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      Sports Bra Nightmares

      Sports Bra Nightmares

      Punctured left lung. Attempted asphyxiation. Dislocated shoulder. Cut-off circulation. This sounds like a list of injuries after a boxing match, not your standard Tuesday undressing in the ladies’ locker room. These are actual things women have experienced during and after a workout while strapped in to their non-ENELL sports bras, not to mention sheer panic and terror when you realize you’re actually stuck inside. We have all been there!

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      There’s Dani Stone who recounts a nearly dislocated shoulder after trying to unhinge herself from a sports bra. “I gave myself a charlie horse in the neck that lasted two weeks,” she said. “Damn sweaty straight jackets is what they are!” Thankfully, the ENELL has a front closure system so there’s no gymnastics required to get out of it!

      For Kenlie Tiggeman, it’s a six-of-one, half-dozen-of-another fiasco. “Either my circulation is getting cut off, or they’re not staying in place,” she recounts of her sports bra nightmares. She’s even had to do the multi-bra walk of shame. “I wore two sports bras last week in the hopes of keeping everything in check, but they rode up while I was on the elliptical. I had to cross my arms and walk out of the gym to put everything back in place.”

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      And she’s hardly the only one who’s had to double up. Or even triple up, in Gray Brand’s case. In high school, she remembers forcing herself into three sports bras while running the two mile “while an audience of my peers chanted ‘Uniboob!’ as I raced by them on the track.” It’s one of her most shudder-worthy memories, and she notes she’s got an archive of stories just like it.

      What about nursing moms trying to take care of themselves and the baby? No, they don’t get a break either! “Nursing sports bras, in theory, are a great idea,” says Kerri Burr. “Hey! I can go work out, and nurse the baby right when I get home! Perfect!” But like much of motherhood, she recalls that it never goes as perfectly as you’d planned. “You go out for a jog. The little clip unhooks itself, and all of a sudden you are way too ‘free’ to be in public.”

      But then, sports bras don’t have to be the root of all apparel evil. For some women, they’re a saving grace. Kay Cherryholmes, a woman who has taken on such physical endeavors as swimming the Alcatraz Escape from the Rock, climbing to Mt. Everest base camp, and hiking the Camino in Spain, says she switched to sports bras full time when a “broken underwire almost punctured my left lung.” Stuffing her bras with tissue to deflect the wire only ended in embarrassment when the wad fell out during jump-roping next to a cute guy at the gym. “So I switched to sports bras and I’ve worn nothing else for about two years. It’s LOVE,” she says. (Pro Tip: The ENELL LITE is great for everyday wear.)

      Do you have any sports bra nightmares? (Pre-ENELL, of course!)

      The 31 Breast Nicknames for Your Tatas That Aren't "Boob"

      The 31 Breast Nicknames for Your Tatas That Aren't "Boob"

      We love boob humor of any sort. After years of having a love/hate relationship with these mounds on our chests, you just have to laugh about them sometimes. This is a post by our friend Brandi, who has an expansive vocabulary of “boob” alternatives.

      Once upon a time I was an awkward pre-teen girl with the biggest mess of curly mop, acne, and a completely absent sense of body image. I also had flowering buds upon my chest and I had no idea what to do about the unstoppable force growing beneath my pecs. Dear old dad loved to tell people that I was the president of the itty bitty titty committee. To this day I don’t know if I’ve ever been more humiliated.

      I’ve been embarrassed too many times to count since then; my breasts at fault more times than once. I’ve fortunately graduated beyond the itty bitty titty committee and have even called them a colorful name or two.

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      Boobs, no matter what you call them, become a life force all their own. Whether they are the bosom of your self identity, a titillating source of your sexuality, or an udder burden, there’s more than one fun way to talk about them.

      1. Air Bags
      2. Boobies
      3. Boobs
      4. Bosom
      5. Breasts
      6. Breasteses
      7. Bust
      8. Cans
      9. Chest
      10. Chesticles
      11. Cones
      12. Dirty Pillows
      13. Double Lattes
      14. Funbags
      15. Gazongas
      16. Globes
      17. hooters
      18. Jugs
      19. Knockers
      20. Lovely Lady Lumps
      21. Mammaries
      22. Melons
      23. Nips
      24. Snuggle Pups
      25. Sweater Stretchers
      26. Tatas
      27. The Girls
      28. Tits
      29. Titties
      30. Twin Peaks
      31. Udders

      We came up with the first 31, but we want to know… what do you call the goods inside your over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder?

