Keep your knockers cosy with this round up of the best sports bras for golf, including what brands and styles you should be investing in to protect your boobs.
If you’ve been following our articles for the past few weeks, you’ll know we’re on a mission to break the taboo about women’s bodies in sports.
Periods, boobs … we’re ready to shout (from the rooftops) about it all to normalise female bodies. We want to empower women to use their bodies to their advantage when they play sports, rather than hiding or fighting against them.
So last week, we talked about why you should wear a sports bra when you play golf and asked you what you thought.
And it turns out, you lot LOVE talking about boobs.
So we couldn’t just let all of your knowledge, comments and ideas to go waste. Sharing is powerful after all …
Your favourite sports bra brands
You told us that when it comes to sports bras for golf, your favourite sports brands are:
And from the high street, Marks & Spencer and Tesco came out on top. In fact, Marks & Spencer earned almost as many votes as Shock Absorber, proving you don’t have to splash the cash for comy boobs.
You can pick up a two-pack of high impact sports bras for just £30 from Marks & Spencer. So the family-favourite retailer could be a good-value option if you’re in the market.
Less about brand, more about style
A lot of you told us that it’s not so much about brand when it comes to taming your titties on the course. It’s style that you care about more.
Here are the three top style features you look for in a sports bra:
- Convertible straps
- Easy to get out of (hallelujah for front zips)
Things you wish the manufacturers knew
I’m going to take a wild guess and say that when whoever designs sports bras, they’re not doing it with golfers in mind.
And that brings up its own challenges.
Here’s what you told us:
- A lot of sports bras come in black or bright colours and prints.
There’s not a lot in between, which means that wearing sports bras undetected under a light polo short is almost impossible. We’re all calling out for neutral colours for the course.
- There are far fewer options for bigger cup sizes.
This speaks volumes about how pathetically uneducated we are when it comes to women’s bodies in sports. If women with bigger boobs can’t find a decent bra to keep them supported and safe when they participate in sport, they won’t keep playing. It’s that simple.
In the rest of society, big boobs are celebrated. So why do we just dismiss them in sports?
Why you really wear a sports bra when you play golf
There’s plenty of research to prove how important it is to wear a sports bra when you’re doing any form of exercise. First and foremost, sports bra protect your boobs by reducing movement, and therefore pain and sagging.
They also help us exercise for longer. Any time we move, our bodies have to compensate for our boobs moving too. That means you use different muscles and therefore tire more quickly.
And, when it comes to sports bras for golf, keeping your boobs closer to your chest makes it easier to swing your arms freely on the right path.
But why do you really wear a sports bra when you play golf? Here are the top three reasons you told us:
- More support and less bounce
- They’re more comfortable than your usual bra
- You don’t have the hassle of your straps falling down when you swing
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