Learn how to properly stretch out a tech suit before your next big race with these tips from our experts.
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Picking the Right Tech Suit
You’ve probably seen the new wave of tech suits out there and are wondering if they are worth the money. They promise to make you faster and more aerodynamic in the water. But how do you know if you are picking the right tech suit? In this article, we will go over everything you need to know about tech suits so that you can make the best decision for your swimming.
Consider the climate you’ll be swimming in
If you are swimming outdoors in cool water (under 70 degrees F / 21 degrees C), a full-body tech suit will help keep you warm. A full-body tech suit will also be more comfortable in cooler water, as your body won’t have to adjust to the temperature change as much.
If you are swimming outdoors in warm water (over 70 degrees F / 21 degrees C) or indoors in a heated pool, a sleeveless or short-sleeved tech suit will be more comfortable. A sleeveless or short-sleeved tech suit will also not absorb as much chlorine as a full-body tech suit.
Consider your swimming goals
Before you buy a tech suit, it’s important to think about your swimming goals. If you’re looking to shave a few seconds off your time, then a tech suit can help you achieve that goal. But if you’re just looking to be more comfortable in the water and have more fun, then a tech suit might not be the right choice for you.
Stretching Out Your Tech Suit
If you have a tech suit that is too small, don’t worry! There are a few ways that you can stretch out your tech suit so that it fits you better. One way is to wet the suit and then put it on. The water will help to stretch the fabric. Another way is to wear the suit for a little while and then allow it to dry on your body. This will also help to stretch the fabric.
Fill a tub with lukewarm water
This is probably the easiest and most effective way to stretch out your tech suit. All you need is a tub of lukewarm water and a little bit of patience.
1. Fill your tub with lukewarm water and carefully lower your tech suit into it.
2. Let the tech suit soak for 30 minutes or so, until it feels stretchy and pliable.
3. Drain the tub and carefully remove the tech suit.
4. Put on the tech suit while it’s still damp and start stretching it out in all directions, working especially on areas that feel tight.
5. Once you’ve stretched out the tech suit as much as you can, hang it up to dry completely.
Submerge your tech suit in the water
Before you start stretching out your tech suit, you’ll need to submerge it in water. Fill up a bathtub or a large container with lukewarm water, and then submerge your tech suit in the water. Let it soak for at least 30 minutes, or longer if your tech suit is particularly tight.
Put on the tech suit while it’s still wet
One way to help stretch out a tech suit is to put it on while it is still wet. This can be done after you have taken a shower or after swimming in the pool. The heat and moisture from your body will help to loosen up the fabric and make it easier to stretch. Once you have the tech suit on, move around in it as much as possible to further loosen up the fabric.
Wearing Your Tech Suit
There are a lot of people who don’t know how to properly wear a tech suit. A tech suit is designed to be form fitting so that it can provide the most aerodynamic advantage possible. However, if you don’t properly stretch out your tech suit, it can be uncomfortable and hinder your performance. In this article, we’ll teach you how to properly stretch out your tech suit.
Put on a swim cap and goggles
It’s important to put on a swim cap and goggles before you put on your tech suit. This will help you avoid getting hair and chlorine in your suit and prevent your goggles from fogging up.
Put on a swimsuit or trunks over your tech suit
Wearing a swimsuit or trunks over your tech suit will help prevent the fabric from stretching out as you put it on. The added layer of clothing will also help you avoid getting too hot while you’re in the suit.
Maintaining Your Tech Suit
Are you interested in maintaining your tech suit? If so, then you should know that there are a few things you need to do in order to keep it looking its best. In this article, we will show you how to stretch out a tech suit.
Rinse your tech suit after each use
chlorine and salt water can damage the material of your tech suit, so it’s important to rinse it off as soon as possible after each swim. Fill up a tub with cold water and add a mild soap. Submerge your tech suit and swish it around gently for a few minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Be careful not to wring or twist the fabric, which can damage it.
Hang your tech suit to dry
One of the best ways to make your tech suit last is to hang it to dry after each use. This will help the fabric retain its shape and prevent it from getting wrinkled or stretched out. Be sure to hang your tech suit in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight.
If you must put your tech suit in the washing machine, be sure to use a gentle cycle and mild detergent. Hang your tech suit to dry as soon as the cycle is finished.