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Following the success of our eat clean and sacrifice without regrets gym t-shirts and gym vests we have been receiving numerous requests to expand these ranges.  We have been experimenting with printing onto different types of materials and also testing how different sized prints hold up to hard wearing and frequent washing.   After conducting these tests we are going to be looking towards the possibility of using digital prints for our graphic range of gymwear/sportswear. We feel digital printing vs our usual screen printing method will be more suitable for our very busy de..
The first time I stepped back into the gym following my time away from training, I felt awkward and uncomfortable. I was still doing the exercises correctly with good form however the pump and contraction wasn't their not to mention a dramatic reduction in strength and endurance.    The problem is, your body doesn't like to hold muscle mass as muscle requires calories just to live on your body so if the muscle isn't stimulated your body begins to realise it isn't needed and you begin the process of shrinking (catabolism)   Although this is your bodies way of adapting..
My diet has always been good for the most part (as I'm sure everyone says) but the problem I had is that late at night either before bed or I would wake up in the middle of the night ravenously hungry then struggled to get back to sleep after for an hour or more.  But the problem is with this is that by the time this happens you are too tired/lazy to be bothered to make something to eat - I know I was. Junk food was always the go-to item of choice for me, it is quick to make, filling, the flavours get my endorphins going and most of all, it stops me going catabolic!   As you..
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Here at big red apparel we like to blog on a regular basis covering all aspects between ourselves and our team of sponsored athletes with everything from diet and training to future gym clothing ideas/developments.  Thanks to our sponsored athletes Sarah Kiely and Sarah m we are now also lucky enough to have blogs which detail their fitness journey and also provide motivation and inspiration in an easy to relate format. If you have not read those yet please check them out and if you have any feedback or suggestions please comment at the bottom of the blog post as the girls love to hear..
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A lot of people like to leave some aspects of Christmas shopping until the last minute, this for some can be quite stressful especially when done online as their is often a degree of uncertainty as to if and when your items will arrive.  At bigredapparel.co.uk we are committed to providing customers with the best possible products and service, as an extension to this we will be open for business and as such posting every day possible. Here below are the days given by the royal mail they will be experiencing service interruptions.  Christmas Eve ..
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New for 2016! In the first quarter of 2016 bigredapparel.co.uk is hoping to begin using branded polyethylene bags and cardboard boxes when shipping out your gym clothing and accessories.  We have already begun the preliminary stages of research and development and we will be posting some photos of possible options shortly including a range of striking colours and logo ideas.  We are also thinking of running a competition where customers can offer up design ideas and the best design will then be put into production. If this is something you would be in-tested in please register ..
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Motivation
Motivation. Where to start. Everyone always asks how do you stay on track? How do you keep going? What makes you tick? And how do you not get bored? Well it's simple, you find something you love and that's half the battle already won. But believe me you can't force it, you can't just decide you want something to be your passion, it doesn't work like that, passions find you. And yes there will be dark days and you'll want to pull the duvet over your head and hide from the world when the alarm rings at 6.30 a.m. but this is where the successful are separated from the weak. You see if you w..
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My Sportlife
Sports has always interested me since I was a little kid. It began with ballet when I was four years old. When I turned six, I got into gymnastics and I did that until I was around 15. I was a swimmer and a dancer for a few years, and even though I'm not part of a sports club anymore, dancing is still one of my favourite sports. Although, now I only dance when I go out partying with friends.    About a year or two ago, I began to have more of an interest in fitness and running. This was because of my boyfriend, he’s a bodybuilder and goes to the gym everyday, and is what a..
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I started getting into fitness just a little over a year ago. Although it had taken many years of looking in the mirror and hating what I saw, I finally found myself in the right frame of mind to be able to do something about it. I joined a gym, I changed my eating habits, and I started to look at myself and my body in a whole different way adding lots of sportswear and gym clothes to my wardrobe. As the first month went by I started to see results. The number on the scales slowly started the creep down. My energy levels where higher than they had ever been and I would no longer be gasping ..
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A great and affordable wrap up idea for any occasion! We have been thinking for a while now about offering a customisable package deal which consists of a t-shirt or vest, a pair of gym shorts, a gym towel, water bottle and gym bag (drawstring or duffle) at a discounted price.  These are items which people who are new to training usually purchase together with the addition of perhaps a padlock for some of the gyms which require this for the lockers.  Due to having to pay shipping (often) with a lot of websites and not having all of the products that the person requires avail..
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off shoulder/batwing t-shirts
Introducing the big red apparel off shoulder/batwing t-shirts. As the season changes and the days become shorter and nights become longer, so changes the weather. Unfortunately your favourite gym clothing is not capable of keeping the chill off and you must resort to warmer.  Our off shoulder long sleeve t-shirt is made from a lightweight and breathable material meaning it can be worn in the gym and will not wick with sweat. The stretchy material also means that you can roll back the sleeves for that added level of comfort/coolness. As shown in the photo kindly modelled by our spons..
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Hassle Free Returns
Looking to buy gym clothing for a loved one this Christmas but worried about it fitting? Look no further than bigredapparel.co.uk  Big Red Apparel is a family run gym clothing and accessory brand who offer a vast catalogue of products designed and tested by people who train so you can be sure that the clothing you put used for your loved one will work well in look, fit and function.    Gym clothing unfortunately can be very subjective in terms of fitting and a lot of it is down to personal preference. Though the sizing guide offered on our website which does it's best t..
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I'm sure that everyone has been through what I'm about to explain at one point in their life, that time where you begin to lax your diet and training schedule.    Some go from training 4-5 times per week to just once and their diets go from chicken and rice to burger and chips because let's face it, it's easier. Bodybuilding requires a lot of sacrifice, abstaining from drinking and junk foods can make some social situations almost impossible and training every night after means you may not afford the time to have the option to turn down these engagements to begin with.  ..
Until I had a kid, I was never a fan of the budget city centre gyms, their generalised approach to equipment means most favour machines over free weights. Subsequently meaning that what dumbbells they do have are very limited therefore you find yourself having to sacrifice often on your workout in order to get your training completed.    I was fortunate enough to live and work very close to a well equipped bodybuilding gym wear however when I had a change of employment situation I found the city centre gyms my savours. I could take the guess factor out of my travelling by commu..
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The hoodies are back!
The signature series hoodies with strings were one of the first items that big red apparel brought to market, unlike many other hooded tops offered on the market today from other gym clothing/sportswear brands, our hoodies are made from a very thick high quality polycotton blend.    Our hoodies are also dual lined which makes our contrasting colour choice (black outside and red inside) not just striking but also adds to its insulating abilities/properties. Unfortunately due to the high cost of this item, these hoodies are not as competitively priced as the rest of our range how..
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