Have you ever held onto your boobs while running because your bra wasn’t supportive enough? You’re not alone; in fact, over 80% of women do it! It’s so important for women to wear a supportive sports bra, especially if they have large breasts. The problem is it’s also so difficult to find one that is supportive enough for those larger cup sizes.
That’s why we designed a high-impact sports bra that’s supportive enough for women with large breasts — up to a size 42G. Read on to learn why women should always wear a supportive sports bra, and what makes ours the best sports bra for plus sizes. (And for the record, we don’t like the term “plus size”, which is why all of our sizes are listed in the same section on our website.)
What’s the big deal about sports bras anyway?
No matter what your breast size is, you should always wear a good sports bra while working out. And if you don’t? Well, we asked Professor Joanna Wakefield-Scurr, who is the Head of the Research Group in Breast Health at University of Portsmouth. She led the testing team for our high-impact sports bra, the Catalyst.
She explained that because there are no muscles within the breast (yep, “it is really a lump of fat and tissue, which can be quite heavy for some women”), the only thing supporting the breast is a bra. As a result, when you don’t wear a supportive sports bra, you may experience breast pain, damage to the skin and ligaments (“which is where we see stretch marks and sagging breasts”), and changes to your muscles and breathing. In addition, many women may feel embarrassed by too much movement, which may hold them back from participating in sports.
What makes a good sports bra?
The ultimate goal of a good sports bra is to limit the movement of the breast. Sports bras are designed with either compression or encapsulation to prevent the breasts from moving and bouncing as you run, jump, and twist.
Encapsulation involves two distinct cups that separate the left and right breasts and rigidly encase the breast. Bras built for compression hold the breasts close to the chest, but because compressions bras typically contain a lot of elastic, they may stretch over time and result in more movement.
The Catalyst offers both.
And because it offers six support zones, molded cups, and adjustable straps, the support it provides is, according to Business Insider, "a gamer-changer for large breasts." And it’s available in 11 sizes, up to a 42G.
What high-impact sports can I do now?
75% of women avoid exercising because they can’t find a bra that fits. This ends now. Because the Catalyst is a high-impact sports bra, it allows women to feel supported in a wider range of sports. Some high-impact activities that the Catalyst will support you in include:
- Jump rope
If you’re looking for a little extra support for medium-impact activities, you can also wear the Catalyst for things like hiking, hot yoga, spinning, or skiing.
Is it easy to remove?
Wondering how hard it’s going to be to take this thing off? We get it. 90% of women have struggled to get out of a sports bra. That’s why, after learning there was no test for ease of removal, we created our own. The Catalyst was rated as the easiest to remove—using the same muscle exertion as waving “goodbye” three times. So when your workout is over, it’s really over.
The Catalyst sports bra will transform the way you feel before, during, and after working out, and was designed for women, by women—just like the very first sports bra.