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At first, it can be a little awkward when you’re trying a new workout. You have to get used to the mechanics of the new machine or the proper form of your interval training. That’s why it can be so nice when you put on a comfortable, head-to-toe look that you’ll feel good in because you know you already look so good! You won’t have to worry about your shirt rising up or your pants sagging down when you’re trying to complete new range of motions. We, at The Underwear Expert, came up with an athletic look that you will look comfortably chic in when you’re changing up your workout routine to optimize your gym time. Hit the gym with JOR activewear and try out a new running exercise: the fartleks.
The Swedish-made exercise name, fartleks, literally means, “speed play.” If you ever want to run marathons or perform better with long distance training, fartleks are the perfect supplement to your conditioning. The training method prepares runners to handle the uneven pacing of a race with a combination of interval training and continuous training. During a marathon, the best runners are the ones who can respond well to the race course’s terrain and manage the long race by varying their speed so they don’t tire out. Starting the new workout is easy. The fartlek training consists of fast running and switching it up with periods of slower running. An example of the workout is to pick out objects ahead of you, like the runner that’s half a lap ahead. Sprint to the person and as soon as you reach them, jog it out.The best part about the workout is that it’s completely unstructured so you can control your sprints. If you want muscle recovery in the middle of your run, limit the amount of sprints you do. If you want to go hard, you can keep running and jog in between. It depends on how you feel and how much your body can handle. Make sure to warm up before your workout and cool down afterward so you keep your muscles loose and you don’t injure yourself!
The fartlek training is a simple and flexible workout that you can do whichever way you like. The only thing you need are a good set of workout clothes and you can hit the pavement. When you’re shopping for apparel, it’s good to choose relaxed clothing like the Training Gray Tank Top. It’s important to pick a shirt that allows you to have the right amount of movement to perform the exercise correctly and comfortably. This moisture-wicking tank top will keep sweat at bay and it won’t chafe your skin even if you’re doing repetitive motions in your workout. The 96% polyester and 4% spandex material is great for keeping you temperate in the warm and cold months.
It’s still cold outside and you have to make sure you are keeping warm. Pick activewear that’s weather appropriate for the changing seasons. After you complete the fartleks training and it’s chilly outside, throw on the Energy Black Long Pants for a comfortable recovery and easy layering. This comfortable 96% cotton and 4% spandex material will add a warm layer if you’re exercising outdoors. The long pants come with pockets and a contrasting yellow waistband and yellow ankle elastic for an eye-catching detail.
Have you heard of a fartlek exercise before? Would you want to try it out this weekend? What’s your custom head-to-toe athletic look? Do you want to hit the gym with JOR Activewear? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @underwearexpert.
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