Anonymous said: I know binding while working out is bad, but is binding while weight lifting bad?
Well, that still counts as working out, so probably the same rules apply. I think the issue has something to do with the expansion of your chest being restricted when combined with the heavier breathing caused by exercise. it’s probably more about how much you exercise, not what type of exercise you’re doing. the severity of the problem will vary. to be honest, when i wore a binder i still bound while exercising, and I never had a problem. i don’t want to encourage anyone to do anything that might be detrimental to their health though. i’m not a doctor, i really don’t know how bad the risks are, but it’s a personal choice, weighing what the pros and cons are and how important they are to you. whether weight lifting is more or less bad just probably has to do with how much it affects your breathing, plus range of motion, issues with ribs or back.