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2/21/18 3:26 A

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It takes practice, but using your chest muscles to keep that "area" less mobile helps. I don't know how to even describe it, I've done it forever to avoid embarrassment, but practice will help. Start with walking and focus on your upper body, and move up to more active exercises. I will say I have no idea if this affects the results, it may, but it helps me be more confident. I also have compression sports bras that work. I am not their biggest fan, but they help.

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2/8/18 7:47 P

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I wear a sports bra. But only indoors. emoticon

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2/5/18 2:05 P

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On a related note, I also always wear a very snug 1-piece swim suit under my clothes (over my bra) as a sort of "sports bra" for my very floppy tummy (thank you, children). So if you get the "ladies" problem solved, but discover other areas of uncomfortable bouncing, try a nice, snug swimsuit!

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2/5/18 2:03 P

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I second the Title Nine recommendation. Go in person so you can be properly fitted - getting fitted for a sports bra is different than getting fitted for a regular bra. They will have you try bouncing while wearing the bra to make sure it's doing what it's supposed to.

Also, my favorite bras from there are the ones that have velcro shoulder straps. Basically, when you want to get out of the bra, you undo the velcro (which is in the front), and the straps slip through holes in the front of the bra. Then you just flip the bra down, and undo the clips in the back. So much easier than trying to shimmy something skin-tight over your head or reach up really high in the back to undo a very snug set of clips! I've had 2 bras like this for a couple of years now, and they are still in good shape (after wearing each once per week, using the handwash cycle in the washing machine, and always air-drying). I'm a 40B, so ladies with more to support may not have the same longevity out of the bras that I do, but they should still last a year, with proper care.

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2/4/18 11:40 A

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The sizes are somewhat limited, but I swear by the Shockingly Unshocking by New Balance. They do exactly what the name implies, and have the three things I most desperately wanted in a sports bra: adjustable straps, NO underwire, and a non-pullover style. The only downside is the limited larger sizes. They go from 32-44, but only from cup size C-DD. (I usually wear 32DDD, but take a 34DD in this bra.)

I got all three of mine, two in purple and one in black, for $50 each back in 2011-2012. Two of the three are still going strong after all these years of weekly use and washing, and the other one just has a messed up hook in the back closure that sometimes sticks (a problem that only developed in the last 6 months or so). The color of the purple ones has faded a tiny bit over the years, but the black is still going strong. They look a little dingier on the inside now, but they still wash up like a dream. I figure at less than $10 a year, I actually got a pretty good deal!



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2/3/18 7:05 A

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Some of my full figured friends have had good luck at Title Nine. They code their bras with "barbells"; the higher the barbell count, the better the control.

www.titlenine.com/category/womens-sports-b
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2/2/18 12:25 P

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I reached out to my FB friends and asked for suggestions once, which is how I discovered the Ta Ta Tamer at Lululemon. It's crazy expensive ($60, I get it when they discontinue a color and it goes to $40) but shipping is free online. Athleta has a similar model called Panache but it's even more expensive :-/ I realized after a while that a really high quality sports bra is worth the investment for me. I also love the fact that it clasps in the back and I don't have to wrestle with a sweaty piece of underwear after a workout. For what it's worth, I have done the "Nicer" sports bras at Victoria's secret and I felt like they still had too much bounce, they were almost too structured, so if you haven't tried Athleta or Lululemon (and they carry your size) I'd say to give it a try.

Otherwise, yeah, a second bra is the only other thing I've known to work.

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2/2/18 11:43 A

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Here's an article you might find helpful:

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2/2/18 9:20 A

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some people double up sports bras. I would try finding one that's more restrictive (but they're a pain to get into and out of esp once sweaty). I can't say I do much bouncing, but I'm a D-cup and prefer front-closing sports bras that flatten me down a bit. seems to help keep everything in place!

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2/2/18 9:01 A

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OMG, I am going nuts!! Maybe one of you has a suggestion??

I'm in relatively good shape for a woman near 60, and I take a cardiokickboxing class.

I have no problem with the class until the instructor says "let's do jumping jacks!"

As a "full figured gal," I literally have to cross my arms over my chest to avoid painful bouncing... and even a structured athletic bra doesn't seem to help much. The same is true for ANY kind of up-and-down exercise (jogging, high energy zumba, etc.). I thought of binding myself with an ace bandage or something... but it's a LOT of work.

Suggestions??! Thanks in advance!



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