Sports bras – What’s the point?

To answer the question “what’s the point of a sports bra?” we need to understand more about the subject.

Are you ready for a bit of breast science?

A while ago we did a little calculation about breasts based on a statement:

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Just to put this in context…. over the average lifespan of your running shoes (500miles) your breast will travel 72 miles

Read that again… 72 miles!!

That is a lot of stress on this part of your body and if case you think smaller ladies are getting away with it read point 4 below. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Breast Science 101

  1. The breast is comprised of connective, fatty tissue attached to the chest wall by fibrous strands called Cooper’s ligaments.  Cooper’s ligaments work in a similar way to an elastic band, they stretch and retain their shape with each movement but overtime they can begin to loose their shape and elasticity.
  2. There is no internal structure for supporting the breast tissue against gravity and excessive movement. It is down to the Cooper’s ligaments and skin to support the breast tissue.
  3. When the breast is unsupported during activity, the weight of the tissue, coupled with the breast movement, causes the ligament to stretch. This can cause both discomfort and permanent damage to the breast tissue.
  4. It’s important to note that all breasts, no matter what size, are susceptible to damage of this ligament.


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So to answer the question “what’s the point of a sports bra?”

We think the answer speaks for itself. Instead of wondering “why?” it might be worthwhile popping in, checking them out yourself and asking “why not?”

Source: Moving Comfort Sports bras – What’s the point?

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