It is unfortunately so for some clothes, and especially training clothes , bad odor can stick a little extra, even if it is freshly washed. The training clothes Yours can "trick" you by starting to smell again as soon as one has moved. We can give you some great tips on how wash and preserve the training clothes your in the best possible way.
Your workout clothes are functional in such a way that it holds you dry and make you feel fresh and sporty. After an intense workout, many people experience that they do not smell completely optimal and the sweat can settle well in your clothes. If you wash your training clothes in the wrong way, it can lead to the washing not removing the smell, and in many cases they can smell worse than before. Regardless of whether the training clothes are expensive or cheap should not the smell of sweat left in the fabric, and it's just a matter of washing the clothes properly. Isn't it a little weird about one of the parts inthe training setcan not be used due to bad smell?
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How often should I wash exercise clothes?
Hopefully you have some extra strength left after the workout to put on a laundry, for that is the best thing you can do to avoid it vonde and sure the smell gets stuck in your clothes. In other words, it is very wise to wash exercise clothes as soon as possible after use. If for some reason you do not have the opportunity to wash them right away, you should try to avoid putting it together with the rest of the laundry, and rather hang them up so that they can breathe a little.
We strongly recommend that you wash your training clothes separately so that you avoid them discoloration , and that the smell spreads to your other clothes.
What kind detergent one wearer can have a lot to say for how long the training clothes keep their quality. First of all, it is important to mention that one should definitely avoid detergent in powder form, and it is rather recommended to use liquid detergent on your workout clothes. There is a risk that the powder will not be washed out properly, which can wear out the fabric. That said, there are various detergents that are designed for washing of training clothes . Today's detergents are able to clean leggings at a lower temperature, so you do not necessarily have to worry that the clothes will not get rid of the smell of sweat. If the training clothes contain some wool, it should be washed with special detergent som milo.
You may want to rinse your workout clothes cold water before washing it, to remove salt and other residues that have accumulated.
Which washing program should I use?
Most washing machines have one sports program , and it is recommended to use this because it is fine-tuned for training clothes , and in this way the garment is washed more efficiently. Some washing machines do not have such a program and then we recommend using the synthetic cycle, as the function is quite similar.
How many degrees should I use?
One of the reasons why exercise clothes still smell sour after washing is because it is usually washed on for low heat . It is always recommended to check the label and follow the washing instructions on the training clothes. Tight-fitting garments asunderwear andleggings should actually be washed on 60 degrees for one hygienic washing. The problem is that this can damage the fabric and some training clothes are marked with a lower temperature. You will often find that it says 40 degrees on the leggings, of which some models can only withstand 30 degrees . Despite this, it will always be safest to choose the sports program at 40 degrees or a synthetic program at 30 degrees with a detergent that is specifically selected for training clothes.
Fabric softener and dryer?
Fabric softener or fabric softener is not recommended to wear on training clothes as these clothes are usually made of more technical and functional materials that are water repellent and breathing . The breathable material is finely woven fabric fibers, and a possible fabric softener may risk affecting both the breathability and the water-repellent material of the garment. Although it works perfectly on ordinary clothes, it is not a good idea to use on training clothes. The biggest mistake people make when washing their workout clothes is to use fabric softener, because it intensifies the smell of sweat. Unless otherwise stated on the washing instructions on the garment,we do not recommend the use of fabric softener on exercise clothes.
Exercise clothes should not enter the dryer . Technical training clothes often have materials that are breathable, water-repellent, elastic and stretchy. These properties make such clothes very vulnerable to incorrect treatment, and it does not take much before you risk destroying the functionality of the training clothes. In other words, high spin and the use of a dryer can ruin the stretch in your workout clothes. For that reasonwe strongly recommend that you do not put your training clothes in the dryer, and rather let them hang on that clothes rack or on a clothesline.
How to get rid of sweat stains?
Need help to remove the sweat stains on your training clothes To help you with that problem, you can read our article ""How to remove sweat stains and avoid visible stains".
Here are some stain removers you can use:
- Acetone - This removes grease, varnish and plastic. Be careful not to use this on acetate and triacetate and remember that it is very flammable .
- Vinegar which is five to seven percent - This can be helpful in removing sweat stains
- Citric acid - Can be used as disarmament and bleaching, dissolve one teaspoon of citric acid per deciliter of water.
- Water - The easiest thing you can do is to just use water. If it is a form of bodily stain, which can be anything from sweat to egg white, then this dissolves with cold water . If there are grease stains you want to get rid of, then use hot water .
Wash acid training clothes
If the training clothes still have one sour smell , can be used vinegar as a rinse aid to remove the sour smell from the clothes. You can also put clothes that smell bad in water along with vinegar overnight, and then wash the garment in the washing machine with regular detergent afterwards.
How to wash your training leggings?
One should washthe training leggings after a maximum of one day of use. This will diminish bacteria and remove odors. You can also make an assessment based on the training session you have had. Has there been a session with high intensity and a lot of sweat Or an hour's walk If you sweat a lot during the training session, then it is clear that the training leggings can take the trip to the washing machine. The leggings can actually become stiff if you have sweated a lot. When it comes to training with low intensity and little sweat, you can make your own assessment of whether you want to wash it or use it again.l.
Despite that, even a short walk can make your leggings start to smell. There are good detergents out there and it is recommended to use something that is specially developed for training and leisure clothes, which effectively removes bad smells in the leggings.
One thing that is important to keep in mind is that you should not mix any training clothes with other textiles. This can damage the synthetic fabric and increase the likelihood of the fabric losing its technical properties, as in ourVortex 2 Leggings with compression and a higher level of elastane. To read more about our leggings you can readher.
If you need help figuring out which leggings are right for you, you can read oursultimate leggingsguide.
How to wash socks after training
How to washthe socks in the washing machine depends largely on what the socks can withstand. They should be separated in the same way as you do with other clothes, ie based on the material in the clothes. If they are, for example synthetic , you should take them at max 40 degrees so that it is not damaged in too high heat.
With white socks , so it may be that they are often colored white. And to preserve the colors, you have to be careful with the shoes you wear and how dirty the floor you step on can be. You should also wash them more often and preferably 40 degrees if it notsays something else on the instructions.
For help and advice on how you can wash your shoes can you read our article "how to wash shoes", which gives you a detailed procedure on how to maintain and wash your shoes.
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Remember rules for maintenance of training clothes
A brief summary of how you can maintain the training clothes in the best possible way, and wash it properly:
- Avoid leaving used training clothes long before washing
- Wash clothes as soon as possible after exercise
- Wash at high temperature if possible.
- Do not use fabric softener
- Avoid dryers
- Use suitable detergent