The Benefits of Wearing Baselayers

The Benefits of Wearing Baselayers

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Baselayers. You might've heard of them but if you've never owned one or you're not even sure what they are, you're not alone.

Put simply, a baselayer is the first layer of clothing worn against your skin. Typically tight-fitting and worn under other garments, there are many ways they can be of benefit to both the competitive bodybuilder and casual gym-goer.

1. AIDS RECOVERY

A snug baselayer fits like a second skin, squeezing your muscles whilst you work them. Not uncomfortably so, but enough to increase the blood flow to your heart and reduce the build up of lactic acid.

This helps with recovery and reducing the effects of dreaded DOMS. 

Hybrid Baselayer Top
Hybrid Baselayer Top

2. KEEPS YOU WARM IN WINTER

The added layers will keep you warm - duh. But, not only does it provide an extra layer of insulation, a good baselayer wicks sweat from the skin so you stay dry and comfortable.

3. KEEPS YOU COOL IN SUMMER

A lightweight baselayer is effective at expelling sweat and regulating your body's temperature. And to answer the question can you wear baselayers alone, this is the ideal time.

Pair your baselayer top with comfortable, free-feeling shorts for a warm-weather run. 

Hybrid Baselayer Collection
Hybrid Baselayer Collection

4. INCREASES PERFORMANCE.

Some studies have shown that tight-fitting baselayers can delay muscle fatigue and soreness, boosting performance when worn during exercise.

Although disputed, it's worth seeing if it makes a difference for you!

5. MAKES YOU SWEAT MORE

Although wicked from the skin to leave you feeling more comfortable, the added layer and snug fit means that you'll be sweating more. This means you'll lose more water weight and feel less bloated overall.

Be sure to drink plenty of water during your workout to stay hydrated.

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