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Looking for Help with 2 Fitness issues

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I have 2 areas of concern. I apologize to the guys if one of them makes you a little uncomfortable. lol

I sweat a lot when I exercise. Obviously this is normal, the problem though is because of all of the sweating mixed with all of the jumping in TF my bra is chaffing the area under it. It hurts, A LOT. Looks like I skidded across the pavement :( Is there anything you guys can recommend to me that will help? ( Sports bras, at least the ones I have found do not hold me up very well and generally create a Uni-boob effect. lol)

Problem or issue number 2 is a rotator cuff prob. Idk how many of you have done TurboFire but in the Stretch 10 class she does this move to keep them healthy. It is kind of like an exaggerated up/down wave with your arm bent in a 90 degree angle. Anyway I can't rotate my right arm all the way but I can the left. I believe I know why. I clean homes for a living and I scrub, wipe, and vacuum with my right arm. I hear and feel things in my right shoulder area a lot while working. I didn't realize it was my rotator cuff until TF. What can I do the strengthen it and sooth it. (I am in no pain however I am obviously stressing it)

Any suggestions? Thanks guys!
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    For the chaffing my friends who run (we run together) swear by Body Glide. You can find it in a running store. Best of luck!
    1871 days ago
    For bras, I can't help. "Girls" of a certain age and size take on a life of their own and sports bras are like using 2 paper plates and string for me.

    As for the chaffing I also used the glide, I think made by the good old makers of K-Y. When I couldn't find that I use Bandaid's product for your feet! It's the same darned stuff! Roll it on and it prevents chaffing.
    BTW look out for infections. In my one year of awesome running I ended up with very red, chafed and raw skin. The dermatologist gave me tinnactin (anti-fungal) gross! But it worked and I have happy underboobs again.

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    1899 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/14/2013 5:04:32 AM
    Investing in 2 good sports bras (so you can switch them out every other day) is DEFINITELY a good idea. I SWEAR by Freya. It creates something of a "shapely boob" effect, but you can't beat the support.
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    1899 days ago
    You guys rock!!! Thank you for all of your suggestions!!
    1899 days ago
  • JEWELLE217
    Also, I used to use Body Glide on areas that chaffed. It works very well. It's solid (like deodorant) and works very well!
    1899 days ago
  • _JODI404
    Hi Carrie,

    I would suggest investing in a really good supportive sports bra. The wicking will help with the sweat, and you definitely want good support. I have noting to support here since reaching goal weight, so I don't have a specific recommendation. However, I know that Title 9 is an awesome company for having the best selection of sports bras. (not cheap, but worth it!). Also, you can buy Glide at your local sports/running shop which you put on the chaffed area and it helps it to prevent the chaffing from occurring.

    Sorry, no advice on the shoulder/rotator cuff. Have you searched for stretches for that area here on SP yet? Just a thought -- a lot of physical therapy involves stretching as well as strengthening.

    Good luck, hope you find something to help! Way to Go on doing TF!!
    1899 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/13/2013 1:59:50 PM
    With a sports bra you can always do what I do. I have some big boobs. I wear 2. One with the wids straps and the wide back. The second one I wear is a criss cross cami type. The two together do a good job of holding me up. Not a lot of bouncing and chaffing.
    With your rotator cuff you should probably strech more. This may seem strange but lay on your back and put your hands face down out to your sides. The slowly slide them up as far as you can over your head. Until you feel the strech. Do this for a few minutes every day. Since you use your right arm so much it will be tighter than the left always but this will help. This is a strech my daughters coaches use for the girls on her gymnastics team.
    Best of luck.
    1899 days ago
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