Running, Grappling, Swimming, Cycling or just working out in the gym, to be honest I can’t think of a sport doesn’t use a rash guard. Wearing the correct clothing will improve your training in a multitude of ways. You will automatically feel relaxed and this will improve your confidence and performance. When I say the right clothing I mean rash guards. This post is about rash guards for women, now this is not to say only women wear rash guards.
Rash Guards for Women.
To get the best performance you need to give yourself the best tools. This should start with the correct training for your sport and hopefully the right level of fitness. But this is just the start of a life times journey, from head to toe you should be dressed correctly for your sport or activity.
My focus is on rash guards, so that’s where I’m going to aim my post. Rash guards are a very useful piece of kit, in fact I’m going to say they’re essential to most training regimes. Like I said earlier they are used by a number of sports for comfort, necessity and performance.
Runners use rash guards simply for ease of movement and comfort. I would like to stress that I’m not a keen runner. But I have found that on the odd occasions and I mean the odd occasions, when I have gone out for a run. I have found a rash guard helped to keep me cool, and even though I was sweating I didn’t feel uncomfortable. Some people sweat more than others and I’d say I’m among those than sweat a lot. My rash guard was essential to my workouts.
So for me wearing a rash guard was essential. Now I’m sure there’s going to be quite a few people out there who will have had the same experience.
Most practitioners of ground fighting use rash guards because of their durability and flexibility under extreme circumstances. I personally prefer to use the short sleeved type but that’s really because of the nature of the sport. When it comes to close contact, you can’t beat using a rash guard to keep you feeling fresh and dry during a hard workout.
Now their usage here is quite seasonal but never the less they are used by a lot of football clubs. That being said, when it’s winter long sleeved tops are worn but I’m guessing during summer, short sleeveless tops are worn. Now the type predominantly used here are long sleeved. As you can see rash guards for women as been playing a big role in the sporting and training world for a very long time and in a very large variety of ways.
Now I remember seeing our World champion, Anthony Joshua working out and guess what he wears during his gruelling training sessions, yes a rash guard. A boxer can train for a number of hours, a world title fight is approximately 10 – 3 minute rounds, so their fitness levels need to be high. They will skip, run and work the bag during preparation for a fight.
Apart from football, the next big demand for rash guards for women is in the gym industry. Rash guards are worn by over 95% of women who attend fitness centres. This is purely for the fact that they give comfort, help to keep you cool, fast drying, allow easy movement during exercise and are flexible. A rash guard can make a difference to a high intensity workout. So when it comes down to a heavy training session, never leave home without one!
- 4-Way stretch rash vest offers great freedom of movement and comfort.
- Rash vest with banded crew neck and long sleeve for comfortable coverage.
- 82% Polyester, 18% Elastane.
- Regular fit rash guard top with pattern/colour block, offers a flattering look.
- UPF 50+ sun protection swim shirts protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
- Quick-drying rash guard tops, perfect for swimming, surfing, fitness and beach holiday.
What’s Your Choice? – Looking At Its Genetics.
Rash guards are very flexible, they come in a variety of colours and designs, superb for both men and women. Its also known as a rashie, for short. It’s made form spandex, nylon and polyester. It’s called a rash guard because it stops the wearer from getting abrasions due to sweat and moisture on the skin. They also offer super UV protection, especially for surfers or people involved in water sports.
The uses for this super garment are endless. The sportsmen that use them would probably say their training was maintained and kept to a high standard due to their rash guards and their coaches of course.
- Exclusive UV Block fabric with UPF 50+ protective fabric.
- Ultra-flattering seam lines put your best form forward.
- 90% Polyester, 10% Elastane.
- Long sleeves offers more body coverage for greater sun protection.
- Raglan sleeves for more room to move, front zipper for ventilation.
- Arm zip pocket stashes your stuff.
Are You Ready?
As you have read the use of a rash guard is very important for different sports. When you decide to take part in any sport, it’s also important to make sure you have taken the right precautions to ensure you will be injury free at the end of it.
This should be second nature to anyone who’s serious about their training and their health. Wearing the right clothing will help in many ways, a rash guard is just one of those garments that should be rated high on your list of clothing.
If you have any questions or comments please leave them below.
Enjoy your training and as always keep safe.