If you are an active woman practicing workout regularly and even if you practice sports time to time, probably the excessive breasts movement during sport activities and training is something you have previously experienced.
For sure that’s far from be convenient, in addition excessive breasts movement is able to weaken Coopeer’s ligament as well other breast support elements leading to permanent sagging, a major aesthetic concern.
On the other hand constant breasts movement, especially during high impact training may lead to embarrassing situations such as a breast slip!
With all the aforementioned in mind, bra designers found a solution to allow women to be active without concerning about excessive breast movement: a sport bra.
Part as result of modern engineering and design and part because of new, modern materials, a sport bra is able no only to minimize but also eliminate at all breasts movement during training.
A wider, full coverage cup plus wider bands, tight clasps and sometimes even underwires are the key of success.
Regarding style, there are three main sport bra types:
1. Compression sport bra
It acts compressing the mammary gland as much as possible towards the chest; a very effective way to immobilize the tissue but not the most convenient, especially with large size boobs.
2. Sport bra working by encapsulation
This type of bra plys no compression over the mammary tissue but it acts as a shield instead. All the fabrics and parts of the bra are intended to provide full coverage to the breasts in order no minimize movement. Each component have extra strength to fix boobs on their position. Perhaps it’s the best choice for big sized breast or those women who wouldn’t wish to look “flat” while training.
3. Mixed sport bra
A combination of compression/encapsulation technologies; it’s becoming the most popular because it gives to users the “best of both worlds”.
Regardless of the type, almost all modern sport bra may be used as a top or with a t-shirt; in fact many of them are intended to be worn without any additional clothes at the torso such as the sport bra used by runners.
Another detail to be aware of is the sport intensity the sport bra was designed to work with; hence depending of the physical activity intensity a different sport bra will be needed. They are available from low intensity to high intensity grades and most of times, very active sport women requires different intensity grades to fit all their requirements.
A sport bra must be present on every woman’s wardrobe, especially now on the fitness era; however it’s important to remember that they are not intended to be used daily for activities not related to sports, otherwise medical problems could arise from constant compression and lack of movement; in addition remember that they are not designed to add volume or provide padding, thus if that’s what you need, try another specialized design.
Now it’s time to train! Sport bra colors and models are plenty, just let’s go shopping and find the perfect sport bra for you!