No-Holds-Barred Review by Lini Kazim on Nashata Compression Arm Sleeves

Lini Kazim is known in the running and cycling community for her wittiness and zealousness in sports. Youthful, stunning and young at heart, Lini is always caught smiling and jovial whenever we get to see her. We were privileged and humbled to get Lini to test one of our products. She not only tested our compression arm sleeves, but she also was the FIRST to purchase our full support compression bra. Here’s a review by Lini, in her own words.

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The arm sleeves by Nashata that I recently tried have a very vibrant fresh pink colour, that is visible from afar. This is an additional benefit for me especially when cycling in order to draw the attention of the motorists of my presence on the road. They fit very comfortably on my mid bicep and the elastic used is fairly soft that I did not have any chafing or irritation even after a 3 hour bike ride. 

I love arm sleeves for a lot of reasons but mainly:
a) they add fashion to my short sleeve shirts 
b) in cold weather, I can start the run/ride with the arm sleeves on and roll down the sleeves when the body warms up
c) they help protect my skin from direct sunlight 
d) for some of my Muslim running friends, they find that the choice of long sleeve running shirts are limited in Malaysia but with these sleeves, they can now opt for short sleeve shirts and complement the shirt with the arm sleeves to cover the aurat. This indirectly benefits me because they now run happy and that makes me happy!

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The arm sleeves also feature a thumb hole which I did not use as I prefer to have direct contact with my handle bar for better grip. However, I am sure it is definitely a great feature to have when running either in the cold or to ensure that there is no tan-line at the wrist area! 
The fit for the arm sleeves was very comfortable and I did not at any time felt that they were too tight that it was cutting off my blood circulation! 
Well done Nashata for a great product. 

Thank you Lini!

She suggested a few improvements:
a) UV protection
b) More color options
c) option without the thumb hole

We certainly will take heed about her feedback.

The thumb hole is for sisters who have longer hands and prefer full covering. With the thumb hole, you can rest assured, your aurah around your wrist is covered. But yes, we can provide an option.

What about arm sleeves with prints + UV protection? Do let us know and if you want to take a quick look at the compression arm sleeves Lini tested, all you need is 30 secs of your time 🙂



4 Amalan pengambilan makanan yang bijak untuk menghadapi acara larian


Pastikan tubuh badan anda mendapat NUTRISI yang cukup untuk acara larian. Ikutilah senarai amalan-amalan di bawah:

1. Pemakanan beberapa minggu sebelum

Sebelum berlari, pastikan perut anda sentiasa dalam keadaan sihat. Jika tidak perut anda mungkin akan sakit ketika berlari. Pada peringkat ini:

  • Makanlah karbohidrat rendah seperti beras bijirin penuh, bubur dan pasta. Ianya juga penting kerana dapat  melepaskan tenaga secara perlahan-lahan dan akan memenuhi tangki karbohidrat anda.
  • Elakkan makanan yang mengandungi karbohidrat yang mengeluarkan gas seperti brokoli, kubis, kacang atau buah-buahan.

2. Pemakanan beberapa jam sebelum bermula

Beberapa jam sebelum membuat larian yang panjang, makan hidangan yang :

  • Tinggi karbohidrat GI yang rendah, sederhana protein dan rendah lemak untuk memberi badan anda semua nutrien yang diperlukan.  Ambillah makanan seperti bubur dengan campuran buah, sandwich ayam dan buah-buahan atau donut dan mentega kacang.
  • Elakkan makan makanan yang berat seperti nasi dan pasta yang berlebihan kerana perut anda akan berkeroncong semasa berlari dan mengganggu proses pencernaan anda.

3. Pemakanan semasa membuat larian panjang

Pastikan anda menyimpan tenaga yang cukup kerana badan kita hanya boleh menyimpan kira-kira 2,000 kcals glikogen. Oleh itu, makanlah :

  • Makanan karbohidrat tinggi GI adalah yang terbaik dalam jangka masa larian kerana ia membebaskan tenaga dengan cepat.
  • Minumlah minuman isotonik, atau buah pisang, oren, madu, buah-buahan kering atau gula-gula kenyal seperti jeli.
  • Setiap 45 ke 60 minit berlari, tambahkan 30 ke 60 gram karbohidrat (120-140 kalori) setiap jam. Sebagai contoh pisang besar, roti putih sandwich madu atau tenaga gel), dan jangan lupa untuk minum air yang banyak.

4. Pemakanan selepas membuat larian

Selepas berlari kebiasaannya otot-otot anda akan berasa sakit selepas bekerja keras semasa larian dalam tempoh masa yang lama. Makanlah

  • Makanan yang  mengandungi protein dan  karbohidrat seperti coklat susu dan air buah-buahan smoothie untuk membaiki dan memulihkan semula otot-otot tersebut.
  • Minumlah air masak yang banyak bagi mengelakkan anda pengsan atau terhidrasi kerana kekurangan air dalam badan.

Disiplinkan diri anda dengan mengambil makanan yang betul supaya tubuh badan anda mendapat NUTRISI yang cukup dan BERSEDIA untuk beraksi dengan HEBAT dalam acara larian.

