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Hello, I'm just a few weeks in to transitioning at work.  It's been overall positive, but a few questions for folks who have been doing this longer.  First, I am scheduled to work for 9 hours, plus have a total of 90 minutes of commuting.  I know this is longer than I'm supposed to bind, but the thought of putting a bra on again is just yuck.  I'm wearing a well broken in, not terribly high compression binder, but.... Any tips for the breathlessness that sometimes hits for a bit?  I don't really have the ability to unbind at work then put it back on.

 

Also, how do you all deal with wearing an n95 with the binder?  I think some of the breathlessness is related to that.  I work in a high risk environment so have to have it on a few hours at a stretch.  

 

And... Not at work, but what do guys do at the gym?  Bind or not?  I'm exercising less trying to avoid the gym.

 

Thanks!

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Hi Jacob, I have a similar issue (10+ hours including commute). Long term binding can cause a lot of problems, so I try to find a few days to go with just 2 sports bras and some extra layers on top. I know some people aren't comfortable with this. It's good your binder isn't extremely high compression, but still, be careful and stay safe out there.

 

I work out at home, so I don't really have gym tips, sorry.

 

Hope someone else has more advice for you! Glad transitioning at work is going well!

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I don't have a solution for your first issue, I myself am lucky enough that I live just near my work so when I go back (I'm on sick leave right now) I won't have a commute at all (and my days are 8 hours).

 

For the gym though, I haven't tested them because I also work out at home but I saw "gym binders" online? I couldn't recommend you a website, the ones I know are French, but look on the websites that ship to your country.

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On 5/24/2022 at 9:20 AM, Roach said:

Hi Jacob, I have a similar issue (10+ hours including commute). Long term binding can cause a lot of problems, so I try to find a few days to go with just 2 sports bras and some extra layers on top. I know some people aren't comfortable with this. It's good your binder isn't extremely high compression, but still, be careful and stay safe out the

 

Thanks!  I'm going to try the two sports bra idea.  We're headed into winter here, so I can wear some bulky clothes over while I experiment.

 

 

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On 5/24/2022 at 10:44 AM, Tellington said:

 

 

For the gym though, I haven't tested them because I also work out at home but I saw "gym binders" online? I couldn't recommend you a website, the ones I know are French, but look on the websites that ship to your country.

Shipping to New Zealand from France is likely no more expensive than the States.  What one do you like?  My partner knows French so they can help navigating the website ☺️

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On 5/29/2022 at 8:08 AM, Tellington said:

I looked it up and they actually have an English version of their website! I thought they were French but they're just in Europe. As I said i didn't test their gym binder, but I quite like their extra-compressive one.

Thanks!  I'll check it out

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