Need Some Support?

December 13, 2010 § Leave a comment

 

I came across this article, and have to admit that I am one of those women who is wearing the wrong sports bra.  I guess you could even say the wrong sports bras since I normally just put on two of these (yes, two).  I’ve gone up and down in size since having kids and breastfeeding.  I really need to get a better support system for “the girls” since I’ve started running again.  This artice provided great insight on what to/not to look for depending on your cup size.  To sum it up…

A Cup:  Go for a lightly padded shape to add some curves.  Don’t squash what ya got!  Avoid bras that are too big.  This can lead to chaffing (ouch).

B Cup:  Go for a snug, but no too tight fit.  Most B cuppers tend to think they need less support than they actually do. 

C Cup:  Go for adjusatble straps and closures.  This will ensure the best fit.  Also, you’ll want to steer clear low cut styles.  You don’t want to worry about spillage during your workout.

D Cup:  Go for a bra that supports each breast separately (i.e. encapsulation).  You also want wide straps that sit close on your shoulders to help distribute the weight of your breasts and minimize bouncing. 

Bottom line:  Try before you buy (if at all possible).  Run in place, jump around, etc, to see how the bra is going to perform.  Are you getting the support you need? And, if you have uniboob, it’s a no go!

I’m adding this, and this to my Christmas wish list.  {I’ve been good Santa, I promise.}

* Here are some exercises to also perk you up. *

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