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The #1 Breast Lift Workout for a Firmer, Perkier Chest, Trainer Says

This proactive workout will lift your spirits—along with everything else!

Okay, we're about to get up close and personal. If you are dealing with saggy breasts, we know what a downer they can be. There can be many causes, but the most important thing to focus on when you're not happy about something is to establish a proactive plan to lift up your spirits—along with everything else! We are here with the #1 breast lift workout for a firmer, perkier chest, so grab your exercise mat, and let's get started.

Bras could actually cause your breasts to get saggier, science says.

women's pink bra

First off, we're here to share an interesting tidbit of info. Did you know that bras can actually worsen your saggy breast situation? A 15-year-long study reveals that wearing a bra can make the muscles that hold up your breasts weaker, which leads to even further breast sagging (via Medical News Today). Wearing a bra also doesn't alleviate or lessen back pain.

A sports science expert from the University of Besançon, France, Jean-Denis Rouillon, explains, "Medically, physiologically, anatomically—breasts gain no benefit from being denied gravity. On the contrary, they get saggier with a bra." Rouillon concluded that bras are basically irrelevant after performing an experiment on hundreds of 18 to 35-year-old women over the span of 15 years at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Besançon.

Our point here is that if you want your breasts to perk up, it may be time to ditch your bra and get ready to work out. So, Eat This, Not That! reached out to Kelly Najjar, a personal trainer on Fyt, the largest personal training service in the nation that makes expert-guided virtual or in-person fitness convenient and accessible for everyone. Najjar doesn't place blame on bras, but perhaps spending lots of time hunched over cell phones and laptops doesn't help sagging breasts. She explains, "Modern technology has its perks, but it can leave your shoulders rounded and your chest droopy. If you want a firmer, perkier chest, you need to work on your backside as much as your chest. Try these exercises to achieve a firmer, perkier chest."

Try this breast lift workout for the recommended reps. Before too long, you will start to see improvement!

Related: 3 Exercises for a Smaller Waist That Trainers Swear By

This breast lift workout starts with Pushups.

mature woman plank pushup

Begin this exercise in a classic plank position. Keep your elbows close to the sides of your body, and gradually lower them until you are just inches above the floor. Activate your core as you push yourself back to the plank position you started in.

If a full pushup is too much of a challenge, try this. Rather than putting your knees on the floor, use a sturdy surface to complete an elevated pushup. Consider a bench at the gym, desk, or table. You can decrease the height of the surface as you build up your strength. Perform 3 sets of 10 pushups.

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Next up, let's do some "Swimming."

pilates swimming exercise part of breast lift workout

Begin this next "Swim" exercise by lying on your stomach. Your legs should be straight and your arms should be out straight above your head. Raise both arms, your legs, and your upper back. Then, flutter your arms and legs as if you're "swimming." Perform 3 reps; 30 seconds for each rep.

Last but not least, it's time for Bent-Over Rows.

woman demonstrating bent-over row with dumbbells

According to Najjar, in order to prevent yourself from getting injured while doing this exercise, practice it without any added weight until you're good with the form. To begin, stand with both legs hip-width distance apart. Bend over, and place both arms straight towards the floor, parallel to your legs. Concentrate on your upper back to form a solid mind-body connection. Start to bring your elbows up towards your back as your arms create a 90-degree angle. Be sure to clench your upper back so you're really working those muscles. Then, release your arms so that they're straight to finish 1 rep. Once you feel totally comfortable, use a set of dumbbells—one in each hand—to add weight to the movement. Perform 3 sets of 10 to 12 reps.

Alexa Mellardo
Alexa is the Mind + Body Deputy Editor of Eat This, Not That!, overseeing the M+B channel and delivering compelling fitness, wellness, and self-care topics to readers. Read more about Alexa
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