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Workout Gear

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Senai, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. Senai

    Senai Member

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    i need some recommendation for some lightweight and breathable workout gear, specifically pants and shorts. any suggestions?



    thanks.
     
  2. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    Nike Pro and Adidas ClimaCool/ForMotion.
     
  3. Aaron

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    Mountain Equipment Co-Op
     
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  5. Senai

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    cool thanks for the suggestions, although i'm curious about the Lululemons' they seem rather baggy?
     
  6. Aaron

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    cool thanks for the suggestions, although i'm curious about the Lululemons' they seem rather baggy?
    It's yoga clothing so it is meant to fit very loosely on the body and be easy to move in. I have a lot of stuff from them and I always size down. LLL stuff is amazing, I highly recommend it.

    A.
     
  7. denning

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    I sized down as well. I live on the westcoast basically right next to where Lululemon was started in Vancouver, and when you go to the gym at the university, no word of a lie, at least 85 to 90% of people are wearing at least one thing from Lululemon. It is really comfortable, really good quality stuff.
     
  8. Senai

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    yeah i have heard about the quality from various people, at current my workouts is based around weight lifting, hence why i want something thats geared towards that type of training. [​IMG]

    although this one is appealing: http://lululemon.com/products/mens/t...bbb_recess_tee
     
  9. Flame

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    I do mostly cardiovascular and high-intensity training, as opposed to lifting (static), like kickboxing, wind sprints, basketball, soccer.

    Nike Pro/ Dri Fit and Adidas Climacool does a good job of sweat wicking. I would recommend them. As for socks, most synthetics are good, but the Nike Elite Running is fully nylon/poly and really keeps the feet dry.
     
  10. Becks23

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    nike sphere if you don't like the tight fit of nike pro

    can be had for relatively cheap at local outlets etc
     
  11. tiger02

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    Store brand tshirts and mesh shorts. I don't like wearing advertising in the gym any more than anywhere else.
     
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    Store brand tshirts and mesh shorts. I don't like wearing advertising in the gym any more than anywhere else.


    if you're lifting then it's fine but if your doing more aerobic orientated stuff, sometimes the technology behind a cotton tee and regular polyester shorts won't cut it.
     
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    The problem with cotton is that it doesn't stay warm when wet. Problem on the trail when you're worried about hypothermia, not so much on the road/in the gym. That said, my favorite shirt is a 50 poly/50 cotton from 8th grade.

    The bigger point here is not to let lack of high-tech gear keep you from training.

    Tom
     
  14. ted

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    I've got some Champion shorts and sleeveless shirts I wear at the gym. They are all cotton and seem Ok - the temperature at the gym is not a problem. One of the good things is they are not that expensive - so I'm not worried if the gym's laundry service messes the up.
     
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    if you're lifting then it's fine but if your doing more aerobic orientated stuff, sometimes the technology behind a cotton tee and regular polyester shorts won't cut it.
    I agree, I don't work out or do anything athletic in cotton anymore because the sweat just seems to "sit" on you and I really hate that. As Tiger pointed out too when you have to worry about hypothermia cotton is also not the way to go.

    A.
     
  16. Senai

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    cool thanks for the responses guys. As for working out, i also incorporate MA training into my regiment so that could be counted as a Dynamic workout, you guys still recommend synthetics for that? I'm consider going with Lululemon for that.


    thanks.
     
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    Agreed. Regular cotton just doesn't cut it. I like Nike Dri Fit and Under Armour a lot.
     
  18. Becks23

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    cotton tends to be hydrophillic (water loving) and just absorb the water...while tech's such as nike dri-fit/sphere etc are dual layered with the layer closest to the body being hydrophillic and the layer on the outside hydrophobic (doesn't like water)... as well it spreads the water out to induce quicker evaporation
     
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    Tight fitting synthetics like underarmour and nike pro t-shirts are good for cardio , but the look isn't for everyone. I often wear a tight shirt under a normal cotton t-shirt when I'm stretching or lifting weights, then take off the cotton t-shirt when I do cardio. If you sweat a lot, you can wipe the sweat off a tight fitting shirt with a towel since those shirts pull the moisture to the outside of the shirt.

    Lycra/spandex compression shorts are a good idea if your thighs rub together walking or running.
     
  20. Senai

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    I don't sweet much at all, i'm curious though which you guys would recommend between the two: nike Pro or UA?
     

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