Do you regularly workout your chest muscles? Probably not. Most women tend to ditch the chest exercises in fear of adding unwanted bulk. Adding pectoral exercises to your workout can eliminate the dreaded bra bulge (here’s that fix!), and add a little natural increase to your bust size.
Follow these moves to gain lean muscle and increase your strength. Plus, you’ll look amazing in that strappy summer sundress. Get ready to strut your stuff with confidence!
Lie faceup on a bench (or ball!) with your arms straight and a dumbbell in each hand. Lower the dumbbells close to the sides of your chest
Push the dumbbells back up to the starting position.
Reps: 10 reps.
2. Push Ups:
Position yourself on all fours and align your knees under your hips and your wrists directly under your shoulders. Step back with both feet until you are balancing in a traditional pushup position with your palms and toes holding you up.
Bend your elbows and keep them close to your sides as you lower your upper chest toward the floor without actually touching.
Engage your chest muscles and press yourself back to a high pushup position.
Reps: Perform as many pushups as you can in one minute. 3 sets.
Trainer’s Tip: Don’t do modified push ups from your knees. For a more effective modified push up, try it from an incline!
3. Pectoral Flys
Lie on your back on the floor, bench or ball with two dumbbells and place your upper arms out to each side with the dumbbells facing upward. Lift dumbbells above your chest, internally rotating shoulders, with elbows pointing out to sides.
Lift the dumbbells in an arcing motion to meet at the top.
Lower dumbbells to your sides until you feel chest muscles are stretched with elbows in a slightly bent position.
Reps: 10 reps.