5 for Friday: Black Workout Leggings

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Hi, I'm Tina!

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Is there anything better in life than a pair of good black leggings? You know, the kind you say that are for working out, but they’re also for sitting on your couch in a hoodie and fuzzy socks. (You know you do it too!) Every time I go shopping for workout clothes, I tell myself not to buy another pair of black workout leggings. And just about every time I go shopping for workout clothes… let’s just say, I’ve lost count of how many pairs I have, but they’re my favorite and ones that I wear all the time. I mean, they go with everything! Here are my top five favorites.

Brooks Greenlight Capris (on sale for $42!): These are my hands-down favorite leggings, and I’ll always pick them from the top of the (clean!) laundry pile. They’re seriously reliable for every type of workout from CrossFit to running to OrangeTheory. Plus, the fabric is super-soft so that I can focus on getting a good sweat in and not on some awkwardly fitting tights.

Brooks Go-To Capri – Yeah, I think these are called “go-to” for a reason. I love these for similar reasons to the Greenlight Capris mentioned above, but they’re much more shiny and the material is a bit more sheer, but not see-through at all. The drawstring is key, so they stay up, no problem, so I can run and squat and never have to worry about them slipping down. They’re also often my go-to pair for traveling because they’re so comfy and move with you. I love them so much that I bought them in several colors besides black. (You’ve probably seen me in the burgundy ones a zillion times now!)

Athleta Highline Hybrid Ankle Tight – I frickin’ love these tights. They’re more of an athleisure style, and I don’t even wear them to work out. They’re much more stylish than workout leggings. I actually fell in love with these tights and went to the nearest Athleta because they were sold out online. I tried them on in-store and needed to have them in my life. Unfortunately, they were a bit too long, BUT Athleta sells petite sizes (online), so I ordered them that same day. Love, love, lovvveeee!

Lululemon Align Pant II – Lululemon pants are obviously never cheap, but they are SO WORTH IT! I want these in every color! They’re high-waisted, so they’re really flattering, and the material is seriously like butter. They also have a hidden pocket for keys, so they’re great for running.

UA Vanish Crop Women’s Studio Capris – If there’s anything from this post that you purchase, make sure these babies are in your shopping cart! The material is SO SOFT and moves SO WELL with you. It definitely performs while giving you a bit of support without adding a ton of bulk. And, for those of you who are super sweaty like me, the fabric is actually called “UA Vanish” because that’s exactly what sweat does when you’ve got these on. It’s super quick to dry and doesn’t show any “weird” sweat marks. If you like a little color is your life, these capris also come in Static Blue.

Question of the Day

What are your favorite black leggings? …and how many pairs do you have?? 


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