Women & HRM

10 messages
05/06/2003 at 11:20
What do you do with your bra/HRM one always gets in the way of the other?
05/06/2003 at 11:28
DBSA, I wear crop tops, and usually wear the HRM slightly lower (on my chest) than the bottom of the crop top so that it is still making contact but not interfering with the support from the crop top. If I don't get this right I sometimes get very rogue readings from my HRM.

You do get bras with built-in straps for the HRM. I have one from Triumph, but I get horribly chafed from it because the HRM bit seems to be too wide and too hard and just cuts right into me. Other people on this forum have recommended them, though, so I probably just got one that wasn't right for me and it might be worth a try for you.
05/06/2003 at 11:36
More money then!!!
05/06/2003 at 12:39
DBSA, I wear my bra over the HRM, so that the HRM stays closer to the skin, and quite high up the chest.
Having said that, I have got a couple of Nike bras with the built-in compartments for the HRM, which are quite good, but not much different than just wearing a normal bra
05/06/2003 at 12:43
I tried a Triumph Pulsebeat bra and it too chafed me horribly at the front where the HRM was digging in.

BUT!

I've sown a square of satin over the towelling at the front and it doesn't chafe at all now!

Listen to me all domesticated! Anyone want to start an embroidery group? ;-)
05/06/2003 at 14:23
I do the same as Annajo and tuck in under bra and never had a problem at all with it.
The Evil Pixie    pirate
05/06/2003 at 19:42
the truimph bra is OK really unless you are err more developed! in which case it just doens't have the support!

I have the bra over the top of the monitor .. but my older Shock Absorber crop top style bra which is great tends to fold over the strap and cause nastey chaffing

however my very cheap (£16 instead of £25!) BHS own sports bra is fab!
Trial and error I guess!
06/06/2003 at 10:03
Thanks for the tip, Windsurfin ' Susie! I had just given up due to the possibility of permanent scarring.

Now where have I put that embroidery kit?
06/06/2003 at 10:07
Doesnt that reduce the function of hte bra?
06/06/2003 at 14:27
I wear my hrm strap fairly high under the bumps and the shock absorber over the top. i find a dob of vaseline under the lower edge of the bra stops the rubbing that i was experiencing.
It has been OK for marathons.

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