How to avoid breast bounce when exercising
For those who have been put off being active due to embarrassing bouncing breasts or worse painful bouncing breasts then this post is for you.
Of course there are a host of impractical ways to avoid your boobs giving you are black eye. One that comes to mind is a move made famous by a teenage Christina Richie in the movie Now & then, she taped her breasts down with masking tape in an attempt to pretend they didn’t exist.
But lucky for us there are plenty of genuine ways to reduce your breasts from bouncing so that you can remain active.
1. Wear a supportive, functionally appropriate Sports Bra
A bra that both separates (aka encapsulates) each breast and compresses your chest will work best for boobs that bounce excessively. There are plenty of fraudulent Sports Bras being sold in stores and online so if you aren’t getting any relief from a Sports Bra then keep looking… with the recent advances in the product there are some brilliant options for women of all cup sizes on the market these days.
2. Wear an additional support layer
This could include a singlet with a built in shelf bra, or a basic crop-top-type-bra that will give you that extra little bit of support and feeling of security.
3. Alter your activity profile
Choose low impact activities like walking, cycling and using the rowing machine at the gym. Remembering that low IMPACT does not always mean low INTENSITY, so you can still get a great workout with this sort of activity.
4. Try water running
Studies show that running in deep water reduces Exercise Induced Breast Discomfort to an insignificant level. It does not necessarily reduce the amount of breast displacement (bounce), but the reduction in displacement velocity will have you feeling much more comfortable running in water when compared to running on land.
As a big busted female, who has in the past opted out of activity due to Exercise Induced Breast Discomfort it’s frustrating to see so many other women fall in to that trap when there really is no reason to these days. In recent times their have major developments to the design and materials used in Sports Bras which has resulted in huge advancements for the product.
Of course there is no one ‘best style’ so it comes down to being fitted correctly, by someone who is able to take in to account your activity profile, body shape and personal style preferences. Here are some reviews I have done in the past, along with a list of top Sports Bras for bigger busted women.
Good luck, don’t give up!
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