Thanks to gravity, time, or lack of exercise, have the breasts of your youth become a distant memory? Has pregnancy, breastfeeding, or significant weight changes left you with a chest so droopy that you are actually considering surgery?
As we age, breast tissue can become damaged and the skin loses much of its elasticity. But, even young ladies complain about lack of perkiness which may be caused by heavy breasts, having children, or exercising without wearing a proper sports bra. Even genetics can play a role.
Cosmetic breast surgery is one of the most popular procedures performed, proving that women will do just about anything to get a firm, youthful chest. But, going under the knife comes with a lot of risks, and it isn't always necessary. You don't have to resort to implants, breast lifts, or hormones. In fact, many doctors and trainers believe that the best way to restore breast firmness is through exercises specifically designed to strengthen the muscles that support the chest.
You may have heard men talking about building strong Pecs so they can have a muscular chest that just begs to go shirtless. But, these muscles are important for women as well. The Pecs - Pectoralis Major and Pectoralis Minor - are muscles that sit underneath and behind the breasts.
Their job is to give support to the breasts and keep them from sagging. If these muscles become weak, they will be less effective at fighting the forces of gravity. Technically, there are no exercises that will actually firm your breasts or increase their size. Breasts are made of fat so muscle building workouts won't have much effect on the breasts themselves.
However, by strengthening the muscles that support and surround them, you can lift the breasts and give them a more toned, perky appearance. It will also improve posture, which will give the breasts an uplifted appearance. And stronger Pecs will help prevent any future sagging.
When performing these exercises, pay attention to proper form to avoid injury, and make sure your dumbbells aren't too heavy. It is safer to begin with a lighter weight and work your way up as your strength increases. Also, when extending your arms, try not to lock your elbows. By keeping a slight bend in your elbows, you can protect this easily injured joint.
The push-up is a classic full body exercise that works your abs, lower back, upper back and your arms. These types of compound exercises that work multiple muscle groups at the same time burn an enormous number of calories.
Wall push-ups are perfect for the beginner and a great way to progess into the traditional push-up exercise.
This exercise is also known as the dumbbell press or the bench press. It can be performed on a weight bench, a stability ball, or on the floor
A barbell set-up may be used in place of dumbbells if you are performing this exercise on a weight bench.
This breast lifting home chest workout will strengthen your Pecs, improve your posture, and give you back some of your youthful perkiness.
While it may not give the same dramatic results as surgery, it is much safer than going under the knife, and you will be building a stronger body that is better equipped to fight future signs of aging.
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