Home » Health » Fitness

How To Choose The Right Trainers

Mar 13, 2008
I'm sure we all remember the days when you could walk into a sports shop to buy your trainers and the only decision you had to make was what size you need. It's not quite so simple nowadays.
Let's just imagine that you need some new sports trainers, where do you start to decide what to purchase?

By brand?
By colour?
By application?
With flexible soles?
With rigid soles?
With air cushioning?
With shock absorbers in the heel?

And so on and so on. No wonder most people wear there trainers until they fall apart, most of us haven't got the patience or inclination to stand in front of a wall at the sports store, surrounded by spotty youths checking out the latest styles only to spot a pair of must have trainers but to be told by the assistant that they are in fact for ladies and not a six foot plus behemoth. Daunting, I think you'd agree.

So where do you start?
First you need to think about what you'll be using you trainers for. If you're working out in the gym you'll probably need a different pair of trainers if all you do is lift weights than if you're going to spend an hour a day on the treadmill or stair-master, it's all in the soles you see.

Cross trainers offer a little bit of everything for the gym user, not totally flexible but they offer enough flexibility and support to be used over a variety of disciplines.

Without even getting into the speciality sport trainer market such as basketball, soccer, football or endurance running there is still a million and one varieties to choose from.

Road runners and joggers would generally have very lightweight and flexible trainers to minimize fatigue on legs and joints but these need to offer more flexibility in the sole to counteract the impact of the foot on hard terrain such as pavements as well as offering rigidity in the sides to stop the foot from twisting on un-even surfaces.

How do you know when it's time to change your trainers? The easiest way to see if your trainers are past there use by date is to check out the heels. If the heels look in a bad way and worn down then they probably need replacing.

How long your trainers last? Of course, is up to you, your training plan and how often you re training. If you wear your trainers to the gym to lift weights they are going to last significantly longer than if you are wearing them to run on a treadmill.

When buying a new pair of trainers take your old pair to the shop with you. If the sports store is any good the trained staff there should be able to diagnose any specific problems and help you chose the right pair.

While there is no guarantee that a new pair of trainers will enhance performance, they can certainly help prevent injury and discomfort so always be honest with yourself. If your trainers look worn out then they probably are.

And if in doubt always plum for blue and white trainers, they cover most situations!
About the Author
Nike Trainers

Please feel free to republish this article provided a working hyperlink remains to our site

You may not always agree with my writings but I hope to inform.

Harwood E Woodpecker
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 152
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources