Myth No.7 - I can wear a regular bra when exercising
It's best not to. When you run, your breasts can move up to 8 inches if not supported properly! Breast bounce during exercise can stretch supportive ligaments, causing your breasts to sag and possibly leading to back pain and discomfort. A good sports bra is engineered to support you much better than a regular bra, but most importantly it will give you the comfort and confidence to push harder for longer. With the range of sports bras available in D-K cup sizes nowadays, there are no more excuses!
What's the best way to avoid breast pain when exercising?
Select a sports bra based upon the strength of the bra and the seamed support that distributes the pressure and weight of your breasts. As with many
How to choose the right sports bra?
Finding the right sports bra can be challenging in bigger cup sizes. It's important to find the most suitable one for your body shape. Some bra manufacturers have endless marketing dollars to convey how effective their sports bras are; but in our experience, just like any other bra, a sports bra can work very differently with different bodies¦you be the judge!
Our tips for finding the right sports bra fit
- With each sports
brayou try dothe bounce test by jumping up and down, swing your arms and move around. If a bra pokes, constricts your breathing, or bulges, it's not right for you.
- It should fit on the first hook; as it loses elasticity over time, you'll need room to tighten it.
- Although a sports bra alone should provide enough support, research shows that a crop top over the top can add another 15% more support.
- The most supportive sports bras are usually full in the cup and not pretty, but in the long
termthey will reduce breast sag. With a sports bra choose support, not the look.
- Don't buy it if it's uncomfortable, because the comfort level will remain the same when you get home.
Ban the bounce (almost)
A good sports bra will minimise bounce,
It's important to find the most suitable sports bra for your body shape. There is an assortment of wired,