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Old 09-11-2010, 02:54 PM   #11
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Re: Female breasts and shrinkage

Athletic, fit, shapely women are hot. Breast size, regardless of what some would have you believe, is not a primary consideration. I second the notion of "shoulders back, head up, smile big".... Radiating confidence trumps big bewbies.
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Old 09-11-2010, 04:21 PM   #12
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Re: Female breasts and shrinkage

Same deal here. Some girls seem to carry extra weight there and some don't. I was a C, have been a D or bigger - now Im an A!!! But im also 50, you lose some breast tissue as you age unless you're fat, and I'd rather be fit!
(sorry guys TMI alert!!) Anyway the most important part is still there
Aside from having to sit out, I know some girls who had a job and have no feeling there anymore. And I know a lot of girls on birth control for the boob boost, believe it or not. Not for me, I built a bridge and got over it!
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Old 09-11-2010, 05:56 PM   #13
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Re: Female breasts and shrinkage

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Athletic, fit, shapely women are hot. Breast size, regardless of what some would have you believe, is not a primary consideration. I second the notion of "shoulders back, head up, smile big".... Radiating confidence trumps big bewbies.
+1 to that
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Old 09-11-2010, 06:03 PM   #14
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Re: Female breasts and shrinkage

The hip musculature, specially glutes, are way more important anyways...
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Old 09-11-2010, 06:28 PM   #15
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Re: Female breasts and shrinkage

Girls who are big in the chest complain a lot about the pain/discomfort their breasts and heavy-duty brassieres give them. Smaller breasts seem like less of a hassle (personally i've never been that large and less so since i've lost weight and i'm honestly not worried about it but i know some girls do feel bad).
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:26 AM   #16
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Re: Female breasts and shrinkage

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Believe it or not, many men like small breasts. They do have their advantages, namely that they 'stand up' and don't sag. To each his or her own. Just don't let popular culture dictate acceptable breast size.
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Athletic, fit, shapely women are hot. Breast size, regardless of what some would have you believe, is not a primary consideration. I second the notion of "shoulders back, head up, smile big".... Radiating confidence trumps big bewbies.
Agreed

(If this is too much, please have a mod edit)
Now, an honest question for the ladies who have the concerns of the OP or have been there and dealt with it..
Was it a concern on the size or the shape, as I know people may have a concern with one or the other (or both)
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:53 AM   #17
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Re: Female breasts and shrinkage

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Athletic, fit, shapely women are hot. Breast size, regardless of what some would have you believe, is not a primary consideration. I second the notion of "shoulders back, head up, smile big".... Radiating confidence trumps big bewbies.
+1

Links here to two of my favorite examples attached. Jenni Orr.

http://www.crossfit.com/mt-archive2/JenniOrr.html

http://crossfitnaperville.com/wp-con...outhWinner.jpg

both more or less wfs, I guess.

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Old 09-12-2010, 10:20 AM   #18
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Re: Female breasts and shrinkage

If no remedies come of this thread, perhaps there are other women with whom I can commiserate , or men who can chime in with their thoughts on the subject.[/quote]

Shrinking rapidly here. I have to keep buying smaller bras. They were getting in the way of my SDLHP anyhow.
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:15 PM   #19
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Re: Female breasts and shrinkage

i've dropped from a 34dd to a 34 d and i am pumped. My boobs are really disproportionate to the rest of me so they are always in the way and a pain to deal with. if i ever get down to a c cup i will cry tears of sheer joy.
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:52 AM   #20
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Re: Female breasts and shrinkage

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After crossfitting for 4 years I thought that my breasts were done shrinking. Apparently, the shrinking is picking back up again. As I overcome successive plateaus and continue to achieve gains, my chest area becomes stronger, and my breasts lose fat. No mystery as to why, but I'm concerned that at some point, I will have almost no fat left there...which is a negative to me - and as a petite female, I did not start out with an overabundance to begin with.

Does anyone know of any reasonable remedies to counteract breasts shrinking?
Rather than assume no, I am asking the one place who should have an answer! Not lifting is obviously not a good solution (for me at least).

If no remedies come of this thread, perhaps there are other women with whom I can commiserate , or men who can chime in with their thoughts on the subject.
The obvious solution is eat more but if your goal is achieving that lean athletic low BF% look you may have more to worry about than the size of your boobs.

American College of Sports Medicine Position Stand: The Female Athlete Triad.

Australian Sports Commission: The Female Athlete Triad - Nutrition and Eating.

British Medical Journal: Clinical Review - The Female Athlete Triad.

www.femaleathletetriad.org

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