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Do Push Ups Make Your Breasts Bigger?

author image Jessica Bell
Jessica Bell has been working in the health and fitness industry since 2002. She has served as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Bell holds an M.A. in communications and a B.A. in English.
Do Push Ups Make Your Breasts Bigger?
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Women are often interested in the ways that certain exercises can affect the shape and size of their breasts. If you're looking to give your breasts a natural lift, chest exercises, such as pushups, can increase the thickness of pectoral muscles, which can sometimes result in slightly perkier breasts. However, since breasts are formed from fatty tissues, chest exercises themselves will not increase the size of the actual breast tissue.

Pectoral Exercises For Women

Pushups can help build your pectoral muscles, but if you're truly looking to improve your chest, include a variety of chest exercises that will target all of your chest muscles. These include the pectoralis major, pectoralis minor and sternals. Incline dumbbell press, flat bench press and dumbbell flyes are all effective exercises to build your pecs and potentially create a fuller, perkier bustline. Cable presses, TRX pushups and medicine ball throws will also work your chest while improving balance and coordination.

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