Sport Bra Impact Levels – What Do They Mean?
You’ve recently reignited your running career after some time off. You dust off your shoes, slip on your faithful yoga sports bra and outfit and hit the pavement. Not long into your run and your boobs are hurting! Bounce, bounce, bounce. Ow, ow, ow. Getting home you check your bra; it’s rated ‘Low Impact’. What does this mean and what impact level do you need for your sport? Just as not all workouts are designed to the same intensity level neither are the sports bras designed to support us and keep everything in place. So what does low, medium, high… Read More »
Are Sports Bras Needed for Low Impact Activities?
Information on sports bras and breast support is often related to activities involving lots of fast movement or jumping. However what about those lower impact activities such as walking, pilates and yoga? These are all slower moving activities that are incredible for our bodies; aiding in areas such as strength, flexibility and focus. But what about our breasts? Do we even need to consider them during these lower impact activities? The answer is a definite YES! Whether your breasts resemble grapes or grapefruits it is important to wear a sports bra suitable for the activity and protect your assets while… Read More »
Cavalletti Clips Video
SBD were really proud to be approached by Cavalletti Equine Marketplace to be involved in a Cavalletti clips video they were creating for their facebook followers. The owner of Cavalletti, Kate Majors, had realised that bouncing breasts were a real issue for horse riding ladies. She had seen first hand women at events wearing two or three bras and even taping around themselves to hold their ladies down! Kate was on a mission to not only increase awareness of this issue, but also to help solve the problem…which is why she contacted Sports Bras Direct. SBD were so happy to… Read More »
Elomi Energise Sports Bra Review
Nothing we love more than a great sports bra (pretty obvious huh) and for the fuller busted ladies out there they don’t come much better than the Elomi Energise. Here at SBD we are excited to announce that we are now stocking this awesome Sports Bra providing you with even greater choice of styles and sizes. This high impact underwired sports bra is designed for fuller figures and/or larger cup sizes. As a new addition to our range we thought it important to provide you with a bit of background info on Elomi and a review of this highly recommended… Read More »
Your Breasts and the Big ‘C’
At SBD we are all about helping you achieve the best support for your breasts but we also want to make sure you are armed with current knowledge about how to look after your breasts to keep them healthy and the big ‘C’ at bay. It is never too early or too late to start. I have summarised some key areas that can help, however this list is definitely not exhaustive. There is a ton of information available on the internet and I have included some links within this post for those of you that would like to read more… Read More »
New Product Release – PINKCLOVER BREASTBAND
I love helping active women find the best support for their breasts. As many of you know it was my own personal struggle in this area that gave me the determination to find women a better solution…sportsbrasdirect.com.au was born. The most common question that women ask me is “what will stop the bounce?” There are some amazing, well designed sports bras available that provide great support around the breasts. However none of them completely stop vertical breast bounce. It is for this reason I’m really excited about a new product recently launched in Australia to beat breast bounce; the PINKCLOVER… Read More »
A Spotlight on Maternity Sports Bras
While I was pregnant I often heard that exercising for 30 minutes or more a day during pregnancy and breastfeeding is important to stay fit and healthy and help you feel good. Try telling my swollen tender boobs that! Even brisk walking was uncomfortable for my sore breasts during pregnancy. The only exercise I managed in comfort was deep water running as the water was very supportive! Once my beautiful baby arrived and we had settled into something that resembled a routine I was keen to get out and exercise. I enjoyed being active again but needed to wear a… Read More »
Sports Bras: What Does ‘Compression’ or ‘Encapsulation’ Actually Mean?
A well-fitting, supportive sports bra goes a long way in reducing physical and psychological discomfort during exercise. However with so many sports bras on the market choosing the right one can be a minefield. Finding an all round ‘best’ sports bra suiting every woman is an impossible task as every woman’s requirements are different. We want to make finding your perfect sports bra a little easier so in this article we will explore the differences between Compression and Encapsulation (and both) sports bras to help you decide which type will best suit your needs. Compression Sports Bras These sports bras… Read More »
Sports Bra Brand Focus – Anita Active
At Sports Bras Direct we love the Anita Active range. Innovative materials, functional designs and quality workmanship ensure they are incredibly comfortable to wear, like a second skin, whilst still providing brilliant support. A definite go to bra for me. I realise that some women will not be familiar with the brand so I thought I would write a ‘Brand Focus’ blog and introduce you to the award winning world of Anita Active. Company History Anita started back in the late 1800s making braces and corsets! In 1917 Dr Walter Helbig, grandfather of today’s owner Georg Weber-Unger, took over the company. After… Read More »
Sports Bras Are A Must For Active Teens
There are many activities available for young girls to participate in and often a specific team uniform or sporting equipment is required. However there is one piece of equipment that should be a priority for all active female teenagers…A Sports Bra! Young girls develop at different ages and there can be a vast difference in the rate of breast growth. Every girls experience is different and this must be taken into consideration when buying a sports bra. A small busted 12 year old will probably want to wear a very different style of bra compared to a larger busted 16… Read More »