Drop and Give Me 20: Exercises to Perk Up Your Breasts
The great news is that several exercises can help you perk up whatcha got, girl. Technically speaking, we’re talking about building up the pectoral muscles that lie beneath your “gals”. Remember “I must, I must, I must increase my breasts” from “Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret” by Judy Blume? That’s not it exactly, but you get the idea. By working these muscles, you can make what nature gave you appear bigger, firmer and more shapely.
Our friends at iVillage.com say the top three exercises to help you shape and tone the chest muscles are the following:
Modified Push Up
Lie on your stomach, bend your knees and cross your ankles. Bend your elbows and place your palms on the floor to the side and in front of your shoulders. Straighten your arms and lift your body so you’re balanced on your palms and knees. Tuck your chin toward your chest so your forehead faces the floor. Tighten your abdominals.
Now bend your elbows and lower your entire body at once. Rather than trying to touch your chest to the floor, lower only until your upper arms are parallel to the floor. Push back up. Don’t lock your elbows at the top of the movement and don’t cheat by dipping your head toward the floor without moving any other part of your body.
Now, drop and give me 20! (We’ve always wanted to say that to someone!)
Soup Can Press
This time, lie on your back with your feet flat on the floor and a soup can or dumbbell in each hand. Push the soup cans up so your arms are directly over your shoulders and your palms face away from you. Pull your abdominals in but don’t jam your back into the floor; don’t let it arch way up, either. Tilt your chin toward your chest.
Lower the soup cans down and a little to the side until your elbows lightly touch the floor. Push the weights back up, taking care not to lock your elbows or allow your shoulder blades to rise off the floor.
Lie on the floor with your head, neck and upper back propped up against several large pillows. Hold a soup can or dumbbell in each hand and press the weights directly above your chest, palms facing each other. Tuck your chin to your chest to align your neck with the rest of your spine, and maintain your natural back posture, neither arched nor flattened.
Spreading your arms apart so that your elbows travel down and to the sides, lower the weights until your elbows lightly touch the floor. Maintaining a constant bend in your elbows, lift the weights back up, imagining that you have a barrel lying on your chest and you have to keep your arms wide to reach around it.
iVillage experts say to do 1-3 sets of each move and each set should include 8-15 reps. Perform these exercises 2-3 times a week and in 6-8 weeks you’ll have “more boom in your boom-chicka-boom.” Let us know how it goes!