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what is the best material to buy workout clothes in. Im getting ready to join a gym. I need to buy workout clothes but I have no idea what to buy or what material. I live in the uk. anyone have any ideas on where to shop or what to buy. would appreciate your thoughts

Thu. Apr 19, 3:38pm

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It depends on what you plan on doing in the gym.

Weights - doesn't matter much, as long as your bra doesn't have wires (they tend to poke with the way you move your arms).

Yoga - best to wear a clingy top with some lycra, and no sleeves would be ideal. Otherwise you'll be rearranging your clothes all the time.

Cardio - doesn't matter given that you're a total beginner. I'm not, but I still choose all cotton just because it's what I like. A sports bra is important. And if your thighs are really big, go for lycra bottoms to prevent "chub rub" chafing.

Thursday, April 19, 2007, 3:45 PM

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ty I have not been working out for any amount of time in a gym I was thinking cotton I want to do the treadmills . elliptical I hear alot about bikes.I will see what else they have to offer. I have problems with My wrists so not sure what they will allow Me to do, but Im looking forward to joining and getting some variety in My workouts. any advice is appreciated on what to start with what to stay away from that type thing

Thursday, April 19, 2007, 3:49 PM

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I hate cotton clothing for running. Hate hate hate hate HATE. I vote for the stuff that wicks away moisture. Personally, I like my stuff fitted to avoid shorts riding up, or sleeves bunching in my armpits.

Thursday, April 19, 2007, 3:50 PM

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OP here-what stuff is that and where do you buy it from or are you in the states. Im in the uk.

Thursday, April 19, 2007, 9:04 PM

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Any sporting goods store should have things like Under Armor or St John's Bay - those are 2 brands I use. I like the wicking stuff and the lycra pants. If you're doing a lot of cycling, you might want to get a pair of bike shorts with the extra padding in the butt. You'll look a little silly doing other things at the gym, but your butt will thank you when you get off your seat.

Friday, April 20, 2007, 12:10 PM

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Buy moisture wicking materials. I prefer cotton with moisture wikcing. It allows me to work out longer since I am confortable and not super duper sweaty.

Good luck and kick some serious gym butt!


Monday, April 23, 2007, 12:18 PM

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I believe in Supplex, it has no cotton no polyester what so ever. It is made of Spandex and nylon but if feels like cotton. It drys faster than cotton but the designs are quite fun. You can wash it over and over, it won't fade or strech.
I believe in it and that is what I am doing. I am selling it. Why not workout and do errands after worse and look great too.


Monday, September 24, 2007, 3:27 PM

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Try different things and see what works for you. I love loose cotton and I workup quite a sweat. It's waaaaaay more comfortable for me that that crap that says it wicks moisture but can't keep up with me and stinks to high heaven. I also love loose fitting clothes and despise anything too tight. The biggest exception to this is Nike yoga pants (which I wear for pilates) which are soft, stretchy, tight and loose and oh-so comfortable.

However as you can see from all of our posts people are very unique and have definite likes and dislikes. You probably will too, so I'd say try things, don't break the bank on fancy gear getting started and work your way up the spendy gear ladder once you know you're going to use it :-)

Monday, September 24, 2007, 3:51 PM

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