Lululemon launches first vest made specifically for long-distance female runners

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Whether you're a Pilates extraordinaire or serial marathoner, we can all agree that finding the right workout gear is essential to an efficient workout. We've heard it all before: Our leggings aren't breathable, our socks keep slipping, our sports bras don't offer enough support. 

Some brands may skimp on quality and design, while others will spend the time required to create a great product by investing in the research and product development their consumers need. In this particular Lululemon case, the Enlite Hydrafinnity Vest was developed over two years by the athleisure brand's design and innovation team. Its launch on Tuesday, which is the first-to-market solve of its kind, has left customers jumping (or running?) for joy due to its unique design made specifically for long-distance female runners.  

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The team at Lululemon was interested in a problem that many of its consumers face: Typical running vests are no different for men and women, despite the vastly different geometry of the chest region. Thus, the Enlite Hydrafinnity Vest was born, with 3D cups for support, breathable technical fabric that "fits like second skin" and a zippered front. Plus, it's engineered with a back pocket that can hold a 1.5L water bottle for quick and easy hydration.

“The idea was to create a layering system,” said Audrey Reilly, the brand's SVP of women's design. “Women can wear a more comfortable, less constricting bra, then add on the vest before they head off for their run.” You can purchase the innovative bra here

Related: Try this quick workout at home

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- Stand, feet shoulder width apart, toes pointed slightly out from parallel.
- Squat, arms inside your knees, placing hands directly underneath shoulders.
- Jump or step feet backward to plank position.
- Lower body down to ground and perform a push up.
- Fully extend elbows at the top of push up, finishing in plank position.
- Jump or walk feet forward to the frog squat position.
- Jump, clapping hands overhead.
- Land in the starting position with knees and hips extended, arms to the sides.
Begin lying on ground face-up, knees bent, feet flat on floor and arms extended overhead.
Swing arms forward, using momentum to raise shoulders and torso off the ground. Touch wrists to top of your knees.
Extend arms overhead as you lower torso and shoulders back to ground. Touch ground overhead to complete the repetition.
Begin in a standing position, feet shoulder-width apart, toes pointed slightly out from parallel. 
Keeping weight on heels, bend knees and lower butt downward and backward, as if being pulled from your belt.
Using arms as a counterbalance, reach upward as the crease of hip drops slightly below your kneecap, making sure that knees are directly over toes.
Drive upward through heels, standing back up to the beginning position with knees and hips extended. 
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