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Are You Wearing The Right Sports Bra For Your Workout?

The rule? No bra, no workout!
Are You Wearing The Right Sports Bra For Your Workout? The rule? No bra, no workout!

Let’s settle this once and for all: The sports bra is at the heart of every female’s workout. It’s the first thing you put on and is arguably the most essential. Unfortunately, 80% of women are wearing the wrong size and the wrong sports bra for their particular workout programs.

Because of the different movements required by each routine, your breasts need a different type of support for each activity. Meaning, you don’t use the same kind of sports bra for both running and yoga.

It’s the true sum of its parts—a sports bra that doesn’t fit right will cause a lot of discomfort and consequently, can become reason to discontinue your fitness journey. So here, we lay down all the elements you need to look for when picking a sports bra.

SUPPORT: Medium to High

Sports Bra

Pro Fierce Bra, P2592, Nike

  • Slightly molded cups shape and support. 
  • A power mesh racer back enhances ventilation in a key sweat zone. 
  • The brushed chest band is ultra soft yet stretchy.

 

USE FOR: Running and Training

Nike Sports Bra

SUPPORT: Light

Nike Sports Bra

Pro Indy Bra, P2395, Nike

  • Adjustable elastic straps to help provide the right fit 
  • Stretch power mesh enhances ventilation in the racerback design.
  • Nylon fabric is soft, stretchy and offers light support.

USE FOR: Yoga, Barre

Nike Sports Bra

SUPPORT: High

Nike Sports Bra

Pro Rival Bra, P3395, Nike

  • Tightly knit fabric has a compressing effect.
  • Fully molded cups shape and support.
  • Contoured foam inserts inside the cups and in the racer back provide even more support. 
  • Available in 25 sizes, ranging from 30B to 38E, allowing the athlete to find the fit that's best for her

USE FOR: High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Cross Fit, Martial Arts and Team Sports

Nike Sports Bra

SUPPORT: Medium

Nike Sports Bra

Pro Classic Bra, P3295, Nike

  • Racerback design for increased support
  • Chest band is brushed for a soft feel. 

USE FOR: Running and Training

Nike Sports Bra

To know whether a sports bra fits you perfectly, perfom the following steps: 1) raise both arms up 2) take a lunge then twist your upper body from left to right 3) then, do a jump-squat combo. If your chest band, pads and straps do not move, then you almost have the right one. To check if the cup sizing is correct, all you need to do is bend forward to check for stress spillages along the breast area. None? Then you've gotten yourself a perfect match.

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