Recently, researchers at the University of Memphis have found that sports bras with high-support can actually help women run faster.
A group of recreational runners completed 3 minute runs under different supportive conditions – high, low and bare.
Studies found an average improved time of 4.2 seconds a minute when women were wearing the sports bras with increased support.
This suggests that sports bras are not only a piece of activewear, but an important tool when it comes to performance.
A good, high-support sports bra is key to enhanced comfort, performance, risk of injury and support. Here are some of our favourites that you should add to your running activewear:
MP Women's Velocity Ultra Seamless Sports Bra - BlackBuy now with free delivery
The Women’s Velocity Seamless Sports Bra has been designed with an intertwined racerback to allow for full range of movement. With a metallic ombre seamless design you’re going to want to show off this sports bra.
MP Women's Velocity Graphene Seamless Sports Bra - Shadow BlueBuy now with free delivery
Designed with graphene fabric that keeps clothes fresher for longer, with thermal and antistatic properties, our seamless sports bra offers unrivalled comfort for your sessions. Adjustable straps for a tailored fit to keep distractions to a minimum.
MP Women's Velocity Ultra Reflective Sports Bra - PlumBuy now with free delivery
This sports bra is designed with sweat wicking fabric. Mesh elastic in high heat areas helps ventilation, keeping you feeling cool so you can go the extra mile.
MP Women's Velocity Ultra Cross Back Sports Bra - BlackBuy now with free delivery
This cross-back sports bra prioritises running performance. Not only is it stylish, but functional too. Featuring a cross-back design to provide full range of movement, you will feel limitless on your run.
An adjustable under bust band means you can loosen or tighten the fit depending on preference.
MP Women's Velocity Sports Bra - StormBuy now with free delivery
Finding a truly supportive running bra hasn’t been easier. With a supportive under bust combined with a racerback design this bra delivers true freedom of movement.
Removeable bra cups mean you can have them in or out depending on preference.
MP Women's Velocity Sports Bra- Light BlueBuy now with free delivery
Sweat-wicking and breathable, this is a must-have for your running wardrobe. With a mesh insert at the underbust for ventilation and a supportive underbust band for support, the bra will keep you cool and confident throughout your run.
MP Women's Velocity Sports Bra - Shadow BlueBuy now with free delivery
Feel comfortable and confident in our supportive sports bra which has your back every step of the way. Designed with a racerback for unrestrictive movement.