Perky boobs, who doesn’t want them? The problem is that as we age, our boobs can lose their impressive “oomph.” If you want to slow the sag, we recommend these four perky boob exercises that can help keep your boobs tall and proud without a push up…bra.
Dumbbell Triceps Extension
Lie face up on the ground with your knees bent. Grab a 5 or 8-pound dumbbell in each hand and raise your arms straight toward the ceiling with your palms facing in. Bend your arms at the elbow and lower the dumbbells to your ears. Repeat the 15-20 times and complete two full reps. Watch this video for a detailed example of this exercise.
Turn over to your stomach and lie face down with your arms and legs fully extended. Simultaneously, lift your arms and legs up toward the ceiling as high as you can. Hold for one count. Repeat 15-20 times and complete two full reps. Bodybuilding.com has a great example on their website.
Stiff Leg Deadlift
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your knees slightly bent. Hold a 5 to 8-pound dumbbell in each hand with your palms facing the front of your thighs. With your head up and your shoulders back, inhale and push your hips back while lowering your torso as you slide the weights down your thighs. Once you reach below your knees, slowly reverse the motion. Repeat 10-15 times and complete two full reps. Find details on this exercise here.
Using 5 to 10-pound weights as handles, hold your body in the push-up position. Move your legs wider than hip-width for more stability. Then, lift your right arm toward the ceiling while holding the weight. Open your body all the way to the right making a “T” shape. Return to the starting position. Repeat the exercise on the left side. Repeat both sides 10-20 times and two full reps. FitStudio offers a great video.
Rear Lateral Raise
Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Hold a pair of 5 to 8-pound dumbbells with your palms facing forward, away from your body. Bend your knees and shift your hips back, bringing your torso close to parallel with the ground. Without moving your torso, raise your arms straight out to the sides to shoulder height. Pause, and then return to the starting position. Repeat 15-20 times and complete two full reps. For a how-to, check out this guide.