Exercise is a word that some ladies love and some fear, however you feel about it we all know it is good for us…but what about for our boobs? The thought of them bouncing around while running and instinctively doing that awkward arms crossed across your chest thing to try and hide the bounce and stop the pain.
With a study showing that 88% of adolescent females are wearing a sports bra that does not fit them correctly and 85% did not know the basics of a proper bra fit, we have some facts on why you need to support your girls while exercising.
Breasts are not made up of muscle, so exercise does nothing to make them stronger. They are made of fat, tissue, milk glands and Coopers Ligaments.
During physical exercise, your boobs can move up and down as much as 14cm due to lack of support. Wow! This not only makes you uncomfortable but also stretches the skin and delicate breast tissue and ligaments which can cause sagging.
D cup breasts can weigh up to 600grams each, that’s the equivalent of almost 1.2 litres of milk hanging from your chest. This is a lot of weight on a daily basis, even before adding in movement with exercise, so great support is essential for bigger busted ladies.
Elasticity decreases with age so the older we get the more support we need, especially whilst exercising.
Unsupported, heavy breasts cause slouching and can negatively affect sporting performance. It can also lead to back aches, neck strain and headaches.
Different types of exercise require different levels of support, vertical movement of the body creates more breast movement, running in particular, therefore require more support.
With marathon season upon us, many of you are increasing your training times and boob bounce is real…never fear ladies because we have just the support you need.
Summer is over for another season and autumn has settled in. We will soon find it hard to leave our cosy beds to go and exercise, but autumn is the perfect time to change up your workouts or try something new. We have listed the workouts we will be hitting up over the cooler months below.
Have you seen this fitness craze? Twerking workshops are the hottest dance fitness and booty building exercise that is sure to give you an amazing cardio workout. The classes combine high intensity interval training with resistance training. You will be a ‘twerk-a-holic’ in no time. If you are on the Gold Coast… hit up https://www.werkit.com.au/
Anti-gravity yoga or “aerial yoga” is a new type of yoga, originating in New York but now practised in several countries. It combines the traditional yoga poses, pilates and dance with the use of a hammock. Anti-gravity yoga requires a special kind of hammock, which can support up to 300 kilos of weight and allows you to stretch your entire body with each movement.
Hiking is autumn is the perfect way to get in a workout without getting sunburnt. The Gold Coast Hinterland and neighbouring Scenic Rim, inland from the happening heart of Queensland beach culture, are hubs for unforgettable walks that are suitable for all fitness levels. While you are out and about, you can also enjoy the waterfalls, prehistoric trees amazing views.
Yes, you read that right. You can now jump around and get sweaty like a kangaroo. This fitness regime is designed for all ages are perfect for cross training activities. Pair your Kangoo shoes with a Pinkclover breastband for maximum support. http://www.kangoojumps.com/
One of the biggest concerns for expecting mothers is the anxiety associated with getting that pre-baby body back. These days, largely thanks to social media, women are placing unrealistic expectations on themselves to returning to their pre-baby weight. Although returning to physical activity can be just as beneficial to your emotional wellbeing as it is to your physical wellbeing, it is important to take all the necessary precautions to ensure that you don’t do more harm than good… One very important thing to think about is how to support your breasts.
When paired with a sports bra or crop top the Pinkclover Breastband can reduce the upwards bounce of the breast which helps reduce the strain on breast tissue and helps new mums feel secure and supported when working out.
Founder, Amy Jaffers says the Breastband has given women of all breast sizes a new lease on life but women with DD+ cup breasts are singing the Breastband’s praises even more.
Women who have FF and G cup size breasts have noticed a significant reduction in breast bounce which has led to them increasing the amount they exercise and reducing the need to wear multiple bras when working out.
Lactation Consultant and Mid-Wife, Tamika Newman says breast support is very important for new mums, as breasts go through dramatic changes with tissue and ligament growth after having a baby.
“It’s important to support the breast tissue during this time to avoid excess strain, which could result in mastitis and blocked milk ducts,” Ms. Newman says.
“New mothers shouldn’t rush back into exercise and listen to their body. That said, gentle exercises like walking can do wonders for a new mum and the Breastband is able to give them added security and support the breast tissue,” Ms. Newman says.
The Breastband is made from soft, breathable fabric to maximise comfort and prevent chafing… which is another worry for the well-endowed.
The team at Pinkclover want women to feel confident and comfortable when exercising and the Breastband provides that security and support.
Cardio is hard-io. Many people have a love/hate relationship with running. It’s hard, it’s hot but if you’re looking to trim that waistline it’s a great fitness option. The following tips will help you get the most out of your run and dare we say it…even enjoy it!
Break up the monotony of your running by working short sprints into your endurance training on a regular basis. This keeps your running form dynamic and makes you focus on your muscles and how your body is feeling. You won’t make performance gains if you always run at the same speed. So speed up and slow down to keep your body guessing.
2. Hill sprints
Running is not just about endurance training: Your body also requires strength. Why not try hill sprints at the end of a run. This turns your regular run into a complete cardio and strength workout and helps you run with a more powerful stride.
3. Trail running
Take advantage of the benefits of changing surfaces. Every surface has its own unique challenges. Your body must learn to react to them by unconsciously adapting your stride, foot strike and step frequency. This method is guaranteed to spice up your running training and nip boredom in the bud!
Whenever you run, we recommend wearing a Pinkclover Breastband. This clever little accessory keeps your breasts feeling snug and supported.
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To find your Breastband size simply measure around the fullest part of your breasts, just above your nipples. Keep the measuring tape parallel to the floor. Round to the nearest whole number and find your size in the chart below. Easy!
EXTRA LARGE (XL)
80 – 91cm
88 – 100cm
97 – 110cm
107 – 121cm
Tip: If you don’t own a measuring tape use some string around your breasts instead and then place along a ruler to measure the length!