Any athlete will tell you that preparation is one of the biggest, most vital parts of any sport or fitness regime. You can’t simply run a marathon, you need to train. You can’t simply swim the English channel, you need to be prepared. And preparation comes in many different shapes and sizes. They will also tell you that sports and fitness are often beholden to the ever-changing and uncontrollable seasons. Weather is the greatest ally and biggest enemy of any athlete. The winter seasons bring joy for people who love to ski while bringing ruin to footballers and tennis players. Summer is a surfers paradise but puts a damper on the mood of snowboarders. Weather is unpredictable and changeable, but there are ways to deal with it.
One of the biggest parts of sport preparation is having the right gear. You can’t go out in the winter wearing summer gear and vise versa. It’s impractical and often dangerous as well. Heat-stroke is a very real and serious issue that can stop you dead in your tracks. So we are going to take a look at a sporting outfit guide for both winter and summer. We won’t be looking at many brands or prices, as this guide aims to be useful to athletes of all financial backgrounds. There are many great sites and shops out there like tiux that can cater to everyone.
Summer is one of the most popular seasons. The sun and fair weather is the perfect outdoor environment and nothing beats hanging around with your friends, playing your favorite sport, and having a good time. But for those with a more serious approach to sports, summer can be difficult. The increased heat puts a massive strain on your body. Exercise naturally heats up your body and makes you sweat. Normally this is great. But during the summer months, this can be dangerous. To that end your outfit needs to work for you.
Shorts are your friend. For more casual sports you could look at baggy shorts with plenty of room for air to circulate through the legs, keeping you cool. If you are looking for something more form-fitting, make sure it is made of breathable material.
Porper sporting socks and shoes are also important. Most of our body heat escapes through our feet, so having a breathable sock on and breathable shoes will allow your body to cool itself down easier.
When it comes to accessories, you will want to invest in a water bottle holder, either one that can attach to your arm or belt, if you are running, or one that can attach to your bike. Staying hydrated is the most important part of summer exercise.
The winter section is a bit trickier. For normal sports and exercise you will be warming up while you compete so you can’t go wrong with a simple tracksuit outfit. Something that is warm, but not insulated, is a great idea to allow your body to start off warm, but cool down when you warm up naturally.
For those taking part in winter sports, such as snowboarding, you need to invest in some seriously warm gear. Large winter coats with insulation are great. You will want some firm gloves that allow your hands to move still without sacrificing warmth.
In terms of shoes, you will need grip. Falling and injuring yourself is a serious risk, so something with studs or rough soles will be ideal to create the friction needed to keep your balance. lastly you will want to invest in warm headwear. Keeping your head and ears warm is going to help you concentrate massively.