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Throwback Thursday: What Type of 1980s Workout Clothes Would You Have Worn?

In light of the nostalgia waves that overcome us on the weekly basis, we’re hopping on that #ThrowbackThursday or #TBT hashtag and wondering how life would have been if someway or somehow, the present could be the 1980s.  Would we be looking like Tiffany Kapowski or A.C. Slater from Saved By the Bell (they epitomized the late 80’s)?  Curiosity didn’t kill the cat this time, so come with us down memory lane and let’s find out more.

What Type of a Body Would We Have Had?

Contrary to our predisposition to think that modernity in its most present form is the absolute peak of human achievement, bodybuilders and lean muscle mass existed throughout time.  Just because we have things such as cross-fit and H.I.T. (high intensity training) workouts, does not mean we were able to achieve absolute fitness.  Take a look at Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jane Fonda, and you will see the parallels in the present and past – gyms and a conscious awareness to health and body vanity were also a large part of the 80’s.  With that said, our body shape and size if we were to live in the 1980s would have been similar to how you currently look.

What Type of Gym Clothes Would We Have Worn?

Though brands like Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour dominate today’s markets, so too did sporting goods companies of yesteryear.  Reebok, Pony, and even Nike were the must have apparel for people inside and outside of the gym.  As with any trend, the latest fashion trend is heavily inspired by stuff from the 80’s – neon bright colors and boxier but fitted clothes are the in thing.  Although technology in athletic footwear has progressed – lighter and stronger materials provide good foot support, retro Jordans and sneakers are still being rocked.  In short, it would be plausible to suggest the latest sportswear would be worn, albeit with more cotton sweat materials and spandex.  Advances in synthetic blending of materials has allowed things such as moisture wicking and more durable cotton shorts or shirts that conform to body shapes – something that lacked in the 80’s.

To Sum It Up

We would look very similar to our 1980’s counterpart.  The difference is that sweatpants and cotton would be the default, rather than synthetic materials.  And probably the hair-dos would be drastically different.  Though mullets are still a thing, be glad it was not the norm. 

#TBT #ThrowbackThursday #80s



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