Get the correct support for sport
85 per cent of all women are wearing the wrong sized bra while working out. The result? Dreaded breast bounce. It’s a curse for the well-endowed woman and can cause permanent damage and sagging.
A sports bra that fits properly can feel pretty uplifting and will reduce the bumps and bounces experienced during a vigorous workout.
Breast-bounce is not exclusive to the busty female, the less blessed are also at risk of the rebounding on a smaller scale. With our expert tips to help you find the perfect sports bra for your body type and activity, you can eliminate the bounce factor and potential life-long injury.
High impact sports such as running, netball or aerobics require sports bras with moulded cups, known as encapsulation bras. These support the bust from beneath.
Compression sports bra are suited to the small busted and use a stretch fabric to hug the breast to the chest without uncomfortable clasps or underwire. The crop-top like sports bra offers ample support during less intensive workouts like Pilates or Yoga. Cups should provide full coverage with no overhang.
Ensure the straps don’t dig or have too much give. A wide band should sit flat against your rib cage and feel snugger than a lingerie bra.
Of course not all sports bras are created equal. Cup size and band size can differ between brands. So it’s important to try before you buy.
In the fitting room jog, jump and lunge to check the bra is offers optimum support. Breast movement should be minimal, but then again you shouldn’t feel like the air is being crushed from your lungs either.
Stay abreast of the latest sports bras in store or check out the Rebel Sport Bra range online.