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The sportswear you need to get an Olympic body

Inspired by Rio 2016 to improve your fitness? Then you're going to need to read this

The sportswear you need to get an Olympic body

Nothing makes you feel as bad as watching the Olympics while you're elbow deep in a can of Pringles. But don't let it drag you down into a sea of despair and calories, use it as a catalyst to get off your backside and get a body like Michael Phelps (well, to at least get rid of a few folds).

Here are the stylishly essential sportswear items you need in your life to kickstart your health revolution:

Nike Lunarepic Flyknit ULTD

These multicoloured trainers combine practicality and style for the ultimate workout footwear. The Flyknit upper acts as a natural extension of your leg, giving a sensation of cushioning underfoot, while the contoured Lunarlon midsole has precision-lasered cuts on the sides that collapse during footstrike, delivering a perfectly smooth transition from heel to toe.


iFit Vue Activity Tracker

This smart little touch screen wristband allows you to track activities such as steps, distance, calories burned and sleep, as well as alerting you when you need to get off your backside and get exercising.


Under Armour compression t-shirt

With winter just around the corner, you're going to want to layer up when working out, especially if you're doing it outside in the mornings (think dark, miserable park runs...yay!). The training top is made from ColdGear fabric, engineered to be warm, lightweight and wick moisture away, as well as being cut in close compression fit, which actives your muscles for extra power. And if that wasn't enough, it's also got anti-odour tech, so you don't have to disgust your other half when you get in.


Nike Flex-Repel shorts

They may look normal, but these sports short's strengths lie in the details, such as the curved hem that allows extra freedom of movement for your legs, and the ultralight, water-repellent fabric with allover perforations that cools you down when your workout gets sweaty.


Osprey Talon 11 running backpack

There's no worse way to end your working day than being stuck in traffic or on the tube, so make a run for it (literally) and bypass all those commuting losers by sprinting past them with all your workload and extra belongings safely tucked away in this lightweight running backpack.


Bose SoundSport wireless headphones

Listening to the right music when working out can push you further than you thought you could go, so make sure you have the right headphones for the job. This Bose SoundSport style is wireless so you won't have anything dangling in front of you, just connect to your device via Bluetooth and you're ready to go. They're also sweat and weather resistant, so don't worry about holding back on the perspiration.


Puma Dri-Release t-shirt

If you're looking for an affordable, high quality training top, this is an ideal choice. This shirt combines dryCELL materials and Dri-Release Cotton to keep you dry throughout your workout. What the hell do those materials even mean you ask? Well they're faster wicking and dry four times faster than ordinary cotton, and comes with FreshGuard to keep smells away.

Castelli Compressione 13 stretch knit socks

Think you can go out running in your ordinary socks? WRONG. You're feet will end up irritated and your shoes pungent. These extremely lightweight socks by the cycling authority brand have been designed to promote circulation with reinforced heels and toes.

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Treery Cloth weight lifting gloves

If you want to sculpt your guns into those of a Greek Adonis, then you'll need to protect your hands, especially if you're just starting out and testing how much is right for you to lift. This style is made with a lightweight Lycra mesh, allowing your hands to move freely and breathe, reducing sweat to avoid dropping weights and breaking your toes, which would be both painful and embarrassing.