Five reasons to invest in gym leggings
Leggings. Definition: Tight-fitting stretch pants, typically worn by women or girls.
Our definition? Best things ever.
Take note, though, not all leggings are created equal. There are leggings to be worn to the grocery store. There are leggings to be worn when lounging around the house and watching Netflix. There are leggings to be worn when out for a run. Then, there are leggings to be worn when heading to the gym. Even during COVID, leggings are still needed for home workouts.
What’s the difference between those leggings and the leggings worn to the gym and why should one invest in a pair of gym leggings? Here’s why:
There’s a difference in the fabric
Those leggings worn when relaxing at home are most likely made from cotton or nylon. That’s because both of these materials are soft and easy to work with, and pretty much just what’s wanted to wear when lying around.
But they’re absolutely not what what should be worn when working out. Nylon is thin and lightweight, so won’t stand up to friction well, which will eventually result in holes. Moreover, cotton doesn’t breathe well and loses shape over time. So, those who don’t invest in a pair of gym leggings are essentially going to be dealing with sweaty, shapeless gym wear that’s full of holes.
Something that whisks sweat away and holds shape and durability. That’s why polyester is the way to go, along with fabrics that have antimicrobial treatment. Adding spandex into the mix helps the leggings maintain a great fit and hug to the body. Instead of making the gym experience overall less fun, these materials will move and breathe with the body.
You’ll feel better and be squat proof
Those who feel better, perform better. That’s pretty much the number one reason to go to the gym in the first place.
Instead of wearing those old leggings that don’t fit right and don’t feel comfortable, when wearing gym leggings, they may provide a confidence boost. Being equipped with the tools for success can actually lead to feeling more successful, it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Also, when wearing high-quality leggings, there’s no need to worry about see-through mishaps. Some brands, like Cute Booty, even have their own squat proof rating. So it’s possible to squat in confidence, which will most likely end up improving the overall form of a squat.
You’ll actually be safer
More breathable workout clothes actually prevent gym-goers from becoming overheated, which means they’re much safer. Yes, some workout outfits can actually be safer than others.
If leggings don’t fit correctly, it runs the risk of snagging loose fabric in a machine, which could result in an accident. Proper gym leggings will also have a safe place to store keys so they won’t come loose and cause harm while doing exercises.
On the other hand, if leggings are too tight, they might actually cut off circulation, which can irritate the skin and unnecessarily restrict. Good support is important in leggings, but they shouldn’t be so tight that they’re actually uncomfortable.
You’re trusting a reputable brand
When investing a little extra into leggings, it ensures no support goes to unethical causes. When leggings are made cheaply – for around $10 – it’s fairly certain that they won’t last and the company probably needed to cut corners in order to get a price tag so low.
When buying from an established brand, it’s possible to see the values that go into the creation of their product and read their mission statements. It’s possible to see where they source their materials and feel more certain that their practices are fair and ethical than those cheap products out there.
They’ll last longer
As a simple matter of common sense, buying cheap gym leggings means they’ll wear out quickly and it’s possible to end up paying more in the long run for clothes compared to one good investment of high-quality gym leggings in the first place.
It only makes sense to really go for it and get a favourite pair of gym leggings. Those who work hard at the gym should have leggings that work hard too.
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