This past week I received another garment from my contact at Tommie Copper to test and review. It is a Women's Comfort Back Brace, the second item in Tommie Copper's 'We've Got Your Back' collection. There is nothing glamorous or even very stylish about this item but it is certainly functional!
The Women's Comfort Back Brace is meant to support lower back muscles and joints. It has been designed to reduce muscle fatigue, improve circulation and deliver rejuvenating relief from everyday aches and pains.
I have been wearing it while I do my upper body workouts and my planks... you know my lower back gets quite sore when I hold a plank for more than 45 - 50 seconds and this Comfort Back Brace takes care of that quite nicely. I wore it during my workout this morning, and I held a one-minute plank on two separate occasions, about 5 minutes apart with no problem at all. YAY!
And, because my lower back is well-supported, I am able to slightly increase the amount of weight I lift on overhead presses and bent over rows. I can see this becoming a valuable tool in my gym bag as I work to get stronger and increase my muscle mass.
Another great use I have found for the Back Brace is while I am sitting for long periods of time... I tend to slouch quite badly after a few minutes, and wearing the Back Brace reminds me to sit up straight. I cannot slouch while I am wearing it!
This Back Brace is extremely comfortable to wear. The integrated foam interior is lined with Copper Znergy fabric for both comfort and support. It can be worn over or under your clothing.
This item can be worn for workouts, sports activities or while doing real work... lifting bales of hay, padding a canoe, ab work in the gym... or even while standing or sitting or running for long periods of time. Any time and any where your lower back needs targeted support, this is the garment for you!
And now for the best part... Tommie Copper is very generously offering the gift a Women's Comfort Back Brace to each of two winners of my giveaway. They can reside in Canada or the U.S.A. and the prize will be shipped directly by Tommie Copper. I will email the lucky winners and announce them on this blog post after the giveaway period has ended.
If this is something that may appeal to you, please have a look at the Tommie Copper web site to read about the Women's Back Brace and then enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter form below.
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Do you have the same bad 'slumping' habit that I do when sitting for long periods of time?