Sports bras protect chest ligaments, eliminate bounce that is both cumbersome and embarrassing during work outs, and also prevent breast tissue damage. It's imperative to not only wear a sports bra while working out, but to wear one that is comfortable and supports you. Even moderate activity like cycling, long distant walking and free weights put a strain on your breasts. The stress that exercise puts on your breasts can cause long term damage, sagging and discomfort.
Fortunately, the sports bra has come a long way since its first sighting in 1977, where two women cut up a pair of jockstraps and sewed them together into a bra they called "Jog-Bra". Far evolved from this primitive design, modern sports bras can mold, compress, shape, protect, even absorb sweat. Designed to hold your breasts firmly in place, sports bras give you a complete range of movement, so your breast worries are the last thing on your mind while working out!
At Big Girls Bras, we make sure all of our sports bras protect, absorb sweat, and eliminate bounce. From Oprah's favorite Enell sports bra - the sports bra phenomenon offered in petite to full figured sizes - to budget sports bras like the Goddess Plus Size Sports Bras 5056. We make it easy for you to find a style appropriate for you.
It's also appropriate to mention that sports bras, just like any other bra, have a shelf life and will need to be replaced periodically. If you wear a sports bra three to four times a week, you will need to replace it every six to ten months due to loss of elasticity and decreased support. If the bra feels much looser than it was when you first bought it (because of weight loss or wear), the fabric begins to wear down or fall apart, or you notice significant more bounce, it's time to invest in a new sports bra, whether it's the same style sports bra or a new one. Browse biggerbras.com selection of sports bras and find the sports bra that will give you less bounce and more activity.