Functional Training – work harder, train smarter


Functional Training and Lycra. Great style with the silver tights and black top. Thanks Pick Of The Basket!

The Pick Of The Basket

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Functional Training?
Training has a function – besides building up muscles? Yes, it definitely has!

I am doing workout in gyms for several years by now. Sometime more effectively, sometimes less. It is only natural that I first had to build up knowledge, before being able to train efficiently. Unluckily you either have to be motivated to do a lot of research on your own or to meet the right people at the right time, that are happy to share their knowledge with you.

I was lucky enough to have both of it, self-motivation and a pool of good trainers that were delighted to pass me over some “tips and tricks”.

Starting training at the age of 15 years I can look back onto 4 years of constant training – okay, little exception, during my year abroad in France I had to insert a break and start almost from the beginning afterwards…

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Swimsuit Buyers Guide – Men’s Swimwear Styles


Perhaps you need a new swimsuit – check these suggestions out, whether you like the traditional ‘speedo’ variety, or the swim bike pants called ‘jammmers’. The only thing missing is the traditional men’s one piece swim suit, which is great for those guys who don’t have a 6 pack or have scars or burns on their abdomen. I can’t seem to find many men’s one piece swim suits, email me at lycraluva at gmail dot com if you do come across any. Thanks in advance LL.

ProSwimwear Blog

When it comes to buying a swimming costume there are many factors to consider. What will you be using your new swimsuit for? Will it be used once a day, once a week, or more like once a month? Do you need it for leisure swimming, training/fitness or racing? And then there’s the vast amount of different styles, colours and swimwear materials to choose from, it can all be a little overwhelming. But don’t fear, ProSwimwear is here to help explain the ins and outs of buying swimwear. These guides will help you figure out what sort of swimsuit to purchase for your needs.

jammers-leisureSo lets start with men’s swimwear. Nowadays men are not constricted to wearing traditional “Speedo” style swim briefs at the pool, there are many different swimwear styles to choose from that apply to a range of different purposes.

Swim Jammers are tightly fitting knee length swim…

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Unitard KEE Suits – London Lycra Unitards with an edge


Watch the girls rock in their KEE suits in action in this video clip.

 

ACKEE 'KEE SUIT' Half Green/ Black Geometric Patterned Lycra/ Spandex Handmade Unitard

Hand made in London and retailing for around the $100 mark – one of a kind unitard to rock to the gym, dance or bike. These are too cool just to wear at home!

 

 

 

 

Dynamite Samba Leggings – Lovely Green Samba Lycra!


Great workout gear from Dynamite

Know how to shake it and lose it in lycra with Dynamite

 

Awesome prints and energy from Dynamite in Brazil.

 

 

Dynamite Fitness Wear – Lycra Lovers Beware


Dynamite is a explosive cocktail of sexy fashion fitness style.
Provides high-quality products with amazing unique designs When your workout, the clothes make you look good, you feel fantastic, you feel sexy, it motivates you to work out even better, and look good in and out of the gym!
say No! to the boring fitness clothing, try Dynamite and you will feel what i am talking about! 🙂

Our products are made 90% with DuPont™ Supplex ® and Meryl( a lighter version of suplex), a soft, comfortable fabric which does all this:

• Shapes your butt and thighs

• Wicks away moisture, keeps you cool and dry

• Wrinkle free

• Stretches 500%

• Odor, wind and water resistant

• Dries fast

• Colors stay bright, no fading!

• Fabric holds its shape, wash after wash

All the clothing is manufactured in Brazil Most of the items is “One Size Fits All” because of the material, it stretches up to 500% (five sizes!) yet it returns to its natural shape. fits all the Women who wear sizes 2 – 10 !!

Lycra Tri Suits – Latest Design from O2 Fit


New 02 Tri Suit – $70.00 AUD online

The great thing about the 02 Tri Suit is the ability to pretty much run, swim, go to the gym and have a really intense workout and not worry about having to change your clothing between activities.

Tri suits, whilst made for triathlons are a really functional piece of workout attire. A typical workout might include a run or walk to get the body warm, followed by a gym workout with weights, To finish off a workout might also include a swim at the end (just shower though so you are clean before you get in).

