How often should you replace your gym kit?

I usually try and go to the gym everyday on my way home from work – so this means lugging trainers, a water bottle, gym clothes, a padlock and makeup remover to and from work every single day.

Last Monday I got to work and realised I had left all my workout clothes at home, nightmare. Quality kit can be expensive and being the gym-freak I am, I couldn’t bear to miss a workout.

I hadn’t brought new sportswear since Christmas so during my┬álunch hour I quickly popped into Runners World, and purchased myself a new sports bra, vest and leggings.

Trying on loads of new lycra really got me thinking – how often should I replace my gym kit?

You need to start replacing your clothes when..

  • they start to feel loose,
  • when the moisture-wicking material just isn’t working like it used to,
  • and when the fabric thins too much.

Not replacing your kit can cause chafing or muscle strain (especially if you’re sports bra is worn and it’s not doing it’s job properly).

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt, I really need to go through the majority of my kit and replace it!

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Sports Bar, Lululemon

Leggings, Nike

Vest, Active in Style

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Women who Lift: Back and Chest Routine

Change has has never been something that comes easily for me – I’m a creature of habit. So making the switch from Kayla Itsines’ Bikini Body Guide to weight lighting has been incredibility hard.

Kayla’s routine is one that finally helped me to achieve the results I sought and made me fall in love with fitness. I’ve had a hard time admitting to myself that I was bored by the workouts after two years and I’ve began mixing a few weight lifting workouts into my routine – which I’m totally loving and is helping me break through my plateau.

A ┬álot of people ask me what I actually do in the gym, and I totally know the feeling of being like ‘so, now what?’, so I thought I’d give you a little breakdown of an chest and back routine I do…

Bench press – 3 sets of 10 reps

Dumb bell flyes – 3 sets of 10 reps

Chest dips – 3 sets of 10 reps

Pull ups – 3 sets of 10 reps

Chin ups – 3 sets of 10 reps

Barbell row – 3 sets of 10 reps

Seated cable row – 3 sets of 10 reps

Push ups – 3 sets of 10 reps

I also do a 15 minute run before hitting the weights to get my heart rate going and that’s it! It certainty leaves me shaking and then aching the next day. If you have any questions, do please ask me.

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What I’m Wearing:
Top from Adidas
Leggings from Lorna Jane, Active in Style
Shoes from Nike