I recently got professionally fitted for a bra for the first time in my life. Having been completely flat chested until I had to take a year off circus due to a serious injury at the age of 23, I imagined that I’d be a B-cup, possibly even a C. Nope. Double D. Imagine my surprise! No wonder I had been smacking myself in the face with my girly bits every time I did burpees!
Why am I writing about this? Well, this week I’m going to talk about boobs, wonderful boobs. I may even talk about how they relate to your aerial training.
Over the shoulder boulder holders:
I have been finding that the best way to keep the girls under control when I’m training has been to wear a sports bra OVER my normal bra, since a sports bra alone just doesn’t cut it for me anymore. I don’t recommend you use this technique with an underwire bra, as it will cause the wire to dig in and create a most uncomfortable situation for your poor chesticles.
Many of my students are, shall we say, blessed in the chest. Many of them also like to wear v- neck tank tops or halter neck tops to training. Whilst these clothing items are awesome for showing a bit of cheeky cleavage when you are the right way up and have your feet planted firmly on the ground, just imagine what would happen if gravity was acting on the girls in the other direction, say like when you’re in an inversion.
Sorry, my imagination got a bit carried away there.
NOW EVERYONE!!! There’s a time and a place for letting the ladies loose in public, but when you’re upside down, six meters on the air and about to do a new drop for the first time isn’t it!
Make sure your neck line is high enough to keep you covered when you’re upside down. Boat necks, crew necks, and mock turtle necks all work well, but above all, make sure that it’s something that you are comfortable in.
This is especially important if you are choosing a costume to perform in. You’ll have plenty of other things to worry about when you perform your act, popping out of your costume shouldn’t have to be one of them.
Keep in mind, any move where you arch your back is going to lift the ladies in your attire, especially if said attire is anchored by silks wraps or, in the case of trapeze or lyra, your own weight on the bar, such as in a backbalance. Be prepared for this.
If you have any other terrific tips for taming your tits (for aerial), please share them in the comments.