Let’s face it – pregnancy makes your boobs super-sensitive, as well as bigger, which means having a reliable sports bra to hold everything in place becomes extra important.
As well as stopping your chest from hurting during exercise, a brilliant bra will help prevent sagging.
Your breasts are composed of fatty tissue supported by the skin and fragile ligaments, which can become stretched during repetitive or high impact sport.
The right bra will help reduce movement, giving you a comfier, more supported workout and better long-term results.
Remember, fit is everything – your sports bra should be a snug fit, says Victoria Shelton, a garment technologist from Figleaves.com.
“Once you’ve got the bra on, stand in front of the mirror and move your arms around,” she says. “Your bra shouldn’t move or lift.”
“Next, try jogging and jumping on the spot. Your breasts should be fully encased with no movement. If they are spilling out the neckline or underarm try a bigger cup size. Sports bras are designed to fit snugly and to provide firm support so will feel tighter than a normal bra, but they shouldn’t feel restrictive or rub.”
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