Daily Archives: September 16, 2014

BJJ and Breasts

Yup. That’s what we’re talking about today.

I recently watched a CollegeHumor video making fun of the more common solution active women with a larger bustline seem to go for, the Two Sports Bras, found below:

When it comes to jiu jitsu, we’re pretty lucky because while it’s a full contact sport, it’s actually a fairly low impact sport on the joints, as opposed to say running, so we can get away with just one sports bra, unless there is running in your warm up and you are just that uncomfortable with that brief period of jogging.

While I agree that women’s sport bra…(er, developers? Designers?) still have a long way to go in terms of creating the perfect sports bra, finding the right sports one (or ones) really should be up there with any other sort of gear you wear to class: gi, compression shorts, etc. There have been studies and article out there which point out that a lot of women are wearing the wrong regular/everday bra, and I can only imagine it’s the same case for their activewear as well.

I also wanted to mention that there are sports bras for different levels of impact. Again, while jiu jitsu is a fairly low impact sport, I would suggest going with something medium to high support. Here’s are some tips from Champion USA on finding the right sports bra.

So, in short take some time and find the right gear for yourself. Your body will thank you for it.

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