Choosing the right fit always seems like a mystery to most women. When you’re working out, it’s not only all about your correct movement but also choosing the right gear. Since you’re working against gravity, it’s important to choose the right sports bra that supports your physical activity. JCPenney brings you a wide range of sports bras that will go the extra mile and work as hard as you. Whether you’re into pilates, weight training, or cardio, we have the bra that supports your need.
Bonus tip: At the end, you’ll also find a few tips and tricks on how to take care of your sports bra and when you should invest in a new one.
Down To Basics
We all know there are three kinds.
Low Impact: Best suited for yoga and pilates.
Medium support: Consider these if you indulge in weight training.
High support: Opt for these if you’re into Zumba, high-intensity workout, or running.
When you are buying a sports bra, be sure that you can initially wear it comfortably on the last (loosest) hook. In time, your bra is going to stretch, and you can then wear it on the tightest hook. Also, be sure that the band lays flat and straight against your back and is not riding up and creating an arch. If you’re experiencing a back bulge, it means your band could be too small, and you should reconsider the size. To find your best match, check out our collection of Champion sports bras that’ll support your sport.
Straps are meant to hold the bra cups in place and close to your body. If the straps are digging into your shoulders and causing discomfort, this could mean your band size is too large. If you find yourself constantly pulling your straps back onto your shoulders, you could tighten them. But it also indicates you might need a different style that sits closer to your back. When you’re choosing a new sports bra, you need to consider the size, your work out and intensity you train. Discover Xersion sports bras that are designed for different impact levels across studio, training, or running.
Adjusting the cups can be as easy as tightening the straps. But if your cups still gave a gap, it’s an indication that it might be too large. In addition, if you’re experiencing spillage on either the side or top of your cups, you should definitely reconsider your cup size.
How Do You Wash a Sports Bra?
Taking care of your sports bra and recognizing the time to change is important, to always get the support you need. Washing a sports bra by hand is always an ideal option. It’s gentler on the fabric and maintains elasticity. For the busy bees, throwing your sports bra in a washing machine might be a better option. Be sure to use a lingerie bag and set the machine to the gentlest cycle. Clasp your bra to prevent it from getting caught in the machine. For better longevity, air dry the bras as the heat from the dryers can wear out and wrap the elasticity.
When Should You Change Your Bra?
The thumb rule is not to use a bra for over a year. The older it gets, the lesser the support it provides. Keep in mind that if you have recently experienced a weight change, your bra might be changed as well. You might need new bras to accommodate the support you need.
Now that you know the general rules and unlocked a few tips on how to maintain your sports bra, it’s time to check out JCPenney’s wide selection. Pick great styles in accordance with the support you need. Click loads of pictures of your workout regime and tag #AllAtJCP. Then, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see if you are featured.