There’s a science behind what I wear to the gym. It’s very rarely ever random.
Ha, let me explain:
Last Monday we did “Jerry”, which is a 1 mile run, 2,000m row, and 1 mile run – for time.
Whenever we run a mile or more I lean towards pants (no chub rub!). I wore my favorite Lululemon Inspire crops.
Tuesday we tested our back squat and did “Fran”: 21-15-9 of thrusters and pull-ups.
Any time we squat heavy I wear shorts because I need to wear my knee sleeves. And knee sleeves over pants just isn’t my thing. Plus, whenever I wear Lululemon speed shorts I wear a longer tank – always, always, always. These shorts are so short that a longer shirt is necessary – one or the other, not both!
Wednesday was the worst day of them all. We did 3 rounds, every 10 minutes, of: 250m row, 20 burpees, 25 kb swings (70/55), 20 burpees, and 250m row (omg – 120 burpees total – brutal!).
When burpees are involved, black shorts are a must. Also, a tighter tank is a MUST for burpees so that it stays in place – no half shirts for this girl! My Reebok shorts are perfect for burpee days.
Friday we tested our front squat, 500m row, and max effort wall balls.
I think these are the shortest shorts I own (lululemon speed shorts in the black camo print). But they are so comfortable that I LOVE them for wall balls! They were perfect when I did 102 wall balls unbroken (ugh, my quads are STILL screaming from that one!).
Saturday we tested our max clean and jerk and then completed “Nate”: 2 muscle ups, 4 handstand pushups, and 8 kb swings (70/55). Handstand pushups are tricky. I either wear pants or longer shorts – with a tank that I know won’t ride up when I’m upside down!
My Lululemon tracker II shorts work well for hspu’s.
We did a lot of “named” wods last week – something that’s not normal for us. But it was testing week so we were comparing our times to the last testing week (12 weeks ago).
I think I prefer to wear black and gray to the gym. It makes me feel like a badass for some reason.
What about you? Do you wear certain clothes for certain reasons when working out? Certain colors? Or do you just not care? Every day a thought process goes into what I wear – it’s most definitely a process.