Breast support implications for female recreational athletes during steady-state running

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of high (HS) and low (LS) breast support on running kinematics and breast comfort during steady-state running. Eleven larger-breasted female recreational athletes completed a short duration treadmill run (2.58 m/s) in a LS and HS condition. Multi-planar breast and running kinematics were analysed; breast comfort was rated at the end of each treadmill run. The HS condition significantly reduced breast kinematics and increased breast comfort. Differences in lower-extremity mechanics were found between breast support conditions; results suggest performance may be compromised if high breast support is not worn. Individual running mechanics were also found to influence breast kinematics, highlighting that some runners may need custom-made breast support.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChinese Journal of Sports Biomechanics
Pages426-429
Number of pages4
Volume5(S1)
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventXXI Congress, International Society of Biomechanics - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 1 Jul 20075 Jul 2007

Conference

ConferenceXXI Congress, International Society of Biomechanics
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period1/07/075/07/07

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