Do you remember Fitness Fridays?
I had received a little while ago ( I am sorry I am late on this) a request for any advice I had for
I actually took a while to answer because I did not really know what to say…
So I will speak about it in the general terms, and pray this is useful to some people, but please note, I am no where near an expert on the subject.
If I am performing yoga, pilate's, weights, ab exercises, nothing with too much movement, the cheaper bra's are fine. So long as there is not much movement and support is needed, you are able to get away with less expensive bra's. Mine are just from Old Navy. I don't remember the exact price I paid, but I am sure I got them on sale.
Exercises involving a lot of movement, bouncing, and high intensity where sweating will be happening, I would wear a more brand name item such as Nike or Under Armor. I do not recommend Adidas or Reebok as they stretched out easily. I also think Puma was more in the middle ground.
If you are starting out I would have a small collection of the cheaper kinds, and invest in a few name brand ones, or even just 1 and have your collection grow.
Also places such as Marshalls and TJ Max I have seen sell higher brand sports bra's for a fraction of the cost. The shape is usually a less popular model, but you can try there for the feel of the brand.
With a more fitted top, everything is easy to view, and it is easier to see what needs to be worked on, and what has changed from working out.
If you are uncomfortable showing yourself in tight clothing, I would recommend black everything! You can't go wrong.
The loose T's I carry around are to change into after working out. It's good to change your top, it feels better, and cleaner, and far more refreshing. A loose top will let air through as your body is trying to cool down, and just feels a lot more comfortable. After working out, I wouldn't want to put on a tight top, it's far too hot.
I would never recommend grey sweats! Please any shade but grey. Any amount of perspiration you have will be shown to the world. And loose grey sweats are not always the most flattering.
For higher intensity cardio work outs I recommend tight pants. Spandex or legging like. When you run or do something fast, the material wont be flying around. They are stuck right on you and you tend to move faster because you are not being distracted by excess material.
Also, the tight pants really help you see changes in your legs, and your leg shape, so if you are practicing in front of a mirror because the material is so adhered to the actual shape of your leg, when you practice your form you can see exactly what it's doing.
For running I recommend Asics.
Ugly shoes but the best for running
For walking I recommend New Balance
For yoga and general slower pace activities such as weights, I recommend Puma
For cross training or, a little bit of everything, I recommend Nike
I hope the person who requested this, and others found this useful!