100 lb. Club - Q for the ladies... :)

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07-22-2008, 02:32 AM
Ok, this may seem silly, but the more I exercise the more I notice my *uhm* girls need more support- has anyone come across a GREAT bra that they just can't live without. It's more the jogging and the jumping jacks and jump rope sort of exercises that make me want to use duct tape- LOL

I saw the Butterfly bra from Ashley Stewart- but I dont think that will help with the exercising and most sport bras that I try- don't help.

Suggestions or tips desperately needed!! Thanks :)

07-22-2008, 07:36 AM
This thread has a long first post about buying sports bras:


Other posts on that thread recommend websites, etc.

Good luck! A supportive bra is really a necessity. :yes:


07-22-2008, 10:44 AM
I use the cotton bras with no underwire from Lane Bryant....not technically sports bras but they fee like one :) They support them very well and cool to wear.

When I was younger and ran a lot I used to tape my breasts down with an ace bandage lol I also played soft ball & volleyball for school up until my first year of college.

07-22-2008, 11:51 AM
Bob Harper once said that the ladies on Biggest Loser would often double up on their bras....wear two sports bras at once. I tried it and it works! I hate to spend a lot of money on bras that I won't wear for long. Being able to buy less expensive bras and still getting the support I need is an awesome bonus for me.

07-22-2008, 11:52 AM
doubling sports bras work great

07-22-2008, 12:59 PM
Thanks Jay!! I so should have searched first! LOL

Tanee- I so almost used some extra hand wraps, basically an ace bandage but thicker LOL

Rhonda- Sprklemajik-- Doubling workd FABULOUSLY!!! And when you can find cotton sports bras for 3.50 at walmart- what more could you ask for!!!

I can not thank ya'll enough!! :)

07-22-2008, 02:14 PM
Rhonda, thanks for the suggestion of doubling up on the sports bras! I would never have thought of this on my own. I'm going to try it today before hitting the treadmill!

S3 in LA
07-22-2008, 06:42 PM
I use the Glamorise bras.. and also Moving Comfort. Yes, they are more expensive.. but they wick away moisture and keep the girls in their place. They also don't leave me with a uniboob. Uniboobs and shelves are bad. heh

07-22-2008, 07:16 PM
I also like Moving Comfort.

07-22-2008, 07:47 PM
I so hate uniboob- LOL Will be checking those brands out! :) hehe

07-22-2008, 08:22 PM
So if you use two, how to you decide which 2? Like one for tightness in the waist and one for shoulders? I mean, wearing two of the same bra wouldn't make sense...?
I have a couple sports bras that are comfy for being around the house- but I don't know if they would add any support to my nice sports bra.

07-22-2008, 09:41 PM
I used my cotton sports bra then an underwire sports bra lol Today I used my underwire one because its tighter, and the outer cotton sports bra tends to adjust easier lol I asked my sister and she uses a regular bra then a cotton sports bra lol

07-23-2008, 08:36 AM
I wear a 40F, and no sports bra ever worked for me until now. I bought a Benden sports, the straps can be straight or crossed. (I always wear them crossed) and have fabulous support, comfortably. They have several styles, I wear the underwire and love it! Not cheap, ($65 at Intimacy which is a small lingerie chain) but absolutely worth it.

07-23-2008, 11:29 AM
So if you use two, how to you decide which 2? Like one for tightness in the waist and one for shoulders? I mean, wearing two of the same bra wouldn't make sense...?

My sports bras come from Walmart but are fairly well made. And, they are rated for heavy impact. I do wear two of the exact same kind and get tons of stability and support.

07-23-2008, 05:47 PM
Umm i think i will be trying the benden sports one. When i danced in highschool we had a lot of costumes that were backless and i had to duct tape them down. OWWWW. Now i wear a regular bra, 2 sports bras, and a tank w/buildt in bra and they still jiggle around. Stupid boobs

Cuter w Curves
07-28-2008, 01:40 AM
This works well enough for a first post back...

Believe it or not Nike has sports bras that go up to a reasonable size as does New Balance.

Nike Determination Women's Sports Bra hits up to an XXL, and New Balance's Tonic Crop hits an XL.

I am... What some might call "busty"... Think 40-44 G-J depending on the make. A 40GG British Standard Sizing...

I've tried a lot of different ones and I have actually figure out for me I need one that is tighter without cutting in - if you try one on and it is comfortable and a bit loose try the one size down and don't forget to do the jump test :carrot:. Basically holding me in and flatter against my chest. If I am jogging then I double up with a soft, properly fitted one under a sports bra but I've had good luck for most other activity with the Nike ones specifically.

Thicker straps are better for me as well, and I try for a higher neckline so it covers them on top more.

07-28-2008, 03:26 AM
Ha, Duct tape- It can be used for everything!! :)

I actually like the two bra wearing idea- it works for what I need it for without costing me more money LOL I have hand wraps for boxing that I am thinking of trying just to see which one gets better results LOL

Will have to check out the nike stuff however, does sound promising!! :)

07-28-2008, 01:04 PM
Thanks for the idea. Never thought of using two sports bras either.
Will try it out and see how it works for me.