Bekalkan TENAGA yang mencukupi dengan BIJAK dan sayangi diri anda!


How Eda Fatimawati transformed obesity to fitness

We got to interview a young civil engineer who claimed obese three years ago. Now, Eda Fuzi is very passionate about running and loves to keep fit and eat healthy. Currently, an avid marathoner, she is determined to be an ultra Marathoner and Duathlete soon. She also started swimming recently.


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1) Eda, how do you lose weight and maintain your health? 

My mother passed away in 2009 due to the cancer, a year after when I realised I weigh 80 kg. Yes, I was in a shock and since then I started to exercise and find new hobbies to ensure I would keep up with a healthy lifestyle.


I was a sports girl back during my school and university days, I played almost all types of sport. But I was not a runner. I never run for a competition back then. I was neither a short nor a long distance runner. But one day my best friend who embraces an active lifestyle convinced  to run and trained me. He kept pushing and motivated me to push my limit further. I would say he is the key person that made me fall in love with running. My cousin started running years before me and he motivated me as well. A few months after I started running, I met new friends while training for my runs and many became my running buddies. Soon after that I get to meet new runners, newbies, triathletes, elite runners, etc. What I love the most about the running community it we help each other no matter what. Now, I am happy with my weight. I am no longer obese.

I have been running for almost three years now; and I get to make new friends along the way. Since I am committed to running, I make sure I train 3 to 4 times a week, collecting 35-50 km of mileage in average. That is  2 – 3 times of short distance, speed training, or a 10 km run each per session. Then, LSD (Long Slow Distance) runs in the weekends (15-25 km) for endurance training.

2. Do you take any supplements?

I DO NOT take any slimming supplements. I have tried them before but never worked. Now, I only take supplements that are necessary such as Evening PrimeRose Oil and Fish Oil.

2) How’s your daily food intake?

Taking control of what to eat was hard at first. But once I get the hang of it, everything becomes so much easier.  I learn how to count calories and eat right. Knowing our Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is key. After knowing how much calories I need per day, I just need to eat accordingly.

I always make sure there are vegetables, fruits, dairy and protein is in my food. I eat 4-5 times a day. With snacks and eat at small portions. I do take carbs but mainly bread.

3) Many people think that if they do an exercise more often, their muscle become bigger. Is it true? What’s your opinion about that?

Yes, it does technically. Most runners have bigger calves. But some say it is just a myth. While other part of the body depends in which area you are focusing on.  Most runners lost muscles after a long run. That is why long distance runners are/needs to be skinny and thin. And that is not exactly bad. Sprinter may have large calves and muscular body as they need to use those muscles to help them sprint as fast as they can, they use red muscle tissues. A long distance runner (marathoners for example) uses white muscle tissues that work to sustain longer time and endurance. The thin body would help to carry less weight on the long run. Sprinters are heavier and more muscular as they need to use their muscles as a boost to run fast in a shorter distance.

So, if you run long distance, you shouldn’t worry about growing muscles.


4) When did you start running and how long did it take you to train for a marathon?

I started running in 2010. I increased my mileage per week whenever a marathon approached. If my average per week is 40 km, I will gradually increase it to 50, 55, and 60 km. Two weeks before a marathon, runners will be in tapering mode. Taper simply means to cut or reduce mileage. Tapering is the training phase right before a long distance event, such as a marathon, when a runner starts to cut back on his or her mileage Reason behind tapering is to reduce the potential of injury, mental preparation and to recover muscles. A week before a marathon, I will rest completely. While carb loading will only starts 3 days before an event.

5) We notice you are always in your compression wear during a run. Why you wearing the compression wear instead of other usual sport wear? How do you feels and what the differences?

Most of the time I would wear compression pants during long runs (Long-Slow Distance, Half Marathon or Marathon events). On training sessions, I would prefer to wear calf guards which normally, compression as well.  I wouldn’t say compression wear improves my performance, but I personally, would prefer to run safe and finish with free injuries. That is my priority.

Runners I know use compression-wear to protect muscles. There are research articles that say compression helps runners to improve blood flow through their muscles, thus, protecting muscle from injury and then most probably help us to run longer distances safely.  Sometimes I can feel compression protects my muscle movements during strides.

Most runners also use compression wears/gears for recovery. I wear them after a hard run or sometimes before bed, to help recover my muscles faster.

This is because compression of the lower leg increases blood flow and helps flush out lactic acid. Hence, aids recovery.

6) What was your fear and how do you overcome it?

I guess every runner fears of injury. How do I overcome it? Run safe and run happy. I run for my parents. Running is not always about achieving Personal Best/Timing. The reason why you run matters more. I appreciate myself more, I have overcome what I thought I would never accomplish, I appreciate life. I run for my own well-being.


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Thank you Eda for sharing your views and being an exemplary runner. From her sharing, we get to understand why she runs. It takes a lot of discipline and determination to achieve what Eda has achieved the past three years. InsyaAllah, she will get to be the ultra marathoner soon!

All the best!