The importance of wearing a well fitting sports bra is quite under-rated. While exercising you might just think that exercising right should be high on your agenda, without giving much thought to the kind of clothes you might be wearing. However, wearing the right sports bra is quite important for women, because a good sports bra offers optimum support while adding to physical ease and comfort - two ingredients that no workout can ever be fun without. Today we're talking about how important the right sports bra is to your workout and what kinds of sports bras are available in markets today.
Importance of a Good Sports Bra
- A right fit sports bra helps in making sure that your breasts don’t sag after a point of time. Breasts are basically made up of fatty tissue, and too much bounce can lead to the stretching of the ligaments.
- Sports bras also help in absorbing sweat and keeps you comfortable and dry while exercising.
- Sports bras hold your breasts in place without being too tight or restrictive. Unlike under-wired bras, and tight straps that dig into your flesh, a sports bra is contoured to meet your body's curves at perfectly comfortable points.
- It also saves you from upper back pain and shoulder problems.
Different type of Sport Bras
Available in all sizes, shapes, colours, textures and designs, sports bras also offer different supporting techniques. They are:
Encapsulation Bras: These kinds of bras have two separate cups which help in providing firmness and shape to your breasts. They are best suited for D cups sizes.
Compression Bras: These kinds of bras help in compressing the breasts against the bra wall which helps in minimizing bounce and movement. They are perfect for women who wear A and B cups size bra.
Compression/Encapsulation Bras: Popularly also known as ‘combination bras’, these kinds of bras are best for C and D cups.
According to fitness expert at Sculpt Gym, Gurgaon, Yashmeen Manak: “A supportive sports bra is very important to avoid damage to the breast tissue during intense exercise. Wearing improper bras can cause sagging of the breasts. Choose a supportive branded sports bra for your type of breast size. If you have large breasts, go for racer back and a thick strap. Women with small and medium chests should look for a comfortable snug fit. The sports bra should fit you well and let you move freely during the exercise. It should not be so tight that it makes you uncomfortable to breath.”
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