Sports Bra Fit

FINDING THE RIGHT SPORTS BRA CAN BE TOUGH!
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sports braNot all sports bras are created equal…

A good sports bra helps to eliminate breast movement and must have:

  • The ability to wick moisture, particularly between the breasts
  • Breathe ability for a cooling flow of air.
  • Ability to dry quickly
  • Correct proportions and contours to minimize chafing
  • Straps that do not dig into the shoulders
  • A band that does not shift or bind
  • Soft thread to minimize skin irritation
  • At least 25% Lycra to compress the breasts sufficiently.

There are three main types of sports bras:

  • Compression (Least support)
    • Most common
    • Designed to press breasts flat, as a single unit, to minimize movement
    • Best for A and B cup women
  • Compression/Encapsulation
    • Designed to encapsulate each breast and press them to the chest
    • Best for C, D and some DD women
  • Encapsulation (Most Support)
    • Looks more like regular bra
    • May have an underwire
    • Offers the most support by harnessing each breast individually

A sports bra’s fit is an integral part of its support:sports bra

  • The band of the bra should be offering the most support
  • The cups of the bra keep the breast in place and provide additional support
  • The straps are designed to do the least amount of work.
  • A good sports bra will fit more snugly than a regular bra.
  • Test for control with jogging in place or jumping jacks
  • The band should not ride up with activity

Remember that the life of a sports bra is approximately 6-12 months or 52 washings.

The Journal of the American Medical Association recommends that women get an hour of exercise per day.