Gym Clothes=More Effective Workout 5 Proven
Ways Clothing Can Affect Athletic Performance [0:00:00]
Can the clothing you wear affect the way you perform on the athletic field? The quick answer is yes, but how? What ways? Guys, that’s what today’s video is all
about. I’ve got five ways in which the clothing
you wear can have positive and negative effects, all of these backed by research. So, guys stick around it’s going to be fun
video. [Music]
All right, gents let’s get right into the content, let’s talk about the first piece
of athletic clothing which can lead to enhanced performance, that’s going to be compression
clothing specifically compression clothing we’re talking about stockings, sleeves,
we’re talking about tights worn in around the buttocks in the thigh area. This is going to lead to basically better
circulation. Now, that’s where it comes out of is actually
out of the medical field when they were trying to encourage better circulation in the elderly. What they noticed though is that when younger
and when athletes started trying to wear this they found, hey, I get better circulation
and that reduces recovery time, it increases endurance. And what we see is the research over the years
there’s quite a bit of, it’s actually been a bit mixed on and off, but what they
have been able to clearly prove is that there are psychological benefits because if you
believe that this is going to improve your circulation, it feels good, you feel that
you’re recovering faster, you actually are. It’s one of those placebo things out there. You know it’s a very small improvement,
but if you notice the difference, then you probably are experiencing it. Clothing item number two which improves athletic
performance is going to be an item that actually brings in heat balance. So, what we’re talking, you know, as you
know you have a normal body temperature. Whenever you go out there and exercise that
temperature starts to go up. But if you’re in an environment let’s
say you’re in Austin, Texas during the summer, what do – how do a lot of guys dress when
they go out jogging like that? They throw in a pair of shorts, running shoes,
and they go out without a shirt on. They’re out there in the hot sun during
the mid day and they’re exposing themselves to heatstroke. Why not simply put on a hat to have that better
temperature on your head? Why not wear actually a long sleeve wicking
moisture light colored or semi-light colored shirt that simply does a great job of blocking
off the sun rays out allows the – you sweat to dissipate and go right through and just
does a better job of regulating your temperature? Now, this isn’t always just because of the
heat, it can be the extreme cold. Let’s say you’re over in Vancouver, Canada
and it’s November. It’s kind of nice day in November, you’re
going to go out hiking, but you know that the weather can change and that you can get
rained out, some winds could come in, temperature could drop. And, yeah, you’re going to be out there
hiking you’re going to be going for a pretty long hike, what you want to make sure that
you’ve got material that can actually block the wind can block the rain can actually when
you’re out there jogging, it’s going to wick away moisture, so specialty jackets that
are made for that kind of condition are something that’s probably worth investing in. Now, gentlemen all the clothing you just saw
is made by Strongbody Apparel and throughout this video, I’m going to be pulling up a
number of their pieces. And for three years I’ve been using their
gear and I can tell you this is the real deal and I mean there’s some great things about
it; it’s moisture wicking, it’s lightweight, it has a four-way stretch, it’s incredibly
comfortable, and it is durable. And that’s the one thing I want to stress
on because guys these performance shorts right here, I’ve had this for three years. I have worn and washed this hundreds. I mean seriously hundreds of times, they have
maintained they sent me a new pair and when I’m looking at this I’m like, you know
in three years this pair has held up amazingly well. Maybe there’s one stitch I was able to find
that’s kind of falling apart. These are just my go-to favorite shorts. And they sent me another pair, so this is
my third pair which just to let you guys know down in the comments I’m going to link over
to this company. I want you to go check them out. Let me know what your favorite pieces are
because they sent me some extra ones and honestly, as much as I would love to keep these, I know
that you guys would appreciate if I send some your way. So, go check out this company. Gents, I can’t stress this enough, Strongbody
Apparel is the real deal. Their clothing is durable, last forever, and
is of the highest quality. Now, they normally don’t put out discount
codes, I’ve got one for you down there in the description. It’s a limited time one. Go use it, take advantage. Anything you want to put into your cart and
grab, guys, one of my favorite companies. I’m proud to recommend them. Example number three of where clothing affects
athletic performance is in body suits specifically we’re talking about body suits that reduce
drag increase speed. So, let’s talk about swimming. Polyurethane body suits were banned. Why? Because they actually reduce drag in some
measurable tests by 40%. Now, think about that, if you have a 40% reduction
in drag this suit gives you, you can have a swimmer who is actually athletically better,
but because maybe he can’t afford to have that particular suit, another swimmer who
has that is going to end up being in, so they went ahead and outlawed it. But, what’s interesting is many other sports
where you actually want to have a full suit such as long distance speed skating, it actually
