Developing the muscles underneath your breasts will actually lift them and make them appear larger — all without the need for padded bras. Here are six exercises for giving your bust a boost.

1. Bench press

You’ll need a pair of five pound dumbbells and a bench.

  • Lie face-up on a bench, dumbbell in each hand and arms straight
  • Lower the dumbbells to the sides of your chest
  • Press the dumbbells up to their starting position

Do 10 reps.

2. Push-ups

  • Get on all fours, palms slightly wider than your shoulders, feet close together, and your body forming a straight line from head to toe
  • Lower until your chest nearly touches the floor
  • Keep your upper arms at a 45° angle to your torso as you push up to your starting position

Do 10 reps.

3. Incline bench press

You’ll need a pair of dumbbells and an exercise bench.

  • Adjust your bench to a low incline
  • Place your feet on the floor
  • Hold two dumbbells above your shoulders, arms straight
  • Lower your dumbbells slowly down to the sides of your chest
  • Press the dumbbells toward the ceiling

Do 10 reps.

4. Dumbbell fly

You’ll need a pair of dumbbells and an exercise bench.

  • Lie face-up on the bench, feet on the floor
  • Hold the dumbbells above your shoulders, elbows bent slightly
  • Lower the dumbbells until your elbows are even with your chest
  • Press the dumbbells back to your starting position, keeping a bend in your elbows

Do 10 reps.

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5. Chest pass

You’ll need a medicine ball and an exercise mat.

  • Lie face-up on you mat, knees bent and feet flat
  • Hold the medicine ball at your chest
  • Throw the ball straight up as high as you can, abs engaged
  • Catch the ball with your arms straight
  • Lower the ball to your chest

Do 10 reps.

6. Arm raise

You’ll need a set of light dumbbells.

  • Stand with your feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent
  • Hold the dumbbells in front of your thighs
  • Draw your shoulder blades down and back as you lift the dumbbells above your head in a Y-shape
  • Return to your starting position

Do 10 reps.

Small tricks for boobs that look big

If you want to make your breasts appear larger, lifted, and more shapely, follow these simple tips.

• Fix your posture

Most women have poor posture. But standing up straight with your tummy tucked in and your shoulders back can make your breasts appear larger and lifted.

• Wear stripes

Wearing horizontal stripes actually gives the illusion of having larger breasts because they provide an optical illusion. Along the same lines, consider wearing black tops, which draw the eye to cleavage, making it appear larger.

• Use makeup

A darker foundation used to form a v-line on your cleavage will make your breasts appear larger and lifted.

• Take the pill

An oral contraceptive take under doctor’s supervision can bump you up a cup size, thanks to the hormones in it. Talk to your doctor if you’re interested in trying out oral contraceptives.

• Wear a padded bra

The right padded bra can lift your breasts and make them appear larger. Visit a lingerie store to explore your options and get expert advice.

Get "busted"

Treat "the girls" right and they'll treat you right. Of course, through the miracle of modern medicine, you can grow your boobs to just about any size and shape. But that's a ginormous commitment. There's the expense, the discomfort, the downtime as you heal. A few simple hacks can give you bigger a bosom — or make it look bigger. Now what woman wouldn't want to get abreast of that?

References

  1. "9 Most Effective Ways to Make Your Breasts Grow (Seriously)," Womanitely, May 19, 2016.
  2. "10 Exercises That Make Your Breasts Look Bigger," Cosmopolitan, July 25, 2016.
  3. "13 Legitimate Ways to Make Your Boobs Bigger and Perkier," LovePanky, March 1, 2016.
  4. "How to Make Your Breasts Bigger & Perkier," LiveStrong, December 14, 2015.

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