As much as some of us would prefer not to think about it, the swim is a vital component to success in any triathlon. It requires specific training, and if you're anything like us, a...
As much as some of us would prefer not to think about it, the swim is a vital component to success in any triathlon. It requires specific training, and if you're anything like us, a majority of this training takes places in an indoor pool. However, this process poses a new set of problems, mainly having to do with the detrimental effects of chlorine on your gear. It's for this reason that TYR created the 100% chlorine- resistant Competitor Square Leg Shorts. For the construction of the Competitor Square Leg Shorts, TYR used a high-denier blend of polyester and spandex. So, let's breakdown what this actually means. By incorporating these two fibers, the shorts gain the breathability and hold of polyester, while the spandex adds the required stretch for the locomotion of swimming. Additionally, the high denier, or high fiber-weight, means that the construction's knit is supportive. Accordingly, the shorts hold the legs' muscle groups in place, protecting them from any unwanted movements or oscillation. Effectively, this reduces fatigue, meaning that you're able to swim at your threshold for longer periods of time. The aforementioned has been further supported through the shorts' circular knit construction. This technique creates a nearly seamless tube, which provides an equal level of support over the entire leg. Additionally, this construction method minimizes the need for seams, meaning that the risk of chafing is nearly eliminated. For durability, TYR made the shorts 100% chlorine-proof and with 100% colorfastness. So, neither your training or racing schedule stand to degrade these shorts. In terms of fit, the Square Leg feature a mid-rise at the waist and extend down towards middle of the quadriceps. This provides a maximum coverage, ensuring that both hydrodynamics and support are optimized. The TYR Competitor Square Leg Shorts are available in four sizes from Small to X-Large and in the colors Black/red, Black/grey, and Black/blue.