Working Out In a Sports Bra Even If You’re Shy

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If you’ve ever worked out in a poorly-ventilated gym or gone for a run on a hot day, you might have felt the impulse to take your outer shirt off and work out in your sports bra alone. But there are many reasons why you may have not done it. Maybe you feel insecure about your body. Maybe you don’t want to be judged by other people. Whatever it is, if you want to give sports bra workouts a try but are stopping yourself from doing it, here’s something you need to know.

There’s nothing wrong with showing your torso. It doesn’t say anything bad about you if you want to cool off a bit by taking your shirt off, especially when it’s hot outside, you have every right to do so. After all, if you ever work out in a public park or run on a public trail, you’ll see dozens of men with their shirts off. And it’s not any different from you.

We’re not going to lie and say nobody will judge you. Somebody might. But that’s their problem, not yours. Your own comfort is more important than somebody else’s irrelevant opinion of you. So go ahead and take your shirt off if you want to.