Sports bras – Running and the value of a good bra

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Sports bras – Running and the value of a good bra
BY Virgin Active
Posted On 29 September, 2023

If you don’t know the torture of exercising after making the wrong call on a bra… count yourself lucky and move on to the next post 😉

A great “sports bra” or “running bra” is essential for your race – you’re going to want to feel comfortable, supported, and able to keep the gals firmly in place.
adidas Technical Expert, Grace Pholi is here to share some information about the adidas medium support and high impact bras and takes you through some of their features.

The adidas high impact bra is ideal for runners and has been endorsed by the Good Housekeeping Institute, Women’s Health and Runner’s World.

Here are some key considerations when selecting a sports bra for your marathon journey:

1️⃣ Proper Fit: Ensure your sports bra fits snugly yet comfortably, providing ample support without digging into your skin. Look for adjustable straps and a band that stays in place during your runs.

2️⃣ Impact Level: Consider the impact level of your chosen sports bra. Higher-impact bras offer maximum support for intense activities like running. Choose a bra that matches your running style and provides the level of support you need.

3️⃣ Moisture-Wicking Fabric: Opt for bras made from moisture-wicking materials that draw sweat away from your skin, keeping you dry and comfortable during long runs. Breathable fabrics are essential for preventing chafing and irritation.

4️⃣ Style and Design: While comfort and support are key, don’t forget to choose a bra that suits your personal style. There’s a wide range of designs and colours available, so find one that makes you feel confident and motivated!

5️⃣ Test Run: Before your marathon, take your chosen sports bra for a test run. Ensure it provides the support and comfort you need during longer distances. This will help you avoid any potential discomfort on race day.

Remember, finding the perfect sports bra is essential for a comfortable and enjoyable marathon experience. Take your time to explore different options, try them on, and select the one that meets your unique needs. Your comfort is just as important as your performance!

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