The Breast-Lifting Exercises You Can't Live Without in Your 50s, Trainer Says
While there are certain foods that can improve the health of your breasts, there are also exercises that can give them a lift. This may sound appealing to you as you age. Growing older means your upper body experiences a number of changes, including wrinkly skin and boob stretch marks, according to Medical News Today. Beyond that, a larger gap can appear between the breasts as they stretch and sit lower on your body. Embracing the ways your body changes as the years pass is always a good idea, but there's also nothing wrong with wanting to give your body a boost and breasts a lift. That's why we spoke to Dave Shelton, founder and trainer at My Fitness System, who reveals the best breast-lifting exercises you'll want to incorporate into your regular routine.
Read on to learn more about the best breast-lifting exercises to do in your 50s, and next up, don't miss The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.
When it comes to the inverted row, Shelton tells Eat This, Not That! this exercise will help you build strong back and shoulder muscles, which in turn will enhance your posture and give your breasts a lift.
To get started, Shelton explains, "Secure a barbell in a power rack at about waist height," although you can also opt to do it "using a TRX suspension trainer or resistance bands," as demonstrated above. When you're all set up, Shelton continues to instruct, "Lie underneath the barbell and grasp it with an overhand grip [with your hand shoulder-width apart]. Extend your legs out in front of you, and brace your feet against the floor. From this position, exhale and pull yourself up until your chest touches the barbell." Aim for 3 sets of 10 reps.
This classic exercise is an awesome way to activate the chest muscles and sculpt a "more youthful appearance," Shelton says. He stresses that in order to get the most out of your pushups, focusing on good form is key. "Leep your back straight and your elbows close to your sides as you lower yourself down." To achieve the kind of breast-lifting results you're looking for, Shelton suggests doing 2 sets of 10 to 15 reps no less than three days each week.
If a cable fly isn't already an exercise you're doing regularly, then you'll definitely want to do so in order to give your chest a boost, as demonstrated in the above photo. Shelton explains, "This exercise is perfect for lifting your breasts, as it targets the inner and outer muscles of the chest."
To successfully perform it, you're going to stand tall and position your feet shoulder-width distance apart. Grab onto a cable pulley with each hand. Next, take a step forward while making sure that your movement has created proper tension in the cables. Once you've done that, Shelton says, "Bring your hands together in front of your chest. [Then,] return to the starting position and repeat" until you've done 3 sets of 10 reps.
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