WARM UP THE COLD SHOULDER !!!


Warm up in lycra – but also worth stretching it out. Great advice for toning shoulders.

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Fitness On Toast Faya Girl Blog Gym Workout Healthy Exercise Lift Shoulder Arm Workout Work Out Ideas Inspiration Lift-2 GAP Shoulders that are sculpted and beautifully proportioned can look phenomenal on both women and men – they help to make the stature look more imposing by giving the illusion of a narrower waist and broader top. For women especially, great shoulders can create a fantastic balance between the hips (lower body) and the rest of the upper torso , accentuating curves to promote the ‘hourglass’ shape. This post contains my favourite 4 exercises for targeting the shoulders – a helpful little reminder as approach holiday season 🙂 ! Click MORE for the how-to & to get the details on my outfit 🙂

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Equestrian Vaulting Catsuits


Lycra – its courses for horses – don’t fall off though.

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Equestrian vaulting catsuits

I’m working on new catsuits for some fantastic equestrian vaulters , these ladies can do unbelievable things. I turn their designs into reality, here are some I have made previously. More to come.

Made to measure catsuits by Rosie Blackshaw costume for equestrian vaulting, gymnastics, iceskating, dance

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Mighty Metty


Great post from La Vida Lycra regarding the athlete Sue Metcalfe – the strong woman of lycra.

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I caught up with Sue (Metty) Metcalf on the eve of her departure from Australia to take up residence in North America.

People move countries for different reasons – for love, for work, to widen their horizons or to seek a community of kindred spirits. Metty is moving for all of these reasons, but her primary goal is to take her quest for world power domination to the next level.

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Sue is not chasing political power, although her vocation is to campaign for youth justice, and she will continue this advocacy in the USA.  No, Metty is installing herself amongst the world’s biggest community of protein-munching, physical-power perfecters. And she isn’t there to join them, but to lead them!

Until recently, Sue’s greatest sporting achievement was being chosen for representative Netball. However, since becoming Australia’s strongest woman and winning second place in the USA in…

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Crazy Lycra – We Love You


Methow Ski Rodeo X-country free style. Mazama, Washington, USA. Both 1st and 2nd place medal winners are in this photo. 

Courtesy of  Vals Customised

Courtesy of  Vals Customised

 

This website has some crazy lycra prints, which will ensure you are seen.

They manufacture in crazy print lycra and or spandex:

  • Bike Pants
  • Leggings / Longs
  • Unitards
  • Tops

You see – there is no need for boring black lycra pants with these fun and colourful prints.

Bargain Seconds

The site, Vals customised is located in New York State and has bargain 2nds for $3.00.

You nominate your size and they will send you a mystery pair of bike shorts.

 

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The ‘Cheebra’ 

For more lycra shorts and leggings for adults and children visit their site here.

First Look – SIX30 Cycling Compression Wear | Bicycles Network Australia


You may be already know that two of the biggest names in compression wear, 2XU and Skins, both have an Aussie heritage. This “performance sportswear” comes at a price, so the Australian online retailer Velogear founded the brand SIX30 for compression gear in a more affordable price category .

Read more | First Look – SIX30 Cycling Compression Wear | Bicycles Network Australia

Kids Lose It In Lycra – Fun Compression Wear!


Flower Power Compression Garments – Top with Faux Cape (Large, X-Large, XX-Large) currently discounted to $49.95 US

I’ve come across a website that sells compression clothing for special needs children:

One of the best ways to develop and improve products, for use by occupational and physical therapists who work with children, is to meet them in person and hear what works – or doesn’t work – in the field. Children can be challenging clients to treat because, quite often, their focus is on “being cool” and “fitting in” with their peers, rather than achieving strength, stability and coordination.

“OTs have lamented to me that kids don’t want to wear compression clothing,” says Diana Hohmann, senior brand manager for FlagHouse Special Needs. “Kids with Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Sensory Processing Disorders (SPDs) and more, who need the benefits of deep pressure – such as posture bolstering, alertness, mental focus, body awareness, etc. – don’t get excited about putting on drab, uncomfortable compression clothing and then wearing it in front of their friends. And I don’t blame them!

One of the best ways to develop and improve products, for use by occupational and physical therapists who work with children, is to meet them in person and hear what works – or doesn’t work – in the field. Children can be challenging clients to treat because, quite often, their focus is on “being cool” and “fitting in” with their peers, rather than achieving strength, stability and coordination.

Rocket Man Compression Garments – Top with Chest Stripes (Large, X-Large, XX-Large) currently discounted to $49.95 US

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Blockout Lycra Shorts and Tights Ozsale


Blockout Activewear, which sells lycra shorts, lycra pants, and lycra compression tights is now being featured on the Australian discount site, http://www.ozsale.com.au. They regularly have swimwear, activewear as well as sporting equipment which is name brand and sold for less than retail. You need to register, but its free to join.

The gallery of activewear below, consists of lycra shorts, which have various compositions of lycra, polyester and spandex. If you missed the ozsale promotion, you can also buy them directly from Blockout Activewear, and if you spend more than $100.00, you can get $20 of your order (current at time of writing).

About Blockout Activewear

Blockout clothing is a 20 year old fashion house that has been releasing fashion forward trends which boost a high level of quality Australian made garments. The Blockout girl has style and follows trends and knows what looks good. Blockout creates their garments using the very best of fabrics. The Blockout Activewear Range is for the girl who loves to get fit and look amazing. Absolute comfort without compromising style.

Track N Field Lycra Compression Tights


Mens Track N Field Compression Tights

Mens Track N Field Compression Tights

Womens Compression Tights

Womens Track N Field Compression Tights

I just noticed these lycra compression tights for men and lycra compression shorts for women.

Enhance performance potential with compression technology. The most important technical features are that the material is sweat wicking and has flat lock seams. The net benefit here is that it reduces chaffing, and provides added movement and support.

According to the Scoo

pon site:

Creating quality sporting apparel for over 30 years, Track n Field are really bringing it today with this hand-picked selection of compression gear. Comfortable, lightweight & offering full flexibility and support along with moisture-wicking properties. These are sure to get you performing at your best!

Features:

  • Track n Field apparel
  • Style: Full length tights
  • For men & women
  • Colour: Black with grey detail
  • Flat lock seams to provide freedom of movement & support
  • Body moulded to provide support & muscle definition
  • Heat seal logos to minimise irritation
  • Soft handle, comfortable & lightweight
  • Reflective detail for night-time exercise
  • Moisture-wicking properties to keep you cool & dry
  • Reduces chaffing & skin irritation while training
  • Perfect for any sport or training session!
  • Materials: 82% microfibre, 18% elastane

Technical details

  • Track n Field apparel
  • Style: Full length tights
  • For men
  • Colour: Black with grey detail
  • Flat lock seams to provide freedom of movement & support
  • Body moulded to provide support & muscle definition
  • Heat seal logos to minimise irritation
  • Soft handle, comfortable & lightweight
  • Reflective detail for night-time exercise
  • Moisture-wicking properties to keep you cool & dry
  • Reduces chaffing & skin irritation while training
  • Perfect for any sport or training session!
  • Materials: 82% microfibre, 18% elastane

Whilst these lycra compression tights look great, why is it that womens fashion generally is more colourful and men generally get the boring option of black, navy or red (occassionally). I suppose it might be the case the men are generally not buying more colorful designs.

So you heard it here first, guys and girls we need more colorful lycra so we don’t die of boredom whilst exercising.