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.


  1. I'm not sure it's possible to find a bra that won't chafe - try BodyGlide to prevent the chafing.

  2. Ditto on the bodyglide. If you're into endurance sports, you're going to have some chafing. When I ran 100 mile weeks, I had a permanent scab along the outline of my sports bra. Bodyglide helps, or just straight-up vaseline (although the vaseline will stain if you wear a shirt).

  3. What ever happened with this. Are you gonna post results soon?