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McGhee, D., Steele, J. R. & Zealey, W. J. (2010). Effects of high and low breast support on breast kinematics and kinetics during treadmill running. In Asics Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, 16-18 Oct 2009, Brisbane, Australia. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 12 (S2), e143-e143.


Results: The mean vertical component of the peak bra/breast spring force during treadmill running was greatest during the downward breast trajectory and was approximately 30% less in the high breast support condition (13 N ± 7 N) compared to the low support condition (17 N ± 10 N). This force reduction was accompanied by a 300% decrease in breast and bra discomfort. Conclusion: Wearing a well-fitted supportive sports bra is recommended for females with large breasts to reduce the breast forces and, in tum, exercise induced breast and bra discomfort during physical activity such as treadmill running.



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