Beautiful breasts come in all shapes, sizes, and even textures. Bigger is not necessarily better. Still, whatever the size of your breasts — small, large or somewhere in between – I am sure most women would agree that they prefer them firm and perky breasts. This however, is unfortunately not always a reality. Breasts tend to sag as women get older, lose weight, and have children. Even with this reality, all is not lost as there are many ways that women can improve the firmness and perkiness of their breasts whatever the age group or cup size. We explore a few of them below.
Exercises For Firm And Perky Breasts
Breasts do not have muscles in them, but around them, known as pectoral muscles. The women who are successful at strengthening these muscles will be successful at making their breasts stand perkier and taller. Although these exercises can help lifts the breasts and give them a more youthful and lifted appearance, they will not increase the size of the breast by any means. These exercises can be done in sets of 8-12 repetitions, working your way up to three sets. Once you can do three sets of each exercise comfortably, then you can begin doing the exercises with increased resistance. There is no need to increase repetitions, only resistance. At least three of the following exercises should be done during each session. The exercises are as follows:
– Chest Press
To start, lie on your back on a bench, balance ball or the floor. Then with a dumbbell (with a weight heavy enough to challenge your muscles) in each hand, bend your arms to a 90 degree angle, knuckles facing up, and parallel to your shoulders. Then press the dumbbells to the ceiling and return to starting position. Neither should the weights touch at the top of the extension, nor should you squeeze your chest. Exhale on the extension and inhale when you return to starting position.
– Push Ups
Lie on the floor, face down with arms beside chest and below shoulders. From there tuck your toes under until you are on the balls of your feet and push your body completely off the ground. Ensure that your abs are engaged/contracted, and that your head and neck is in alignment with your spine. If this is do difficult, you can do a modified push up where your knees remain on the ground as you push up, being sure to keep the recommended alignment.
– Chest Fly
Lie on your back with arms extended to the side, keeping level with your shoulder (there is no 90 degree bend for this exercise). From this starting position, lift both arms at the same time with palms facing, and bring them to meet completely in the middle (at the top of the movement). Dumbbells of appropriate resistance are needed for this exercise too. The floor, a beach ball or exercise bench are all fine for this exercise as well.
– Incline Chest Press
Using an incline bench, lie on your back, again with a dumbbell in each hand. With arms at a 90 degree angle, elbows bent, and parallel with shoulders, press your arms up in a similar motion to the chest press exercise above. Knuckles should be facing the ceiling as you press up. Return to start position and repeat.
– Other Tips
The incline press may not be possible to do at home for some women due to not having an incline bench. However, doing the other three exercises regularly, especially the chest fly is recommended. Do this consistently – about three or four times a week – for the best results.
Hydrotherapy For Firmer, Perkier Breasts
Hydrotherapy is an easy to do practice that promotes health and overall wellness in the body using water. Hydrotherapy uses alternating between hot and cold water while showering, and can increase circulation up to 95%. The increased circulation helps to stimulate collagen production and elasticity in the skin. This in turn results in skin being firmer. When done to the skin around the chest and breasts, this can result in the tighter breast skin which in turn firmer and perkier breasts.
To practice Hydrotherapy in your shower, simply rinse your chest with warmest water bearable (the aim is not to burn yourself) for 30 seconds and the switch to the coldest water bearable for 10 seconds. Continue alternating like this for a few minutes. It is important that you end the treatment with cold – not warm – water, and ensure that the cold water period of the treatment is shorter than the warm water period.
The Final Word
Firm and perky breasts help women feel better about themselves as it boosts confidence. Firmer, perkier breasts add to a better cleavage and a more shapely, youthful and attractive appearance. When done consistently, the exercises and hydrotherapy tips above will help in this regard.