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this lovely lady got the thickness. can I get a hell yeah?

Watching the media get science wrong again...

What this suggests to me, with a little simple math, is that the exercisers who did 60 minutes or more of moderate exercise (if they're burning 600 calories an hour, they ain't doing hard circuits or rock climbing) gained an average of 2.3 pounds of muscle, while the ones doing 30 minutes of moderate exercise gained an average of 1.1 pounds of muscle.

Which is... double the result.

I'd also be interested in hearing what their relative blood pressures and cholesterol counts were.

The health benefits of exercise are not chiefly about fat loss, no matter what fatophobic media would like us to think.

On a related note, I managed to chafe my cleavage with my run yesterday. I'm a big fan of Title Nine's Frog Bra (sadly, not currently available due to a spandex shortage, or something) but apparently 8.4 miles of rubbing against the edge of a heavy-duty compression bra was too much for my tender flesh.

There are special challenges in this world for large-breasted women. (I'm a 36F, and if I keep shrinking, likely to be a 34F or 34G by this time next year.) Coincidentally, there's an article on just this topic at Clutch today. I concur with the woman in comments who has nothing good to say about Victoria's Secret. I, too, have had the experience of having them shovel me into a bra with cups too small and a band too large. For those of you who are small-bosomed or have visible pectoral muscles rather than sacs of fat and mammary tissue up front, the band is the part that provides 90% of the support in a properly fitted bra.

Which just proves to me that Vickie's doesn't know shit about lingerie.

My go-to site for non-sports-bras has been, for years, Bravissimo. They have pretty bras that fit, which means not giving me quadriboob or major back pain or Morghul Bra Syndrome, where the underwire attempts to eat through to your heart and turn you into a brawraith.

Worth paying the shipping from the UK. Honestly. (Fig Leaves, the U.S. equivalent, does not seem to handle the upper end of the size ranges nearly as well.)

And they've been introducing sports bras.

Hmm. Well, it's royalty season. Maybe when my next check arrives, I'll look into replacing my beloved but apparently somewhat rough-seamed Frog Bras. (Seriously, I've had these things since 2001. I just retired one last year that dated from 1998 or so. They're that durable.)

Ave et vale, Frog Bra.


Just a high five and a "big busted girls represent" to say that I used to order from Bravissimo, but post nursing found their bras just didn't quite do the trick anymore. Things shifted or something. Now I'm in battleship Wacoals I pick up at the local Nordstroms. They're not much to look at on their own (though they occasionally come in colors other than nude, white and black) but the first time I put one on it looked like I'd instantly lost 20 pounds because everything was held up together and not schlumping all over the place. If you know what I mean. And I think you do.
Oh yeah.

Also, a good bra helps you stand up straight because you're not knuckled under the weight of your tits. Our grandmothers were right: good posture helps!
Amen. Though my grandmother had horrible posture ("the debutante slouch") lived on a combination of cigarettes and peppermint bonbons and never got over the fact that she was born just a few years too late to be a flapper. (She took the Great Depression as a personal insult.) Though she was a kick in the shorts, I don't particularly take her as a health and safety role model.
I really, really want to hear more stories about your grandma, now. <3 Please?
I don't want to hijack the thread, but when we moved my grandmother into an apartment near us when my grandfather died, she discovered the scrambled porn channel on cable. "Oh, hey! You gotta come listen to this. It's hilarious.... Wait. That's not the funny bit. She'll start moaning and screaming in a minute. It's a hoot!"
<3 ! *\o/*
I broke down and bought a corset (underbust). It is amazing what wearing that for short periods does to straighten up the back carriage. ramblin_phyl talked me into it. Wouldn't want to wear one all the time, but I suspect I'll be wearing it a lot at cons (now maybe I need to talk to someone about a riding corset....).

Granted, I also need to get back to work on the abs. The only way to survive with narrow shoulders and big bust is to hit the weights, work the abs, and do that hooping and poi spinning.

Edited at 2012-08-28 04:20 am (UTC)