Sports bras are one of the most important aspects of your workout apparel, and often are also the most overlooked feature of your workout apparel. Most women don’t work out in just a sports bra and, as such, it gets covered by whatever workout top they choose to wear. But just because it’s out of sight doesn’t mean it should be out of mind! Finding the perfect sports bra can be a game-changing factor in perfecting your athletic wear. Some women even love their sports bras so much that they wear them outside of the gym!
Sports bras are a bra top that provide additional support for your breasts while you exercise. They can be worn as a top in and of itself, or worn beneath your fitness top or sports dress. Sports bras are specifically designed to reduce the movement of your breasts, relieve discomfort, and wick sweat away from your body. The amount of compression that you need is determined by both your cup size and your preferences. For larger breasts, a full-coverage sports bra could be required in order to offer an optimal amount of support. Smaller breasts may only need minimal support and a more elastic fabric for comfort.
There are countless sports bra designs, so there is sure to be a bra out there that meets your fitness needs: high-impact sports bras, running sports bras, bras with extra support, some with extra padding, some with very little, some for yoga. In addition to the function of the bra, you also have to consider style; do you want a bra that zips in the front? Snaps in the back? Has adjustable straps? Has removable padding? There are so many choices!
To make sure that your sports bra meets your needs, here are a few things to consider:
How much do you perspire when you exercise? If your ideal workout session is hot yoga or a butt-busting cardio, then you should seek out bras with breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics to help keep you cool and dry. Some sports bras also incorporate designs with thin mesh fabrics or strategic cut outs to help keep you feeling cool and refreshed.
Getting support from sports bra
How much range of motion do you require in your workout? You should look for the right balance between getting the support you need for your breasts and having the right amount of stretch in the fabric so that you can work out comfortably. You want to keep “the girls” in place, but don’t want to limit your ability to move! Cotton blends and elastics offer a high degree of mobility; higher percentage synthetic blends are likely to offer more support.
Does your physical activity require a high-impact bra to keep you from feeling uncomfortable while you work out? Sports like basketball and running, or fitness programs like Zumba or dance classes, involve lots of rapid up-and-down movement and can put a lot of strain on your breasts. This can be especially true for larger cup sizes. Fortunately, high-impact sports bras are specifically designed to protect your breasts from the strain of high-impact activity, and offer more support so that you can focus on your performance instead of your discomfort.
Do you like to take off your sports top during your workout? Or do you run or play volleyball with just your sports bra as your fitness top? If so, you may want a little extra padding or a bright, fun color or print to show off your personal style. Running bras are specifically designed to keep you feeling comfortably covered and fabulously free, and also offer a little extra support to keep everything in place.
Do you pursue activities such as yoga or Pilates? A yoga bra will offer optimal levels of comfort and stretch to allow you to move fluidly and freely between poses and movements. Look for products with high elasticity and cotton blends to achieve both function and comfort.
In addition to having many functional designs, sports bras come in all kinds of colors, prints, and styles. And Specialita Fitness has them all! Whether you’re seeking a “get down to business” bra, or a fun style with some extra fashion flair, we have the sports bra for you. If you know exactly what you’re looking for, then please browse our products and you are sure to find it! If you need some extra assistance, then you can count on our online consultants to help you choose the perfect sports bra for your fitness routine. You will be amazed by our options and personalized customer service.