/ Bra advice for those climbers with big breasts HELP!!

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Cragchick - on 14 Apr 2013
Hello All! Please help, I'm new to climbing in the last six weeks and love it!!!! I have climbed at a wall and on rock, so far up to a 5, mostly top rope but some lead. However, my anatomy is causing me problems and holding me back. I am an average sized woman, clothes 12-14, but I am very well endowed up front(32H). This is preventing me from doing some moves and pushing me from the rock face. I need advice please! Any particular sport bras recomended, or a solution to flatten things down without restricting my movements??
mmmhumous on 14 Apr 2013
bluebealach - on 14 Apr 2013
In reply to Cragchick: Cant be a troll but I am considering a wind up which is going to get a lot of following and lots of 'useful' suggestions!! ;)
Camm on 14 Apr 2013
In reply to Cragchick:
We need pictures in order to help you...
sarahlizzy - on 14 Apr 2013
In reply to Cragchick:

I'm only a C cup, but if you can get to one, Rigby and Peller have always impressed me with the advice they're able to offer.
martinph78 on 14 Apr 2013
In reply to danrock101:
> (In reply to Cragchick)
> We need pictures in order to help you...

Fill yer boots

http://threeballclimbing.com/climbing_holds/swing_away_roof_jugs_800a.jpg

Can't beat nice big jugs.
Cragchick - on 14 Apr 2013
In reply to bluebealach: I'm not a 'troll' or a 'wind up'. This is a serious problem for me which I can see is going to inhibit what I'm doing and progressing in climbing, which is definitely my new 'thing'. I have searched around all over the net for specialist products, but lots of climbing lasses seem to be very lean and climbing undies made accordingly. I am hoping for some 'real life' advice from others! I am going off to do some trad on grit stone in the peaks soon, and want to get prepared.
Cragchick - on 14 Apr 2013
In reply to sarahlizzy: Thank you! Worth a phone call I think! Great suggestion. Let's face it, if they don't know, who will? :-)
Cragchick - on 14 Apr 2013
In reply to danrock101: 'Sigh' Very droll!!!! :-0
Cragchick - on 14 Apr 2013
In reply to mmmhumous: Thank you for the links! I'm hoping to get some recomendations too.
Cragchick - on 14 Apr 2013
In reply to Martin1978: Oh sorry, I see these are pics of big jugs as requested by the other user. Doh!
andymac - on 14 Apr 2013
In reply to Cragchick:

You`ve come to the right place.

By this time tomorrow night ,more than a few helful UKC mammary experts will have found a solution to your troubles.

My breasts are very small.often wonder why god bothered giving me them

winhill - on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to Cragchick:

There was a french report out this week that says bras are harmful.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Bras-Harm-Breasts-15-Year-Long-French-Study-Finds-344664.shtml
cat22 - on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to Cragchick: From Bravissimo's selection, I use the Panache sports bra for climbing all day, and the Max Sports Top (Shock Absorber) for bouldering and running. The second one gives great support but is not so comfy for wearing for a long time.

As for boobs getting in the way - it is less of a problem on overhangs :-) It makes the occasional slabby/vertical move harder but in general you learn to work around it (them?)...

Hope that helps!
syv_k - on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to Cragchick:

I am a little less well endowed than you, but still need serious support when running - less so when climbing. I think you really need to go and try them on because brands aren't consistent with sizing - I am a 30E in certain regular bras but a 32DD or even a 34 in sports bras, so you may need to go up a band size from normal. I have some Shock Absorber ones designed for tennis players, I think, that squish things down a lot. Some runners who have bigger boobage than me either wear two bras, one bra and a crop top, or a terrifying contraption from an American company called Enell (as in F' Enell they're big, perhaps?) who make something that looks hideous but is apparently effective.

Sports bras come in two types, or a hybrid: compression, which squash things down and together, and can create a uniboob, and encapsulation, which holds each one apart, so potentially more flattering but less flattening :)
Try Rigby and Peller, or Bravissimo. There is also http://www.lessbounce.com/ but I think if it wasn't a bra I was already familiar with, I would need to order a 3x3 matrix of cup and band sizes and send 8 of them back, which seems a bit extreme :(
mmmhumous on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to Cragchick:

Can't offer a personal recommendation (I just let my moobs hang free), My wife however, says that these are the best two for flattening (i.e. squishing not supporting):

http://www.bike24.com/p214898.html

http://www.lessbounce.com/sports-bras-racer-back/berlei/berlei-move-x-sports-bra_ct483bd197pd51.htm
mattrm - on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to Cragchick:

