As a Personal Trainer who specializes in Pre and Postnatal fitness, I encounter the duress of "Mummy Tummy" with my clients regularly. A common postpartum complaint is how all the crunches and abdominal exercises are not reducing that poochy area around the midsection. As a member of the Core Expectations training team, I have specialized training in the postnatal AB Rehab program, and now I can tell my clients with confidence: "I CAN fix your Mummy Tummy!" What a tremendous claim!
I wear an unusual size and it took me years to unlock the secrets to bra fitting (and finding!) I suffered for years in improperly fitting bras, and during exercise I would wear 2 or 3 just to get the support I needed. E very woman needs support while performing sports; not having proper support means that there is extra stress put on the back during various activities. Even low-impact exercise s done without the support of a sports bra can result in strain on the upper back and shoulders that can result in pain or worse- injuries that may develop over time. Sports bras affect a woman’s posture. Exercising without support can result in slouching to prevent painful bouncing which throws the back and hips out of alignment and impedes form, leading to potential injury. The most common mistakes are when women wear a bra that is too small in the cup and too loose around the body for example a 38e instead of a 36f. Note: When you go down a band size, go up a cup! Step 1: T