April 17, 2016 william

Athletic Wear Is Taken To The Next Level

What you wear is as important as how you work out. Gone are the days of sweats and PJ’s. These days, workout clothes are designed to support the body AND look good.

1. We’re Seeing Stronger Athletes Every Day

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It’s the direct result of a better understanding of how the body works and using technology to support it. We can access body mechanics in real time, but we need to go farther.

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2. Researchers Look To Fabric

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Material now can wick away moisture. Apparel is made to reflect the sun. Fabric that is stretched across knees and elbows is now strengthened to provide protection and comfort.

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3. But, That’s Not Enough

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These days, both professional and amateur athletes want to look good. In fact, fashionable and “special edition” fabrics are sought after.

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4. Shoes Take A Step Up

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These days, shoes are made of breathable material that is also moisture resistance. They’re also made with an eye toward avoiding blisters. Adidas offers a shoe that stores energy, that is then released with every step.

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5. “CoolSwitch” Hopes to Help Athletes Cool Their Bodies

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Under Armour now utilizes technology that, when applied directly to fabrics, will help with faster moisture absorption, leaving you feel “as cool as a mint.”

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