Best Sports Bra

Ready to talk boobies? First I just want to tell you quickly how proud I am of all of you that are killing the workouts I’ve been posting here but mainly on Instagram. I am honored you let me into your lives and homes and gyms and work so hard at these quick and sweaty workouts. Keep rockin’ it, september is just a warm-up. I’ve got some AMAZING stuff in the works for october with tons of goodies for all of you – you’re going to love it!!

I posted a shout-out to a few rockstars who have been giving it their all. I am proud of each and every one of you. Keep doing your best! Open-mouthed smile

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Let’s talk about the tatas. Let’s talk about them bouncing. And let’s talk about how it’s so hard to find a sports bra that gives you the right support, no matter what size you are.

Through my years of playing competitive sports and working out, I have tried many-a-sports bra. Heck, my teammates and I in high school used to compare sweat marks on our sports bras to decide how hard we worked that day. I’ve talked about sports bras with many ladies at many different stages of life doing many different workouts. What comes up in every conversation? It’s so hard to find a bra that’s cute AND holds the ladies in. It doesn’t matter if you’re barely an A, somewhere in the middle, or tipping over the D sizes, you HAVE to support the ladies. Working out does SO many good things for your body, your health, and your life. Working out also puts stress on the tatas. And supporting them is MAJORLY essential if you don’t want to have to support them even more as time goes on, if you catch my drift. Winking smile

While I was in Baltimore at Under Armour headquarters, I was lucky enough to meet the lady behind the bras. Holy moly, she is awesome. She’s totally gorgeous, fashionable and gets that us women love cute bras, but she doesn’t care how cute a bra is if it doesn’t function as well. She said our tatas health is her MO. I can get on board with that. She explained that every style bra she makes is made specifically for a type of movement, there is low-impact, mid-impact, and high-impact. She was adamant that low-impact sports bras are ONLY for yoga, pilates and sleeping, no matter how small you think you might be. I’ve been wearing a lot of low-impact style bras for plyos. EEK! That has stopped. She said mid-impact is for lifting, group classes, and high-impact is for running, jumping, plyometrics. We can all guess which levels I should wear – I LOVE my plyometrics. Which level should you be wearing? Even though you know a certain brand has quality bras, that doesn’t mean you know which style, cut, or cup style is best for you (I didn’t!).

That’s where The Sports Bra Quiz comes in.

I took the quiz a couple times, because I wish they had more options for the type of exercise you do (ie: plyos/circuit/cross-training option) – but I found that I fall into a mid-impact or high-impact sports bra, depending on my exercise for the day. Two of my favorite sports bras are the mid-impact that I’m wearing here during my Under Armour Workout:

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It’s called the HeatGear Sonic Bra – who else loves that bright lime color? The other is the Armour Bra or Armour Protegee Bra. I tried the Armour Protegee bra (which is Miss Kelly O’s favorite bra in the world) for the first time at the headquarters, and to be completely honest with all of you, I saw the bra and was like NO. WAY. Zip up front? For working out? Um. Not a fan. At all. Ick. But fine, I’ll try it. I’ll be a good sport.

Then I wore it to work out in.

Then I decided it’s majorly awesome. And then decided I need not judge a sports bra by its cover. Both the armour bra and the armour protegee bra lift the tatas up, no smashing noted <—thank goodness hm?

Sometimes my ladies get sore after working out if I’ve done a lot of high-impact plyometrics or sprints – anyone else? <—hope I’m not the only one! I put these two high-impact bras through the ringer and back, and my ladies felt like I was taking a walk in the park. Are they the cutest bras in the whole world? No, but they’re classic and THEY WORK. When I’m looking for a little more fashionable workout spunk, I turn down the plyos a touch, and wear my HeatGear Sonic mid-impact that comes in tons of prints and colors.

P.S. I’m always transparent & honest: My friends at Under Armour sent me a bra free of charge. Don’t you worry – all opinions are my own – I have a very firm disclosure policy and I never work with anyone or share anything with you that I don’t believe in 100%. Promise!!

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My friends at Under Armour love all my readers so much that they want to give the chance to win a sports bra OF YOUR CHOICE to one of you! Now that’s what I’m talking about. I know that’ll light a fire under your behinds to go take that quiz – it’s super short – only three clicks!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(P.S. Don’t forget to come visit me every day this week and tweet about the giveaway… you’ll get an extra chance to win! Yippeeee!)

