Your choice of sports bra can make or break a workout. And while you want your HIIT session to take you out of your comfort zone, that doesn’t mean in the sense of unwanted bouncing, chafing or tightness. Yet finding the best sports bra to support your breasts rather than suffocate them can sometimes be tough going.

Not anymore. We’ve put together the best for your chest so you can enjoy a workout that feels good in all the right places.

LuLulemon – enlite bra

The buzz around this bra is phenomenal – it’s even being referred to as a ‘game changer’. Offering an unbeatable combination of comfort, easy movement and natural shape, this sports bra can do no wrong. Lightweight, built-in-cups are designed to soften bounce during high impact workouts, while the added bonus of Lycra offers a fuller stretch.

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Sweaty betty – stamina workout bra

An overall favourite and a must have for your gym bag is the Stamina Workout Bra by Sweaty Betty. The racerback provides full but flexible support, while the soft fabric and waffle effect detailing is brilliant for breathability. The perfect medium impact sports bra, it’s available in a range of colours and sits discretely under your gym top without being too visible. We highly recommend it for yoga, Pilates or light cardio classes that require a seamless compression and medium-support.

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freya sonic carbon moulded

The Freya Sonic Carbon sports bra is always at the top of the best seller lists – and there’s a reason why. Several reasons, actually. Not only is it available in an eye-catching hot crimson, but soft breathable moulded cups offer separation and shaping without the bulk. And despite being an incredibly lightweight sports bra, it also comes with built up padded straps that offer extra comfort and support, especially for a bigger bust.

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nike hero

Looking for maximum support during the most intense workouts? Meet the Hero sports bra, the flagship of Nike’s support range. Specifically designed for the bigger bust, the Hero’s encapsulated cups are as comfortable as they are supportive, with a compression fit adding definition. For extra ease and unrivalled comfort, the adjustable straps are super soft and provide the perfect fit. We recommend the Nike Hero when you want total support for intense workouts like running or HIIT training.

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manduka cross strap bra

Known for its super-soft fabric and crafted from 88% recycled materials, this bra feels good in every way. No matter which way you move or flow, the Manduka Cross Strap Bra has been carefully designed to provide unrestricted support throughout your workout. Nice touches include the removable cups, while cross back straps distribute pressure evenly across your back for complete ease of movement. This is the perfect sports bra when you need a combination of flexibility and support during low impact workouts.

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adidas seamless yoga bra

Thought the perfect yoga bra doesn’t exist? Well, think again. This fantastic yoga bra offers seamless support, quite literally. That’s because it’s been designed with a complete lack of seams for ultimate comfort. Moisture-absorbing fabric draws sweat away from your body as you train, while the cups are perforated for extra breathability. Forget the distractions of an uncomfortable sports bra. The Adidas Seamless Yoga Bra will keep you focussed on the flow.

Check out the Adidas Seamless Yoga Bra

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