>> Friday, February 05, 2010
Well, I DIDN’T actually review this myself.
My wife has
delicious C cups. Sometimes they’re up to D cups. (Those are good days.) But being the 11-time marathon finisher that she is (and 1-time ultra-marathoner), she has to deal with those ladies jumping all over the place.
She started by just wearing 2 sports bras. That was uncomfortable and a pain in the butt. (And hilarious.)
For quite some time now, she’s been getting the “Title Nine” catalog in the mail, and they have sports bras listed with a “dumbbell” rating system. The more dumbbells, the less bounce in the bra. They have a sports bra made by Enell that they called “The Last Resort Bra.” It truly is “the last resort” for women with ample chests because it’s quite ugly. But it’s the only sports bra that has a “5 dumbbell” rating.
Pharmie bought that bra HOPING for some support, and she’s never looked back. Here she is about to become an Ironman for the first time (in 2006), and you can see the tell-tale signs of the Enell sports bra by the upward-curving lines over each boob:
Pharmie and I were recently looking at the Enell website, and we stumbled across a good video. It's 2:12 long, and it's not "funny" for the first half. But then it gets good. Check out my play-by-play below the video.
Direct Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRRuaOdfuG4
- It's fun to watch Pharmie "rearrange" everything too, as you can see in the video from 1:25 - 1:28.
- What's with the "Vanna White" hand motion at 1:35?!? I crack up every time! Are they serious?
- And then she's just jumping around from 1:38 - 1:50. That's the best way this video could possibly end.
We thought that was pretty good, but then we found this jem:
Direct Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGPp5YNJ9WI
In conclusion, my wife LOVES her Enell sports bra, and I fully support her being “fully supported.”
Enell Sports Bra's Performance: Grade of A+. Quote from Pharmie: “Before I tried this sports bra, I used to get horrendous scabs in 'inconvenient' places from the chaffing no matter what type - or how many - sports bras I used. Now, with the Enell sports bra (and sometimes a little Body Glide) I rarely have a mark, even after a marathon. However, because it's so supportive, I can't wear it for all activities: I don't wear it during tris or while biking because it's too much pressure. If you need that much support during a tri, you can always order one size bigger so it's a little looser around your ribcage and offers more room to breath."
Enell Sports Bra's Comfort: Grade of A. Quote from Pharmie: “It takes a little getting used to breathing in this thing because it's a little tight around your ribcage. But wearing it is quite comfortable. The big shoulder straps and the crisscross in the back offer extra support during prolonged activity."
Enell Sports Bra's Appearance: Grade of C+. Quote from Pharmie: “There's no getting around it - it's pretty hideous. But I'd gladly give up looking like a super model in favor of making my boobs disappear and having a great workout!"
So check out Enell's website if you're an ample woman.
Do you have sports bra issues? Have you tried the Enell sports bra? And don't forget to check back at 2 am and 2 pm every day this week for more “Does It Work” posts. Click on the “Does It Work” tag to see all posts in this mini-series.
(I'll be back with 1 more "Friday Funny" version of "Does It Work" at 2 pm, and I think I'll have a few more "Does It Work" posts this weekend too.)