Motivation and hard work aside even your apparel can make or break your gym sessions.  The comfy clothes may not always be the right choice. The best workout clothes keep away sweat, enable smooth movement and safeguard skin. So today I am going to share with you the 5 things I avoid wearing to the gym that you should too for a better and effective workout session.

Pure cotton clothes

While in most cases pure cotton clothes are ideal your fitness wardrobe would be better off without them as they soak the sweat and take ages to dry due to which your clothes stick to you making you feel wet and uncomfortable. It is also the reason for chills, skin problems or body breakouts. Instead you should opt for fabrics that dry fast and wick away your sweat.


Tattered footwear

Do you only get new footwear once your old ones have hole or the sole comes off? Then you are making a mistake. Worn out soles and arch supports prevent you from getting a strong base when lifting heavy which in turn hurts your joints and muscles.

I would suggest you change footwear every 2-3 months and get expert help if needed. Always remember your shoes need to be functional rather than fashionable for a safe workout.

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Loud earphones

Yes the music keeps you in the zone and pumped up but at the same time can be distracting. I usually avoid earphones but in case you love them use them on low volume for better concentration and awareness.

Stay aware of what’s happening around you. Focus on each step each breath, rep and set to make the most of your time and energy.

Uncomfortable sports bras

The purpose of a sports bra is to safeguard your chest muscles and ligaments from over stretching or stress so you can workout hassle free. To get the right bra you need to know your workout’s impact and your body shape. HourGlassChic offers the cheapest one’s you need though.


For yoga or a morning walk low impact bras are ideal otherwise high impact bras would suit you best. Opt for fabrics that wick away sweat and if you have a big chest choose bras with broad straps.

Scents and lotions

Nobody wants to smell bad at the gym but too much perfume is only going to give you or someone close to you a bad headache and if today’s routine includes a barbell or dumbbell exercises avoid applying lotions or creams as they leave you with greasy and slippery hands.

Opt for low fragrant scents and oil free creams, lotions or sunscreen to keep your skin protected while out for a run.