August 22, 2008

Tight Curves Giveaway

[By Crabby]

Want some Tight Curves?

Now before you skip down and find out what the heck we're actually giving away, I'd be curious what comes to mind when you think about "tight curves."

Hmm...





Or maybe...



Or lets see...




Yikes!

But don't worry, we have no reptilian giveaways planned this week.

Nor are we going all Oprah and screaming "Everybody gets a car!" We're too eco-friendly for that, otherwise of course we'd be giving away race cars for everyone.

So then, what is "Tight Curves?"

Tight Curves is a protein powder designed specifically for women!





The fitness model pictured above, Kristal Richardson drinks the stuff, and she does indeed come equipped with Tight Curves!

(She also, like other fitness models, appears to favor high, high, heels. One would think this footwear might be inconvenient while doing squats? But I'm no fitness model, so what do I know?)




The full pitch is here, and I can't evaluate the science behind it, but it sounds like it might be a really useful product for you protein powder fans who are female. I can especially get behind the idea that products are often designed with men in mind first, and that women are something of an afterthought.

(Remember the first version of air bags for your car? They designed 'em to protect the average sized male, never mind that they were killing kids and "smaller adults.")

(OK, admittedly that digression was totally out of left field. From protein powder to airbag fatalities??? I'd say this Crab is indeed due for a vacation!)

Anyway, if regular boy protein powder seems like it has too many calories, or makes you feel bloated or has too many carbs or isn't giving you enough calcium, then this stuff may be just what you were looking for to put in your smoothies or pancakes!

So, according to a very nice PR rep, we've got a "good sized bag" to give away, and the best news? They can ship internationally, so non-U.S. folks can enter this time.

To enter, just leave a comment on this post before Tuesday August 25th, midnight EST. (Merry will run the ol' Random Number Generator, since the Crab will be off in the wilderness hiking dozens of dozens of miles and communing with nature roasting marshmallows). Then check back Wednesday August 26th to see if you've won! If you did, email us your mailing address at crabby mcslacker at gmail dot com to claim your prize (by midnight Thurs, Aug 27).

And feel free to comment about any old thing, whether protein-powder related or not! We always LOVE comments!

73 comments:

  1. *sigh* I'm leaving the first comment when was the last time the random number generator picked 1?!?

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  2. I'll play too! But I'd like to see Kristal do some lunges, squats, and some speed drills in those shoes. Then I'd REALLY be convinced.

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  3. That is the truth.

    Though, unless her genetics are totally mutated, she must do some exercise. Looking like that does not come naturally to very many people.

    I like chocolate. Does it by any chance come in chocolate? 8]

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  4. Air bags scare me. I always push my seat back as far as I can. At 5' tall, I think I qualify as a 'smaller adult'?

    Enjoy your marshmallows!

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  5. Oy vey, that air bag thing is near and dear to my heart. I'm an extremely "small adult" (5'0") and when I drive I have to put the seat ALL the way forward and drive with the steering wheel literally right in my lap just to be able to reach the pedals. If the air bag ever deploys... I'll be dead. O.O When (if) I get my driver's license and eventually get my own car, I'm going to seriously look into getting some pedal extensions like Little People use.

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  6. Im in.
    but just as my RAK as Ill toss over to Roni.

    I CAINT STAND anything marketed specifically to women in this realm.
    pink dumbbells, Muscle & Fitness HERS, weight training books all frilled up and marked NEW! FOR! WOMEN! ONLY!

    ick.


    wait. after I ranted can it even BE a RAK? hath I negated the K?

    *scratches head*

    Miz.

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  7. If it can make me look like HER, I want a SKID load!

    But I probably have to do that whole eat right and exercise thing, eh?

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  8. I'm in, my husband is a wrestler/grappler so he's also trying out new protein powders and crap to have during tournaments but nothing looks really appealing to me.

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  9. What? I always do lunges in heels...don't y'all?

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  10. I'll give this protein powder a go. It does guarantee that if I use it I'll look like the model, right?

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  11. I think it's time for one of our Canadian friends to win so I'm not going to comment...

    damn.

    Okay well if I win, I'll give my "good size bag" to one of the Canadian ladies, how bout that??

    =)

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  12. You put protein powder in pancakes?! Genius! Where else do you all use it?

