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Dr Jenny Burbage discusses what actually makes a good sports bra and the considerations we should have when looking for the right fit

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You might not give a second thought to a well-fitting piece of sports clothing, but when your kit isn’t up to scratch, it can be a real disadvantage to your game.

That’s what Dr Jenny Burbage and her team have been addressing through their innovative research in breast health and biomechanics here at the University of Portsmouth.

In this episode of Life Solved Jenny shares how inconsistent products, sizing systems and a lack of historic research have left many women wearing the wrong bra for their sport or shape. She discusses what actually makes a good sports bra and the considerations we should have when looking for the right fit.

It’s her hope that by addressing the gap in knowledge in this field of biomechanics, we can also address inequalities not only in women’s sports but in fields such as the military and police too.

You can find out more about this work and other research at the University of Portsmouth website: www.port.ac.uk/research/research-projects

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