If Your Sportswear Doesn't Do This, It Might Be Time To Break-up

If Your Sportswear Doesn’t Do This, It Might Be Time To Break-up

It’s no longer a choice between fashion and function. You can, and SHOULD, have both! Today’s tech-advanced fabrics and performance-enhancing designs not only look the biz, but can help improve your athletic performance, provide extra comfort and support in all the right places, promote numerous health and performance benefits – and give you unbreakable confidence […]

by | Mar 22, 2021

It’s no longer a choice between fashion and function. You can, and SHOULD, have both! Today’s tech-advanced fabrics and performance-enhancing designs not only look the biz, but can help improve your athletic performance, provide extra comfort and support in all the right places, promote numerous health and performance benefits – and give you unbreakable confidence to achieve your goals.

Here, the essential sportswear features to look for to help you excel …

#1 Support in all the right places

Ditch the clingy, scratchy, baggy and annoying sports bras, pronto!  A good-fitting sports bra is not only essential for physiology to minimise breast movement, prevent excessive bouncing, soreness, chaffing and tissue damage – but also psychology! Think about it: if you feel comfortable, covered and supported in all the right places, you’ll feel more confident and enthusiastic about pursuing your fitness goals… and performing at your best.

Under Armour know the drill and quite literally reinvented the bra with designs specifically created for different coverage requirements as well as low, medium and high impact fitness. Tailored, high-performing support… WINNING!

Take UA’s Mid Crossback Sports Bra. This best-selling beauty delivers medium support for activities like cycling, boxing and weight lifting and it’s just had a few design tweaks to make it even better. The new, higher neckline provides more coverage and helps deliver increased support, as does the strategically designed crossover straps. A wider keyhole opening at the back allows more skin breathability, and the fabric connecting to the band makes it easier to take the bra on and off.

UA’s Mid Crossback Sports Bra is even better than before.

Photo: Under Armour.

Even the soft, breathable removable cups that provide extra structure, shape and coverage have been improved, with a defined pocket that’s easy to put the pads in, while preventing them from moving around. All wrapped up in high-performing HeatGear® fabric with a 4-way stretch construction to allow you to move in any direction, a double-layer for tight, comfy compression, and moisture-wicking and fast-drying features. That’s a lot of performance punch packed into a light-weight sports bra!

If you’re looking for a bra for light-support activities and all-day comfort, the UA Infinity Low Covered Sports Bra will take you from brisk morning walk to evening yoga. The aerodynamic fit is light, supportive and loaded with performance and health enhancing benefits. Easy-insert moulded padding creates shape and offers support, while mesh panels and a keyhole back design allow breathability. Made from performance fabric HeatGear®, which wicks moisture, dries fast and feels super smooth against the skin. 

#2 Stay put waistbands

We’ve all been there. Done a half-baked downward dog because our top heads north, or compromised star jumps to avoid waistbands heading south. The focus SHOULD be on becoming stronger/faster/healthier, not keeping our dignity! The solution? UA’s high-rise No-Slip Waistband leggings provide optimal coverage and support and stay-put with every move, stretch, jump or lift you make. The waistband’s back panel is made of a wide piece of fabric folded over on itself, while the inside of the fabric is printed with silicone lines that overlap. You don’t actually feel the silicone directly against your skin, but it works by creating traction so that as you move, the tension holds the waistband in place and avoids slipping.

UA’s high-rise No-Slip Waistband Leggings will help you run the show with unbreakable confidence.

Photo: Under Armour.

#3 Hard-core performance when you need it most

When it comes to your toughest workouts, your biggest games, your most intense training, and your best performance, you need the best performance wear. Under Armour’s RUSH™ collection has your back  it fits great (next-to-skin minus the squeeze), is super soft and comfy, keeps you dry, out-performs the rest and will give you the confidence you need to smash your goals.

Made with anti-odour technology that prevents the growth of odour-causing microbes, the mineral-infused fabric absorbs your body’s energy and reflects it back, improving endurance. Design-wise, the RUSH™ collection covers every base – with advanced seam placement to eliminate pressure points and chafing, a dropped, shaped hem for enhanced coverage, gradient scalloped piping details and modified raglan sleeves. Hey, there’s no shame in looking like a star when you collect that first place award now, is there?! BONUS: The collection is easy-care, so you can cold machine wash and low tumble dry – ready for your next workout in a flash.

Photo: Under Armour.

Photo: Under Armour.

#4 Confidence to achieve your goals 

We know that achieving your fitness goals is more than just about commitment and determination feeling good, looking good in supportive sportswear that gives the coverage you want and performs with your health in mind (read: sweat-proof, odour fighting, breathable, stretchy and supportive) can all influence your confidence and ultimately, your performance. The latest innovations in sports performance apparel by Under Armour gives you the support you need to perform better, giving you the confidence to achieve your goal.

Brought to you by Under Armour. Check out the full range here.

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