Anatomically ‘correct’ clothing for the gym
Ever struggled whilst packing your bag about what kit you should to take to the gym?
Maybe you’re doing cardio, maybe you’re doing weights, maybe you’re doing both. What on Earth to wear? You want to be cool when you’re running, yet flappy running short aren’t ideal to do deep squats in. And let’s face it, who wants to do a change half way through a session?!
Sometimes kit can be uncomfortable too. A friend of mine recently complained that she always got chaffing marks under her arms from her running vest – not pleasant.
Of course, there’s always the additional consideration of look and style … some of you may prefer looks over comfort. You know who you are 😉
Choosing the right attire can be tricky business and sometimes I wonder if the multitude of technological advancements have gone a step too far in creating the ideal, quick dry, high warmth, ultimate stretch, breathable sports clothing.
Anyway, where am I going with this..? I’ll tell you where. Denmark. Recently I came across a magazine in my back-catalogue of training material and I just have to share it with you. Granted the article is a little old, however, these guys might have been on to something. With tag lines like:
“Dynamic clothing for dynamic people”
“Anatomically right – dressing your personality”
I shall say no more, apart from HUGE thanks to Muscle & Co and their May 1985 issue. Browse through their images below. I’m sure I can dig-out an order form if you’re tempted….
Finally, a very considerate couple of ‘action shots’ (diabolical!)
Thank God we’ve dragged ourselves out of the patriarchal stone-age. You won’t catch me, or any other woman I know posing for shots like that. Next week, hideous tashes 😉
Happy Training. Don’t have nightmares!