Your workout gear I mean! I was contacted by a writer from totalbeauty.com about when the proper time would be to discard certain fitness gear in favor of new (and less smelly!) items. You can check out the full story here, but I wanted to post the photos/text of the part I was quoted on in case you don’t want to flip through all the pictures.
I wrote a post awhile back about washing your workout gear, and it still holds true for me. I have only had to throw away a couple of really old and stained workout tops and shorts that were so old (high school!) the elastic was pretty much shot on them. I know it may take a few extra minutes to take care of your workout gear, but in the end it can save you a lot of money from having to replace things! Plus, no one wants to work out next to someone who is stinky, and they haven’t even broken a sweat yet! (I think this means some of Bobby’s shirts need to GO….)
Here are a few other tips:
-don’t put running shoes in the dryer, it messes with the fibers and the glue/shape of the shoe and can make it lose stability
-rotate your running shoes with another pair, this is good for injury purposes as well
- If something is stained or has a smell you can’t get rid of, throw it out! It’s time.
-Sweat wicking fabric can lose it’s wicking ability over time. If you notice you aren’t staying as dry as before it could mean it’s time for new sweat wicking outfits for you!
-check your socks, if they are thinning or getting holes ditch them, it’s not worth the blisters you will get!
QOTD: What is your best tip for adding to the longevity of your workout gear?