has been shown that the suits that they wear very important we’re talking about a 1%
difference on race day. We also see they start to go into cycling
and other sports like that. But, make sure if you’re going to be at
the highest level, it is something you want to pay attention to what you’re wearing. [0:05:14]
Now, let’s talk about the fourth way in which clothing can enhance athletic performance. Wear clothing that’s comfortable. Now, how do you judge comfort? You look at actually which clothing is going
to be able to stand up to the extremes of you sweating of the temperature – with the
temperature regulation. Everything we talked about a little bit earlier,
you want to look at at athletic clothing versus cotton. Now, I like cotton, I like cotton shirts. The problem with cotton is it soaks up moisture
and then it doesn’t dissipate it very well versus the most – that a lot of the stuff
out there specifically designed especially last ten years for sucking up moisture and
then releasing it. Now, why does it do that? Because if you get down to the fabric level,
you look at the actual textile at the – the fibers that are used here, a lot of the ones
used they have like some they – they feel like silk, yet they have the durability of
cotton or they’re sewn in a way that they’ve got a four way stretch. All of these, the four-way stretch prevents
hotspots even if you’re wearing it tightly. Cotton usually only has a two-way stretch
and that that not even much of a stretch. So, all of a sudden you’ve got a big advantage
there. Now, when it comes to moisture sucking, basically
the way that the fibers are designed on cotton they’re not made to easily release water. But when you look at this on a lot of synthetic
materials they’re going to be made and they’re going to be not much smoother and that’s
going to allow the cotton the basically the water to go right through and to right out
especially if it has the right type of weave. So, those things right there are going to
make it so that they can have something lighter something that’s going to breathe better,
something that’s going to sweat better and at the end of the day is going to be much
more enjoyable to wear and you’re going to reduce injury like let’s say you’re
a long distance runner. Well, think about that, if you are wearing
a cotton shirt after 20 miles, you’re training up for a marathon, what happens? You literally your nipples start to bleed
because you’re rubbing them like – like – basically it’s like a sandpaper, but
if you’ve got something that has a feel of silk and that has a very, you know, very
soft feel to it, you’re just not going to have that same issues. More comfort, higher performance. Example number five of how clothing can affect
athletic performance is how the color of clothing can affect not only your mindset, but the
mindset of the people watching the performance. So, these two colors right here, which one
is more aggressive which one if I’m wearing it are you going to instantly think this guy
is he’s just more aggressive? It’s going to be black and you guys have
probably heard me talk about this in other articles and videos, but if you’re wearing
black, you are going to be perceived as more aggressive. Now, what’s interesting they did a study
back in 1988 and they took notice — if you think about it in the NHL basically National
Hockey League and the NFL, we see teams wear light colors wear dark colors if they’re
home or they’re away. Every time the teams wore back again and again,
they were receiving more penalties versus whenever they were wearing their lighter colors. Why did this happen? They found it was two factors. One, the way the athletes perceived themselves. So, whenever they wore the black uniforms
they view themselves as more aggressive. Now, here’s what’s interesting is other
people even trained referees and people in the audience who didn’t even know the sport
perceived those that were wearing black as more aggressive as well. What his hap – what his basically this add
up to is that the athletes were more aggressive. They were perceived as more aggressive by
others and these two factors resulted in basically them getting more penalties. How do you use this to you advantage? Well, I just think I guess if you’ve got
a team of people that aren’t very aggressive you’re in an aggressive sport, well, I would
go about making sure that you choose black jerseys. All right, gentlemen now it’s your turn. I want to hear from you down in the comments
what do you think of this video? Do you agree with the points I talked about? Maybe you disagree. And if you want more, you want the scientific
studies, go check out the article I’m going to link to down in the description and over
at Real Men Real Style, I’ll go into a lot more detail over there. So, if you want to expand on some of the points,
I would love to hear from you. Finally, gentlemen, go check out Strongbody
Apparel. They were the paid sponsor of this video and
more importantly they are a solid company that I’ve worked with for over three years. When they first sent me these shorts over
three years ago, I loved them then, I love them now. And they have stood up to the test of time. I’ve worn and washed these over two hundred
times. They’ve got all types of shorts, they’ve
got all types of shirts. They’ve got a new collection that just came
out. And, guys, that discount code, they don’t
do that very often, so take advantage of that discount code. It’s not going to be available for much
longer. That’s it guys. Hopefully you enjoy this. I really appreciate you guys. Take care. I’ll see you in the next video. [Music]
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45 thoughts on “Gym Clothes = More Effective Workout? | 5 Proven Ways Clothing Can Affect Athletic Performance”

