Monday, September 10, 2007

Sports Bras

Fashion Facts. Over the centuries, fashions have taken dramatic changes. Do you know of any obscure fashion facts to add to our knowledge?

Have you ever wondered what you must look like while jogging? I have been tooted at & it makes me feel very self conscious. When it is such nice weather why can't I just run around the block without feeling self conscious, why do I start thinking that maybe I should just resort to a treadmill indoors at a gym. At least at a gym everyone is doing much the same thing & really don't care how high breasts might be rising & falling. Which brings me to the blog prompt.

Did you know that unsupported breast bounce whilst running is 8cm for a ‘B’ cup. A ‘D’ cup’s unsupported breast bounce increases to 9.3cm.

That is why a sports bra was invented but it wasn't invented until 1977.
Who invented the sports bra?In 1977 University of Vermont student Lisa Lindahl was running 30 miles a week — and her bra wasn’t holding up. With the help of two classmates, Lindahl sewed together two jock straps and — presto! — the sports bra was born. The coeds founded the company Jogbra a year later, garnering eternal gratitude from exercise-loving women everywhere. Almost 40,000 sports bras are now sold annually.

Did you also know that sport bras worn cross-back improved bounce reduction over bras worn in the traditional bra setting in both the ‘B’ cup and ‘D’ cup tests.

So although I do wear sports bras I think I might be in need of some cross back ones & then maybe I won't get tooted at.

7 comments:

Hannah said...

LOL at the tooting ... :-)

I have cross-back sports bras and they're really good. I also find the more tight and fitted my top is, the less "bounce" I get. So I tend to wear sports racer-back singlets or T-shirts as well, and it helps. I don't run in public though, I only run and work out at the gym ;-)

Tink said...

I need to get some too and I need to work out, LOL. Thanks for all the info.

scrapgeek said...

I have always said I wasn't built for running - now I have the statistics to prove it :)

Treighsie said...

Sorry you were tooted at. Although, they might have thought you were hot!!!
Those facts about sports bras are really interesting :)

loonyhiker said...

I love my sports bras especially since they don't have that plastic thingy on my shoulder which hurts when I wear a backpack!

so A"MUSE"D said...

God bless that girl and her thoughtfulness for all women who might like to run...

Jenny said...

Now that is very interesting