10 Must Haves To Your High Performance Sports Gear

Go Harder And Longer On Your Fitness Activities By Including Theses Essentials To Your High Performance Sports Gear.

If you have a heart of performance, you know how much its matters to sweat for those extra push -ups, strive for extra miles for that marathon run, only to explore your inner hidden strengths.

You just want to keep challenging your prior benchmarks – run faster, cycle more miles, balance better, kick harder and push your determination to widen your comfort zone.

While there’s no denying that your performance is relative to your grit and how much you are ready to give in, you need your advanced technology sports wear along to build up on that.

Many of us are now running marathons.

Activities like cycling, hiking and skiing have become our leisure pursuits, all thanks to our soaring incomes and rich living standards.

We want to go even harder on them for our increasing inclination towards healthy living and fitness.

And we are willing to spend on high performance sports gear to up our fitness game.

These ergonomically designed, technologically advanced performance sports apparel and accessories offer functionalities like sweat-wicking, breathability, freedom of movement and UV resistance making them simply invincible.

High performance activewear has also been a major part of the recent fashion meets function trend.

Fashion meets fitness, activewear with leisure wear a.k.a athleisure have been some of the catchphrases of the advertising campaigns of not only the luxury sportswear brands but also designer fashion houses like Alexander Wang and Balmain for their spring summer 2017 ready to wear collections.

So are you prepared for your next fitness challenge?

Check out our list of ‘can’t miss’ high performance sports gear that you must own this season to take up your fitness activities even more vigorously.

1) Compression Tights By Two Times You (2XU)

Worn by teams in National Basketball Association and by many National Football League players, these compression tights prepare you for the training sessions, reduce fatigue and help you recover for your upcoming training session.

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MCS Thermal Compression Tights For Men By 2XU; Image Courtesy: 2xu.com

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MCS Thermal Compression Tights For Women By 2XU; Image Courtesy: 2xu.com

Compression technology advocates increased blood flow and tends to increase the oxygen delivery to the muscles, which helps you to perform better as muscles become extensible allowing for movement efficiency.

These are made from a fabric that is lightweight, breathable, flexible and durable.

2) Athletic Footwear By Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL)

Known as a leading athletic footwear and athletic performance apparel brand for both men and women, APL came up with Concept 1 basketball shoes featuring their proprietary ‘Load and Launch’ technology.

Concept 1 also became the first shoe to be banned by National Basketball Association(NBA) for giving undue competitive advantage to the players. APL expanded into training and running shoes and  is today the official footwear supplier for Renault Sport Formula 1 ™ team .

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Cielo APL x COTW Red For Men By APL; Image Courtesy: athleticpropulsionlabs.com

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Ascend Racing Yellow/ Black For Women By APL; Image Courtesy: athleticpropulsionlabs.com

All of of their shoes are unisex. Both Men’s Cielo APL x COTW Red and Women’s Ascend Racing Yellow/ Black offer enhanced cushioning, shock absorption and energy generation.

3) Running Jacket By Soar

Why should bad weather or dark winter evenings refrain you from taking up your scheduled run?

Crafted from a Japanese fabric, Ultra and Fenn Shell jackets by Soar for men and women respectively are ultra light, waterproof and breathable.

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Ultra Shell Jacket For Men By Soar: Image Courtesy: soarrunning.com

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Fenn Shell Jacket For Women By Soar: Image Courtesy: soarrunning.com

These jackets, which are one of the advanced performance products by Soar, come with larger waterproof rear pockets that allow you to keep your belongings safe.

Layer them over a tank top or a sports bra, irrespective of the weather, as they keep your profile sleek with minimum restriction.

4) NikeGrip Lightweight Low Socks

Our feet get sweaty, lose traction and are bound to feel the pressure of the laces during longer workout sessions.

The NikeGrip Lightweight Training Socks offer cushioning, traction and proper ventilation during those strenuous long duration trainings.

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Nikegrip Lightweight Low Training Socks; Image Courtesy: http://store.nike.com

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Nikegrip Lightweight Low Training Socks; Image Courtesy: http://store.nike.com

Available for both men and women, these offer an ultimate anti – slip traction that keep your feet stable.

5) Sports Performance Sunglasses By POC Sports And Oakley

When it comes to performance sunglasses, both POC and Oakley are the leaders in the segment.

Although, POC is better known for goggles used by skiers,they used their knowledge and expertise in goggle optics to develop performance sunglasses.

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Crave+ By POC; Image Courtesy: pocsports.com

The Crave+ By POC sports has a lightweight, durable and flexible frame that is made from the high strength plastic – Grilamid. Watch out for its exceptional optical performance and its open face construction that provides for ventilation.

It keeps fog, wind, dust at bay as the lens is ripel treated.

