Rather than going down the plastic surgery route to enhance the chest area, many women are instead opting for a cheaper and more long-term alternative – exercise. So, use a few of the exercises below to not only tone your body, but to also help prevent premature sagging of the breast tissue.
Standing Chest Press
- Stand up straight with your arms bended at the side.
- Hold light dumbells in each hand, then extend them inwards and outwards in slow, fluid motions.
- You should be able to feel the burn in your upper arms and chest area. It’s also a fabulous exercise which helps to straighten the vertebrae, and will give your body better posture in the long term.
- Lie down on the floor with your arms at a 90 degree angle.
- Extend your toes outwards until your heels are up in the air – this will also help press your body foreword.
- This workout is best for the core muscles, arms, legs and even the chest which is at the centre.
- Stand up straight (or lie down – depends on which feels better) with a weight in each hand. Raise one arm upwards, then slowly alternate with the other.
- As your arm is slowly coming downwards, make sure it lines up with your hips.
- Start with your palms flat on the floor and keep your knees down low on the mat for extra stability.
- Exhale on every upwards motion and remember to keep your arms bent at the sides.
- In the same position as the push up, put your arms over the side of your head, then lift and lower the upper body.
- This exercise will help to strengthen your arms, back, as well as the chest area by giving it an extra lift. Feel free to use a yoga ball to give you some extra stability if you’re just starting out.
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