Soloflex

Soloflex refers to an exercise machine and the company created in 1978 by Jerry Wilson which makes the machine. The machine was the first of its kind.

Soloflex also makes the Rockit and adjustable dumbbells.

Soloflex, the company has been involved in a major lawsuit over the similarly named Bowflex exercise machine which they have claimed damaged their marketing both through "copycat" advertising and later through a major product recall[1]. The case was settled out of court with an 8 million dollar cash payment to Soloflex [2].

Soloflex machines use an elastic element to provide resistance which means that force increases further into the exercise. This has been considered to be a disadvantage by serious weight trainers who have stated that it reduces the efficiency of the exercise provided.


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This has been considered to be a disadvantage by serious weight trainers who have stated that it reduces the efficiency of the exercise provided. Perhaps due to the greater weight of these suits when wet, or perhaps from sheer daring, they were often worn lower on the hips than regular shorts. Soloflex machines use an elastic element to provide resistance which means that force increases further into the exercise. But in the 1990s, longer and baggier shorts became popular, with the hems often reaching to the knees. The case was settled out of court with an 8 million dollar cash payment to Soloflex [2]. Thongs were often seen among the more daring and provocative crowds. Soloflex, the company has been involved in a major lawsuit over the similarly named Bowflex exercise machine which they have claimed damaged their marketing both through "copycat" advertising and later through a major product recall[1]. Eventually racing-style "speedo" suits became popular—and not just for their speed advantages.

Soloflex also makes the Rockit and adjustable dumbbells. Men's swimsuits developed roughly in parallel to women's during this period, with the shorts covering progressively less. The machine was the first of its kind. However, the one-piece suit continued to be popular for its more modest approach. Soloflex refers to an exercise machine and the company created in 1978 by Jerry Wilson which makes the machine. In the 1980s the thong or "tanga" came out of Brazil, said to have been inspired by traditional garments of native tribes in the Amazon. Although not a commercial success, the suit opened eyes to new design possibilities.

At the same time, Fashion designer Rudi Gernreich introduced the monokini, a topless suit for women consisting of a modest bottom supported by two thin straps. From the 1960s on, the bikini shrank in all directions until it sometimes covered little more than the nipples and genitalia, although less revealing models giving more support to the breasts remained popular. Through the 1950s, it was thought proper for the lower part of the bikini to come up high enough to cover the navel. They were named after Bikini Atoll, the site of several nuclear weapons tests, for their supposed explosive effect on the viewer.

Early examples were not very different from the women's two pieces common since the 1920s, except that they had a gap below the breast line allowing for a section of bare midriff. The first bikinis were introduced just after World War II. This subset of glamour photography eventually evolved into swimsuit photography with the help of Sports Illustrated and swimsuit photographers around the world. Due to the figure-hugging nature of these garments, glamour photography of the 1940s and 1950s often featured people wearing swimsuits.

The development of new fabrics allowed for new varieties of more comfortable and practical swim wear. Collars receded from up around the neck down to about mid-way between the neck and nipples. After this, bathing wear slowly became less conservative, first uncovering the arms and then the legs up to mid-thigh. She later starred in several movies, including one about her life.

Kellerman changed the suit to have long arms and legs and a collar, still keeping the close fit that revealed the shapes underneath. She was arrested for indecent exposure because her swimsuit showed arms, legs and the neck. In 1907 the swimmer Annette Kellerman from Australia visited the United States as an "underwater ballerina", a version of synchronized swimming involving diving into glass tanks. In the Victorian era, popular beach resorts were commonly equipped with bathing machines designed to avoid the exposure of people in swimsuits, especially to people of the opposite sex.

In the 19th century, the woman's two piece suit became common—the two pieces being a gown from shoulder to knees plus a set of trousers with leggings going down to the ankles. The men's swim suit, a rather form-fitting wool garment with long sleeves and legs similar to long underwear, was developed and would change little for a century. In the 18th century women wore "bathing gowns" in the water; these were long dresses of fabrics that would not become transparent when wet, with weights sewed into the hems so that they would not rise up in the water. After this, the notion of special water apparel seems to have been lost for centuries.

