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Old 07-16-2011, 03:09 PM   #1
Greg Pellegrini
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WOD apparel

Lately I've been noticing that I've been sweating more than I usually do during WODs. This may be due to the fact it is summer and the gym I workout in does not have a great AC system. Anyway, this made me give thought to what exactly I wear at the gym. I use to just pick out any old t-shirt and 3,2,1, GO! but the recent heat has made me think of buying new WOD clothes.

I've been looking for stuff that is light, comfortable, and keeps me cool and dry and so far I like shirts that are a blend of cotton and other materials. 100% cotton gets hot and soaked w/ sweat pretty quickly and poly doesn't feel great against the skin.

Any of you guys have a preference to what kind of shirt you wear during a WOD?
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Old 07-16-2011, 03:21 PM   #2
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Re: WOD apparel

i usually wear an under armour shirt or a rashguard from my MMA training, wicks the sweat right off and keep me comfortable.
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Old 07-16-2011, 03:30 PM   #3
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Re: WOD apparel

I used to only wear polyester shirts, now they hold the smell of sweat and accentuate it when you're wearing it and you start sweating. Because of this I only wear cotton shirts now.
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:27 PM   #4
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Re: WOD apparel

shirtless? Suns out guns out!
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:55 PM   #5
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Re: WOD apparel

I swear by my Smartwool shirts. Micro-weight short sleeve most of the year, but a medium-weight long sleeve during the cold months.
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Old 07-17-2011, 05:22 PM   #6
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Re: WOD apparel

Smartwool is quite expensive.

I would go shirtless but I'm pretty sure my gym wouldn't be happy about that.

Richard do you wear a fitted or loose rashguard?
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Old 07-19-2011, 01:03 PM   #7
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Re: WOD apparel

I used to go with synthetic shirts, but found that I actually prefer the cotton shirts as they absorb more sweat Just be sure to get ones that fit properly (like a proper t-shirt should), not something that's 2-3 sizes too big and is all baggy - those are heavy when wet and uncomfortable and chafe a lot.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:56 PM   #8
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Re: WOD apparel

Shorts and that's it. No shirt. I sweat WAY TOO MUCH to wear anything...it becomes pointless. However, after the workout and I am cooled down, I wear Nike Coolmax shirts to keep me cooled off. I hate driving away still sweaty. I really sweat a lot.
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:55 AM   #9
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Re: WOD apparel

I am partial to Starter activewear (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Starter-Me...n-Tee/15734967) purchased at walmart. Similar to Under Armour, but nowhere near as expensive. Doesn't feel cheap, either. I prefer the compression tees. I don't wear cotton because it takes too long to dry.
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:10 AM   #10
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Re: WOD apparel

I recently bought some Adidas quick-dry t-shirts and I love them. They are super soft and light and are 100% poly (hoping they don't end up stinking). They aren't exactly cheap (usually $20) but I got 'em on sale so it was a good buy. Highly recommend to anyone w/ picky tastes.

I also highly recommend BDG t-shirts, they are also very light and are usually a tri-blend. Most Urban Outfitters have them for about $12.

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