This giveaway starts on Sunday, September 15th and will end at midnight CST on Friday, September 20th. A winner will be announced the week of Monday, September 23rd. There will only be one winner. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me with their style selection, size and shipping information, otherwise I reserve the right to pick a new winner.

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So Tell Me…!

  • Obviously comment with your entries because who doesn’t want a killer free sports bra of their choice? Winking smile
  • What are your favorite sports bras – any brand? I’m curious!
  • What tata issues do you have while working out?

31 Comments

  1. Comment by Faith W:

    I love the bright colored sports bra! The tata issue I am having right now is that I am nursing and they are way bigger and heavier than normal!

  2. Comment by Josefa:

    HEATGEAR SONIC is the result of my quiz. Thank you!

  3. Comment by Faith W:

    The bra recommended for me in the quiz is the sonic heatgear with cups!

  4. Comment by Kerri O:

    The quiz said I need the Armour Bra! And now, I think I really really do! lol.

  5. Comment by Alisha Trapp:

    The quiz said I needed the Armour Bra. I actually wear two sports bras when I run or my tatas hurt!

  6. Comment by Jen:

    Protege!

  7. Comment by brittany wolf:

    The quiz said I need the heatgear sonic with cups aswell as the protegee :) I dont have much going on up top so I def need some padding lol

  8. Comment by Sarah J:

    Protegee for me!

  9. Comment by Sarah Jane @Fit Betty:

    I took the quiz and it says I am a good match for the Heatgear Sonic bra, but I would love to try one of the UA bras that has cups!

  10. Comment by Bonnie:

    Love the sports bra quiz idea! So fun and easy! I’ve never had a front zip sports bra but I was paired with the Armour Bra Protégée…would love to try it!

  11. Comment by Tammy:

    Protegee for me also. I would really love to try it. I normally wear the free to be bra from lululemon.

  12. Comment by Deepa:

    Heat gear sonic. I usually need two sports bras for support for running so I would love to try UA sports bra.

  13. Comment by Clare:

    My favorite bra is one from lululemon I picked up on sale as it was the season transition (other wise…$$$!). It has the best support and is also super cute! Most of the time, I don’t care what my sports bras look like, since I’ll wear a shirt or tank that covers it up. I LOVE finding functional/cute colored/styled bras that I can wear with tanks. I shop a lot at Tj Maxx and get a lot of things there since it fits my budget!

  14. Comment by Farrah @ Fairy Healthy Life:

    Under Armor Protege! Very cute!

  15. Comment by Scarlette:

    Seemless essential…..

  16. Comment by Alissa:

    The quiz said the Get Set Go bra would suit me best!

  17. Comment by Emily:

    These bras are super cute! The quiz selected the Armour Bra Protegee for me!

  18. Comment by stacey h:

    seamless essential – which si the type i normally gravitate towards anyways

  19. Comment by Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's:

    The still gotta have it bra!

  20. Comment by Tamara:

    I don’t have enough up top to have to worry about bouncing or chafing, so I like a sports bra that has well-fitting inserts that don’t result in mono-boob. Currently, I’m loving Handful bras, but would love to try something by Under Armour

  21. Comment by Tamara:

    I don’t have enough up top to have to worry about bouncing or chafing, so I like a sports bra that has well-fitting inserts that don’t result in mono-boob. Currently, I’m loving Handful bras, but would love to try something by Under Armour. Apparently the Heat Gear Sonic is the one for me!

  22. Comment by Kim Ludeman:

    I think the protegee would be perfect! I need support for my girls and still look like a lady ;0)

  23. Comment by She Rocks Fitness:

    I was told to get the Armour Bra…HAHAHA! Love the look of that bad boy!

  24. Comment by Chad Crystal Froemming:

    The get set go bra in b cup in pinkelicious ♥ martial arts and cross training put me in the mid section for impact! Thanks for the chance to win such a great bra! Crystal.

  25. Comment by Sheena:

    Armour please! High impact for D+ ladies!

  26. Comment by Jenn:

    The quiz recommended the Armour Bra Protegee B Cup. I love that there’s a front zipper – I hate trying to wrestle my sweaty self out of traditional sports bras!

  27. Comment by Megan:

    Protégée is the one for me!

  28. Comment by Catherine:

    Quiz results told me I should try the GET SET GO bra. Super cute :)

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