Unfortunately for women, there is not a definitive way to keep breasts the same size while losing weight from other areas of the body. However, simple exercises could be undertaken as part of your workout in order to tone breasts, making them appear larger. Like men, women have pectoral muscles under their breast tissue which can be toned and made stronger. This will naturally make breasts appear uplifted, firm and even bigger than before. Introduced into your ordinary weight-loss workout, this two-step bust builder could be a winning combination for you. All can be done at home two to three times a week.
Things You'll Need
- Towel or yoga mat
- 2 dumbbells or small paint tins
The Modified Push Up
Lie flat on your stomach while bending your knees and crossing your legs at the ankle. Lying on a towel or yoga mat would add comfort, but it is not essential.
Place your arms either side of your body with your palms on the floor and bend your elbows.
Push your body up using your arms, ensuring the arms are straight and in front of your shoulders. You should be balanced on your knees and the palms of your hands with your forehead facing the floor.
Clench your abdominal muscles until they feel tight.
Lower your whole body to the floor by bending the arms but stop as soon as your arms are parallel to the floor then push the body back up. When doing a traditional push up, you would lower your body all the way to the floor but this is not necessary here. Repeat this action approximately eight to 10 times then have a rest. Repeat again another eight to 10 times, then rest.
Lie down on the mat or towel with your back and feet on the floor then place a dumbbell/small paint pot or tin can in each hand. You can decide on the size of the can or the weight of the dumbbell depending on your strength and what you feel comfortable with.
Raise the dumbbells or cans above your head ensuring that they sit directly above your shoulders. At this point, your palms should be facing away from you.
Clench your abdominal muscles until they feel tight, ensuring that you do not injure your back by arching it in the process. Tilt your chin toward your chest.
Lower the dumbbells or cans down far enough for your elbows to touch the floor. Repeat this action eight to 10 times then rest. Repeat another eight to 10 times, then rest fully.
Tips & Warnings
- If your paint tins are empty then you can increase the weight of them by adding sand or dried beans.
- If you are pregnant or suffering from any condition you feel may affect your ability to carry out these exercises, please contact your doctor.
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