A proper sports bra minimizes movement impacts and reduces the risk of injury.
Every day more women adopt healthy lifestyle habits and, in addition to a balanced diet, include sport in their daily lives. However, often don’t pay attention to the basic clothing so that physical activity does not precisely what they are trying to avoid: health problems. It’s the sports bra, a cornerstone when performing exercise.
Many women used to make sport the same clips that lead to his normal life, and others who do opt for a sporty model, only set in your beautiful design or their striking colors; an error, since to ensure the health, it is necessary to devote time to choose models that adapt perfectly to the female anatomy and the type and intensity of physical activity practiced. And that is not just a sport in which occur continuously jumps, such as basketball, than other like Pilates, based on gentle movements without hardly explosiveness, but much more sustained over time.
The female breast just fastening and has more uncontrolled mobility than any other part of the body, a circumstance compounded when practice sports, already low, medium or high impact. For this reason, the main functions having this garment are providing this much needed subject to any type of activity, protect the chest of damaging movements, and avoid the impact of physical exercise.
Today, technology and research applied to the sport have achieved there is a wide variety of fasteners sports adapted to all requirements. Noemí Rabinal, Running & Training women’s Adidas product manager, explains the main features of these items: “They have ergonomic designs that protect the chest adapting to the figure, and the tops are reinforced to maintain muscle tone even in moments of high impact, helping the recovery of the same”. In addition, it adds that “settings provide maximum grip and freedom of movement thanks to adjustable cross straps and openings in the back in the form of a butterfly, that enhance the Elimination of sweat and ventilation”.
A proper sports bra prevents injuries
Choose the BRA more suitable sports for every woman model allows avoid injury, since it offers support for the type of activity and the female anatomy. The natural subject of the chest is based on your own skin and ligaments of Cooper, and if appropriate sports bra is not used, these have an extra work for which are not prepared and may break. This is not a temporary problem, since these ligaments do not regenerate. In addition, although there is a rupture, lose effectiveness when they have excessive work, which makes forward the natural fall of the breast that occurs with the passage of time.
Another of the common injuries to women who, either they did not use a sports bra, or they took one inappropriate, they are the macronecrosis, i.e. the apoptosis of small parts of the internal tissues. In addition, the impacts by the movement which are received while the sport may cause other small internal injuries, both in the nervous system and in the lymphatic or the vascular.
On the other hand, do not feel comfortable making a sporting activity because of the movement of the chest makes a woman, unconscious, to modify the exercise trying to improve that discomfort. Thus force posture and routines can involve risks, both muscle and wide joints. For example, if it is practicing running and isn’t comfortable, is likely to form run to minimize the inconvenience, is change what can end up resulting in sprains or strains.
It is clear that the subject is essential to prevent injury, but that smaller which is due is not arranged with a bra one size sports. This can lead to other problems such as ischemia, i.e., the decrease in blood flow in any part of the body in transient way, or even permanent, as well as other diseases such as breast hypertrophy, cervical or lumbar problems, or known as “the runner’s nipple”, which is an irritation of the nipple that produces a pain similar to the friction with a burn.
All these health risks increase as they pass years, since muscles lose strength and faced much worse aggressions and tensions.
The type of appropriate sports bra for you depends on the size of your chest and the level of impact of physical activity you do.
When choosing which sports bra is the most suitable for every woman have to take into account both the size and the activity that is to be performed.
Depending on the size of the breast:
Carving marks the election of the holder, since bigger, more need for restraint there. Taking into account this variable, the market offers two types of Sports Bras:
- Of compression. Suitable for those women who have, according to the Spanish design, a 90 or less, or drinks A or B. It’s a very tight models and which often have designs on band.
- Of the gathering. Designed for women with a size of 95 or higher, or glasses from C. Being a larger chest, movement is greater and the compression of the previous models would only cause pain and health problems. Therefore in the case of large breast are recommended fasteners sports of recollection, in which each of them is collected independently. Visually, they are much more similar to those normally used on a daily basis.
Almost all brands organized the size differently than clips of daily, based on the measurements of the clothes: S, M, L, XL and XXL. To learn how to pass a normal bra size one sports, Adidas offers a website (http://www.adidas.com/es/apps/brafinder/#/start) how to calculate to find out the size of your brand. It is a reference, since other brands use rather different sizes.
According to the physical activity to be performed:
each of the sports for the choice of a sports bra are classified according to the level of impact:
- High impact: including running, basketball, step and aerobics. For this type of activity the best are those that have similar to the swimming swimwear back.
- Medium impact: thus considered cycling, skating, the body pump and zumba. For these can also be used the type swimming swimsuit and, even, fasteners with cross braces.
- Low impact: as the Pilates or yoga. Sports Bras with thin straps are suitable for low-impact activities, although the other two models can be used.
The greater the impact, greater restraint is needed. Wear a bra with more restraint than necessary is never a problem, provided it is of adequate size and does not cause discomfort while the sport is practiced. What should not be done is never use a bra with little attachment to perform high impact sports.
The sports bra should adjust to the perimeter of the trunk, but without pressing it.
Besides size and sport that is to be run, there are more reasons that women have to take into account when choosing the perfect sports bra. Here are some tips that you be right:
- Sweating can cause skin irritations. For this reason, it is best to avoid Sports Bras of cotton, since this material absorbs water and therefore retains the moisture caused by sweat. Noemi Rabinal, Running & Training women’s Adidas product manager, advised those models that have known and ClimaLite, ClimaCool fabrics, since they are “quick-drying, which prevents moisture and power the microventilation, maximizing comfort”.
- The shoulder straps must be wider larger sea chest to better distribute the weight and that they are more comfortable and they are not driven.
- The elastic band at the bottom of the sports bra should be perfectly adjusted to the perimeter of the trunk, but that is so tight to produce ischemia or chafing that can cause injuries.
- To guard against scratches, it is convenient to choose Sports Bras, seamless and without rods (if they have them, it is important that they are never metal).
- The filling only prevents a better transpiration. We must therefore find fasteners without it. If you can not resist it, you choose to have removable padding to it get the warmer days and therefore that more sweat is produced.
- Whenever possible, we must invest in quality. You will have a better performance and will last much longer.
- Something that many women do not and it is totally suitable is test sports bra in the store. Not just to see if it is right or wrong, but also try moving. With logical constraints of being in a trade, we must try to mimic the same movements that are going to do during sporting activity within the tester. So you can see if they are comfortable and useful for what is required.