No surgery, no cream, just some good old-fashioned exercise can boost your bust size. Who knew?
Senior Personal Trainer at The Chelsea Club and Fitness expert, Neil Johnson, says exercise can aid the appearance of fuller breasts as well as lifting sagging busts.
"Breasts are largely made up of fatty tissue and there's no exercise to grow body fat, but certain exercises can make your breasts sit better and much more even on your chest," says Neil. "This can be done by building up the pectoral muscle tissue underneath the breasts. If you also improve your posture by conducting back exercises, this will help you stand taller which in turn, will give the appearance that your breasts are bigger."
Here are his recommended exercises that can be performed in the gym or at home:
Perfect for firming up the pectoral muscle which lay under the fatty tissue of the breast. When they are toned they will push the breast out, which will give the appearance of bigger firmer breasts helping to lift saggy breasts.
Technique for press ups:
* Get on the floor and position your hands slightly wider than your shoulders.
* Raise up onto your toes so you are balanced on your hands and toes. Keep your body in a straight line from head to toe without sagging in the middle or arching your back.
* Before you begin any movement, contract your abs and tighten your core by pulling your belly button toward your spine.
* Inhale as you slowly bend your elbows and lower yourself until your elbows are at a 90 degree angle.
* Exhale as you begin pushing back up to the start position. Don't lock out the elbows; keep them slightly bent.
Great for keeping the lift in the breasts and strengthening the muscles in the back which will encourage you to stand taller. Posture will be improved, again helping to lift saggy breasts. This exercise can be done with a weight in a gym or using a 2- litre water bottle at home.
Technique for Pullover:
* Lie across a bench (so that only your upper back, shoulders and neck are resting on the bench). Keep your back neutral, head still and both feet flat on the floor (knees bent at 90 degrees).
* Hold the weight or bottle of water over your chest with both hands. Keep your elbows slightly bent.
* Slowly lower the dumbbell back and behind your head. Feel the stretch further by lowering your hips a little at the bottom of the lift.
* Then slowly lift the dumbbell back up above your chest.
* 15 to 20 reps on a reasonably light weight.
Ideal for working the upper back muscles which will open up the chest and improve posture. This can be performed in the gym on a row machine or at home with a resistance band.
Technique for upright row:
* Sit down on the machine and place your feet on the front platform (or crossbar) provided making sure that your knees are slightly bent and not locked.
* Grab the handles and with your arms extended pull back until your torso is at a 90-degree angle from your legs. Your back should be slightly arched and your chest should be sticking out.
* Keeping the torso stationary, pull the handles back towards your torso while keeping the arms close to it until you touch the abdominals. Breathe out as you perform this section of the movement.
* At that point you should be squeezing your back muscles hard. Hold that contraction for a second and slowly go back to the original position while breathing in.