Sporting Life | 06/01/2024

Kickstart your training today

By Glaiza Seguia Godinez
Copywriter, SSSPORTS.COM

The commitment to fitness continues! Regular and sustainable training routine is a great foundation for a healthier, happier you this new year. Sun & Sand Sports is here to help by providing the right workout wear, accessories and tips to those who are ready to sweat it out.

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Helpful training tips

    What is training?

    Training is any physical activity that makes your muscles work harder, like workouts or doing yoga. It can help you get stronger and feel more energised. The best part is anyone can train anywhere, whether in the comfort of your living room, gym, yoga studio or outdoors. So, before heading out to your first workout of the year, pick up these recommended training shoes, clothes and gear from SSS. Don’t have the app yet? Download now for iOS and Android.

    Training shoes for men

    Nike Men’s Air Max Alpha Trainer 5 Training Shoe

    The iconic Air Sole unit delivers responsive cushioning, absorbing impact and keeping you comfortable during intense workouts.

     Price: AED 450.00

    Under Armour Men’s UA TriBase™ Reign 5 Training Shoe

    Featuring full-length Micro G® midsole for responsive cushioning and a low-to-the-ground build for stability, to help push your limits in any training session.

     Price: AED 549.00 AED 275.00

    Nike Men’s Metcon 9 Workout Shoe

    Dominate the workout with sticky rubber outsole that grips any surface, Flyknit upper and Zoom Air unit for explosive power and weightlifting stability.

    Price: AED 725.00

    Training shoes for women

    Nike Women’s Zoom Bella 6 Training Shoe

    Featuring breathable mesh upper to keep you cool, Zoom Air unit for snappy responsiveness and cushioning for every step, jump and lift.

    Price: AED 450.00

    Nike Women’s Metcon 9 Training Shoes

    It has ultra-stable platform grips any surface, dynamic FlexWrap upper and responsive Zoom Air unit to support explosive movements and weightlifting.

    Price: AED 725.00

    Under Armour Women’s Project Rock 6 Shoe

    Athletic shoe with rock-solid TriBase™ for multi-directional stability, plus explosive EnergyPulse™ cushioning that fuels every lunge and lift.

    Price: AED 759.00 AED 489.00

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    Training clothes for men

    Nike Men’s Dri-FIT Fitness T-Shirt

    Dri-FIT tee wicks moisture fast, keeping you cool and focused during workouts. The soft knit fabric moves with you for full range of motion, so you can move without feeling restricted.

    Price: AED 150.00

    Under Armour Men’s UA ABC Camo Print T-Shirt

    The moisture-wicking tech keeps you dry while the lightweight fabric offers unrestricted movement for squats and lunges. Rock the bold camo design while doing reps.

    Price: AED 169.00

    adidas Men’s Train Essentials 3-Stripes Training Joggers

    Soft, flexible pair with sweat-wicking fabric, while the tapered legs and ribbed cuffs offer unrestricted movement. Move freely, train confidently and look good doing it.

    Price: AED 239.00 AED 149.00

    Training clothes for women

    Nike Women’s One Dri-FIT High-Rise 18cm Bike Shorts

    The stretchy, sweat-wicking material moves with you, while the high-rise waist offers secure coverage. Conquer any routine and feel supported.

    Price: AED 175.00

    Under Armour Women’s HeatGear® No-Slip Training Leggings

    The soft, high-rise waistband stays put even during intense workouts and the sweat-wicking fabric keeps you dry. These leggings are always gym-ready.

    Price: AED 189.00

    PUMA Women’s Modest Activewear T-Shirt

    The flexible, sweat-wicking top moves freely, while the long sleeves and extended back length offer flattering, distraction-free movement for any exercise.

    Price: AED 249.00 AED 199.00

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    Training accessories

    Nike Mastery Yoga Mat

    Elevate your yoga session with this premium mat designed for durability, comfort and stability during every pose and stretch.

    Price: AED 475.00 AED 199.00

    Nike Men’s Extreme Fitness Gloves

    Level up your grip with breathable mesh back, textured palms and secure closure. It gives enhanced control for weightlifting, pull-ups and any exercise demanding maximum grip.

    Price: AED 89.00

    Nike Brasilia Training Duffel Bag

    With its spacious interior and durable construction, this bag ensures convenient storage for your gear, making it an essential when going to the gym.

    Price: AED 225.00

    Nike Everyday Cushion Crew Socks

    These performance socks offer strategic cushioning and support, ensuring a comfortable fit that helps you stay focused throughout your training sessions.

