How to Pick the Best Sports Bra for HIIT
All of our HIIT gal pals out there understand the struggle of trying to find the perfect sports bra that is supportive but also cute and comfortable.
Let’s be real, when you’re jumping, running and sweating your heart out during a HIIT workout, having the right bra can be the difference between an ‘eh’ workout and a killer one.
We’ve done the pre-workout and just like a good bra and we’ve got you covered with all the details you need for choosing a sports bra to HIIT-proof your bust…
1. Look for the Lycra Percentage
Whether you’re doing box jumps or burpees, a sports bra with adequate support minimises bounce and alleviates pain and discomfort during those high-rep, and heavy movement exercises. You want to be aiming for AT LEAST 20% lycra/spandex - any less and you won’t get the support you need for those high intensity movements.
2. Pick a Racerback
The Queen of the High-performance Crops! Racerbacks are designed with a crossback and provide optimum support. The straps cover a larger portion of your back which distributes weight evenly relieving pressure on the upper back, shoulders and neck. Check out our Racerback Sports Crop for the ultimate supportive style
3. Get measured
No one (not even Beyoncé) can slay in a sports bra that’s too tight (or too loose for that matter). A well-fitting sports bra should be snug, but not so tight that it restricts your movement. Check out our size charts and get the tape measure out to check you are actually buying the right size.
4. Look for clasps and adjustable straps
It’s probably one of the best-kept secrets, but sports bras with clasps and adjustable straps can make a massive difference to your HIIT workout. Not only does it help you get a more personalised fit, but it also gives you a whole lot more support and comfort. Our Nic ‘Racerback Sports Crop’ features a 3-clasp back to hold you in all the right places.
5. Look for a thicker waistband
When it comes to a sports bra for HIIT, you want something that will support your bust and upper body and reduce any risk of discomfort or injury during high-impact movements. The enhanced support of a thicker waistband helps distribute weight more evenly and reduces pressure on your shoulders.
So there you have it! 5 things to look out for when choosing your next HIIT bra. And of course, don’t forget to pick a style that makes you feel comfortable and confident during your next sweat sesh.