Tips To Find The Sports Bra That's Right For You

From the outside, you can look all set for the race, from the inside you can feel confident, but if your sports bra isn't perfect, you're setting yourself up for 26.2 miles of pain. More than three-quarters of women in Britain wear the wrong type of bra with even more wearing the wrong size.  Running causes your breasts to move in a figure of eight motion. This puts your Cooper’s ligaments - the thin collections of connective tissues that help support your breasts - under huge strain. Without the correct support, you’ll experience soreness and potentially lasting damage. 

First, it’s important to remember that your needs will vary according to your cup size, the circumference around your upper rib cage, your personal preferences, and the activity you're doing.

Here are Beachbody's three buying tips to make sure you cover 26.2 miles in comfort:

The level of support

Runners of all sizes should be looking for a high impact sports bra. These will allow for better support and less movement. High impact bras are designed with a defined cup structure to encapsulate and support each breast. Some high impact bras such as the Beachbody Intent Compression Women's Bra will use a combination of both encapsulation and compression methods to maximise support. 

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The fit

A good sports bra should have a tight fit but shouldn’t restrict breathing; you should be able to fit two fingers between the straps and your shoulders. The fabric of the cup should be smooth. Wrinkles in the fabric show that the cup is too big. whereas if you’re spilling out of the cup, it’s too small. 

How many times have you worn it before?

A sports bra will last around 30-40 washes, but the technical fabric will loosen with each cycle, making it less effective. Therefore for race day, you'll want to use a bra that has been used around 10/15 times.

No longer will you have to wear a couple of sports bras layered on top of each other to get the support you need. Sports bras will increase your comfort, prevent bouncing, and decrease chafing. Now just find the support that’s the right fit for YOU!

If you are running the upcoming London Marathon, or any long distance this year then GOOD LUCK from the We are Auburn team and please let us know how you do.