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Time to Get Active! – Shock Absorber “Multi Sports Support Bra” in 32G

14 Jan

It’s the same story each year – people make new year’s resolutions to be more active and eat more healthily this year. I have always detested such resolutions as they show up as a peak in gym attendances but fiddle away somewhere mid-February. I don’t mean to be depressing, but I do believe more in a lifestyle change that lasts longer than two months – or even the whole year. What about making a resolution that this year, you will take on exercising the way that next new year you don’t have to make such resolutions anymore?

I am a big fan of doing sports myself but I never liked it when I was in school. I hated doing stuff “because I had to” so I did the absolute minimal and decided that I was just not built for sports – which is absolute bull since all people need to and most can do it when they find the right way. When I did get into running though on my second year of high school, I was left with another problem after finding my motivation – what should I do about these big ol’ boobs of mine? I first started working out with a regular bra and after a few runs with 30E boobs, I decided that I needed something sturdier. My mom took me to a local department store and so I got my first size 32D Shock Absorber bra (which was a bit of a wrong size for me but it worked for the time being).

I loved my Shock Absorber bras dearly for a few years but after starting this blog, I waved them goodbye and swapped almost completely to Panache Sports bra. Recently I was in contact with an online store called Knicker Locker who are running a sports bra campaign this month – get £5 off your Shock Absorber bra (use the code 5OFFSHOCK) – and I knew this would be the perfect time to revisit my old love. Knicker Locker was kind enough to send me a Shock Absorber Multi Sports Support bra for a review so let’s see how I liked it after all these years!


Design: As it has been two and half years since I last tried this particular bra, there has been some minor changes to the style. The style is more simplistic than what it used to be with just some contrasting trimming going around the bra instead of full-on colour-blocking. I spy some new rad prints on the SA website though so that is also something that I haven’t seen them doing before. This season’s colourway is a lovely coral pink shade that I personally really like.

Also the shape of the bra is a bit better than before – it is a bit more rounded and uplifted instead of just a squished mono-boob. I enjoy this feature as I hated how flat the old version of this bra looked on me. I know you are not supposed to go “showing off” at the gym but I still want look nice as it makes me feel better even when sweating like a pig. The inside of the bra is still lined with a layer of boob-separating fabric which is supposed to keep cleavage sweat to minimum. The back part of the bra features two hook and eye closures: this makes the bra a bit like a racerback and supports the bust in a best way possible.

Fit: Knicker Locker carries the Multi Sports bra up to UK G-cup so I went for 32G which I believed to be my correct size. I remembered from my past experience with the bra that it would run tight in the band and big-ish in the cup and I had remembered right: the 32G fitted like a dream. I was actually a bit worried that the band would come up too small as I used to wear a 32 with it even when being two dress sizes smaller than now. However, in the G-cup the band fitted me just right – very snugly yet not uncomfortably tight.

Also the cup size estimation was spot-on as this brand usually runs about a cup size big – at least in the larger cups. I usually wear a pretty solid 30H at the moment so I would definitely recommend sizing down a cup size to get the best support you can. Sports bras are meant to squish your boobs down a bit to keep them against the body and thus they cannot be loose in any way to work as they are supposed to. As this particular style does not have any underwires it is called a compression-style sports bra which is something I have been leaning towards to recently. It’s not that I don’t like the Panache Sports bra anymore – it’s just that I don’t always need the wiring and a compression style feels a bit lighter when putting on.

Comfort: So this is definitely the most important aspect of a sports bra – how it feels on and supports you through a workout. I have tested the SA Multi Sports during multiple group workouts – as that’s what I mainly do. These sports have included dance lessons, Pilates, BodyPump etc and I have found it to work as well as it did a couple of years back. There is almost no bounce at all – with my boobs completely no bounce is impossible – and it does not leave my upper body feeling sore after a intense session of jumping, running and dancing. I love the upper hook and eye closure of the bra as it keeps the straps in place and the back of the bra really sturdy. Even though the band is very snug in general, I don’t find it so tight I couldn’t breath so that’s definitely a plus!

The materials are very high-quality for such an affordable (£33 before the discount!) sports bra and they don’t get nasty-looking after a few months like some other sports bras do. This sports bra will be worth the £££ to be sure! It also wicks moist from your skin which makes it comfortable to wear through the sweatiest of workouts.

