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Do you wear your cycling clothes when working out in a fitness center?

Old 10-04-10, 03:00 AM
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Do you wear your cycling clothes when working out in a fitness center?

Do you wear your cycling outfits when working out in a fitness center?

Some people work out in a fitness center to keep fit when the weather doesn't permit it.
Of these, some wear whatever clothing items they set aside to work out in (i.e. tee-shirts, sweat pants, shorts, etc.).

I tried wearing old cycling jerseys, spandex bicycling shorts or bibs that have seen better days. I found out that wearing these clothing items helped wick away the sweat rather than absorb it.

Have any of you tried this? What do you think? Please discuss.
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Old 10-04-10, 06:44 AM
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I just wear shorts and Ts... although I did wear cycling shorts a couple of times while on a stationary bike... then I decided it was the stationary bike that sucked... not the clothing.
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never. only exception would be in a spin class.
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I wear gym shorts and a t-shirt when I ride to the gym.
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The only thing I do in a fitness center is ride a stationary bike. I prefer to wear a wicking shirt and the type of shorts depends on the type of bike seat (since I'll be sitting on it for an hour or more). I have also found that a stiffer soled shoe is more comfortable for me than many running style shoes.
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Old 10-04-10, 01:26 PM
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What's a fitness center?

Seriously though, I quit using these.
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Originally Posted by SBRDude View Post
never. only exception would be in a spin class.
This.
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Originally Posted by GP View Post
I wear gym shorts and a t-shirt when I ride to the gym.
+1. My cycling clothes are my gym shorts.
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Old 10-05-10, 06:25 AM
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I've never been in a fitness center. I don't need to go someplace special to exercise. A $30 dumbbell set and a chin-up bar is all I need besides my own body weight to maintain whatever level of fitness I want to get to.
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