If you’ve been wearing your strappy, low-cut yoga bra for HIIT workouts, it’s time to stop. Chances are, your boobs aren’t getting the support they need during your high knees, jumping jacks, jump lunges, and other bouncy movements that your instructor is calling out for. The same goes for running. Whether you’re cruising on the treadmill, sprinting on the track or traversing rocky terrain, your twins need the support.
Studies have shown that breasts move by up to 21cm in a figure-of-eight pattern during exercise, causing pain for about three-quarters of women. When you run or jump, those mounds of fatty tissue don’t just bounce up and down, but they also jiggle from side to side, and move in and out. Over time, such repeated movements can – no surprise – cause boobs to sag. So whether you’re an A-cup or D-cup, it’s worth investing in high-support sports bras that minimise your breasts’ movement during high-impact activities.
High-support sports bras usually sport these characteristics: wide shoulder straps, wide underbust band and a high neckline. They would also offer a high degree of compression or encapsulation to hold your girls in place – so just a normal cropped top wouldn’t do. Here are some great ones to consider.