This is probably one of my biggest bugbears when it comes to exercise – bra-gate! Ladies… a decent sports bra should be priority numero uno when it comes to buying kit.
As a big girl myself (34DD), I know that struggle – I double up! Regardless of size, sport and exercise you do, a decent sports bra (that fits properly) is a must.
Yes breathing may be restricted, and you feel like your soul is being squeezed; but your boobs and back will thank you for it. When I’m in the gym, all too often find myself staring at unruly bouncing boobs, grimacing with sympathy pain.
Benefits of the bra…
- Minimise movement; unruly bounce is uncomfortable, distracting and hurts like hell.
- Maintain shape; there are no muscles in the breast, only ligaments. Excessive movement puts strain on the ligaments, causing them to stretch – no amount of ‘firming cream’ is going to rectify that.
- Manage temperature; most decent sports bras are made of moisture wicking, breathable material, to regulate temperature and draw sweat away. You’re going to get boob sweat, that’s unavoidable.
I’ve tried a number of sports bras over the years, the best I’ve found to date are by Shock Absorber. Great bras, but you do need to be hypermobile (double-jointed) to get some of them on. I’ll often double up, and wear a crop-top style sports bra on top. Decent sports bras aren’t exactly cheap, you’ll pay around £20-£30 for one – but it’s money well spent!
Always open to recommendations on decent bras, so ladies send them our way…
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