Go for the Gold with these Three Impact Levels of Sports Bras


Jacqueline Wells
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When it comes to exercise, there are days when we’re ready to push it to the limit, go to the extreme and test our stamina, strength and endurance. Then there are the other days, when we seek a mellow, meditative form of exercise, like restorative yoga or stretching. So just as not all workouts are designed at the same level, neither are the bras we wear to support us and keep us in place. Learn about our three tiers of sports bras, and why you need each one for all the different days of your workout week:

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High Impact: For the go-getter, the boundary pusher. For the days you’re ready to take your fitness to the next level, high impact sports bras offer maximum support for maximum movement. The Chanetelle High Impact Underwire Sports Bra features full coverage and encapsulated compression cups with light foam. It’s comfortable enough to wear everyday yet offers flexible, padded underwire to add range of movement, reducing breast bounce up to 68 percent. The Panache Full Busted Underwire Sports Bra also provides the ultimate support with padded underwire and a mesh insert for breathability. The bra is built with an elastic underband for superior support, fit and comfort.

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Medium Impact: For everything from a barre class to Bikram yoga, Medium Impact sports bras offer a range of support combined with the freedom and breathability of a classic bra. The Wacoal Wire Free Medium Impact Sports Bra features breathable mesh along the neckline and on the straps, providing full coverage in the form of lined, wireless cups with a wide elastic underband. Its ventilating mesh panel and covered elastic along the top allows for comfort and flexibility. Similarly, the Anita Active Control Sports Bra is geared towards medium impact with a breathable design, specifically in its powerful mesh back that is light and moisture-free.

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Low Impact: On the days when a workout consists of calming exercises to strengthen the mind, body and spirit, or a restorative stretching session, low impact bras are all you need. The Soybu Levity Strappy Back Breathable Sports Bra features a cool, modern print and is styled with lined, wire-free cups for supreme fit. Its seamless outercups and covered elastic underband allows for stability, while its pullover racerback silhouette makes for a relaxed wear. Meanwhile, the Freya Freestyle Wirefree Crop Top Sports Bra offers 360 degrees of wicking and softness for a calming workout routine. Wireless cups are designed for breathability, while an athletic mesh panel on the interior makes for key coverage and support.