O2 Compression makes this Black Men’s Trisuit and states that the benefits include:

o2fit’s triathlon suits is sleek and fitted in a way to give you the best performance in both your triathlon training and on the big day.

The suit allows you to swim, ride and run without needing to spend time changing gear during the transitions. Most professional triathletes will wear a triathlon suit because it offers an all-in-one, multi-purpose garment that can be worn from the moment you arrive, right through to the recovery period after the event.

Our triathlon suits include chamois padding (micro fleece 85% polyester + 15% spandex) in the crotch for comfort during the ride, while not impeding swimming or running ability.

They are made from quick dry material which will ensure that you dry off as quickly as possible between the swim and the ride to prevent chafe.

Other benefits include:

  • Leg grippers so you don’t have to worry about the short legs riding up while you train or race
  • Reduced drag in the water to ensure you perform at your best and aren’t overworked in the early stages of the event reducing muscle oscillation upon ground contact increasing torque generated about joints
  • Reducing the risk of injury by enhancing recovery following strenuous exercise by aiding in the removal of blood lactate and improving subsequent exercise performance increasing feelings of positive leg sensations both during and following strenuous exercise
  • Reducing the effects of delayed onset muscle soreness in the days following strenuous exercise

Our strategic flat-lock stitching means enhanced comfort and a great fit.

Does o2fit compression products have a UV rating?

Yes, all of our products have a UV rating of 50+.

Motivational Lycra: Mr. Motivator


 

Mr Motivator & Denise are supporting Quaker’s Two Minute Mover campaign to super start your morning in the time it takes to cook your porridge.  To see their fun, 2 minute HIT routines which you can try at home, go to http://www.youtube.com/QuakerOatsUK

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2257272/Mr-Motivators-Denise-Van-Outen-joins-forces-80s-lycra-legend.html#ixzz39gbyvBm5

Anytime’s a good time to get into lycra. Loving this porridge workout and Mr. Motivators colourful spandex unitard.

How To Make Lycra Tights & Workout Shorts


Love these leggings and bike pants. The extra pocket is really important. Well done on putting this together. A great article that shows what can be done with a little patience and inspiration. Thanks Frau Fleur for the post and hope to see more soon.

The unitard is back – on YouTube at least


A workout to support your love on all things lycra and Unitard. Thanks Expat Runner for this article. Check out the buns of steel!

THE EXPAT RUNNER

I was right. I’m a tight ass. The pain on the outside of my knee experienced when running downhill during the NM Galaxy 15km was (and continues to be caused) by tightness in my buttocks and hips. It’s classic ITB syndrome. I’ve been to physio twice and have been stretched and pummelled which has really helped, and I’m stretching and using a foam roller at home. Hopefully, this will sort the problem out. I doubt I will be able to do the Cyberjaya Half Marathon this coming weekend but I haven’t given up hope yet. Common sense would dictate that I give it a miss. Common what?

Anyway, I’m pretty sure I can pinpoint the origin of this butt problem. I am a victim of my own attempts at strength training. My cross-training was totally lacking despite good intentions and the knowledge that strength training is essential for running injury-free. I’m…

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1ZEE – Custome Lycra Bodysuit Fashion


Custom made onesies in Lycra. Love this style. So many different options to match the top and bottom. Ask for men’s onesies!

La Vida Lycra

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1ZEE is active-wear to the power of three: it combines a crop-top, singlet and pants all in one.

This catsuit-effect outfit is versatile and stays in place so that there are no wardrobe malfunctions when you use-it-to-move-it. That means the wearer doesn’t have to worry about tops riding up, pants riding down or underwear showing and can instead focus on the activity at hand.

1ZEE active-suits are made for gym workouts, weights, aerobics, pilates, yoga, rowing, running, dancing – just about any aerobic activity.

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“It is designed

to complement

your individual

goals and

personality on

your journey

to fitness.”

– Roberta

The 1ZEE is designed to be funky and flattering.  Customers have the opportunity to express individuality in their design, fit and fabric selection. The current range allows customers to select preferences from various back options, leg lengths, and top styles – such as a rouged front or shirt-front that is looser around the tummy…

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