Are you gearing up for either your next Spartan Race, Tough Mudder or Warrior Dash? Do you have your training down packed but you have no idea what to wear?! You will be surprised how much of a difference your apparel can make or break a workout! I asked my friends at Bloomingdale's Short Hills to offer a few insider tips when it comes to selecting the right pieces for an extreme race.
Pants NOT Shorts! – Don’t cheap out on this.
From spinning to sprints, Under Armour's sleek capris boast a second-skin compression fit that keeps your recovery time fast. Rendered in signature HeatGear® fabric, these workout leggings keep you cool while you're working hard in the heat. Another great option are the Nike Power Speed Leggings and Spanx Active that offers a figure-firming pant that wicks and performs in a great length.
High Impact Sports Bra
To get the best options head towards the the intimates section, instead of athletics especially if you are bigger chested! Pictured below is the Natori Sports Bra, this can handle the high impact demands of the race.
Other options include:
Not All Socks are Created Equal
Essential workout socks to mix and match with your favorite sneakers, in breathable sweat-wicking fabric. Cushioned heel and toe absorbs shock while ribbed ankle cuff prevents blisters. Look for socks that offer the following:
- Breathable sweat-wicking fabric feels soft on skin.
- Cushioned heel and toe to absorb impact during exercise.
- Ribbed ankle items below. cuff with lip to reduce friction and prevent blisters.