1960. Murals at Pompeii show women wearing two-piece suits covering the areas around their breasts and hips in a fashion remarkably similar to a bikini of c. In some settings coverings were used. In Classical antiquity swimming and bathing was most often done nude.

The magazine Sports Illustrated has an annual "swimsuit issue" that features models and sports personalities in swimsuits. Swimsuits are also worn for the purpose of body display in beauty pageants. At beaches norms for this tend to be more relaxed than at swimming pools, which tend not to permit this because underwear is unlined, may become translucent, and may be unclean. As an alternative to a bathing suit some people use their trousers, underpants, or T-shirt as a make-shift swimsuit.

Swimming in the nude is also known by the slang term skinny-dipping. Special nude beaches may be reserved for nude sunbathing and swimming. Swimming without a bathing suit is a form of nudism. Most competitive swimmers also wear special swimsuits including partial and full bodysuits, racerback styles, jammers, and racing briefs to assist their glide through the water and gain speed advantages (see competitive swimwear).

These suits are made from spandex and provide little thermal protection, but they do protect the skin from stings and abrasion. For some kinds of swimming and diving, special bodysuits called diveskins are worn. Special swimsuits for competitive swimming, designed to reduce skin drag, can resemble unitards. Many authorities believe that children of both sexes should also wear T-shirts outdoors on sunny days to protect from sunburn.

Swimsuits are also seen on beaches and around swimming pools even if no swimming is involved. For pre-pubescent girls leaving the chest uncovered is sometimes considered more acceptable. Monokinis are quite common in many places throughout South America and Europe, though due to particularly stringent taboos they are almost never seen in the United States, except in places with a strong European tourist influence. The monokini, a style of swimsuit that most often takes the form of a bikini bottom without the corresponding top, leaves a woman's breasts uncovered.

Women's swimsuits are generally either one-piece swimsuits, bikinis, or thongs. Men's swimsuit styles tend to be shorts, trunks, boardshorts, jammers, speedo-style briefs, thongs, or cut-off jeans. Swimsuits are generally designed to cover at least the genitalia. .

They are often lined with a fabric that prevents them from becoming transparent when wet. Swimsuits can be skin-tight or loosely fitting and range from garments designed to preserve as much modesty as possible to garments designed to reveal as much of the body as possible without actual nudity. This terms is less common in other parts of the Commonweath where it can also refer to clothes in general. In New Zealand English swimsuits are usually called togs.

A swimsuit (also swimmers), bathing suit (also bathers) or swimming costume (sometimes shortened to cozzie) is an item of clothing designed to be worn for swimming. Tangas, Thongs or T-backs and G-strings. The shape is similar, but the side is an inch thicker: it’s a cross between a bikini and a square cut. In the US, a bikini is typically a small bikini, but in Brazil — and especially Rio—you’ll see this modern and updated men’s bikini.

sunga - a Brazilian term for a men’s swimsuit. speedo (suit style). They provide greater leg coverage than speedos or competative briefs, although they also have slightly more water resistance. They provide moderate coverage from the mid-waist to the area above the knee, somewhat resembling compression shorts worn by many athletes.

They are made of nylon and lycra/spandex material and have a form fitting design to reduce water resistance. jammers - a type of men's swimwear worn primarily by competitive athletes to obtain speed advantages. briefs. boardshorts.

tankini (A tank top combined with a bikini bottom.). Thong, T-back, or G-string. bikini

    . other types include stringbodys, halter-necks, maillots, plunge fronts and pretzel suits.

    The name "tank suit" is derived from the term swimming tank, an obsolete term for what is now called a swimming pool. tank suit - probably the most common form of one-piece swimsuit, the tank suit form is inspiration for the subsequent creation of the tank top as a mainstream article of clothing. The straps reach down the back of the sling bikini to become a thong. Usually, it is worn like a bikini bottom with the side straps extending upwards to cover the breasts and go over the shoulders instead of going around the hips or waist, leaving the entire sides of the torso uncovered, but the torso and lower half covered.

    sling bikinis provide as little coverage (or as much exposure) as a bikini. Sling bikinis are sometimes, though not often, referred to as monokinis. Most commonly, a monokini is a bikini bottom without the corresponding top, worn by women, that leaves the breasts bare. monokini- a term used for different styles of one-piece swimsuits inspired by the bikini style.

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