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  • THE SUPPORT Factor THE SUPPORT Factor
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Whether you're walking, running, or pushing it to the limit, the right support is essential to protect your breasts. Our support factor rating, created with the Australian Institute of Sport, makes it easy to choose the right sports bra for your sport.

Whether you’re walking, running, or pushing it to the limit, the right support is essential to protect your breasts. Our support factor rating, created with the Australian Institute of Sport, makes it easy to choose the right sports bra for your sport.


SF2
MEDIUM IMPACT

Berlei Support Factor 2
Berlei Support Factor 2

MEDIUM IMPACT

PERFECT FOR:
JOGGING, SOFTBALL, CYCLING

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SF3
HIGH IMPACT

Berlei Support Factor 3
Berlei Support Factor 3

HIGH IMPACT

PERFECT FOR:
RUNNING, NETBALL, SOCCER

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SF4
EXTREME IMPACT

Berlei Support Factor 4
Berlei Support Factor 4

EXTREME IMPACT

PERFECT FOR:
DISTANCE RUNNING, KICK BOXING, ATHLETICS

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TIME TO GET CLUED UP ON WHAT’S WHAT WHEN IT COMES TOYOUR BREASTS WITH OUR BERLEI MYTH BUSTERS!

TIME TO GET CLUED UP ON WHAT’S WHAT WHEN IT COMES TOYOUR BREASTS WITH OUR BERLEI MYTH BUSTERS!

MYTH #1 - SMALL BREASTS DO NOT NEED SUPPORT

Nope. Wrong. Even 10A breasts move up to 4cm from where they started. It might not sound like that much, but it can lead to breasts losing their perkiness and succumbing to the sag.

MYTH #2 - BOOBS ARE ALL TISSUE

Yes and NO! Your breasts are held in place by skin and tiny, delicate Cooper’s ligaments. If you’re not kind to these fabulous little ligaments (ie.you don’t wear a sports bra for exercising) they can tear or suffer damage, leading to a date with gravity’s dreaded effects.

MYTH #3 - SPORTS BRAS ONLY STOP THE PAIN OF BOUNCING BREASTS

As if this isn’t reason enough to keep your girls supported! However, there is more than one purpose for a sports bra. That bounce stresses your Cooper’s ligaments (see above) which means your breasts will be under strain, and at risk of starting to sag. Heads up to our C and D friends, get yourself an encapsulated sports bra for ideal protection – the design supports each breast separately

MYTH #4 - YOUR BREASTS STAY THE SAME THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE

No, no, no, no and no. Here are some words for you to think about. Hormones. Ageing. Breastfeeding. Pregnancy. Weight fluctuations. Every time you go through one of these, you’ll most likely need a whole new bra collection – including your sports bra. Remember, your workout bra works that hard for you, so replace it every six months.

MYTH #5 - YOU DON’T NEED A SPORTS BRA FOR YOGA OR WALKING

Anyone who’s done a downward dog knows the answer to this one. It’s pretty simple. The only time your breasts are not moving is when you’re standing or lying down. Period. A 12B can bounce as much as 8cm while jogging, and a DD can move to 18cm. You should wear a sports bra when you’re doing anything you’d place in the “exercise” category.

MYTH #6 – YOU SHOULDN’T WEAR AN UNDERWIRE DURING EXERCISES

Not true! The breast has limited natural support and any unsupported movement causes the breast to move: up-down, in-out, side to side - this multidirectional movement can cause breast pain. Breasts of any size need to be individually supported through lifting and separating. This type of construction is called encapsulation and is enhanced by underwires which hold the breast securely in place. The most common mistake is to wear an under band too loose or cup too small. This can often happen when wearing a crop bra which is relies on the compression structure, thus making underwires the best way to go!

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