      How to Order a Male Support Vest (MSV) from Enell

      How to Order a Male Support Vest (MSV) from Enell

      Many men have the need for a good support vest. Gynecomastia (male breast enlargement) is one of the more common conditions that may necessitate extra support. The ENELL Male Support Vest (MSV) could be the answer for you.

      The ENELL MSV provides support as it flattens the chest and minimizes movement or “bounce” when you are active. It is available in three colors; white, black, and beige. The MSV is made with the same fabric and similar to the ENELL SPORTS Bra but without the arch seams. The ENELL team always works with the utmost discretion and confidentiality. We care about our customers and will make every effort to fulfill your needs. Since each support vest is designed specifically for its owner, they are non-returnable and non-refundable. Therefore, any fitting issues or concerns should be thoroughly discussed with ENELL’s design team prior to placing your order.
      To learn more about the ENELL MSV, please call our Customer Service Department toll-free at 1.800.828.7661 (1.406.265.8250 for international inquiries). Have a tape measure handy and we will take you through the steps necessary to design the perfect support vest for you. You can also contact us via email. For the best feedback, please include the following information in your email:
      • Take two measurements: Around the fullest part of your breast and around the ribcage directly under your breasts
      • The reason for and/or what you would like your Male Support Vest to accomplish
      • The method in which you would like to be contacted
      • The best time to contact you

      Big Boob Blues: Common Complaints of the Well-Endowed

      Big Boob Blues: Common Complaints of the Well-Endowed

      At some point in your life, you’ve likely lamented your breast size: you want them bigger or smaller or more evenly distributed. We always want what we don’t have! Those of us who are “well-endowed”, however, seem to have a little more trouble with some things than our less busty friends. Sometimes, having a big bust is a blessing. Other times, it’s a curse!

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      Big Boob Problems:

      • Your chest acts as a food magnet, and inevitably at each meal you end up with food on your chest. Your chest sometimes eats more than you do.
      • Going up or down stairs in your pajamas sans-bra means you’re probably using your hands for bounce support (we call this the “hand bra”)
      • Button down shirts. Enough said.
      • Playing sports like golf or tennis requires extra skill to avoid chest bruises
      • Some yoga poses leave you suffocated by your own breasts

      In addition to the humorous or inconvenient problems, large chested women have to often deal with back pain, stretch marks and sagging. Coopers ligaments are fibrous strands that support the structure of breast tissue. Years of wearing unsupportive bras can make these ligaments m ore prone to stretching out.

      Many well-endowed women have tried the double-bra method when exercising: layering 2 bras together to get extra support. This is uncomfortable, and even with 2 bras, you might not be getting the desired bounce control.

      The ENELL SPORT Bra is designed for women with busts sizes 32C-52G, and is made for true no-bounce support. The bra looks different from others, but was designed with some key features in mind to maximize the bounce control.

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      • Wide straps evenly distribute the weight of the breasts, without causing the uncomfortable “shoulder dent” you get from narrower straps
      • 10 sizes that are determined by your exact measurements, leaving very little wiggle room. Contrast that to a sports bra you pull over your head: if you can stretch it out to fit over your shoulders, how well can it support you?
      • Fabric that has very little stretch so the bounce is contained. It’s also treated to wick moisture so you’re cool and comfortable
      • Individual seamed cups that are designed to eliminate the “uniboob” effect, while still having compression to minimize bounce
      • Front closure that is easy to get in and out of
      • Higher neck contains the bounce by holding the breasts down and in place
      • Stabilizing back panels that provide extra support and improve posture

      Head to your closest ENELL Retailer (search here) so they can help you find the perfect ENELL fit. While you’re there, do a bounce test – you’ll be amazed at the difference!

      Don’t need quite as much support? There is also the ENELL LITE, which is perfect for low to medium impact activities like yoga, walking, and cycling.

       What are your big boob complaints?