This thread might be useful:

http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=530943
Ciderslider - on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to Cragchick: I just let my moobs hang :-)
Oliiver - on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to Cragchick: if they're that much of a probably, can't you just 'do' something about it so its permanently fixed
Jamming Dodger on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to andymac:
>
> My breasts are very small.often wonder why god bothered giving me them

Mine too; you can see my ribs through mine now! And yes, im a gurl :/
Toerag - on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to Cragchick: My other half is of similar cup size to you and wears the Anita sportsbras. dunno if that's a model or brand, but they sell them on the german www.globetrotter.de website.
wilkie14c - on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to Jamming Dodger:
> (In reply to andymac)
> [...]
>
> Mine too; you can see my ribs through mine now! And yes, im a gurl :/

lol that made me chuckle :-)

My mrs = massive funbags + backache after days out = Bravissimo in Liverpool for a measure up, job sorted.
Jamming Dodger on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to blanchie14c: I actually feel quite blessed. Ive never ever wanted large boobs and with sport they would just be a major PITA. Or pain in the back, as your wife suffers. I know a few girls who have the same problem. Not envious one bit.
Few recommendations for Bravissimo now...
Jamming Dodger on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to blanchie14c: (Congrats on your recent nuptials btw)
wilkie14c - on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to Jamming Dodger:
cheers me dears, and don't worry, more than a handful is just a waste ;-)




I'm just greedy thats all
Jamming Dodger on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to blanchie14c:
Must find a boyfriend with very small hands then!(In another lifetime)
Im not at all worried! Im happy with the size they are.
scarface - on 15 Apr 2013
I have to say this post had the potential to turn into a rib-nudging schooboy-level thread but some sensible advice on here.

Well done UKC :-))




(I only looked at it hoping for immature stupidity btw)
Jamming Dodger on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to scarface: Dont know what you mean. An internet thread with a load of people talking about big breasts. What could possibly go astray?!
You and your mucky mind.
krikoman - on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to Jamming Dodger: where did you profile pic go? I just went to have a check and they're not there to look at :-(

I'm most put out!!
Jamming Dodger on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to krikoman: Ha, that pic was two years old and I was bored of it.
Use your imagination (dont bother using too much of it). But if you can be bothered, think Victorias Secret model, 34C and 5ft10. Close enough :)
ads.ukclimbing.com
krikoman - on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to Jamming Dodger:
> (In reply to krikoman) ...think Victorias Secret model, 34C and 5ft10. Close enough :)

Sounds about perfect.

Yum yum.:)

Do you have a page number for the Catalogue?
Jamming Dodger on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to krikoman: Yes. 666.
krikoman - on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to Jamming Dodger:
"Cheekies and Cheekinis" who'd have thought it, everyday's a school day.

It's quite some time since I looked and a lingerie catalogue, obviously things have changed somewhat!
John_Hat - on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to Cragchick:

Friend of mine has similar problems, will ask....
John_Hat - on 19 Apr 2013
In reply to John_Hat:

Panache sport, I'm told, will sink warships....
VwJap - on 20 Apr 2013
In reply to Jamming Dodger: I'm free, smallish hands, wouldn't mind learning to climb too
Jamming Dodger on 20 Apr 2013
In reply to VwJap: My criteria stretches a bit wider than him merely having a pulse.
Thanks for your interest though.
pandaling - on 20 Apr 2013
In reply to Jamming Dodger:

Hahahahaha! Choked on my peppermint tea. Well done.
VwJap - on 20 Apr 2013
In reply to Jamming Dodger: you want me too have a pulse too, bit harsh
mrbird - on 21 Apr 2013
In reply to Cragchick: You came to the right place. This place is full of tits.
3leggeddog on 21 Apr 2013
In reply to Cragchick:

Make your own out of sheep dog fur



It will round them up and point them in the right direction
andymac - on 21 Apr 2013
In reply to Cragchick:

seen a woman on the hill yesterday.
she was doing a race.
I was standing(assisting) at the summit attempting to keep count of the runners(honest)and freezing my balls off.
Remember one girl in particular who was fairly generously proportioned in the boulder department.
Cant be fun contending with misbehaving and unruly bosoms.
Bextables35 on 03 May 2013
In reply to Cragchick: ENELL sports bras are great, quite expensive but money well spent. I have the same problem and this bra is one of the best. Not pretty but practical.

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