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  13. Interesting idea but I'm a little concerned about their ingredients. Black cohosh is on the BIG no-no list if you are pregnant. And soy protein isolate (as opposed to soy found in normal food) has actually been shown to mess with women's hormones. Color me dubious.

    But I'm totally taking my heels to the gym today. Perfect for kick boxing.

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  14. I could definitely use some tight curves :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

    ols[dot]moonmaiden[at]gmail[dot]com

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  15. If it does what it says on the pack then sign me up big time!!!!

    Though I do hear what MizFit says above about stuff marketed especially for women. I will never understand why it is that because I'm female I 'HAVE' to like pink, glitter, flowers & babies..... grrrrrrrr.

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  16. Oooh, gimme some tight curves!

    Please?

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  17. The high-heel thing must be catching on. This guy Bull at the gym (oh, 6'5", 250 lbs) was wearing a pair of manolo blahniks yesterday while he was doing clean 'n' jerks. He said the pumps made his ass look smaller. (?)

    Great blog!

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  18. Ick. Never met a protein powder I liked, and I sure won't be trying this one. Allergic to soy, and probably to the herbs, too, and what IS this mysterious Peptopro?

    Mary Anne in Kentucky, skeptical

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  19. I'd like to be in the running. I'm trying to find a protein powder I like to suppliment running and workouts (when I ever et back to doing them...ahem).

    What's with the heels...maybe they make lunges more of a challenge :)

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  20. Wow, I'd love to give this a try. If I don't win, I think I may need to buy...I'm big into the protein shakes, but hate how many calories I have to consume with them!

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  21. Me please!! I'm trying out a lot of different powders and while I have one I like, I'm always up for a new one.

    And I'm an Aussie living in Canada, so I doubly qualify as a non-US.

    But I'm not doing squats and lunges in heels while wearing pink thanksverymuch.

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  22. I would love to develop some tight curves of my own! Sign me up!!

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  23. I wantwantwant some protein powder! I put it in my fruit shake every morning, and right now I'm using up some rather nasty banana flavored protein powder, and I have trouble finding food stuff. I WANT! :)

    Ok, now that I'm 30 and not 12... ;)

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  24. Nice to see, at last, a protein powder named something else than MAXXXXXXX with muscle man on the package!

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  25. Yay for girl-oriented protein powder. I want some.

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  26. While I'm intrigued by this powder, I wish it did not contain the St. John's Wort or Black Cohosh. Herbal supplements can mess with lots of prescription drugs and who is going to remember (while sitting in the ER or pharmacy) to mention "oh yeah, I'm taking a protein powder with herbal ingredients).

    Still haven't found a protein mix I really like.

    re lunges in heels. Do they help you keep your weight back on your heels?

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  27. hmmm...looks like something I might have to try.
    Hey - I wear EXACTLY that outfit at the gym! *snort*

    chocolate would be good...

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  28. I am just enjoying the reading...always good! Thanks!

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  29. Would it be miracle powder that could transform someone out of shape from being sick too often? I hope my innards would appreciate it too!

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  30. *sigh* Yet another wonderful giveaway post in hopes of defeating the random number generator. One day...

    On a side note, there's this amazing protein powder that I lurve... it is peanut butter and chocolate, and makes me want to drink it for fun.

    But I really like the idea of one designed for women!

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  31. I'll bet there's some silly disclaimer like you have to eat right .. and exercise for it to have any effect. ;)

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  32. I support Charlotte's concerns as to the ingredients, with St. John's Wart being a concern also.

    As much as I'd love to Kick Box with her, Charlotte's spiky heels would make her formidable,
    Ouch!!

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  33. I am also afraid of airbags, for I am not tall and sit much closer to the steering wheel than seems advisable.

    And I always exercise in stilettos. I thought everyone did.

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  34. I saw these products by a company called It Cosmetics www.itcosmetics.com on the Today Show so I thought I would try them. I TOTALLY look like I’ve lost 15 lbs instantly and I feel like I’m finally able to get that “in-shape” look I’ve been working so hard for in the gym. Just thought I’d share this GREAT find!!!!!

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  35. I will never wear those kind of shoes/heels. Are you sure she's just a model????

    I only want the toasted marshmallows. My loose curves can handle 'em.

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  36. I'll take some tight curves!! HELL, I'll take any kind of curves!! Does it increase your bust?? :)

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  37. To heck with the tight curves,I want my HAIR to look like hers EVERY.DAY.

