Monday, November 30, 2009

The Winner is:

The CW-X bra. It is comfortable. I can breathe. They stay put.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Can you teach a Rhino new tricks?

The Rhino in question is me. I am trying very hard to run the way Greg tells me I should. I am a heel striker. Heal striking is bad. Today I went for a 2 mile run with Rich. He ran in his 5 fingers and I ran in my Chuck Taylors. I was not heel striking. If you heel strike in Converse it hurts. While Rich has very little issue running in the appropriate manner, I sound like a Rhino coming. THUD, THUD, THUD! He tried very hard to get me to run in a softer manner. Honestly, it is like putting ballet shoes on a rhino... you still hear: THUD, THUD, THUD.

Sports Bra Part II

So I bought 2 sports bras today. I discovered that Title 9 carried both of the bras I was interested in trying which made it convenient. They also have a kick ass return policy. If you do not like what ever it is you buy for any reason you can return it with in the first year, no questions asked. Sounds good to me.

The first bra I bought is called the Frog bra. I do not know why. This is what their right up says:

The Frog Bra
This pullover bra got the highest rating from our largest breasted testers, and these women have tried every bra. Most bras are made of knitted fabrics that give, not control. But our bra is made of a stretch woven fabric, plus a whopping 32% Lycra. Whew!!! As one of our testers said, "It's almost like not having breasts at all. Well almost." Warning: major masher bra. 45% cotton, 32% Lycra, 23% nylon.

It was recommended by 2 of my fellow Crossfitters.

The second bra is a bra by CW-X. I have a pair of their exoskeleton tights. I love the tights so I figured I should give this a shot too.

This is what they had to say about this bra:

Three Blessings Bra
When it comes to sports support, this bra is a threefold blessing. Blessing 1: a four-layer, 5 point support system gives you that "no-move" kind of compression. Blessing 2: with three layers of power mesh, this bra actually breathes, aaahhhh. And blessing number 3: an adjustable back hook closure means you'll be able to get it off without that postworkout struggle. The 3 Blessings has made believers out of all our largest-breasted testers. 80% Coolmax, 20% spandex. Best for a D or DD looking for a bounce-free bra that breathes.

I should get the bras in a week or so and I will report back then.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sports Bra

I am, and have been for a while now, in search of a good sports bra.

Here are my requirements:
1) Supportive - I do not want to move
2) Flexible - This is a big one. I want my rib cage to be able to expand fully.
3) No Chaffing - this become a huge issue when you are running for multiple hours.

The one I have been using works for requirement 1, but fails on 2 and 3. Friday nights WOD consisted of running and front squats. I could not breath. I finished the WOD and then had to unhook the damn thing so I could breath again. I could be wrong but I think breathing is important. It becomes even more important when you are trying to run and lift heavy things. (Side note: I PRed on my front squat.) I used this same bra in the Disney Marathon. The worst pain I had after the run was from the strawberry it gave me on my back where the seam is.

I can not use the low impact sports bras that you buy at Target or stores like that. Well, I can use them but I have to wear 2 at the same time which makes requirement 2 out of the question. This is because of my chest size. It isn't huge but it needs a bit more support than that.

So here is my plan: I am going to try several sports bras and report back. If you have any suggestions, please tell me. I have already been told to try the Frog Bra from Title 9.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Taylor Lautner

Here is a Men's Health article on Taylor Lautner work out.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Food Inc

I just watched the documentary "Food Inc". It was an amazing movie and I highly recommend it to everyone. If you do watch it you should check out the extras. You will learn that Chipotle is a restaurant worth supporting.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

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