Because big boobs can hurt. Image: Supplied. I learnt at a young age that exercise was a different world for me than it was for a lot of other girls. By the time I was in high-school I had DD-cup boobs , and a serious aversion to sports.
Fact: I am not the only woman who has ever felt self-conscious while working out. In fact, as most women will have a body hang-up of some sort at some time in their life, the idea of hitting the gym has likely been an intimidating thought for most of us. At 15 it was because it hurt. At 17 it was because I was told I may be marked down in my ballet exams because I had to wear a different leotard in order to cover a bra.
For as long as I can remember, my boobs have been an issue. I was the first one in my class to shop for a training bra because it hurt to run in gym class. I recall the first time I took a basketball to my chest during a championship game.