Women who follow a regular fitness regimen can enjoy the benefits of a healthy and well-shaped chest. It is a myth that only a surgeon's scalpel can improve the chest in women. Another common myth is that only men should have a strong and muscular chest. Right exercises combined with the right posture and balance can chisel a woman's chest in the most natural way. Working the chest muscles in the right way will help lift the chest (exercise will not make the chest large as many people assume).
A well-developed chest provides functional strength. Bust firms up when the muscle tone in the chest area is enhanced. Well-balanced chest exercises can lift the breast and chest muscles (pecs or pectorialis major) in women, these exercises strengthen the chest muscles and lift the breast tissues. Chest exercise is very beneficial for women who are losing weight, who have just delivered and who are overweight. Look for chest exercises with dumbbells that you can get done at home.
Chest exercises for women
Toning up the upper body is extremely difficult for women. The strength of the upper body is lower in women when compared to men. Numerous exercises can help in toning weak chest muscles. Popular chest exercises are bench press, pushups, incline bench press and decline bench press.
The key to any exercise schedule is to stretch the muscle you are working on. Make sure you stretch every muscle that you have worked on during your workout. The major areas that have to be focused upon during chest exercises are:
Basic push-up with hands wide
Dumbbell bench press/Incline dumbbell press
Decline chest press
Incline dumbbell chest fly
Forward hand pushes
Tips for chest exercises