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2. Cord management - For iPod wearers, this loops your headphone cord through the garment so that its not swinging everywhere while you're running. I usually go gaga over a shirt or tank when I see this feature 3. Wicking -Moves moisture away from your body to help cool and keep you dry. This is a must have!! Most, if not all, of your gear should have this. And it's not expensive to get - Target and Walmart activewear have this feature (trust me, I love Champion!) (Shameless Plug: The BGR! tech tee is made by Champion) 4. Thumbholes - This is most often seen for fall/winter items to help you keep your hands warm. We can talk more later about this, but like the cord management, it's definitely a PLUS feature.
5. Compression - This feature is circulation based. Most circulation means better blood flow which is best during a run. Many athletes like it because compression is believed to aid recovery from your workout too.6. Drop hem - BIG BOOTY WOMEN UNITE! This feature prevents ride up and your butt from hanging out in spandex by having the hem in the back be a little longer than the front hem. So it "drops" down in (and get its eagle on) in the back. This ads a feminine feature to your shirt/tank too. Good feature. 7. 2-n-1 - This is exclusively a term for shorts. These kind of shorts have compression shorts within regular shorts. Cuts down on that inner thigh rub and also has the added benefits of compression. [caption id="attachment_1699" align="aligncenter" width="210" caption="Asics 2-n-1 Shorts"][/caption] 8. Flat-lock seam - Chafing is a serious issue. It bites. To avoid the seams of your clothing from rubbing you the wrong way, flat-lock seams were invented. Look for this especially in shirts, tights, and socks. So head to a few of those sites and try out your new lingo! If you find a term and you want to know what it means, post it in the comment section so the group can define it for you.
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