How To Choose The Perfect Sports Bra For Any Workout
Anyone who’s ever tried to go for a run in a flimsy sports bra can tell you that a little support can go a long way. Not wearing a properly fitting sports bra that’s also activity appropriate can lead to more than discomfort: it can cause chronic pain in your shoulders, neck and back. Need a more aesthetically based motivation? The ligaments — Cooper’s’ ligaments — that support your breasts are fragile, and they are not elastic. Once you stretch them out with exercise induced bouncing, that’s it: you’ve got sagging boobs. Not good.
You need to invest in a good quality sport bra that’s actually made for the activity you’re doing. Read on to find out the best type of sports bra for your workout.
Low Impact Sports Bra
This bra will keep your chest confined, but it is not meant to provide a lot of high-impact support. These sports bras for yoga, walking and other more leisurely activities will often feature thinner straps and less overall coverage.They are flexible, and bend and move with your body as you twist and turn while also offering optimal breathability.
Usually, these sports bras will have no cupped support, and put a premium comfort and moveability — just what you need for lower impact activities!
Medium Impact Sports Bra
This will be your perfect fit for trail hikes, rowing, playing baseball or a more leisurely game of badminton or tennis. These bras expect to have to give you some support, and also provide excellent moisture wicking technology to keep you cool and dry.
A good medium impact sports bra will feature wider straps to offer more leverage.
High Impact Sports Bra
Whether you’re running, pounding out jump squats, or crushing it on the court, you need a high-impact bra to keep your chest firmly supported. These sports bras are made to give you maximum support through all your bouncing and bounding about. These bras will feature more coverage, thicker, more robust straps and often moulded cups to help maintain shape and keep your girls contained. And of course, they will also have the best in sportswear technology to keep you cool, dry and performing at peak.
You will also find these bras are quite snug, and this does not mean you need to get a larger size: as long as you can get it on and breathe comfortably, you’ve got a good fit.
Whatever sort of activity you do, be sure to get the best you can afford. Think of it as an investment in your overall health, and the perkiness of your chest.