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She’s Unstoppable Prizm Daily Polarized Steel Collection For Her By Oakley; Image Courtesy: oakley.com

Oakley’s She’s Unstoppable Prizm Daily Polarized Steel Collection For Her makes for a not to miss performance sports eyewear.

Its High Definition Optics technology makes for that accurate vision; you need not worry about the performance killing surface glare from the road bike in-front of you. Its HD Polarized lenses would make you ride your bike like a champion – all glare free.

Its UV protected and also offers protection against high velocity and high mass impact. And its controls light transmission via Prizm technology that maximize contrast and enhance visibility. Still thinking what to do next? Simply buy these.

6) Manduka Prolite Yoga Mat

Manduka Prolite yoga mat just doesn’t support your yoga practice, it adds to your performance. How?

You simply can’t imagine yoga without this high performance gear for your holding arm balances. Its slip resistant traction offers perfect grip so that you can take them up uninterruptedly.

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Manduka Prolite Yoga Mat; Image Courtesy: manduka.com

It provides you just the right amount of cushion and comfort and even stability, balance and impact in the poses that are slightly harder and require each of these.

Don’t worry about the mat sticking to your body. You can carry out those lunge poses effortlessly.

These are lightweight and are easy to carry. These are made from closed cell technology that doesn’t allow the sweat and moisture to penetrate. These are stamped to get better with age. So that says it all about their durability.

7) Training Gloves By Harbinger

Weight lifting sessions cause your muscles to ache for the good and turn out harsh on your hands for the bad. Yeah! Those blisters cause discomfort.

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BioForm Wrist Wraps For Men By Harbinger; Image Courtesy: harbingerfitness.com

BioForm Wrist Wraps for men by Harbinger are the real thing. Yeah! these are made to offer you protection against blisters and should be a must have in your high performing athletic gear.

The BioForm technology pads are intelligently placed that soften with the body heat and mold effortlessly on the hands and bar.

You can go longer and stronger on lifting weights as these offer perfect grip and power.

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Training Grip Gloves For Women; Image Courtesy: harbingerfitness.com

Women’s training grip gloves offer that cushioning against the stressful weightlifting. Precurved half fingers make for that sound grip and the gloves are  fully adjustable, offering a better fit.

Its sweat-wicking technology makes you go for heavier weights, without the pressure of weights slipping off your hands.

8) Headband By Nike And Lululemon

Focus is the key to attain your performance goals and you simply can’t let distractions act as a constraint in living upto them.

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Nike Head Tie Headband Opti Yellow Black; Image Courtesy: amazon.com

Nike Head Tie Headband is cut out of a DRI – FIT fabric and comes with a cotton base layer that increases breathability and makes for a secure and a comfortable fit.

This performance gear absorbs all the sweat and helps you stay focused on your fitness activity.

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Fringe Fighter Headband By Lululemon; Image Courtesy: lululemon.com

Lululemon Fringe Fighter headband for women is lightweight and reversible. In addition to keeping sweat off face, it’s important to keep your fringes back for uninterrupted training sessions.

This headband provides breathability, is light weight and helps in sweat wicking.

9) Essentials Unisex Compression Sleeves By Skins

Don’t worry about fatigue and hence giving up on those extra weights as these compression sleeves by Skins would let you power your forehand or backhand for longer.

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Essentials Unisex Compression Sleeves By Skins; Image Courtesy: Skins

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Essentials Unisex Compression Sleeves By Skins; Image Courtesy: Skins

The Dynamic Gradient compression delivers more oxygen to the muscles for higher performance.

10) Apple Watch Series 2 Nike +

Track your runs dear beginners, fitness freaks and athletes.

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Apple Watch Series 2 Nike +; Image Courtesy: apple.com

Apple Watch Series 2 Nike + comes with a GPS, is water proof upto 50 meters, has a optical heart – rate sensor, can be used to make phone calls and run apps (when connected to your iPhone) and has 8GB storage – out of which 2GB can be used to store music.

What adds to this smart watch is the the Nike + Run Club App which comes pre – loaded on the watch.

The app will give you the daily motivation through your runs, trigger your fitness instincts by showing you the miles run by your friends and let Siri answer your commands; you get the Siri integration.

It allows for ventilation given those molded perforations and is lightweight.

About the Author: Alisha

Alisha Bajaj is the Chief Editor for Shopholicx. A B.Com Honours graduate and having a masters degree in Marketing and Finance, she started her career as a Financial Analyst with a Forex firm named India Forex Advisors Pvt. Ltd which is based in Mumbai. Before joining Shopholicx, she was working as a Senior Research Analyst for the same firm. She has been writing articles and research reports in the field of foreign exchange from the past 18 months and was helping clients understand the mechanics of foreign exchange through daily and monthly publications. She has a passion for reading and writing and has won accolades for her writings throughout.

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