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Best Gym Clothes

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Women appear to be more fashion conscious than men when going to the gym. It’s not a bad thing by any means. Who knows what love interest you might attract at the gym. But seriously, to get the most out of your workout, you have to dress wisely. You can still dress stylishly but your attire should offer comfort and easy movement, and should enable your sweat to dry up quickly. With Groupon Coupons you can get flattering but wise gym wear and make incredible savings at the same time.  Buckle has a whole range of sportswear to kit you up from top to toe, so head on over and don’t forget your coupons.

Light-weight, easy fitting vests are ideal for both men and women, but if they emphasize the belly and make you feel too self-conscious to properly work on those abs or much less anything else, stick to the more loose fitting and traditional t-shirts.  Underneath the vest, or t-shirt, women should wear good-fitting sports bras. But look for those that allow in air so sweat can evaporate quickly. When you start to get fit and confident there’s absolutely nothing wrong with throwing off the top cover and exercising in the sports bra or tank top.

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Loose fitting shorts always work well for men as they allow them to perform all the range of motions in comfort. Stretchy short pants or mid length pants are great for women. They don’t constrict and they allow sweat build up to dry up very quickly.  In winter, when the muscles need to be kept warm, track bottoms are good for men and leggings for women. Avoid wearing jeans to the gym, even if they are stretch jeans, because they make you sweat more and you don’t dry up as quickly.

Trainers are ideal gym footwear for both men and women and there are so many good looking types available at Buckle, but just make sure they fit well before you purchase them. Cross trainers are even better as you can use them at the gym and for walking and running. Non-gym shoes like sandals should be avoided as they may result in injury.

Both men and women should limit accessories to head or wrist sweat bands. Even watches are acceptable. But avoid jewelry of any sort including earrings as they could be dangerous.

Although easy-fitting gym wear allows in more air and enables it to circulate quickly during a gym session, avoid clothing that is too loose fitting. It’s as unflattering to your figure as clothing that’s too tight, and if it constantly has to be adjusted, it causes distractions that you can do without.

Psych Up for Your Cycling Adventure

If you’ve planned a bike tour, you are probably psyched up to hit the road, but you’ll need to take some time to get ready. It takes approximately 12 weeks to get in optimum physical shape, so you can ride the roads easily during your trip. During those pre-journey weeks, you’ll need to commit to a weekly training schedule, eat the right foods, get enough rest, and gather your gear. Before you leave, you want to be rested, fit, and packed to go.

Plan to ride four days a week during your three months of pre-tour training. The length of your rides will depend on the intensity of your upcoming tour. If you will be riding 60 to 80 miles per day on your bike adventure, you’ll need to log more training miles than if you signed up for a moderate tour with 30 to 40 mile days. You should also cross train two days per week, and include exercises that will strengthen your core, such as planks, crunches, lateral squats, and lunges. One day per week should be devoted to rest, so your body can recover between workouts. With all that training, you’ll need to stay hydrated and consume foods and beverages containing sodium and electrolytes to replace what you lose through sweating.

There’s a lot of prep to be done before you hit the road, but it will be worth it! For more information on getting ready for your adventure, take a look at this infographic.

Psyched for Cycling: Preparing for a Bike Tour | Bicycle Adventures Infographic
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