Is the Wrestling Singlet in Trouble?


Great article on the wrestling singlet. Traditionally wrestling was nude – the modern wrestling singlet combines function and form to reveal an athletic competitor’s raw power. Thanks to singlets and stuff for the content and post.

Singlets and Stuff

2012 Team USA Media Summit

The singlet…the modern uniform and arguably the most recognizable aspect of amateur wrestling (folkstyle, freestyle, and greco-roman).  However, the sport may be getting a new look in the coming years, which may not include the iconic one-piece.

Ever since the IOC (International Olympic Committee) announced the removal of wrestling from the 2020 Olympics in February of last year, it sparked a wildfire of wrestlers, fans, and supporters from across the globe.  It also shook up the governing body of FILA ( Fédération Internationale des Luttes Associées or International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles), who replaced their president and started to put forth proposals to help “modernize” the sport as well as make it more appealing to the masses.

Some proposed changes include modifications to the scoring system to award more aggressive wrestlers and prevent long boring matches prevailed by clinching.  A different mat color to appeal better to television viewers, is…

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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 !!

Chinese Aerobics Love


Some uplifting beats, aerobics and unitards – thanks Mon Journal

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+.

Where do I buy male leotards?


For those who seek the ultimate freedom of movement, the leotard and or the biketard is second to none. But where do you buy one and what should you look for?

Both womens and mens nylon lycra and cotton lycra leotards  can be bought online or at dance stores. There are many styles to choose from, including the biketard cut to the cheeky thong cut.

Such as the photo above at Eleve Dancewear, and the gallery below.

Personally I believe fit and comfort take priority. If you can’t go to the store, you need to make sure you will fit into it. Many suppliers will make you a custom lycra leotard or biketard, providing you are prepared to wait a few weeks and supply your measurements.

Usually each designer will ask you to measure your bust, waist and then the girth (length between the groin to top of the shoulder).

 

 

For vintage lycra male leotards they can be difficult to obtain, mainly due to the fact that they were around int he 1970’s and 1980’s, but there were more women’s leotards made.

However with some shopping around on www.etsy.com or a quick search of www.ebay.com, you can pick up a good quality leotard which will keep your workouts interesting.

The problem with male leotards is that they have such low demand for funky wayout colours that manufacturers only put out blacks, blues and browns. See below.

When you compare the range and type of leotards for women, its a good thing that leotards can be unisex and can be worn by men, women and children. There is a slight difference between male and female leotards, being the additional fabric in the front pouch area. However, if you are wearing lycra shorts or gym shorts over them, no one is none the wiser.