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Are There Breast-Lifting Exercises You Can Do with a Resistance Band?
Pectoral muscle strength diminishes with age, pregnancy, childbirth and the effects of gravity. Breast-lifting exercises with a resistance band concentrate on restoring your pectoral muscle strength to enhance your breast appearance. Be safe and consult your doctor before starting any new exercise program.
Some breast-lifting exercises with a resistance band can be done in the supine position while using benches as exercise tools. First, place the center portion of the resistance band underneath a bench leg and bring the ends up to the bench. Lie on your back on the bench and grab each band end. Bend your elbows to a 90-degree angle. Stretch the band and extend your arms toward the ceiling. Hold this position for 10 seconds. Slowly return to the original position and relax 10 seconds. Repeat this exercise 10 times.
Breast-lifting exercises with a resistance band can be done while sitting upright in a firm chair. Start doing some horizontal abduction maneuvers known as bilateral pulls. Sit upright in a firm chair with your feet firmly planted on the surface. Bend your elbows to a 90-degree angle. Grab the resistance band with each hand, palms facing away from you. Straighten your elbows and extend your arms in front of your body at chest level. Slowly stretch the band while separating your arms as far as possible to the sides. Hold this position for 10 seconds. Slowly return to the original position and relax for 10 seconds. Repeat this exercise 10 times.
Chest presses work a variety of upper-body muscles, including your pectorals, deltoids and biceps by using the push force to strengthen your muscles, according to the online exercise prescription site at ExRx.net. Loop the resistance band around a stationary object at chest level for this breast-lifting exercise. Stand with your back facing away from the object. Bend your elbows to a 90-degree angle at shoulder height and grab each end or handle with a hand. Slowly inhale. Tighten your abdominal muscles. Slowly exhale and pull on the band as you extend your arms in front of you. Keep the band underneath your arms, with your palms facing each other. Straighten your elbows. Hold this tension for five seconds. Slowly return to the original position. Relax for 10 seconds. Repeat this exercise 10 times.
Breast-lifting exercises with a resistance band can work your side abdominal muscles, the obliques, and your pectorals. Loop the center of a resistance band around a stationary object such as a pole. Stand facing away from the object with your feet shoulder width apart. Grab each band end. Raise your arms to your sides, palms facing away at shoulder height. Pull on the band as you move your arms together in front of your chest. Hold this position for 10 seconds. Slowly return to the original position. Relax for 10 seconds. Repeat this exercise 10 times.
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