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.
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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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).
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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).
The ‘Annabelle’. Check out the mesh back, not only looks elegant but functional too!
The womens ‘Annabelle”.
Leotards and Biketards by Eleve Dancewear
The ‘Adam’ biketard. Display your dynamic spirit with this dramatic biketard! The unique diamond pointed sides will make you stand out while the four color options allow you to express your creative side. Add a patterned lycra for even more impact!
Another photo of the ‘Adam’.
Eleve’s “Nadine” style leotard has a high neckline in front, with a lower scoop in the back. Color block it for a ultra modern look or design it with a playful patterned fabric. Choose up to four colors for a truly unique leotard that will have everyone asking where it came from.
The reverse side of the Nadine. Note the open back and mesh to give extra breathability.
Logan with 3 1/2″ side stripe. Would suit Yoga, running or Gym.
His and Hers. Look fit and sporty together. Womens Leotard is the ‘Amy’ and is an ‘oh so slimming design’.
Reverse of the ‘Amy’.
Betty wearing the Laico
The back of the Charlie. Great to show off your muscles in your back.
The ‘Charlie’. Great two toned biketard.
The ‘Charlie’ in blue
The ‘Charlie’ in reverse
The ‘Geoff’ leotard.
Reverse of the Geoff leotard.
The “Marcus” with sleeves and Matthew shorts. A good option if you like different pants and shirts – why not mix and match.
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.