TuffWraps UK meets the "Ink & Fitness...."
Meeting new people and getting to know them is one of the most interesting things that can happen to an individual. Diversity is one thing that cannot be replicated, something I have personally believed for a long time.
In this modern age we draw conclusions and assumptions about someone from how they portray themselves on social media, mainly from a selection of small square boxes with a comment, followed by interactions from people interested in their lives……. Often who have never met them. When in reality how on earth can we know anything about someone from a picture other than their dress sense…..?
Marzena Tkaczyk, or @theinkandfitness on social media platforms is as diverse as people come, a female in a somewhat male dominated fitness environment, Marzi stands out from the crowd. Full sleeve tattoos, hood up, camo snapback, 100k followers, Kaged Muscle apparel head to toe and more at home in the weight room than many guys we know playing at being bodybuilders…
“Sleep quicker, work harder”
Now draw from your initial perceptions what you will, but after spending less than a couple of minutes with Marzi in the gym we understand what she is about almost immediately. Effort, effort, effort and more dam effort! With almost zero interest in what anyone outside of her friend group think of her life and passion she has built around body building and fitness.
So when TuffWraps UK were invited to Explosive Ape gym in Watford to meet and film a training session with Marzi and her fellow tattooed twin @inkdupmuscle we quite frankly couldn’t wait….
“I create myself rep by rep”
Our physique athlete @inkdupmuscle is certainly no stranger to a heavy leg session and was on hand to be put through his paces for the day. Filming the “twins” as they are becoming known in social circles go rep for rep on extensions, squats, presses, curls and holds was somewhat exhausting to watch and on this occasion we were happy to be behind the camera…..! Rarely stopping to chat or chew the fat, the mindset is clear between both these athletes and true to dedication, both their physiques represent this focus and desire to succeed. You are a product of your direct effort and no one else’s.
From following Marzi there are quotes that appear regually in her posts and we suddenly realize these social media quotes & hash tags we love so much are not just a pre text to her followers but standards she lives her life to. It’s refreshing to see such association with beliefs as to what is preached to others, rather than your oh so often standard messages containing little substance.
“If you always look for perfection, you will always look unhappy”
Head over to You Tube and follow our account or just enjoy the highlights from the day in our video below.
With a huge thanks to Crag Warner @inkdupmuscle for the organization of the day and to Marzi for the warm welcome and 100% being the inspiration we saw you to be, thank you and #StayTUFF!
For more information on training, diet plans and a positive outlook on life you can follow Marzi on the following platforms.
Both athletes wearing TUFF Power Knee sleeves, available HERE.
|Length (inches)||26 7/8||27 1/2||28 1/8||28 3/4||29 3/8|
|Width (inches)||15||16||17||18||19 1/2|
*These are not preshrunk.
|Chest (to fit):||34/36||38/40||42/44||46/48||50/52||54/56||58/60||62/64|
How to Size: Measure circumference of the knee (mid-patella) in a locked position (muscles must be relaxed). If your calves are bigger than your knee measurement, we recommend using the circumference of your calf.
We recommend going down at least one size from your measurement.
|Size||Center of Knee (in)|
|XS||12" - 13.3"|
|S||13.3" - 14.5"|
|M||14.5" - 15.7"|
|L||15.7" - 17"|
|XL||17" - 17.7"|
|2XL||17.7" - 18.5"|
|3XL||18.5" - 19.3"|
|4XL||19.3" - 20"|
For general elbow pain or support we recommend that you measure the circumference of your elbow joint. We recommend going down one size for general elbow support. So if you measure 12”, purchase the 11” Cuff.
For tendonitis pain in the forearm or elbow we recommend that you measure the circumference of your forearm roughly 1" below your elbow joint. We recommend going down two sizes for tight compression. For example, if you measure 10" then purchase the 8" Cuff.
We advise you to measure your arm in a straight locked out position with your muscles relaxed. Measure the circumference of your arm at the centre of your elbow, our chat is in inches.
Select the size that best fits your measurement.
Pelase do not hesitate to email us to ask advice if required at email@example.com
|Size||Center of Elbow (in)|
|S||9.0 - 10.5|
|M||10 - 11.5|
|L||11.5 - 13.5|
|XL||13.0 - 15.0|
|2XL||14.5 - 16.0|
|3XL||15.5 - 17.0|
|4XL||16.5 - 18.0|
Measure circumference of the knee (mid-patella) in a locked position (muscles must be relaxed). Unisex sizes.
|S||11.8 in. - 13.0 in.|
|M||13.0 in. - 14.2 in.|
|L||14.2 in. - 15.7 in.|
|XL||15.7 in. - 17.0 in.|
|XXL||17.0 in. - 18.3 in.|
*If you prefer a tighter fit please order one size smaller than your measurement.
Measuring Up For Your New Belt:
Use a soft measuring tape, measure around your waist approximately 4 inches above where your pant would sit. Please do not suck your stomach in and keep everything relaxed when measuring.
|S||24 in. - 29 in.|
|M||28 in. - 33 in.|
|L||32 in. - 37 in.|
|XL||36 in. - 42 in.|
|XXL||41 in. - 46 in.|