Question: Question from Sue1N

Are there any exercises that can help prevent a sagging bust line as one gets older?

Answer

Unfortunately the breast is tissue that cannot be altered. The muscle beneath the breast, however, can be.  Here are a few chest exercises to try to build pectoral muscles and boost the appearance of your bust. Whilst the bust itself will not change, it will appear fuller and higher as the pecs grow and tighten.

Chest squeeze with ball
Hold a small plastic ball between your elbows, just below shoulder height. Use your arms to squeeze the ball for a moment then relax. Try 2 sets of 10-15 reps, depending on your fitness levels.

Dumbbell flies with Ball
With your feet planted on the floor, rest your back on an exercise ball. Hold a dumbbell in each hand and stretch your arms out on other side of you, in line with your shoulders. Keeping your neck straight and torso tight, draw your arms up to meet directly above you. Hold for a moment and lower back down. Don’t go too heavy with your weights, and keep your movements slow and controlled. This exercise is more about a deep stretch and tone, rather than building muscle. Try 2 sets of 10-15 reps, depending on your fitness level.

Wide-armed Pushups
Start in the typical pushup position, with your body in a straight line and feet on the ground. If you are a beginner, an elevated surface like a park bench will give you an easier workout. Spread your arms wider than the traditional shoulder-width apart to target your chest muscles. Keeping your body straight, lower yourself to just below the ground, hold for a moment then return to your starting position. Try 2 sets of 10-15 reps depending on your fitness levels.

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