A while back, I shared this image I created about how hard it is to do up a sports bra to my Facebook page:
I still maintain that this is true.
Yesterday, I decided to take myself out for a short run in the afternoon to clear my head. Just a 20 minute bimble.
Prior to my run, I spent 20 minutes trying to do up my damn sports bra. Don’t get me wrong, it’s SO important to wear them and I swear by this particular style as NOTHING moves. But they also double up as a stretch, tone and cardio warm up. A HARD one. And I don’t need to bust a sweat in a 20 minute bra-doing up exercise before I even make it out of the front door for my run.
Have I got freakishly short arms? Am I just a complete idiot when it comes to doing up sports bras? It would seem not, with my instafriends all coming out in sympathy. Honestly, you ladies who can do yours up quickly, how do you do it? HOW?!
Anyway, without further ado, I bring to you the painful stages of bracise – the pre-runner warm up routine.
Bra Tricep Stretch
Otherwise known as “why the f**k can’t I reach my strap?” Flail your fingers fruitlessly and hold. Then repeat a million times. You should really be feeling an ache. For maximum effect, swear a lot and roll around, huffing and puffing. By now, you should be looking something like this.
You are woman, you are beast. However, sometimes, things are too much. Take a breather and begin again.
By now, those triceps should be well and truly warm.
However, you probably haven’t succeeded in the bra fastening.
Bra Child Pose
Yes, this pose is supposed to be relaxing but we’re going to mix it up by trying to fasten. You should be getting a headache by now and your arms and upper body should be getting suitably cross at the pulling and tugging. Rock back and forth for added effect. This adds to the cardio element of the workout.
Then bring your arms around the side.
Fail miserably. Your heart rate is probably spiking through sheer exasperation.
By now, you are probably at the point I was in the very first photo. Give up and ask someone else.
How the hell do you guys get your sports bra on without help?