If you would like to try the Shock Absorber Multi Sports bra, do check it out on the Knicker Locker e-commerce shop. The bra is sold in 30-40 E-G so the size range is pretty good and after the discount, it’s a steal for £28.

What was your favourite sports bra of 2015? Any sports goals for this year? Let me know in the comments below! xx

PS. I am really weirded out by how I look without my hair done and minimum makeup so the pics are are a bit “meh” in my opinion. But since I am never doing my hair to go to the gym, why fake it!

Fit & Active September – Some rambling on sports, boobs, weight and fashion

13 Sep

Hi my beloved readers, this is something we came up with a group of other lingerie bloggers and I decided to hop on: Fit & Active September. I personally don’t currently experience any issue with working out with boobs but as so many girls know doing sports definitely affect your boobs. Here are some thoughts on the matter, just generally but also we dig into a bit deeper this time (seems to be the theme of the month, “all skeletons out”, huh?). Image

As I have “confessed” before I suffered from anorexia for a couple of years, starving myself with only a slice of bread and a few berries a day, running like a lunatic until my ankle broke after too much strain and too weak bones. Yes, it happened and it was not fun. Above you can see a pic of me at my thinnest, just take a look at those legs and arms and you’ll know what I mean. I was already healing during that summer but the kilos didn’t come back that soon after I started to eat again.

But well, enough of that, they did come back eventually. And to be honest, it shocked me a bit. Well, not a bit, a lot to be honest. I still don’t want to talk about my weight in numbers so I won’t but let me once again be the most truthful to you: I didn’t enjoy all of the way back to “normal”. It was painful, and still is.

This month as FussyBusty challenged us to take part in her theme of the month, and as I still do love working out, I decided to jump in and see what happens. I also was challenged by a friend to focus on our arms this month so it’s kind of a double challenge for me. I started to think about what to write to you about but here I am, rambling (sorry).

TO THE POINT – where my extra kilos show is basically my upper body, even though I’ve also gained some weight on my legs recently (mostly muscle though). And what my upper body means? Boobs, arms and stomach. Well, someone could say that I’m lucky cause, hey, my boobs get bigger! Yeah, I get your point. But on the other hand stepping past the G-zone would mean much more limited options which would definitely make me face some problems with style and fashion (sorry but it’s the truth, man). 

This is why I’m focusing on my upper body this month and of course, on aerobic exercises which burn the fat and let those muscles underneath shine through. I know, I need to be careful not to go overboard this time so I’m currently eating normally and probably will in the future as well, maybe with just a little less sugar. I haven’t been feeling that healthy and comfortable lately so I feel this is a good decision for me. 

Here are some choices and tips what to wear during high-intense work-outs…



Nike shorts are probably the best for jogging in hot weather but they are also great for dancing if you prefer wearing a looser size in the first place. Mine start to feel a bit too skimpy for throwing my legs in all directions possible so I’m considering buying an oversized pair of soccer shorts for hiphop lessons.



I also like Nike for their long jogging pants, they’re probably the best in the market for me at least. Very stretchy (allows weight fluctuations) and high-rise to make you feel as comfy as possible. I also wore mine today for a BodyCombat lesson and they worked perfectly and let me to kick some air-ass! 


Ok, so I’m a bit brand-loyal, so what? Why to change something good? BUT there is one thing Nike won’t do to me and it’s running shoes. My sneakers are from Adidas and I loooove their Climacool range that offers some pretty kick-ass air-conditioning to my poor feet. Those bad boys above there are for dancing though. Probably not the best for my feet but definitely the bounciest and coolest ones.



What I wear for tops then? This might surprise you but just something random, really. I hate that slippery material sports tops are usually made of so I just go for something cottony and a bit loose. What I would love to try in the future are these Stella McCartney for Adidas pieces that scream my name so bad, even though their price tags don’t. Maybe, someday?

If you wanna hear some more about my work-outs I’ll be posting some small silly stuff (like my favourite songs and playlists for dancing etc.) on my FB page and Twitter so remember to follow me 😉 How has your autumn kicked off regarding sports and working out? Any new stuff you wanna try out or favourite sports clothes choices you wanna share with me and other readers? Let me know in the comments!


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