As the increasing rate of women suffering from breast cancer, it has become more important to focus on the needs of your breasts. A perfect breast support is needed to make sure your chest remain firm and healthy. During your bodyweight training, you are jumping, running and moving into different positions, but that does not mean that your breasts suffer with you.
Breasts are made up of fat and tender tissues, not muscles and are only supported by a layer of skin. If you do not give proper support to them, they will be forced to move upwards, downward and sideways. An unsupported A-cups move about one and a half an inch in each direction while D-cups will be able to move two to three inches.
This might not seem to be a big problem for most women but keep in mind that these movements have a serious long-term, lasting effect. Like any other skin, skin on the breasts also stretches and if you do not give them proper support, a long time stretch might not allow the skin to back to it place resulting in stretch marks or your breasts would lose its shape.
While choosing, a sports bra, women tend to focus on the categories of color and style. Their number one priority is whether the color of the bra is looking good or whether it is fashionable enough. The bra should be chosen on the basis of comfort and support. The bra which is made for you will keep your breast at ease will reduce the movement by minimum fifty-nine percent for all sizes.
The biggest mistake women all over the world are making while choosing a sports bra is that they buy smaller size bras and larger band for their breasts. Most of the women are choosing compression sports bras for their workout which provides support to the breast by pressing on the chest walls which is not a good thing for women with large size breasts. Approximately nine million women chose not to wear a sports bra at all. They opted to wear bra shelf under their tank top or the regular bra. Women should not take their breasts for granted. Like any other body part, their need should also be fulfilled, so they don’t face any problem in the future regarding breasts. The suggestion mentioned below will help you in choosing the right bra for you.
“Support comes from three points on a sports bra: the straps, the cups, and the band, including the side panels,” says Susan Sokolowski, senior innovation manager for Nike in Beaverton, Oregon. When buying a sports bra, these parts of a bra mentioned below should be thoroughly checked for making the right choice.
Make sure that you select bra which has right size cups for your breasts. They should not allow your chest to press down to make them look wider, but they should lift them up and place them in the centre, so your torso looks longer in length. This will also help you in making you balance during exercise. Compression bras are in a style similar to shelf bra which ideal for women with smaller cup sizes such as A and B. They are also perfect for low or moderate bodyweight training. Encapsulation bras contain individual cup which gives full support to the larger breasts. To know which cup size fits you better stretch the top and bottom of cups. If it has less elasticity, then it is a right choice. Then wear the bra if it holds your breast upward then you could buy it.
When doing high-intensity body weight training and not wearing a proper sports bra you might suffer from stretch and strain tissues near the breast wall. A bra gives support to your chest through clasps, straps and the back not the cups. If you want to support your breasts during an intense bodyweight exercise session, select a bra which is like a double bra which means it has extra layers and side panels. It also should have breast encapsulating that is extra stitching around each breast.
You have to choose between two varieties of support options given in sports bras. You could go with Racerback which helps you in securing your back, and the straps bring breasts more support by enclosing them in bra. You could choose Wide straps are shoulder straps which play a major role in distributing weight, and they are better than T-backs in doing it, and they are easily adjustable, so they are ideal for women who have larger size breasts.
The clasp is also essential in providing support to your breasts during an intense workout. Pullover comes in tank styles whose primary function is to cover back more than the straps. They also lack the stiff front clasp. They are not ideal for larger chests as they lack adjustability and padding which is their requirement. Back clasp allows you to tighten the band which responsible for seventy percent support to the breasts. This is ideal for larger breasts as they put pressure on bands.
- Moisture Wicking Fabric
When you work, mostly the sweat collects under the breast and if the bra does not allow it to escape it might cause a rash on the skin. Make certain that your bra isn’t made up of moisture containing fabric.
Some of the sports bras are given below which are perfect for bodyweight training.
Best for A and B Cups
- Athleta Sprint Seamless
- Under Armour Seamless Advantage
- Oakley Continuity
Best for C Cups
- Asics Adjust
- Champion Showoff
- Reebok Yoga Short
Best for D+ Cups
- Moving Comfort Endurance Racer
- CW-X Xtra Support III
- Enell Sport
- Goddess Sport
Women take care of every part of the body during bodyweight training so they don’t get injured and hinder their workout, but they tend to forget to take care of their breasts. Studies have shown that women tend to choose the wrong bra size. If you want your breasts not to suffer then choose your bra carefully. Don’t buy any bra made out of cheap material and improper support and comfort. Make sure you select right sports bra to help you in your workout.