The Under Armor protege bra has gotten me through 7 half marathons, 1 full, and a triathlon. The sports bra you choose should match your preferred form of exercise in terms of size, material, and purpose. Do you mainly practice yoga?
So, let me get this straight, mostly. Now where to go? I was hoping it was the bra and that I needed a softer banded bra. Anyone have any suggestions? I use diaper cream to prevent chafing. I run marathons and ultra marathons. Not a cute as all the pretty Nike ones, but never had problem with bounce or wounds of any kind. The brand is called Shock Absorber and your boobs literally go to boob jail no movement at all! Here is a link to the their home page.
Lisa I actually just ordered this bra today as I am a Wacoal girl and wear theirs for everyday use-same price too!
I am super excited to get it tomorrow zappos is always super quick! Thank you so much for sharing! The other one I really like is Panache due to the fact that you can make it a racerback. However, this too does chaff so I am loving the wacoal one. I have also used chapstick when in a pinch.
I never leave home without my chapstick so it can help if you need it! Had this in the past on the ribcage in front — and I agree with Monica and really slather on that Vaseline pre-run!! Running my first marathon in Nov. And someone asked about washing workout gear. Works great as I have an HE washer and running clothes can get musty! Completely unrelated but I saw a comment about it.
What do you wash your workout gear with? It still smells after I wash them. I like Vaseline or Aquaphor over the Body Glide for that particular chafe, because it stays on better. I swear by Athleta glory bras. Back clasp, wide straps, no bounce. Great value for money and wash well and wear well over time. Also love the free shipping and returns. I have lots of thoughts on this and have considered writing about it as well.
I also use a chamois creme under my bra strap on long runs for chafing. I forgot to mention the nipple chafe to a new male client once when he headed out for his first long run…. The Under Armor protege bra has gotten me through 7 half marathons, 1 full, and a triathlon.
I swear by it! I swear by moving comfort Juno and maya. I wear a 34DD so I need major support. My only complaint about the Juno is that the material holds the odor I have tried everything and it stays stinky really bad! For chaffing I found something called Run Guard. It is like body glide but about a third of the price and more natural ingredients.
I also usually get a spot in the middle of my sternum, which is sad, because this means that the part of my chest that sticks out the most is my breastbone. I have helped alleviate both of these spots with lots and lots of Body Glide. I wonder if it might be helpful too for some of the more chesty runners to wear a soft MC bra under a more supportive regular bra, the soft fabric on the MC might help the chaffing situation.
Good luck to all ladies dealing with the chaffe! I use body glide for men anti chaffing if anyone cares. They are quite pricey, but worth it! Thanks so much for posting this and also for all the suggestions from you and everyone else.
I needed this—excellent timing! Also—forgive my ignorance, but what part of the store does one find Body Glide?? Sometimes I tape it, sometimes I just grin and bear it. I read on dcrainmaker. You put a waterproof bandaid over the sensor part of the chest strap, and voila, no more chafing from the little booger. It lasts a while, too before you have to change the bandaid out.
I just had my first bout of chafing yesterday with my sports bra! I love this post! Good to know Aquaphor helps — I have a tub of it for my daughter. I chafe BAD, like really bad, in multiple places. The other thing that I found that works well is turning the bra inside out specifically Nike ones , I said this to a guy sales person once and he said it was the best tip he has heard!
I use Skin Strong cream to avoid chaffing and it works like a charm! So much good info! Thanks for the tips! Oh, the bra chafing! I like my Moving Comfort Maia and Juno, though truth be told depending on that time of the month even my favorite bras fit poorly and can be absolute torture. Plus, the colors rock! As for my favorite bra…. They have underwire so that was a big issue for my chafing but once I found that Mission Anti Chafe I never had it again.
I never wore shorts until I discovered this stuff because of the terrible chafing between my thighs. I use it when I wear skirts to work on a humid day too.
Thanks for the Mission Cream suggestion, no more chaffing! Have now run a marathon with it, and mediocre bra and survived without a scratch! My two favorites are Nike basically anything, but mostly the pro and Champion. They have the clasp. Its glorious when you finally achieve it! I thankfully have not experienced much of this. Just a little bit in the armpit area.
Body glide works well for me. I have a small ribcage, but larger cup size 30 DD and I love my moving comfort bras, specifically the rebound racer. I just wanted to say thanks to you and all the people who commented. Our breast size can fluctuate throughout the month, so you might need a couple of sizes to accommodate the changes. So, turns out I may need to replace a LOT of my sports bras. I took to twitter once again to find out what runners recommend, and asked some of them to tell me a bit about their favourite sports bras to help your choice and mine become a little easier!
These are my go-to sports bra, and I have a multitude of them in my sports wear drawer. I highly recommend these for runners with boobs of all sizes. These are great for running, gyming, jumping around in. I would not recommend either of these bras for yoga or pilates though- the multiple clips will dig into your back! I was sent the Moving Comfort sports bras to try out. I recently tried out their Ta ta Tamer after being recommended it by a friend.
At a 32 DD I did get the biggest size available, so not a great one for the larger chested ladies. The cups accommodate the breasts quite nicely allowing a feminine curve and keeps everything in place. All in all this bra makes my fitness life a little bit easier. This is not a comprehensive list of all sports bra makers, just a round up of the most popular on my twitter feed! Shock Absorber is definitely my favourite! I have one amazing sports bra…. Although it is time to invest in a new one, and really I need to get more then one, I can tell huge difference in the quality of a sports bra.
I tried some crappy cheap ones when I somehow misplaced the good one and I could feel myself bouncing every where which made me uncomfortable, my back hurt and especially after sweating it just lost all form and I might have well not worn anything! Even though they are pricey I cant stress how important an good sports bra is! Jillian mentioned them on her podcast as well. Up to a 52G in size, so great for both big cup sizes and larger band sizes. Need to give your event a boost?
When did buying a jog bra get so complicated? These days, choices run from crop tops to tanks, camis to shimmels. Then come the options: And whichever bra you choose, it needs to provide optimal support and a perfect fit. No wonder most women select the wrong bra. So we asked Making Strides, an all-women running group in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to put the latest jog bras to the test.
These women rated 19 bras in six categories: Their nine favorites are on the following two pages.
If I get chafing from a sports bra its usually at the top of the bra. I get bad chafing when I wear a heart rate monitor- like seriously painful and takes forever to heal. I need to always remember to put body glide or vaseline on before I wear it. It’s made with a combination of nylon, spandex, and polyester to create this V-neck sports bra, which allows for shaping, support, and a stylish color block design without chafing. These women rated 19 bras in six categories: support, moisture control, chafing, styling, comfort, and features offered. Their nine favorites are on the following two pages. Along with these reviews, keep the following tips in mind when shopping for a jog bra: Go for impact.