What do you call them – boobs? Breasts? Ta Ta’s? The girls? However you refer to your breasticles (that’s my sister’s term), we spend a lot of time obsessing over them. While good breast health is important to every woman, we’re often more concerned with the way they look. We worry that they’re too small, too big, too lopsided, too saggy, too fake. It’s time to stop all that. The body you carry around is unique and beautiful, and no one else on the planet has it. So enjoy it, be proud of it, and if you still can’t stop worrying about your top half, try these exercises. They will tighten your chest muscles, bolster your boobs and give you all the confidence you should have anyway.
The old fashioned push-up. You can do this exercise any time, any place. Drop and do 10 or 20 push-ups whenever you have the opportunity. Make sure your form is correct. Your body should be straight and your palms should be on the floor, with your fingertips facing forward. Slowly lower yourself to the ground, keeping your back straight. While you feel the burn in your arms, you’ll also be working your chest muscles, helping the boobs to resist gravity.
The superwoman push-up. So you start out in push-up formation, but then you challenge yourself a bit with this upgrade to an otherwise standard exercise. Grab a paper or a plastic plate if you’re doing push-ups on a carpet, and a washcloth or a dish rag if you’re working out on a hardwood floor. With your body straight and still, allow your hands to slide out in front of you, slowly lowering your chest to the ground. Arms must be straight. Try to hold the position as long as you can and then lower yourself onto the floor. Repeat at least five times.
Exercise with resistance bands. There are lots of moves you can do with a large rubber band that will tone your chest muscles and keep your boobs from meeting your waist. Grab the handles of the band and loop the band around one of your feet. Lift that foot off the ground and pull on the resistance band, keeping your back straight and your arms bent at the elbows. Do five to eight repetitions of this move and you will notice the difference.
Take a swim. Everything on your body gets a great workout when you swim, and your breast tissue gets a lot of support from the movements of your torso. This support helps your breasts too look perkier. The cardiovascular exercise you get from swimming is also good for burning fat, leaving those boobs leaner and firmer.
Dance till you can’t dance no more. That’s for all you C+C Music Factory fans. Take a dance class if you get the chance. Not only do dancers do a lot of moves that involve lifting their arms over their heads (great for the boobs), there is also a tremendous focus on posture. The way you stand, walk and move can dictate how your breasts look. Keeping your spine straight and your shoulders back will give you pretty, perky boobs.