A good sports bra is everything while running. As your breasts move in three different directions when exercising, good support is vital. A sports bra absorbs shocks and ensures women feel no pain in their chest, neck or back.
We subdivided the bras into two different categories as no two bodies or breasts are identical.
Type 1: The compression bra
Suited for women with small to medium-sized breasts. These bras usually have cross straps on the back. The compression bra is very tight and will compress your breasts against your body.
Type 2: The encapsulated bra
This type of bra is more suited for women with larger breasts. The breasts are individually encapsulated, preventing horizontal movement.
Go to a specialised store and ask the sales assistant for help when purchasing a sports bra.
The tips may help you:
- Always try on your bra for size. Different brands have different sizing.
- Try different brands.
- With or without an underwire?
- Your bra must fit firmly and may not cut into your breast tissue. A bra that is too large will also be uncomfortable.
- Choose a seamless bra.
- Jump up and down when fitting a bra.