When you go to the gym, you might laugh at the people who are wearing specialized tennis shoes, T-shirts, leggings, and athletic shorts. After all, why waste all that money when a simple shirt and shorts can achieve the same effect.

Well, it’s been proven by science that good athletic wear is actually a strong way to psyche yourself up for a workout. Your brain thinks of clothes like costumes, and when you put on better athletic gear your body begins to act like an athlete.

By wearing different clothes and changing your athletic wardrobe, or even wearing the clothes of certain famous athletics your body can get pumped up and ready to go faster as well as be more confident in your abilities.

Proper clothes that are specialized for a certain workout brand are often able to help you with that workout. Running shoes are often designed with material that lets you move faster and puts less pressure on your feet enabling you to move faster while biking shorts can help keep you cool as you pedal long distances.

Most workout clothes are often tailored towards the environment the athletes are in. So colder places have thicker workout clothes that can protect your body from cold and wind, while warmer climates have materials that can breathe and keep your skin dry.

Running shoes and other clothing modified for the environment also helps keep you safe and lowers the risk of injury, which is always an important part of any workout.

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So if you want a way to control your brain and make it work for you, wear the fancy clothes and ensure they are good enough for the environment you are in. While clothing is no substitute for hard work, when working out, doesn’t every advantage help?