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January 18, 2011 5:49 PM
So, I came to the conclusion tonight I cannot do jumping jacks. My chest (meaning my boobs) physically hurt. I know I need a better sports bra but I have yet to find one that reins the girls in enough. The BIggest Loser for WII workout has jumping jacks...any recommendations as to what I can do instead?
January 18, 2011 5:54 PM
I have the SAME issue and it does hurt!! I asked a trainer friend this exact question. She said as we loose weight and the gals shrink we'll be able to do jumping jacks, but until then she recommends a standing side jack. You move your arms the same but move your right leg out and shift your weight and then come back center. Then move your left leg out and shift your weight then come back center. You do it fast, 1 jack = both left and right side moves. I do this and it is soooo much easier on the gals. And I'm still getting great physical activity. Hope this helps!
January 18, 2011 5:55 PM
Get 2 sports brawls
January 18, 2011 5:56 PM
Wear 2 sports bra at 1 time.....thats what a couple of my friends do and it works for them. Squat jacks might be a good alternative if your not game for the 2 bra thing..........Good luck on your journey.
January 18, 2011 6:00 PM
I have that game and yes, they are evil. I do what above poster said, the side to side jack thing. Or I suck it up and just go for it. Depends on the bra.
Edited by dwarfer22 On January 18, 2011 6:01 PM
January 19, 2011 5:10 AM
I wear two sports bras but they still get out of control. I think this weekend I am going to invest (I say invest bc they are darn expensive) in an Under Amour sports bra. I have tried them on in the past and they seem pretty secure.

Thanks for the side jumping jacks. I never thought of that.
January 19, 2011 9:09 AM
Under armour sports bras are awesome! Well worth every penny. Another great style is the "Ta Ta Tamer" from Lululemon. Again, it's a little pricey - but it's more worth it than buying 2 crappy ones that you have to wear together.

Good luck!
March 23, 2012 2:25 PM
I'm still laughing, I've been looking all over the internet on what else to do, I can't do any kind of jumping (the knees for one, but I can handle them) but the boobies are not liking...3 bras don't help so I appreciate the reply re: side jacks, I'll try that. On last week's Biggest Loser, Bob's tip was 20 reps 3-5x of jumping jacks, pushups and lunges will definitely get your weight down w/o all the gyms/dvds, etc. But I couldn't do the jacks. I'm adding situps, bi/tricep exercise with 3-5lb wts. and 20 min. walk/runs (even the runs weren't as bad on the girls) 3-5 times.

Still can't believe any woman would risk her life (and ability to ever get close to the mattress again) with matter what size dress/blouse I buy, size Med-2x I still can't button it over them :-)
March 23, 2012 2:29 PM
I just posted on the sports bra for big girls thread.

I am a 42DDD and wear Enell. Seriously, it holds the girls in. They do not move.

They are pricey, but it's worth it.
March 23, 2012 2:32 PM
Same problem but not sure what to do instead.
March 23, 2012 2:35 PM or

These companies have saved my boobs AND my back!
March 23, 2012 2:36 PM
Strap those girls down.

I do not own a sports bra (I'm poor and can't afford one) so I just wear two of my regular bras.

Works like a charm.
March 23, 2012 2:37 PM has a slogan "Say NO to the three-bra workout!" that made me think of this post! haha. ALso check out
I'm a 36DD and only wear their bras.
March 23, 2012 2:39 PM
These help keep mine down so I am able to do jumping jacks.
March 23, 2012 2:45 PM

The Enell Sports bra.

Okay, it's not the sexiest thing in the world. It hooks straight up the front with small hook and eyelet clasps. It is NO JOKE. Nothing moves in this thing. Nothing. In fact, wearing this bra, I suddenly noticed all the other things that jiggled once the distraction of my boobs was taken care of.

I jog in this thing. Jumping jacks? Not an issue. Bike riding? I have the boobs of a carved statue. It's for women of all sizes, but if you've got a lot going on up top, it will be a godsend.
Edited by Hannova On March 23, 2012 2:46 PM
March 23, 2012 2:46 PM
I hold my boobs to my chest (cross my arms across my chest) and just to the leg part of the jumping jacks.
December 28, 2012 12:41 PM
My issue is that I have had four boys all over 8 pounds, with the biggest being 10 pounds. I have been diagnosed with stress incontinence, and I literally pee my pants every time I do a jack. It's embarrassing, and not fun. Add that to the boob problem, and I hate jumping jacks. Thanks for the side jack tip! I will have to try that!

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