6 Benefits Of Wearing The Right Sports Bra
Hopefully by now you should know the value of wearing a sports bra during exercise. But do you know the benefits of wearing the right sports bra?
The right sports bra will:
- Reduce breast bounce.
- Help reduce breast pain and damage.
- Feel supportive and comfortable.
- Help you feel confident when exercising.
- Allow you to focus on your workout.
- Improve sporting performance.
Wow, amazing what a good sports bra can do. Let’s take a look at each point in detail.
Reduce breast bounce.
Surely, this one is a given you ask. Not necessarily so. Yes, a sports bras primary purpose is to reduce breast bounce but only if it is the right support level and fit.
To reduce bounce a sports bras support level must match the chosen activity. Wearing a strappy crop whilst running may not provide the bounce reduction required. Especially if you have a bit more up top.
Sports bra support is measured as ‘impact level’. Low, medium and high impact to reduce breast bounce for related activities. My blog ‘Sports Bra Impact Levels – What Do They Mean?’ explains further.
Finding the right sports bra support level isn’t the end of the story. To effectively reduce breast bounce, a sports bra must fit. The best sports bra in the world won’t keep the girls under control if it is the wrong size.
Finding you size is easy. It is as simple as visiting our Fitting Room to Determine Your Size. Unfortunately, once again this isn’t the end of the story. Sports bras very in style, design and as such fit.
As such, to ensure the perfect fit a little checking and tweaking needs to be done. My blog ‘10 Common Sports Bra Fitting Problems and How to Solve Them’ takes you though everything you need to know to find your perfect fit.
Help reduce breast pain and damage.
As you can imagine excess breast bounce adds up over time. What goes up must come down. And to stop the girls heading South something needs to hold them up.
For us active women this is either our sports bra or our breasts natural support structure. The delicate Coopers Ligaments. If the support is left to these breast pain and long-term damage may occur. AKA sagging! I don’t know about you, but I’ll go the sports bra every day of the week.
The right sports bra will do the work. Supporting you and helping to reduce possible breast pain and long-term ligament damage.
Feel supportive and comfortable.
It goes without saying that the right sports bra should be comfortable. All the support in the world is worth naught if your sports bra is too uncomfortable to wear.
The right sports bra should fit like a glove or even a second skin. You should forget you are wearing it. Finding the right fit will certainly help. So will selecting a soft style with minimal seams.
If you find that your sports bra chafes (it shouldn’t) then check out my blog ‘5 Ways to Prevent Sports Bra Chafing’ and exercise chafe free!
Help you feel confident when exercising.
Nothing is more distracting or can make you feel self-conscious like your breasts bouncing around all over the place. Especially if you have a bit more up top.
I know from personal experience how this can affect you. I am a ‘DD’ cup and have always felt self-conscious when exercising. It wasn’t until I found the right sports bra that this began to disappear.
Keeping the girls under control can help you feel confident when exercising. Confident you won’t bounce and confident you won’t accidently ‘pop-out’
Allow you to focus on your workout.
This one follows on from the above point. Nothing distracts you from the task at hand like unruly ta-tas!
Out of control breasts can inhibit your golf swing, give you black eyes while running or affect your balance on your MTB. Wearing the right sports bra keeps the girls under control allowing you to focus on your chosen activity.
Improve sporting performance.
Did you know that wearing a supportive, comfortable, and well-fitting sports bra can actually enhance your sporting performance? It is true.
When you think about it, it makes sense. To perform at your best, you need to be focused and free of distractions. And we women know that nothing distracts us more than unwanted bounce!
My article ‘Can Sports Bras Improve Performance’ delves deeper into this topic. A very interesting read.
My final thoughts
So, there you have it; the six benefits of wearing the right sports bra. This list shows just how important it is to wear the right sports bra.
Find the right sports bra for you and hit the gym, trails or court knowing you are supported. And benefit from the confidence this gives you.
Remember to match your sports bra to your chosen activity. This will reduce breast issues now and down the track.
Yours in support.