How to Find the Perfect Sports Bra
As a woman who works out regularly, there are few feelings that are worse than an ill-fitting sports bra.
If you’re looking to get fit and workout on a regular basis, a great-fitting sports bra is one of the most crucial components of your wardrobe. Without a sports bra that fits properly you’ll be limited in the activities you can do, running and jumping can be painful, and you won’t get the results you’re striving for.
Want to make sure you have the best workouts you can? Then follow these steps and find the perfect sports bra:
- Determine the right bra type – Not all sports bras are created equally. They all have different cup styles, strap and bands, and the type you need depends on your distinct size and shape. For smaller cup sizes (A & B), you’re going to wear a compression bra – a shelf-like style that’s good for moderate impact workouts. For larger breasted girls, an encapsulation bra is best. These have individual cups for each breast, and provide better support. As for straps, if you need something with more support, go for a racerback, as this anchors the girls closer to your body. Wide-strapped bras are generally better for bigger-chested ladies, as they up the support even more. T-back straps are usually less supportive and a little more flexible.
- Consider the use – If you’re only doing yoga, walking or very low-impact activities, a less supportive, more flexible bra may be fine. If you’re into running, aerobics, cycling, or anything high-impact, a supportive, well-fitting bra is crucial to your comfort and your success.
- Test it out – Once you’ve found a sports bra you think fits the bill, test it out. Hold up the bra and test the straps. How stretchy are they? If they stretch easily, they’re not going to give you much support, and you’ll probably feel some bounce when you work out in it. Next, look at the cups. When you pull at them, do they stretch or give? The more give they have, they less supportive they are.
- Try it on – Next, try the bra on. Make sure each breast fits completely into the cups of the bra. There should be no spillage; if there is, get the next size up. Also, slide your finger under the bottom band of your bra and pull it outward. If you can pull the band more than inch from your body, it’s too loose. Find a bra with a small band to ensure the right amount of support.
Is your current sports bra doing its job? If not, it’s time to kick it to the curb and get a new one. The right bra is a vital part of your workout wardrobe and it will help you see the utmost success on your fitness journey. So get out there, and start shopping.
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