How Sportswear can Improve your Overall Performance and Recovery
Over the past few years, sportswear has become increasingly more popular. With professional athletes endorsing and using top brands, almost everywhere you look someone is wearing a form of sportswear.
More recently, it has become ‘trendy’ to wear sports brands as a fashion statement. Often seeing people strolling around the city in their branded fitness gear.
This piece will not direct you towards that great new colour zip-up top online. Although sportswear can look tight, sleek and trendy, I am here to give you an insight into how the technical side of sportswear is improving.
Your everyday clothing such as cotton t-shirts, fashion tracksuit bottoms and hoodies are all designed to look good, be comfortable, and to keep you warm. They’re not designed for high-intensity activities such as cycling, running, or gym workouts.
We’ve all been in the situation where we’ve worn an everyday t-shirt for exercise. Very quickly it becomes soaked through and weighs you down, causing unnecessary distractions and harder work for you!
This is one of the many reasons why professional athletes and fitness enthusiasts wear highly technical, functional sportswear. The comfortable feel and fit really adds a touch of ‘luxury’ to your workout.
Some say they are unable to perform at the same level without their favourite sportswear. Why?
The highest quality sportswear has been carefully created to offer the best support for your muscles, helping you train harder, for longer, and to recover quicker.
New smart sportswear, made from infrared-emitting fabric, can also increase blood circulation and regulate body temperature during exercise. Along with wicking away moisture, it will allow you to say goodbye to that overheated, sweaty, stuffy feeling during a workout. If you haven’t tried it already, you should.
Sportwear for Performance
Unusual movement patterns, changes in climate, and physical instability can all contribute to injuries. Serious athletes regulate their movement patterns and increase their stability, while also being mobile and adaptable, for optimal performance.
Sportswear designed specifically for your sport can further add to your overall performance by supporting the right muscle groups during training and by giving you protection in the areas that need it most. This helps you perform more effectively, with less chance of injury.
THE EVOLUTION OF THE SOCCER JERSEY
Once upon a time, the humble soccer jersey served little purpose other than to tell the difference between two teams.
Occasionally superstition forced a change to the team jersey. For example, up until 1953, Brazil used to play in a white jersey. The mood of a country and the team jersey was forever changed when Sele??o failed to win the 1950 World Cup. A new jersey was debuted 4-years later at the 1954 World Cup and the team has never looked back on their way to winning an unprecedented 5 World Cup titles.
Such a change was rare and certainly never for marketing purposes.