sports bras provide more support as designers focus on athletic women
When Kim Larsson joined a running club in 2005 and started training for her first marathon, she received a lot of support from her teammates. What disappointed her was her underwear. Larsson wore an electronic Cup and soon learned that the bra she wore for tennis and other sports did not match long- Long distance running. In addition to the need to control the jitter, she needs additional support to prevent friction between her shoulders and ribs during training that often lasts for two hours or more. \"The rebound is a big problem,\" said 29-year-old Larson . \". \"It\'s very uncomfortable, and I really get rubbed. \"Breast support is not just for comfort. According to Gregory Dick, a Rockville plastic surgeon, a good supportive bra may help to protect the skin, ligaments, and tissues and prevent the breasts from stretching as they grow older. When these types of tissues lose their elasticity, the breasts lose their natural shape and become drooping. \"Wearing a supportive bra to exercise can help minimize damage,\" he said . \". A woman wearing a DD bra has about 12 pounds weight on her chest, which can cause back pain, a problem that often leads to a pursuit of the breast Reduce surgery, Dick explained. By transferring some weight, the right bra can reduce the pain and improve the posture. Maybe it\'s not surprising that good breast support for high- Running affects sports. LaJean Lawson said: \"The breasts are mainly composed of soft elastic tissue, and there is not much internal support structure to prevent them from stretching and bouncing in motion, he has been doing sports bra research for more than 25 years at the Oregon State University\'s biomechanics laboratory in Corvallis. \"The bigger your cup, the more power you have on your breast, the stronger the acceleration you need to limit so you can exercise the pain --free. \"Research conducted by researchers at the University of Portsmouth in the UK shows that sometimes severe weight changes caused by chest bouncing or swinging can affect the gait of runners and cause injuries. \"Proper breast support is encouraged while running to minimize breast discomfort and reduce potential risk of injury,\" said Jenny White, 2009 published in the British Journal of ergonomics. More demand- In general, the size of the bra is rising. According to industry trade group Intimate Apparel, the most popular bra size today is 36 DD, up from 36 C in 2000. ( The difference is about 2 inch of the most complete part of the breast, a change widely attributed to the popularity of breast enhancement surgery and the prevalence of obesity. ) The sales revenue of bras in size C or larger has increased by 5. 1% in the past year, with 2. According to NPD, an independent market research firm in New York, the growth rate of all bras is 9%. But for larger- Especially for cracked women, it can be difficult to find the right bra. Larson resigned from his job and made several visits every year from his home in Alexandria to a corsettier in New Jersey. \"I basically drive four hours to buy a bra,\" she said . \". Since then, she has moved to Boulder, Colorado. There, she opened a big bra shop. breasted women. Compared with running shoes that are constantly being studied and improved, sports bras have received little attention in history. Since the end of 1970, when two The painful female runner made the first jogging bra with two leg guards, and the basic design hardly changed. However, this inconspicuous sports bra has been the second string of footwear for many years, attracting more and more interest from sportswear designers and manufacturers. It is now women who \"drive growth in all areas of sportswear,\" says John L \". A. Wilson, president and chief executive officer, New York-based CW- X, the sports science department of Japan\'s large underwear manufacturer, huagel. \"The Holy Grail is the development of a sports bra that is both supportive and comfortable. \"The company offers a more diverse range of exercise options -- The bra is worth the size in a larger range. When CW- X started production of sports bras in 2005 and they only have three sizes, 32 B/C, 34 B/C and 36 B/C, Wilson said. Now, some styles reach 42 ddd. CW- Its bra has some unique design features. Radiating five elastic grids from the center of each breast cup to the side, creates a floating internal suspension system designed to reduce high- Impact activities such as running and aerobics. A comfortable hotel in Seattle Julie Baxter, vice president of the company, said, based in women\'s wear, it produces 20 styles of sports bras to help \"women of all shapes and sizes enjoy the benefits of exercise \". Some styles fit 44- The pipe has an inch of rib cage and a larger design. Some companies rely on two companies. and three- The 3D imaging system develops and tests their bras, connecting sensors to the breasts of volunteers to draw a diagram of how they move in a variety of activities. \"We are very focused on vertical breast movements and measure how much the various bra designs tame it,\" Lawson said . \" Lawson is a paid consultant for champion sportswear. \"Obviously, the overall largest component of breast movement is high Affects movements that require running or jumping, and is most directly related to pain and discomfort during exercise, especially for larger movementsbreasted women. \"Once you understand the problem and find a way to solve it, the actual sports bra that may be generated may include high Technical Materials and construction techniques borrowed from sneakers, or using familiar cutting techniques, manufactured equally effectively with more traditional fibers and textilesand- \"Sewing technology,\" she explained. According to Lawson, the most significant recent change in sports bras is the manufacturer\'s attention to detail, especially those with larger sizes. The research she and others have accumulated reveals how the load in the bra is distributed during exercise. Well- The designed sports bra has functions such as gel to accommodate load Lining or seamless straps that reduce pressure and friction. In addition, lamination technology enables manufacturers to layer the fabric seamlessly and reinforce the key areas of the bra. The company is also becoming more and more picky about materials, and sometimes using two or three fabrics in one bra, \"so each dress is suitable for use,\" Lawson said . \". Not everyone equate the design of the sports bra with rocket science. Cynthia Smith, a marathon runner and a triathlete on the Red Bank of New York. J. Tired of wasting money on a bra, she was permanently relegated to the back of her underwear drawer after a painful test. She bought a second-hand sewing machine and a book about the bodice and began to design the bra entirely based on her own concept of comfort. She sells them online and in the name of Tmall sportswear for the marathon. Due to the lack of resources for scientific testing, she recruited volunteers to try and take notes when they jumped up and down. This spring, Lynx was selected as MassChallenge\'s 2011 finalists, an entrepreneur competition run by the Massachusetts nonprofit. Sports shops are also starting to match women to the right sports bra. Some of them held workshops on health and introduced new products to customers. Robyn Gault, co- The owner of the Gaithersburg location at Fleet Feet Sports will usually surprise new runners who come to her running store for equipment advice and they will point them to the bra rack. \"I told people that this is the second most important device they should have,\" she said . \". ( Shoes first. ) Some people scoffed at prices ranging from $38 to $70. But once they experience the comfort of a better bra, it\'s usually not going back, she says. Zeidner is a freelance writer based in Arlington.