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
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event31st International Conference on Biomechanics in Sport - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 7 Jul 201311 Jul 2013

Conference

Conference31st International Conference on Biomechanics in Sport
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period7/07/1311/07/13

Keywords

  • breast
  • kinematics
  • running
  • comfort
  • performance

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