We’ve all heard 90% of all women are wearing the wrong bras size, well, there’s something to that. After your shoes, your sports bra is your most important piece of equipment. Running and Walking are high impact sports. Repetitive bouncing from running cause pain and stretch the Coopers ligaments permanently resulting in drooping breasts. Coopers Ligaments help hold the breasts up. It is not just the larger breasted woman who suffers breast pain when running; smaller breasted women can suffer from this too.
Okay, so how do you prevent that? Here are a few tips:
- Choose a High Impact Sports Bra
- Get a proper bra fitting (it’s free, go ahead)
- If you choose to do it yourself measure your rib cage under your breast and then, your breasts at the nipple. The rib is your band size and the difference between the two is your cup size. Not all bras are sized the same but 0” =AA, 1” =A, 2” =B, 3” =C, 4” =D, 5” =DD….. So a 32” rib and 36” bust is a 32D.
- There should be not spill over.
- Make sure it fits snugly on the rib; no more than one finger should fit between you and the bra. The back should be straight across with no riding up.
- When you get a new bra fit it to the first hook so that as it stretches you can move it in to get longer wear out of it.
- We carry several High Impact Brands and Styles and Saturday June 6 Brooks will be doing Bra Fittings at Complete Runner all day!
Hope to see you there.