LEVEL WITH ME – IS IT WORTH SPENDING A LITTLE EXTRA ON HIGH-END GYM KIT?
In a word, yes! You’re more likely to feel like – and therefore become – a better athlete in quality kit, according to a recent study in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. Researchers call this phenomenon ‘enclothed cognition’, suggesting that what you wear subconsciously influences the way you act. So, dress like a pro and you’ll act like a pro. Plus, quality clothing will boost not only your mindset but also your performance. “The first step is to identify your goal and what will help you meet it,” says PT Abigail Dewberry. “I train hard, and I’m happy to spend extra on leggings that don’t go see-through when I squat.” Prepping for a half-marathon? Cushioned trainers that support your ankles may be your priority.
“If you’re new to a type of training, or looking for something specific, tap into your community,” she adds. “When a piece of kit has upgraded my workout,
I love to pass that on.” Good advice!
FIT AT ALL COSTS