Even if you spend hours in the gym trying to sculpt your precious petites into voluptuous va-va-vooms, the size of your twins won’t increase with exercise alone. Breasts are made entirely of fat tissue, connective tissue, blood vessels, lobules, milk ducts and lymph nodes. Not one single inch of your breast contains a piece of muscle tissue -- so those hours in the gym won’t do much for increasing their size. But if you focus on the pectoralis muscles that sit behind your lovely ladies, you’ll likely find that a few simple exercises turn your flabby friends into a delightfully perky pair.
Lie face-up on an exercise ball. It should be positioned under your upper back, centered between your shoulders blades. Bend your knees and position your feet on the ground, roughly shoulder-width apart.
Hold a 5-pound dumbbell in your left hand. Extend your arm toward the ceiling; the dumbbell should be directly over your left chest. Position your right hand on your hip -- don't worry, it will get its turn soon enough.
Lower your left arm until it’s extended out to the side -- your arm should be parallel to the ground. Keep a slight bend at your elbow to prevent excess strain on the joint. Hold for one or two seconds and then lift your arm back toward the ceiling.
Repeat the move 10 times with the left arm and then switch to the other side for 10 repetitions on the right.
Squeeze your butt muscles and keep your core muscles tight throughout the exercise. This simple strategy helps keep you balanced on the ball -- which is crucial for achieving the breast-perking benefits.
Get into an angled pushup position. Rather than positioning your hands on the ground, position them on the edge of a sturdy exercise bench -- or even the edge of your sofa, if you’re squeezing in a few breast-ercises during the commercial break. Your hands should be slightly wider than shoulder-width, your arms should be straight and your body should be in a straight angled line from head to heels.
Bend your elbows and lower your torso toward an elevated surface. Hold the lowered position for one or two seconds, and then straighten your arms and lift your body back to the starting position.
Repeat 10 to 15 times. Take a short break, and then repeat the sequence once more.
Krista Sheehan is a registered nurse and professional writer. She works in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and her previous nursing experience includes geriatrics, pulmonary disorders and home health care. Her professional writing works focus mainly on the subjects of physical health, fitness, nutrition and positive lifestyle changes.