View Full Version : Any Tips On Lifting The Bust Area Up?
10-19-2009, 12:21 PM
Any idea on how to keep the bust area lifted up and keep it in shape the natural way whether it's through exercises, herbs, or raw food. This is the area which seems to be a problem for some that may occur when losing weight.
Any pointers on this one?
The only reason why I'm asking, because I've notice that some raw fooders don't have a problem in that area. It makes me wonder if there a beauty secret in the raw food world that I don't know about?
Bodybuilders know how to really bulk that area up too, so I would like to know the types of exercise that does this?
And as far as fresh herbs, herbs can do wonder. I was just curious if anyone had any experiences with using fresh herbs as well.
10-20-2009, 06:13 AM
NOTHING beats a Good Bra.
10-20-2009, 06:27 AM
I wear a bra only in public now, I used to wear one 24/7:
"However, there is some support for the idea that breasts in bras actually sag more (when bra is taken off). How could that be since the main idea of bras is to lift the breasts upward? The main idea is that the ligaments which support breasts in normal circumstances, would atrophy (get thinner and weaker) when breasts are immobilized within bras and don't have to bear their own weight.
There are lots of studies showing that ligaments and tendons in limbs do atrophy when the limb is immobilized. Bras obviously prevent the the natural slight up-down movement of breasts when we walk, and let shoulders bear the weight of breasts. If breast ligaments behave like limb ligaments, it may be a matter of "use it or lose it".
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The French study the sagging and bra wearing even further
Another study with similar results was conducted in 2003 by Laetitia Pierrot and Jean-Denis Rouillon. In it, 250 women who practiced sports stopped wearing a bra for one year. They were followed regularly with questionnaires and biometric measurements. At the 6-week checkup, the ladies experienced some discomfort from abandoning the bra, but this disappeared later, and by the end of the year 88% of the women reported improved comfort compared to before the study.
The measurements showed firmer, more elevated and perkier breasts. For example, the distance from the nipple to the shoulder bone was reduced, which means the breasts sagged less. They noted a better muscular development in the rotator muscles of the shoulders and the pectoralis major. Also, stretch marks on breasts became less visible.
Sports bras and jogging
There is one more notable study concerning sagging and bra wearing, which found that jogging caused breasts to bounce enough to sretch the Cooper's ligaments inside the breast. Naturally, stretched ligaments would cause the breast to sag more.
The lesson to take home from this study is that if you engage in jogging or some other type of very active sport, sports bras are recommendable.
To prevent or lessen the eventual sagging that will come with age, let breasts be free of bras when you can so that the ligaments inside them can be "in use"; however protect the breasts from bouncing too much by using proper sports bras, when doing intense physical activity such as running.
Proper nutrition will probably also be helpful to maintain elasticity of those ligaments and of the skin."
10-20-2009, 02:37 PM
We can always to the arm exercises that Gidget did in the movies!!:D
10-20-2009, 03:55 PM
Likewise, Rawmiss :D
I read about this a few years ago, and I knew I was right about not wearing a bra constantly.
About sagging, I think genes also play a big role... Of course good nutrition is important and can have a big influence as well.
10-20-2009, 06:53 PM
Doing bench press in the weight room will build up the pectoral muscles which are under the breast and will have the effect of some lifting and enhancement even. Plus they are just a super whole body exercise if you do them right. Google bench press for a video on how to...
10-20-2009, 10:45 PM
If I didn't wear a bra, I would injure people standing next to me if I had to turn quickly, and also might give myself whiplash.
10-25-2009, 09:16 AM
It's been a while since I lifted weights. I'm getting back into it again, since it's also good for really keeping the bones strong. And I do remember that bench press is really good for that area. I've also been doing some downward push ups as well. So there is a lot of variations that I find in working with weights to help in that area. 15 reps up to 1-4 sets for each chest exercise.
That is a really interesting article about the effect that it has on that area for being too dependant on bras.
If I find any herbs or raw food to be helpful in that area, I'll let you all know. :)
I think, but I'm not sure though, that doing tons of reps with no sets of any chest exercises with or without weights will tone down or slim that area down for those who thinks it just too much.
10-25-2009, 09:22 AM
the good ole' push up also builds the pec muscles which, as Snoops said, can help
10-25-2009, 08:56 PM
Given that I'm pretty old, I think my front looks pretty good. I wear a good bra when I'm not in the house, and I do lots of upper body exercise. Weights are good, as is swimming, push-ups, yoga, etc. When your chest mucles are strong, the good bra doesn't have to work quite as hare, and you'll look better in scoop and v necks.
10-25-2009, 09:22 PM
Any pointers on this one?
did anybody else see the "no pun intended here"?
hahaahaha life is soooo funny. OK girls, stand up, at attention, all pointers straight ahead. hahahahahaha
not funning about you, just life...love it.
I agree with the pec exercise idea
Also Kathamoleen YOU are too funny...no whiplash please.
11-04-2009, 08:27 PM
Like others said, anything that works your pectoral muscles is good. I used to do bench press but I hate it, so I just do push-ups and flat bench flys. I'm kind of sad no one mentioned those, they're so fun!
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