Why You Want To Wear A Hoodie While Working Out

While searching for your next sportswear look, you have probably come across many styles and types of hoodies. If you have yet to add a hoodie to your workout wardrobe, there are a few reasons why you may want to wear a hoodie while working out. We will take a look at some of them to see the benefits of this cute and functional piece of clothing.

Temperature Control

Whether you are working out in a cold gym or outside on a cold day, a hoodie will help keep you warm. Staying warm during while stretching and warming up can help you keep your core temperature steady throughout your workout. Keeping your muscles and joints warm for the duration of your workout is also important for increasing mobility and performance while reducing the risk of injury.

Help Your Body Sweat

If you are the type of person who has trouble sweating, a hoodie can help encourage your body to sweat. Sweating is your body's method for releasing toxins, and the more you sweat, the better your body will get at preserving sodium and other nutrients that are lost during this important process. Sweating also helps your body lose water weight. Although you will not burn more calories or fat by wearing a hoodie, the loss of water weight can be an important step in any workout journey. Sweating also helps to regulate your body temperature, allowing you to stay warm without overheating.


Hoodies are incredibly comfortable articles of clothing, and our selection of hoodies are no different. By wearing a hoodie during your workout, you can feel comfortable even while working through an intense exercise. Some studies have even found a link between comfortability and productivity. This means that the more comfortable you are, the harder you will work during your exercise, encouraging better results overall.

Sanitary Concerns

If you are working out at a gym, you will be using equipment and weights that dozens of other people have used throughout the day. While some gyms are great about disinfecting equipment, there's always a chance something was missed. If you don't want to risk touching anyone else's sweat, a hoodie is a great way to put a barrier between your skin and your workout equipment. This also plays into the comfort benefits of hoodies, since it can be more pleasant to have metal bars and other materials resting against your hoodie rather than your bare skin. Use your sleeves to wipe down surfaces or to grab door handles, water fountain buttons, and more while at the gym to reduce your exposure to germs.


At Bombshell Sportswear, we love a good legging and sports bra look, but we know that's not for everyone. If the "shirtless" look isn't for you, but you still want to show off your cute sports bra, a cover crop hoodie can be a great solution. These hoodies are stylish while providing you with coverage to get all the benefits of a traditional hoodie. Crop hoodies are also a great way to style your sportswear for all day, giving you a relaxed and comfortable look.

Now that you know the reasons for wearing hoodies while working out, you will have to decide whether they are right for you. Not everyone enjoys working out while wearing hoodies, but the benefits associated can sway many people. Whether you wear a hoodie or not during your workout, make sure you are always hydrated enough to continue on. Hoodies can keep you warm throughout your workout, making you need more water than without a hoodie. If you have any questions about our selection of hoodies or any of our other products, please reach out to a customer service representative. We would be happy to assist you in any way we can.