Workout Wednesday: Keys to Layering
(MOBILE, AL) When the chilly temps come, don’t let them freeze your workout plans. Cindy Ross from Bodies by Cindy says dressing for success when working out in the winter is all about layering.
Ross says, “You wanna make sure that you just prepare and you can enjoy working out outside just like it's the middle of summer.”
“Definitely wear a hat you want to make sure you are wearing light gloves that you are able to move your fingers in especially if you are doing a workout outside and three layers on your top part to keep your core warm.”
Ideally, Ross says, the first layer is a shirt dry wick shirt.
“If you wear a long sleeve t-shirt it is going to soak up your sweat and its going to keep you cold. So if you wear a dry wick tech shirt, it will wick away the moisture and it’s going to keep you dry.”
Once you get into your workout you will want to peel away the top layers -- so you will need to make sure they are easy to unbutton or unzip.
“The second layer would be a vest with a fleece lining and it's going to be insulation and your outer coat is like a rain jacket or one that's going to be able to wick away moisture in the morning."
Ross says as your body warms up, you will know when it's time to take those top layers off.
Ross also suggests using dry wick socks to keep your feet dry when they sweat.