Exercise ideas with a monstrous bust?

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  • avatiach
    avatiach Posts: 292 Member
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    I agree with the idea of finding a group to work out with. It will feel safer and you get to have workout buddies.
  • _riotgrrrl_
    _riotgrrrl_ Posts: 7 Member
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    I can only recommend you work out at home as I did when I could only do so for free. All this talk about making yourself 'unattractive' is bull, as I'm sure most ladies can testify to - we'll all suffered street harrassment no matter what we were wearing at the time. You reminded me when I was at my Mum's in inner city London and on a particular health kick. I wanted to go for a run and the only vaguely sporting garment she had was a fleecy baby blue 'tracksuit' that resembled a giant babygrow. Still got catcalled loads. Never ran in Mum's neighbourhood again (growing up I was followed, catcalled and otherwise harrassed most times I dared to go out alone). I did things like Zumba and kettlebells at home for years. Now I'm a member of a no-frills gym that's within walking distance of my flat, so I'm much happier! Everyone's there to get on with their workout, I've got all the heavy weights I need and there are consequences for bad behaviour! Good luck, OP!
  • MsHarryWinston
    MsHarryWinston Posts: 1,027 Member
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    Go here: www.brastop.com

    They are UK based and where I order my bras. “K” cup. They even have a few different brands of sports bras for very large boobs. I LOVE my new sports bra. I run and jump etc and actually feel fully confident and strapped in for the first time in my life.
  • jjpptt2
    jjpptt2 Posts: 5,650 Member
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    I'm sorry about the ridiculous comments you heard - that's never ok. If it weren't for the comments, would you continue the exercise? If so, consider trying different locations, different times of day, and/or finding a friend/group to walk/swim with. Headphones can help block out some of that kind of thing, if you're comfortable with them (i.e. not being able to hear as much of what's going on around you).
  • PoppyFlower1
    PoppyFlower1 Posts: 62 Member
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    Right, there are ways to dress that will not cause that kind of attention. Also posting about it seems like the opposite of not liking attention.

    Loose-fitting clothing - jackets, oversized tee shirts. I'm sure you know what I mean.

    Worst effing advice EVER.
    This is the kind of thinking that leads to “You were raped? What were you wearing? How short was your skirt?”

    Fail.

    She came here to ask for advice and HELP because she was out of ideas.

    *OP, don’t you DARE dress down or try to make yourself look like less than you are out of fear. You can’t live your life that way because where does it end? Grab a great fitting sports bra (they DO exist in your size just hard to find), a bad *kitten* attitude, and if all else fails, a killer left hook. *wink*

    Thanks, and thanks to everyone that has replied, I really appreciate your advice xx. I had this debate with a friend recently actually....he was saying if women go out dressed slutty what do they expect as they are "asking for it" and have to take responsibility for themselves. I got really mad. It's like saying a child walking home alone is asking to be abducted. I believe women should be free to go out naked if they choose and not be harassed or violated. No one has any right over someone else's body. I'm glad I'm not the only one to think this :-).

    I've got a panache shock absorber sports bra, well fitted. With my three bra's on there's very minimal movement upon bouncing. It still causes pain though. I'm gonna try and run when hopefully the boobs get smaller as my weight gets lower, and then hopefully I can live as a normal person lol and not have to hold my bust as I run :p
  • Squidgeypaws007
    Squidgeypaws007 Posts: 1,012 Member
    edited January 2018
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    Get a better sports bra.

    I'm a HH and use a a "shock absorber" bra. I can run, hike, jump, do HIIT, ride horses.... no problems :)

    ETA: shock absorber BRAND bra, not the Panache style. SA bras do different levels of support, they're a monocup which is a negative point but they do do their job well!
  • jjpptt2
    jjpptt2 Posts: 5,650 Member
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    And wow, just skim read the comments. Jesus, how can people still be saying "cover up better" in 2018. What. The. Hell.

    While I agree with your sentiment, unfortunately reality sometimes dictates something different. You can't always expect people to be decent human beings. I'm not saying it's right, but it is sometimes the reality.
  • Ralphone
    Ralphone Posts: 1,855 Member
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    Try biking maybe a stationary bike for cold days
  • Therealobi1
    Therealobi1 Posts: 3,262 Member
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    I use panache sports bought from Bravissimo.com and it works well for me. Go to a bravissimo or large dept store and get kitted out. Test them all before buying. Jump around if you have to. Lol

    It's hard to ignore the fools but if you want to jog then ignore them and jog. Good luck
  • MelanieCN77
    MelanieCN77 Posts: 4,047 Member
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    And wow, just skim read the comments. Jesus, how can people still be saying "cover up better" in 2018. What. The. Hell.

    Yep

    I typed then deleted a long reply full of expletives. I'm in disbelief, especially as some of the offenders appear to be female.
  • thegeordielass
    thegeordielass Posts: 208 Member
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    I worried that if I shouted or filmed them there would be laws as in the UK there's strict laws against filming children etc.

    I can't help with your problem (kids have shouted at me too and my breasts are smaller than yours but I do have plenty of jiggly fat so I know how hurtful and demoralising it is).

    However, there are *no* laws in the UK about filming or photographing children in public places (unless the content is pornographic in which case that's a whole other crime) so if the little idiots are harassing you then don't worry about filming or photographing them to report them to the police or whatever - you're perfectly within the law.
  • ccruz985
    ccruz985 Posts: 646 Member
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    Have you tried the SheFit sports bra brand? It's for bigger busts and offers amazing support.
  • ccruz985
    ccruz985 Posts: 646 Member
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    Truthfully, you may have to compromise and change your mindset about it not feeling like a real workout when you do it in your home. That's the safest and free-est way I think you're going to reach your goals.