Trying on workout clothes before you buy them comes with a unique set of problems. You’re not just testing the look out, you’re also testing how the clothes move on your body.
But how do you make sure the workout gear you’re buying will keep everything in its place and stay comfortable during a workout? Health and fitness expert Shane Allen with PersonalTrainerFood.com recently stopped by to show us his quick dressing room workout.
It all comes down to how it fits, where it might ride up, and if your comfortable with that.
The first step is stretching. Put your arm over your head, and touch your toes. Are you okay if you tummy or backside show a little. If not, maybe try a bigger size.
Next, do some squats. This will give you a good idea how the clothes fit around your hind quarters and how far they might or might not ride up in uncomfortable areas.
Also, you're probably going to be doing a lot of things with your arms while working out. The best way to see how things fit around your guns is to do a push-up. It may be hard to do in a dressing room, but you can get on your knees if need be. Just make sure you're getting that full motion to test the fit.
The next tip is primarily for women. If you run in place for a bit, you can see how things move around, primarily in the upper body, and see if you want a smaller size to compact some things, or a larger size to allow a little more bounce.
Plus, while you're doing all this stuff in a little compact room with a mirror, you might start to get a little hot. Note your temperature, and if the clothing breaths well. You may want to consider a thinner or thicker material especially since you'll be doing a lot more movement when it actually comes to working out.