sports bras

which one is best?

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30/03/2005 at 18:28
The bra I am currently wearing causes chafing under my breasts which is incredibly painful. I am about to start upping my mileage again and don't want the pain .. any reccomendations?
30/03/2005 at 18:32
Vasoline? Being a chap, I don't wear a bra (except on weekends), but I was getting sore nips on my longer runs. Are you using a sports bra? There are web sites which specialise in bras. Perhaps it would be worth seeking some of them out and asking for their advice. I'm sure it's something they would have come across many times.
30/03/2005 at 18:35
It largely depends on size (sorry!)

A lot of us recommend Enell, which is an all enveloping bra that certainly hold me in place

The website to go to is lessbounce - good name eh!

<chaps probably arriving on sofa as beanz writes this>
30/03/2005 at 18:36
doh - you'll have to copy and paste

they are ghreat - order some, try them on and send the misfits back no problem
30/03/2005 at 21:05
size c ish does vaseline work for girls?
30/03/2005 at 21:07



I must admit it does rub so I use bodyglide which works fab. even heart rate monitors rub the hell out of me. grrr
30/03/2005 at 21:08
bodyglide's better and isn't as messy. Beebs - do a search for bras; there are loads of threads on this. Also on the left of this thread look under Best of Forum, and click on Best of Gear.

From my own experience (currently 34C/D) I've never had any chafing problems, and I swear by my Champion Actionshape.

I did like the Falke full support bra too - but it's a bit big now (my fault, not Falke's). If you order one of those, go a size smaller. And don't be put off by the unbelievably light material - it's wonderful!
30/03/2005 at 21:31
Check out thread on beginners I started a while back called "A question for the ladies" 02/08/04 21:22:37 PM

Hope this helps x

Fp x
30/03/2005 at 23:59
Two buckets and a yard of rope.
31/03/2005 at 09:55
two bras: one shaped, good quality & comfortable, the other a 'compression' one which flattens you. I used a Shock Absorber (level 3 - is v old now as haven't run for a while due to injury) and one of those v tight thick Lycra things over the top.

If you're big, two bras also helps if you have one with straight straps, the other with a racing back. This means that the weight is distributed over a larger area & doesn't dent your shoulders.

(Also v useful when I played rugby when the opposition try to pinch you - try that through two thick layers of Lycra!)
31/03/2005 at 11:39
There are a gazillion threads on here already about this - but the Enell is the best.
31/03/2005 at 11:45
I just wear a normal bra, I'm only tiny a 34A, I don't get any problems, yet should I still wear a sports bra?
31/03/2005 at 11:49
though I'm a bloke, I've been told the Tchibo sports bra is very good, and it has a band to place you heart rate monitor
31/03/2005 at 11:51
they sell that make at Somerfields don't they? That would be handy, my strap always slips.
31/03/2005 at 11:58
[Keep it clean McGoohan, keep it clean]

There was a big buyer's guide article in the RW mag a coupla issues ago. Lots of nice pictures for us blokes but a lot of info for the laydeez too.
31/03/2005 at 12:22
Kim, yes Tchibo sells also their products at some Somerfields I believe. Mrs has one of those and she swears by it.
31/03/2005 at 12:57
I used to do the 2 bra thing as well. Then I bought Enell and like the others have said it is fab. Keeps ample boobage in place without ANY bounce at all.

It's a hell of a contraption though and looks flippin awful, but as I don't make a habit of running without a top on certainly does its job.

Also recommended lessbounce website for service. I ordered a load so I could get the right size (it has to be quite tight) and sent the others back no problems.
31/03/2005 at 15:46
Kim - yes you should still wear a sports bra even if small

beebs - vaseline does work for girls or bodyglide
31/03/2005 at 15:49
I might have to go home sick. I haven't posted anything smutty on here yet.

I'm even thinking of getting that old mag out and posting the details on here later.
31/03/2005 at 20:50
and there was I thinking only women would reply to this thread....
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