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The Importance of Proper Gym Apparel January 21, 2022 15:11

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Some people dress more consciously than others. Regardless of how much care you put into deciding what to wear, however, there’s no denying that the clothes you wear have a cognitive impact. You feel sharp when you’re in a suit and leather shoes, and you feel relaxed when you’re in sweatpants and a hoodie.

The same can be said for what you wear in the gym. You aren’t dressing to impress a date or a potential business partner, but you should be dressing to impress the right gym mindset upon yourself. 

There’s more to your gym outfit than choosing clothes that allow unrestricted movement and maximum comfort. Clothes can be your biggest motivator. For example, getting a quality pair of men’s powerlifting shorts and training shoes could help you break personal gym records that you just couldn’t achieve before.

Here’s a breakdown of how your gym clothing affects your fitness goals:

Workout Clothes Affect Your Confidence

Similar to how a well-fitted suit contributes to a powerful gait, a high-quality set of workout clothes could help you feel more confident in the gym. If you catch glimpses of yourself in the gym mirrors and realize you look good in your attire, then you’re more likely to stay motivated while you sweat.

The positive impact of your clothes on your mindset is called enclothed cognition. You know you look good, so as a result, you feel more confident in what you’re doing.

Correct Apparel Improves Performance

The right athletic gear has a noticeable impact in your overall performance. We’re not saying you can immediately push your limits at the bench, but rather wearing correct apparel can help put you into a state of mind that is optimal for peak performance. 

For example, our Forged Tee offers an athletic fit to accent the shoulders and arms, along with a lightweight and breathable material our products our known and loved for.

Well-Fitted Clothes Support Movement

Gym shorts on a huge discount aren’t always a good deal — not when they don’t provide total freedom of movement. Well-fitted gym clothes that offer support give you one less thing to worry about while you’re working on your bodybuilding or powerlifting routine.

Additionally, well-fitted activewear minimize the risk of injuries, especially when paired with proper gear. Our Performance Knee Sleeves, Compression Elbow Sleeves, Rebel Wrist Wraps all offer industry respected quality, support, and style. 

Shop for the Right Gym Apparel Today

Iron Rebel supports all determined and disciplined athletes striving to be the best versions of themselves. Our team includes professional bodybuilders and powerlifters who understand which clothing pieces contribute to a stronger mind and body. Additionally, our premium fitness apparel can be worn outside the gym.

You work hard to achieve your bodybuilding and powerlifting goals; we work just as hard to design high-quality apparel that make your workouts worthwhile. If you live and breathe fitness, shop here today.


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