Many women shun strength training and any exercises associated with building muscle mass for fear of becoming bulky and unfeminine. However, a woman with muscles is still a woman; you can do strength training and build long, lean muscles that create a sculpted look, make you stronger, and define your curves. Strong and healthy can be a sexy look and an appealing lifestyle.
Once women hit their mid-30s, they begin losing 5 to 10 percent of their lean muscle mass each decade, explains “Fitness Magazine.” When you lose muscle, your metabolism naturally slows. Whether you want to lose weight or keep fit, regular strength training can help you preserve muscle tissue. Working your chest muscles, one of the major muscle groups of your upper body, will help keep your bust looking full and elevated as you age or lose weight.
Muscles in the arms respond quickly to exercise and strength training. Follow a healthy diet, watch portions and stay hydrated to maintain overall health and lose fat from the body, including the arms. See a doctor before starting any weight training routine or exercise regimen. Use exercises to build triceps and biceps as well as strengthen shoulders and keep the neck loose and pliable. Within a couple of weeks of using strength training to build muscles on your arms, you will start to notice a difference, especially when you focus on arms two or three times a week with 20 or 30 minute sessions.
When it comes to breast size, many women suffer some version of the Goldilocks Syndrome. Their breasts are either too big or too small, but rarely are they ever just the right size. If you err on the side of being too small, perk up. Exercises targeted to developing your chest muscles can make your breasts look larger. Though you might have heard that exercising decreases your chest size, strong pectoral muscles will give you bigger, firmer breasts with lift.
If you have smaller breasts, you may want to try just about anything to make them bigger. Breasts are made from fatty tissue, so there’s not much that you can do to increase your breast size significantly, short of gaining weight or getting pregnant. However, through working your chest muscles, you can make your breasts appear perkier and bigger.