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  38. I've been told I have to put on some weight and this would be a fabulous way to do that...I've always wanted to try a protein powder since I lift weights a lot.

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  39. So many great comments. I use protein powder in my oatmeal now -- wonder if this would make it better or worse. And the other minerals in it? Interesting concept. I'm in.

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  40. I just bought some protein powder that I HATE...so I would loooooove to try this one!

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  41. count me in! I have yet to try protein powder but I think I seriously need so more protein in my life. Enjoy the marshmallow roasting!! Fun :)

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  42. What is with you all...when I was wearing heels all the time, I could do anything I wanted from running to lunges and squats. Of course I didn't have to, I was 25 and got my exercise dancing every night. Besides, they make her calves look great. ;)

    I won't win anyway, so count me in, even though some of the ingredients are a bit suspicious.

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  43. Hey, not only do I do my lunges in heels, but I also do all my arm work with one arm at a time, so I can use my other hand to hold up my shirt like that!

    *dies laughing*

    Um, no powder for me. I'll have good intentions to drink it, but I won't really do it.

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  44. i hope it tastes better than most protein powders i've tried....girls like things that taste good

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  45. Yeah, I don't get the whole high heels thing. The guys don't have to wear heels, so neither should the women.

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  46. No kidding, who wouldn't want to look like her?

    This is my first time here and so far I've only read that post, so I'm going to cut this short and continue reading!

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  47. They use *that* word.

    "Toning"

    le sigh.

    Doesn't stop my curiosity unfortunately :(

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  48. That site looks interesting and I'd be curious to see if anything they said was true...

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  49. i don't know about this air bag business.

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  50. I keep trying different powders trying to find one I like. Would love to finally succeed in m quest.

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  51. If I try this, I hope to look like the model-I will even wear high heels

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  52. i moved into college today... and i think my roommate thinks im crazy for bringing a blender (for portein shakes!)

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  53. I'll try it

    luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

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  54. Oh wow, I was all ready to make another pseudo-witty comment about not being able to enter but I CAN!

    I completely agree, I'm actually off to the Sports Nutrition shop this weekend to see what the lowest cal/carb protein powder they can sell me is, but it won't be easy - they really are mostly designed for men, especially in the UK where the choice of protein powders is a lot narrower generally. I'm already feeling disheartened about it (and a bit narcissitic for playing the "but I don't wanna get BIG!" card).

    Not sold on the heels - although she definitely appears capable of lifting her t-shirt so good to know those muscles ain't gone to waste (miaow)

    TA x

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  55. I prefer to get my protein from "real" food, but there are days when all I want for a meal is a fruit smoothie, so this stuff would be perfect to throw in there. Plus, if something is free, I'm all over it.

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  56. I have never tried protein powder, but Im sure it would be good in smoothie breakfasts!

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  57. I found their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tight-Curves/38795987352
    Check out Kristal's pictures

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  58. Count me in (but not in those shoes). I need to try protein powder, and what better way?

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  59. ooh ooh pick me pick me... I'm international and all that and we never get to play. I like protein powder but most of it bothers my stomach.. it is so darn convenient though. maybe the problem is that I was drinking the boy stuff.

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  60. How I've missed my Cranky Fitness!! (no computer will do that to you)

    Ooo how I want to win this! I've gotten back into my exercise routine and am using icky gross protein powder that tastes yucky and is pretty generic. This - this, would be marvelous! :)

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  61. Who wouldn't want some tight curves? And besides, I've been thinking about trying protein powder since my diet consists mostly of fruits and vegetables and very little meat these days.

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  62. Hi Crabby,

    I am not a big protein powder fan, but am always willing to try something new.

    Terrie

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  63. I love the idea of a product formulated specifically for women but *holy effing cats* Tight Curves is a terrible name. It sounds like soft-core porn crossed with late-night infomercial.

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  64. Oh random generator pick me with my oft-exclused non-US address! I'd be willing to forgive the fainly pornographic name were I to win!

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  65. Needing protein powder in Switzerland! Can't get anything good here :(

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  66. If protein powder can turn me into that model, I am in! Have a great vaca!

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  67. I'm in...
    But is it Monday Aug 25, or Tuesday Aug 26, or am I looking at the wrong calendar again...

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  68. I would love to have tight curves, instead of the squishy ones I have... sigh!

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  69. I would love to try the protein powder!

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