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The Best Exercises To Lift Sagging Breasts, Trainer Says

Check out these moves to give your breasts a lift.

If you've been scouring the internet for the best exercises to lift sagging breasts, look no further. Whether this happened after losing weight, gaining weight, menopause, or as you age, sagging breasts is a condition many women deal with. (Depending on your lifestyle choices, genetics, and health, you may experience sagging breasts—even a woman in her 20s could have sagging breasts.) But if you'd like to give your breasts a lift, there are some safe things you can do to work on their appearance, like getting fit by a professional for just the right undergarments and performing workouts that target the upper body (via WebMD).

We spoke with Jayne Gomez, personal trainer and CEO of Entrepreneur PT about the best exercises to lift sagging breasts you'll want to incorporate into your regimen. Gomez explains the breasts don't contain any muscle, but rather fatty tissue. But don't fret, because there are certain exercises you can do in order to make your chest look fuller.

Read on to learn the best exercises to lift sagging breasts, and next, be sure to check out The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.

Wide To Close Pushup

fit middle aged woman doing pushups outdoors

For this exercise, assume the standard pushup position by placing your hands directly below your elbows, which should be under your shoulders. You can perform this move with your knees on the ground or your legs straight out. Make absolutely sure your core is tight and your glutes are activated.

You will alternate between wide (where your hands are placed a bit outside your shoulders) and close pushups. Complete 3 sets of 15 reps.

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Dumbbell Bench Press

Dumbbell Bench Presses

Position yourself on a bench on your back, with a dumbbell in each hand. Gomez says your palms should be facing in towards your feet and your legs should be on the ground. Take a deep breath in as you push the dumbbells over your chest, then gradually lower them down. Exhale. Then, activate your core as you push the dumbbells up. Complete 3 sets of 15 reps.

Incline Dumbbell Fly

incline dumbbell fly

This exercise will have you lying on your back on an incline bench, holding a dumbbell in each hand. Keep your core tight and arms extended as you position the dumbbells before your chest. Take a breath in and gradually move the dumbbells away from each other until your arms and chest are aligned. Take a pause, exhale, and gradually bring your arms back to the starting position. Complete 3 sets of 15 reps.

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Cable Crossover

woman doing pulley crossover

The handles of the pulleys on both sides of the machine should be set to the highest level, and be sure to tweak the weight to something you feel good starting out with. Feel free to begin this exercise with lighter weights before working your way up to heavier weights.

Your feet should be shoulder-width distance apart. Grab the handles, pull them downwards, and bring your right leg a step forward. Your torso should be bent a little bit at the waist. Your chest muscles should get a really great stretch as you activate your core, breathe in, and give your arms a stretch. Breathe out, and assume the position you began in. Complete 3 sets of 15 reps.

Cobra Pose

woman doing cobra pose on mat

Position yourself flat on your stomach for cobra pose. Your head should be facing down and your legs hip-width distance apart. The palms of your hands should be on the ground, each on their respective side of your chest. Use force through your palms to push your chest up. Your legs and pelvis should remain on the ground. Give your neck a good stretch as you look up at the sky. Breathing is key—don't forget to inhale and exhale! Hold the pose for a few seconds before returning to the position you began in. Complete 3 sets of 15 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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