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There's no doubt about it that we've swapped the gym for home workouts and outdoor exercising such as running and cycling during the lockdown. And for some, they've gained an interest in exercise over the last few months.

More virtual events are taking place as many sports events have been cancelled, such as the Great Manchester 10k, the London Marathon, and the Great North Run. These events allow participants to set a monthly target, i.e. 25k, 50k, 100k, and record their distances. Once completed, they will get sent a medal. While the nation has become keen fitness enthusiastic and more health-conscious, it's essential to wear suitable clothing to keep you cool, and t-shirts play an influential role in performance.

Best T-Shirt Material for Exercising

It's easy to put on an old t-shirt or a sports team shirt to go out running, but you'll find yourself getting warm quickly, which can change your performance and often slow you down. So, what is the best t-shirt material for exercising?

When receiving a running top from a charity for an event, finishing a race, or in sports shops, you may have noticed that the materials are usually made from polyester; there's a reason for this. Polyester offers breathability due to the lightweight fabric, which helps you stay cool. Polyester is also durable and doesn't wrinkle. Compared to cotton, which absorbs moisture, i.e. your sweat, polyester will keep you dry as sweat dispenses through the material.

Another interesting fact about polyester is that while the material is light and helps you be fresh when exercising, mainly through the warmer months, it can also keep you warm during the cold months. However, like most materials, absorbing a large amount of sweat can set off an unfriendly odorous smell. So, make sure you wash your clothes after every workout to avoid your t-shirts locking in the sweat.

Customising Polyester T-Shirts

Naturally, when participating in a sporting event, such as a charitable run, you'll most likely want to customise a t-shirt. Now, please bear in mind when personalising t-shirts, not all t-shirt printing methods are suitable for all fabrics.

Buytshirtsonline offers all t-shirt printing techniques, including screen printing and embroidery. So if you're taking part in an event and require a bulk of sportswear t-shirts to be customised, contact us today, and we'll guide you through the process and advise on the best options.

We also offer a service for charity t-shirt printing with a 10% discount for charities! Call us today for more information and let Buytshirtsonline help you stand out from the crowd on the day.