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Boob Lift Workout | 6 Chest Exercises to Tone and Perk Up Saggings Breasts

One of the most requested workouts that I get asked to do a video on is BOOBS! Many of you ladies ask me if it is possible to tone, lift, or grow your breasts via exercises or workouts.

I will give you the short answer: no. It is not possible to grow a cup size from working out.

BUT.. it is possible to give your chest the appearance of a subtle lift and to perk up your breasts by performing exercises that build the pectoral muscles which are located right behind your breast tissue!

I removed my breast implants due to breast implant illness almost 6 months and I chose not to get a surgical lift. This meant I would have some sagging skin to some degree-after all, I went from a DD to a small B cup-if that! However, once I got my chest strength back, I started doing various chest exercises to firm my sagging breast tissue and to grow my pecs to help lift things back up a little bit.

The result? So far, so good! I am pleasantly pleased with my look and how breasts are perking back up after removing my breast implants. I never truly worked my pectoral muscles when I had implants because they made it so hard, but now my chest is stronger than ever and the results show!

How does it work? The pectoral muscles are just like any other muscle-when you work them out, they build and grow. When those muscles grow, they perk your fatty tissue out a bit more, giving your chest more depth! Your breast shape will not change because fatty tissue cannot be worked out or “toned” for that matter.

How many times should I do this workout? I would say aim for two chest days per week to see the best results!

What’s the plan? Perform the following 6 moves for 10 repetitions with 3 sets per move. You may rest for 30 seconds in between moves and sets. Feel free to watch the video below for full demos of each move.

The Chest Lifting Exercises

Elbow Touches

Begin kneeling on the floor with your hands behind your head.
Move your elbows in together to touch in front of your face.
Make sure you squeeze your chest when performing this move.

Plank Walks

Start in a high plank posiition.
Slowly walk your hands a couple of inches out in front of you.
Then walk a couple of inches further than that.
Begin reversing by walking a few inches at a time back to the starting high plank position.

Shoulder Taps

Begin in a high plank position.
Gently take your right hand and tap your left shoulder.
Place your right hand back down to the floor and tap your right shoulder with your left hand.
Repeat and alternate taps.

Sky Reaches

Start off in a high plank position.
Tap your left shoulder with your right hand.
Slowly roll open to your right side and shoot your right arm up into the air, firmly stabilizing on your left arm/chest.
Come back and tap your shoulder again and repeat. Switch sides.

Standard Push Up (see video above for mods)

Lie on the floor face down and place your hands about 36 inches apart while holding your torso up at arms length.
Next, lower yourself downward until your chest almost touches the floor as you inhale.
Now breathe out and press your upper body back up to the starting position while squeezing your chest.
After a brief pause at the top contracted position, you can begin to lower yourself downward again

Tricep Dips

Position your hands shoulder-width apart on a secured bench or stable chair.
Slide your butt off the front of the bench with your legs bent.
Straighten your arms, keeping a little bend in your elbows to keep tension on your triceps and off your elbow joints.
Slowly bend your elbows to lower your body toward the floor until your elbows are at about a 90-degree angle. Be sure to keep your back close to the bench.
Once you reach the bottom of the movement, press down into the bench to straighten your elbows, returning to the starting position.

Your trainer and friend,