How to feel comfortable working out
By Catalogs Editorial Staff
Here is how to feel comfortable working out so that you exercise at your bestKnowing how to feel comfortable at the gym actually comes in two stages. There is the comfort of not feeling as though your pants are going to fall down and your shirt isn’t going to ride up. There is also the comfort of knowing that the workout you are doing isn’t going to cause you to want to collapse when you are done.
Half of feeling comfortable at the gym is wearing the right kind of workout attire and not feeling as though you are showing off too much or not wearing an outfit that actually fits. The best way to get a workout and continue working out is to make sure that you aren’t having to worry about what you are wearing. You also don’t want to be wearing an outfit or a pair of shoes that actually cause discomfort. When we go out for a night on the town, we might wear shoes that are a bit brittle or a shirt or dress that is just a little too tight.
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The right fitting clothes is part of the issue, making sure you have clothes that breath and stretch and adjust to your body movements is incredibly important as well. There are actually clothes out there, like running shorts for men and running skirts for women that both look good and move with your body in a way that you are going to feel comfortable when you are in the middle of a 5 mile run.
When it comes to working out, we want shoes and clothes that fit us like a glove. Comfort is king when working out because there are other things to focus on. We don’t have to look like a million bucks. We want to feel like a million bucks when we’re done running or lifting.
As far as your feet go, you are going to want to do some real research on running shoes and find ones that have good padding and that can stand up to a pounding. If an awful lot of your workout is spent on the treadmill, you don’t want to be wearing shoes that are going to give you blisters. You want to make sure that the shoes you pick out are going to help, instead of hinder your workout.
The other half of the equation is how hard you work out.
There are some people who believe that a workout wasn’t a good workout unless you cannot take another step once you are done. While you certainly want to make sure that you are testing and pushing your body, you also want to be able to move when you leave the gym. When talking about comfort at the gym in regards to your workout, its always a good idea to start with lower weights and a lower impact workout to see exactly where you stand in the fitness arena.
No matter when you start a workout and no matter how much muscle you want to gain, or weight you want to lose; you aren’t going to accomplish it all in one workout. Working so hard that you cannot move actually taxes your body too much, because you will have to take extra time to recover. That extra time to recover could have been time you used to add on to your initial workout and build up more muscle or lose more weight.
Consulting with a trainer who has your best interest in mind is always going to be a great first step. Not only will they be able to change your workout on the fly but they will be able to give you pointers on how you can change on the fly as well. A trainer will be able to suggest a good jumping off point when talking about a long term workout and will be able to add or remove exercises depending on your strengths and weaknesses and body type. All of this, leads to knowing how to feel comfortable working out.
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