Deciding on the right T-shirt – or several – for your gym trips or cross training, might seem as straightforward a process as going with whatever is relatively lightweight and looks good in the store. But of course, anyone who has even the most cursory familiarity with working out, knows that it’s a slightly trickier task than that.
After all, if you really do buy “just any old” shirt, there could be a strong chance of it being poorly fitting, uncomfortable, or otherwise distracting during your fitness pursuits.
So, for today’s blog post here at Hybryd, we thought we would spotlight a few things you need to think about when it comes to exercise-minded T-shirt shopping.
The right workout shirt for you will depend greatly on what you’re doing
There are some important broad principles to consider when you are browsing a store that offers gym-ready shirts, whether you head to the high street or peruse online ranges such as our own Hybryd men’s cross training Tshirts or women’s crop tees.
By that, we’re referring to such things as ensuring whatever shirt you purchase isn’t so tight that it restricts your movement, or so long and loose that it flaps around or even gets caught in whatever equipment you’re using (which, of course, could be a major safety issue).
And as you’ll presumably work up a sweat during a lot of your workouts, you will want to be sure that the material is breathable, wicks away moisture, and dries well.
Beyond these essential elements, your ultimate choice of gym shirt(s) should hinge greatly on the specific activity you will be undertaking:
- If you will be doing strength training, a cotton T-shirt – with some elastane for stretch – could be an excellent choice. Or if you usually get quite sweaty during your strength training, you might consider a polyester top, given that it will be more breathable and better at absorbing moisture.
- As for if it’s high-intensity interval training (HIIT) that you require a shirt for, you will want to ensure whatever you choose has good stretch to allow for a variety of body positions. It should also be breathable and moisture wicking.
- When it comes to cardio workouts, you will be thankful for a shirt that has the necessary elastic components to ensure good stretch. It should also be something breathable and effective at absorbing moisture. So, when browsing a store, you should be on the lookout for the likes of polyester tops, tank tops, and perhaps even sleeveless shirts.
- Finally, mobility work lends itself to the wearing of something relatively loose, such as a regular polyester or cotton T-shirt. That’s because of the need to accommodate a variety of mobility positions.
There’s only one place you need to look for a cross training or fitness shirt…
…and that place is right here. As an independent fitness brand based in the UK, Hybryd is proud to make available a wide range of good-quality and excellently priced training apparel and exercise accessories, with our Hybryd men’s cross training Tshirts and women’s tops, tees, and vests making up just some of our comprehensive offering.
A factor that should make your decision-making even easier, is the free delivery that we provide in the UK. So, why not take a look through our tees that could make such a big difference to your own efforts to achieve new personal bests?