Saturday, February 26, 2011

In which I get a new sports bra

This post is more for the ladies than the gentlemen, so feel free to bail or head off to a more testosterone-filled spot on the Internet.

That said, a good sports bra is super important if you're engaging in moderate- and high-impact workouts. When I began exercising, all I had was the standard "uniboob" pullover sports bra, which I bought at Target.

For the smaller chested, that may suffice, but if you've got a lot upstairs, say a Farmer's Porch, then you need more infrastructure. And if, like me, in addition to that Farmer's Porch you've got a porch swing, two Adirondack chairs and a lazy dog, you need much more support.

"Get Sports Bra" was one of those To-Dos I figured I'd get to when I got to it. It was not a priority, even when running, but I knew it would be sooner than later.

A couple of weeks ago, @MelGetsFit tweeted about Enell, which makes sports bras for the more-endowed. (If you don't follow @MelGetsFit, do so immediately. She shares a ridiculous amount of great weight-loss/fitness info.) I took this as a sign it was time to right my bra wrong.

Enell makes it very easy to determine your correct size and even learn how to put it on. It's more than a bra, more like a half-tank-top with a lot of support. I've been running in my Enell Sport bra for a week now and I love it. The support is fantastic and it's very comfortable.

If you think you need a little more support up top, check them out.


  1. Good to know, the pullover uniboob one is not cutting it for me either! My best friend swears by the Title Nine brand, but I will check out Enell as well.

    Cracking up at the porch/swing analogy too. You know the old pencil test for how perky your boobs are? Dude, I can fit a freaking pencil CASE under mine.

  2. Woo Hoo! Glad the Enell worked out for you. I *love* mine! Thanks for the awesome shout-out, too. :)


  3. @Becca: When I ran in 2003, I had a Title IX bra. It was very good, too.