there is a greater chance you will want to exercise more regularly.
Clothing for Specific Exercises
When it comes to swimming, for most men a pair of board shorts that double up as swimming trunks is the easiest option. But the drag created by the pockets will slow you down. A decent swimsuit will make a difference to your swimming form, making the whole experience more pleasurable.
If you’re a runner, you will need something practical like a shirt that wicks away moisture from the body, so your morning jogs are more comfortable and you can stay out longer. A top that is made of non-breathable material is going to stop the release of heat from your body. This results in excessive heating and discomfort that cuts short your exercise time.
If you’re working out in the gym, shirts made of 100% cotton will absorb the sweat and hold it against your body. Choose workout clothing that wicks perspiration away from your body.
Similarly, a pair of running shoes would be inadvisable on the soccer field. Footwear made for running or aerobics lacks the flexibility, lateral stability and traction required for other sports.
In fact, any exercise that requires complex movements (that’s almost every sport), requires the right gear to prevent injury.
Sharks Swim Shop
But where do you start? Sharks Swim Shop stocks a huge range of sports clothing for cyclists, runners and triathletes as well as swimmers.
We stock many leading brands that have been developed to enhance performance and make sure you are as safe and comfortable as possible when exercising.
What’s more, we’re running a January sale on selected products which will be ideal for newbies who are embarking on a new sport for the first time.
Our sales items range from swim wear for adults and children, wet suits and accessories including sports bags through to sports’ wear for runners, cyclists and triathletes. Click here for our full clearance range.
To find out more, call into our shop at Sketty Cross in Swansea or visit our online shop www.sharksswimshop.co.uk