    Price: AED 99.00

    Nike Fuel Jug Water Bottle

    Stay hydrated during your workouts with this 40-ounce capacity companion featuring a flip top you can open or close with one hand. It’s practical and stylish.

    Price: AED 99.00

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    Nutritional support for training

    A balanced diet is generally enough for most people when training. However, in some situations, supplements can play a valuable nutritional role. Remember, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional first before taking any supplements.

    Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder (2.11kg)

    This Cookies & Cream flavoured formula packs 24g of high-quality protein per scoop to help build and maintain muscle, while essential amino acids support post-workout recovery and endurance.

    Price: AED 283.00

    Mutant Carnitine Supplement (90 Capsules)

    A supplement that promotes efficient fat metabolism, providing sustained energy and aiding in achieving fitness goals.

    Price: AED 89.00

    Optimum Nutrition ESSENTIAL AMIN.O. ENERGY Powder (270kg)

    A blend of key amino acids to support muscle recovery and performance. It contains natural caffeine for an invigorating boost to any training.

    Price:AED 77.00 AED 73.00

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    How to choose the sports bra for you?

    For ladies, investing in the right sports bra for your activity can prevent discomfort and chafing. It can maximise workout by giving proper support and full range of motion. There are three impact levels for sports bras: low, medium and high.

    Nike Women’s Indy Low-Support Sports Bra

    Ideal for low-impact exercises like yoga and walking. It offers gentle support and a natural range of motion with lightweight construction and minimalistic design.

    Price: AED 169.00 AED 119.00

    adidas Women’s Powerreact Training Medium-Support Sports Bra

    Made for optimal comfort and support during medium-impact activities like strength training, dancing or cycling. It has a secure fit to minimise bounce and maximise confidence.

    Price: AED 209.00 AED 145.00

    Under Armour Women’s UA Infinity High-Support Sports Bra

    Engineered for maximum support and comfort during high-impact activities like HITT, CrossFit, jumping jacks or burpees. The innovative design ensures minimal bounce, giving stability for more intense exercises.

    Price: AED 229.00 AED 119.00

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    Things to know before working out

    Before you rush into signing up for gym memberships, here’s all you need to know about starting a routine and how to stick to it.

    Get a check-up. Visit your healthcare provider to detect problems or conditions that could put you at risk for injury while exercising. Understanding your body can help identify the best exercises for you and optimise your workouts.

    Plan and set realistic goals. Planning workouts keeps you accountable, prevents you from getting overwhelmed and sets you up for consistent progress. Start with achievable goals like 30-minute workout twice a week.   

    Begin with easy workouts. A brisk walk or bodyweight exercises are perfect first steps. Consistency is key and small, but regular moves build lasting healthy habits.

    Discover activities you enjoy. Whether it’s a solo exercise bike session, sweating it out at a group fitness class or stress-relieving yoga time. When you have fun doing something, you’ll stick with it.

    Listen to your body. If you’re feeling energised, push a little harder. If you’re tired, take a rest. Remember, rest is just as important in training.

    Easy exercises you can do at home and office

    For those who are still easing their body to more regular training or want to squeeze a few minutes of exercise in between their busy day at home or in the office, you can try these quick workouts that don’t need equipment.  

    Stretch with the sunrise. Stand tall, reach your arms overhead, then bend forward, gently touching your fingertips to the floor. Repeat 5 times. Then, roll your shoulders back and forward, then circle your hips in both directions. Finish with a few deep breaths to energise your body and mind.

    Stair climber. Take one step at a time, focusing on keeping your core engaged and back straight. Start with 2 sets of 10-15 reps, then gradually increase as you get stronger.

    Walk it off. Step outside or around the office and walk. Aim for 30 minutes, picking up the pace slightly every 5 minutes for a mini-burst of cardio.

    Chair yoga. Sit tall, then roll your shoulders, reach your arms overhead, and bend forward for a gentle hamstring stretch. Do 10 reps of each exercise, and feel free to hold longer if you feel good.

    High knees. Get your heart pumping with this cardio blast. Stand tall, core engaged and bring each knee up towards your chest as fast as you can for 30 seconds. Rest for 30 seconds, then repeat 3 times.

    Reboot your fitness with regular exercise and the correct workout gear for you. Training is all about progress, not perfection. So, start slow, stay steady, and Sun & Sand Sports will be cheering you throughout all the reps. Back to top.

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