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8th April 2016

Marathon countdown!

 

If you’re training for a Marathon, you’ll be looking forward (possibly with some trepidation!) to one of the most amazing experiences of your life. You may be preparing yourself to complete your longest run – ideally three to four weeks before the race, and you’ll be adjusting your nutrition and hydration, as well as making sure your kit is right for your needs.

 

You may have decided your sports bra isn’t quite up to the job – remember you need to support your breasts, whatever your bust measurement, and protect yourself from chafing during the entire run, as well as allowing for fluctuations in temperature and the need for moisture management.  A good sports bra will do all of this and more. In fact, you may well consider it your most important piece of kit.

The importance of a well-fitted Sports Bra

A sports bra doesn’t just keep your breasts in place.  It actually compresses them lightly and aims to spread the weight of the breasts while holding them close to your chest wall.  The aim here is to minimise bounce, because it’s bounce that stretches your Cooper’s ligaments – the thin bands of ligaments interwoven into the breast tissue and attached to the pectoral muscle behind the breast.

 

Cooper’s ligaments are not strong enough to provide much support for your breasts and, if you run or jog without proper support, they will eventually stretch, causing your breasts to droop (permanently) – as well as creating quite a lot of discomfort and potential posture problems.

 

The best sports bras should prevent vertical bounce, which means no scooped or plunge necklines (you need fabric across the top of your boobs in a sports bra!).  They should also prevent lateral (side to side) movement, so the cup shape is important, as is the bra’s ability to hold your breasts close to your body.

 

Wirefree sports bras are best because wires can dig in when you’re exercising, and can even break free of their casing during a workout – which isn’t something you want to have to deal with during the marathon.

 

Our Impact Free sports bra ticks all the boxes and goes right up to a K cup.  It is made from pure Pima cotton, so it’s beautifully breathable as well as naturally strong and supportive – with just the right amount of ‘give’.  With seam-free, structured cups that provide firm but gentle support to reduce lateral movement, it offers full coverage to minimise vertical bounce too. 

 

If you have a smaller bust you still need the right support, and our Impact Free Petite is ideal – in sizes 30 to 36 A to D, it has removable modesty pads and racer-back styling.

 

Do give your new sports bra a ‘run in’ when you receive it, and remember there will be a little natural stretch in the fabric once it has been washed for the first time.

 

Good luck with the rest of your training and, of course, on the big day! 

 

Royce Lingerie is available from hundreds of retail stockists in the UK and worldwide, as well as online.

For further information, please contact us at sales@royce-lingerie.co.uk or 01295 265557

 

24th March 2016

Training for the London Marathon? Banish the bounce!

 

If you’re in training for the London Marathon or maybe you’ve been spurred on by Marathon fever and have simply decided to pound the pavements as spring draws on – remember how vital it is to protect your assets. A well-fitting bra is essential for your comfort and it’s an investment in the future of your boobs too!

 

Your breasts are supported by fine ligaments, but – unlike muscles, which are designed to stretch and snap back into shape – ligaments don’t have much elasticity. This means that when you’re doing any activity that causes your breasts to bounce, you’re putting your natural support mechanism under strain.

 

High impact activity of any kind causes a lot of bounce, whether it’s running, horse-riding, workouts or team sports like netball, and your regular bra isn’t designed to provide the kind of protection you need. Nor is a sports top with built-in shelf bra. What you need is a specially designed sports bra that has one chief aim: to minimise bounce by holding your breasts close to your body and spreading the weight across the chest area.

 

What to look for in a sports bra

Sports bras should be wirefree because wires can dig in when you’re working up a sweat, and that can be very uncomfortable. They can also restrict blood flow, which isn’t good for your breasts. Naturally wirefree, our sports bras are specially designed to keep you cool, comfy and well supported – whatever your bust size. 

 

The new Impact Free goes right up to a K cup and is made from pure Pima cotton, so it’s beautifully breathable as well as naturally strong and supportive. With structured cups that provide firm but gentle support to reduce movement, it offers full coverage to minimise vertical bounce too.  Oh, and did we mention it also looks great?

 

Smaller busts need support as well, and the lovely Impact Free Petite is perfect – in sizes 30 to 36 A to D, it has removable modesty pads and racer-back styling.

 

Comfort and fit are everything, so do remember to give your new sports bra a ‘trial run’ before the big day – it will need ‘wearing in’, just like a pair of new trainers.  Wear it around the house and when you’re doing a light workout or training session to check that it gives you the support you need, before pounding the pavements.  And do expect a little bit of natural stretch in the fabric once it’s been washed for the first time.

 

With so much choice, it’s easy to find the perfect sports bra for your size, shape and activity level...Happy training!

 

 

Royce Lingerie is available from hundreds of retail stockists in the UK and worldwide, as well as online.

For further information, please contact us at sales@royce-lingerie.co.uk or 01295 265557


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