How Important is Wearing the Right Sports Bra?

How Important is Wearing the Right Sports Bra?

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Developing our range of sports bras has always been on the agenda. Catering to all women of all shapes and sizes is close to heart and ever important - and if there's one thing you should be spending your hard-earned on (other than new sneaks) it's a supportive sports bra.

The benefits of supporting your workout with the correct clothing are tenfold and effect both your health and your performance. 

HOW SHOULD MY SPORTS BRA FEEL?

The ideal sports bra minimises the impact of your chest's movement. The design should allow for ease of movement in all other areas but your breasts should be held in place throughout your workout.

It shouldn't feel suffocating, but it should offer a comfortable balance of stretch and support for its intended impact and activity. Fabrics should be breathable and wick sweat, whilst still allowing for air flow to the skin.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN, 'IMPACT'?

HIGH IMPACT | OUR PICK: ELEVATE

High impact sports bras offer compression for activities with lots of bounce, meaning the girls are being subjected to a lot up-down movements (if you know, you know). Think running, competitive sports, HIIT and dance.

MEDIUM IMPACT | OUR PICK: EMBODY

The middle-ground of bouncing. For when you need some substantial support, but the movements aren't too strenuous. Activities include the cross-trainer, rowing and stair-master.

LOW IMPACT | OUR PICK: EASE

Low impact workouts include activities such as yoga, hiking, pilates and weight training. Don't be fooled by the lack of movement, a sports bra is still necessary for your comfort, focus and performance.

THE BENEFITS OF A GOOD SPORTS BRA

KEEP IT COMFY

There is nothing more detrimental to your performance than distraction. 

Underwires, itchy materials and ill-fitting underbands - need we say more? Invest in a high quality sports bra that fits well, feels comfortable and looks great so you can smash that PB distraction-free.

ALL THE PERKS

You might have heard that wearing the right sports bra can improve the perkiness of your breasts - well, it's not all rubbish. Your breasts are made up of fatty tissue held to the chest wall by fibrous ligaments.

When your girls (big or small) go unsupported during an impactful workout, these ligaments can stretch and over time be susceptible to irreversible damage.

In other words, gravity won't be kind to you. You'll thank us in 30 years.

MORAL SUPPORT

Your sports bra is your biggest supporter. Wearing one keeps weight distributed throughout your workout, prevents breast pain and helps you in keeping good posture.

They're not just worn to look pretty, but are a crucial element of your workout wardrobe.

Get you some gear that can do both.

Lois Woodcock, Senior Womenswear Designer at Gymshark explains how important it is to the design team to create the tools that support all females on their fitness journey.

"It's incredibly important that we offer a huge variety of sports bras with varying support, and this is something we're constantly working on," she reveals. "We don't want to create sports bras just for the sake of it; we want them to offer the best support possible but also cater to the style-conscious girl."

From power prints to flattering contouring shading, Gymshark has quite literally got your back - and your front.

What's your favourite Gymshark Sports Bra? Let us know below.

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