"CONNECTICUT'S -WOMEN'S- RUNNING RESOURCE"
GO FOR fIT!by Lisa Sorrentino, Fit X-pert at X-chrom.com
Learn and accept your size. Taking your measurements is a start. The majority of the problems with poor fitting bras are about wearing the wrong size. Accept yourself If youve always wanted to be a C cup, but you measure out a B (or vice versa), get the B size. Dont buy the size you wish you were.
Take note, sports bra manufacturers didnt exactly huddle and say, "OK, lets standardize a sizing chart for these things!" This means you may not buy the same size in one style as you might in another.
The right style depends on your chosen activities, body structure and personal preferences. Think about the amount of vertical movement you will be experiencing in your chosen activities. For example, running is thought of as an activity associated with a lot of vertical movement. Now, consider your body structure what cup size are you, how does that relate to your rib cage measurement, how long (or short) is your torso. Finally, whats most important to you? While running, do you namely want no-bounce support? Wicking capability? Pick one or two must haves and go from there. The solution sometimes is a different style for different activities.
Yes, there is a life to this garment. The fabric eventually loses its functionality this means the fit then changes. If you hand wash and line dry your sports bra instead of machine handle, it will last about twice as long. On average, a machine-handled sports bra will last about six months.
Some of you chafe no matter what the style or the fabric youre wearing. Youve tried everything without relief. Folks who can identify with this dilemma probably have sensitive skin that tends to react to sweat and friction. In these instances, I recommend using Vaseline, or, better yet, a fabric-friendly product like Bodyglide between you and your sports bra.
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