  1. https://www.strongbodyapparel.com/ – Click here to check out Strongbody Apparel – Use code RMRS30 for 30% OFF with no minimum purchase amount – but it only lasts for 30 days, so be sure to use it ASAP

    http://www.realmenrealstyle.com/workout-clothing/ – Click here to read the article – How Clothing Affects Athletic Performance

    Video Summary:
    0:35 – Compression Clothing
    1:35 – Heat Regulating Clothing
    4:17 – Drag Reducing Bodysuits
    5:14 – Comfortable Fabric
    7:11 – Clothing Color

  2. Good that you did this video. There are so many videos out there expounding on the value of natural fibres over synthetic (and for the most part quite rightly) that the value of synthetics in performance wear kind of gets overlooked.

  3. You could work out naked if you wanted. Nothing really limits you except the stories you tell yourself "I can't workout without these shoes .." You can buy all the fancy gym wear you want but that's not what improves performance.

  4. I did quite a few extreme obstacle runs last year besides other things like going to gym and some recreational sports and clothing matters a lot… and not only clothing but equipment you need for certain sports too. It's unbelivable how BIG differnce it makes.

  5. I knew about most of these points already since I looked up articles on what to wear for working out but it's useful for people that don't know.

  6. Hey Antonio i'm a dark tone guy what colors do you recommend for me to wear?
    And also are the moccasins are great for me?

  7. Antonio have you caught a cold? i noticed that your voice has changed .. and that for almost a month..
    hope you all right 🙂

  8. Hey RMRS, I have a rather odd question, do you think top hats can be worn casually and if so, what should it be worn with (vests, white button down, jeans?)

  9. I used to work out in more normal shorts/shirts…once I actually got some gear, it was like putting on a uniform, and I was really ready to do the work! So to me, it's as much of a mindset as having the proper "equipment" to do the job.

    As far as my "wish list" (you know, since you asked, lol)…it'd be the Essential Workout Tank in black for lifting, the Runner's Choice Long Sleeve Crew in Heather Blue for cardio, and the Performance Shorts in…well…pretty much any color, as they're all neutral enough to go with anything…because they would be worn with everything, lol. But given the first two items on my list, the charcoal would compliment then the best.

    Keep up the great vids, Antonio!

  10. I'll give you advice , you choose to follow it or not . You have 1million+ followers , but your videos have less then 100k views ( most of them ) . Why ? 1) Your video titles are too long 2) Your video " photos " ( I don't know how it's called in English ) are bad , not attracting a viewer 3) You should make your videos a little shorter , try to put as much information as possible in as small timing as possible

  11. Thank you Antonio for the video. Hope that now i will perform better by just upgrading my athletic clothes.

  12. Hi, Antonio! I know this is unrelated to this video but do you have any videos specifically for men with brownish/darker skin? I'm from Mexico, so some clothes for american men may not go well with me. Anyways, love your content!

  13. Omg I NEED some quality workout clothing. I always spend on buying new shirts, shorts and so on. I can't find anything that will last me a long time. Antonio, you and I are a medium so if you have just 1 shirt laying around, I'll be here to wear it for you 😁🙏🏼. I workout 5 days a week

  14. It looks like all the apparel looks great. At 6'7" I wish more companies made things that would fit me. The performance shorts would work for me and any short sleeve shirt. Unfortunately while the runner's choice long sleeve looks great I know the sleeves will be too short. I agree with most of what you have to say. The ABC's of the outdoors applies to workout clothes: Anything But Cotton. Keep the videos coming. I send other men your way all the time.

  15. Man can you show us your work out exercises? I'm a wrestler and some guys wear old t-shirts and shorts, but they strong as hell) In wrestling outfit doesn't matter 😀

  16. Thank you for this information. I recently started taking working out serious and kinda feel like the clothing I wear is not the best of the job. This information definitely helps thank you.

  17. I still don`t get the "military heritage" thing. You can see it as part of the content list at the beginning of every video

  18. Can athletic wear improve your performance? …. The dude wearing basketball shorts and running shoes will beat the dude wearing skinny jeans or someone in sandals.

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