Put It On: Dress for Sports Success

Gym Clothes

Whitney Vessar, CHI Health certified athletic trainer, offers these clothing tips for student athletes:

  • Wear clothes that you’re able to move in and are flexible with you – not restrictive.
  • Wear proper shoes that fit you well and are close-toed.
  • Wear athletic socks that prevent slipping inside the shoe.
  • Compression shorts can prevent chafing. Many tight-fitting performance fabrics do a good job of wicking away excess perspiration.
  • When it’s hot outside, wear light-colored clothing that absorbs less sun and helps you stay cooler.
  • When it’s cold, layers are a great idea because you can always take something off if you get too hot.