An athlete that chooses the wrong garments which are, for instance, made of annoying fabrics, little breathable or, simply, uncomfortable, will be disadvantaged compared to the ones who had the wise idea to rely on the most appropriate clothing.
This is valid both for garments for the body upper part, such as jerseys, t-shirts, turtlenecks, etc, and for inferior part such as shorts, trousers, tights and leg warmers.
For what concerns about jerseys, every sport will entail the use of tighter or less, heavier or less model, according to discipline characteristics in which the athlete has to perform.
Said this, let’s examine the various types of jerseys athletes are supposed to wear their discipline!
The ideal runner jerseys
Starting from the runner, the runner will have to wear different jerseys according to the athletic discipline practiced.
An athlete that has to compete in a marathon, for instance, will necessarily need a running sleeveless shirts: the athlete can’t permit to wear a jersey that covers shoulders, because arms movement would be less fluid during the run.
Different speech for a short distance runner: there many examples of 100 and 200 meters sprinters that have run or run nowadays avoiding the classic vest and, conversely, opt for the use of tight short-sleeved jerseys, that let the muscles “explode” during competitions over short distances.
The ideal jerseys for cyclists
The sports that involve bike use, it doesn’t matter whether it belongs to MTB or urban models, request particular consideration in garments choice.
The same speech, logically, is valid also for jerseys.
The cyclist that wants to set off for an itinerary on board of his mountain bike will have to opt for a mtb jersey, that guarantees him an adequate sweat breathability.
The long effort over a rough route can’t be irrelevant, it is essential that the athlete can enjoy the air that passes along the epidermis, to prevent sweat from sticking onto the skin.
More generally, the same speech about breathability is valid also for any kind of bike jersey.
The cyclist must be certain the garment fabric is effectively breathable, besides being tight, to make sure the athlete muscles remain dry during the physical effort.