Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Choosing the Right Sports Bra

What happens when you do your daily exercise without wearing the proper sports bra? Try this quick demonstration I found on the following website and be enlightened. http://www.intimateguide.com/articles/why-you-need-sports-bra/

  1. Find an ordinary rubber band 
  2. Cut it once so that it’s one long strip of rubber instead of a circle 
  3. Measure the length of the rubber band (record this number) 
  4. Tie a washer or other similar weight to the end of the rubber band 
  5. Hold the opposite end of the rubber band and swing it around above your head for the length of your average workout 
  6. Untie the weight and measure the rubber band again

You don’t have to actually go through this process to know that the rubber band will be longer. Transfer this information to your breasts and guess what, the more you exercise without proper support, the more stretching will occur. Oh dear!

The primary support structures for the breast are the skin and ligaments called Cooper’s Ligaments. Once these structures are stretched, there’s really no way to “unstretch” them short of surgery. This is true even if you’re an AA cup. Breast bounce is reduced by 38% when wearing an ordinary bra, but up to 74% when wearing a proper fitting sports bra.

Finding the proper fitting sports bra for your shape, cup size, and exercise level is what our Fitters are trained to do. Drop by the Girl’s Bra Shop for a fitting and check out our line of sports bras including Freya, Elomi, Anita Active, and Shock Absorber. These bras provide moisture management, shaping, and stability regardless of how strenuous your workout is. Click on this link (http://www.shockabsorber.co.uk/bounceometer/shock.html), answer two questions regarding your cup size and activity level, and watch a quick demonstration of the support your breasts will receive when wearing our Shock Absorber sports bra. I think you will be pleasantly surprised. See you soon!

Ann and Tammy

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