The Secret to Perkier Breasts Without a Boob Job

Strength Training 3 min Read

Written by

Athena Landy

Before you go under the knife, get under the bar.

Plastic surgery isn’t always the best option if you are looking to lift your breasts. Similar to a sagging butt or soft arms your chest can be lifted too.

Before we go any further I want to clear up two classic misunderstandings: Weight training as a female will not make you bulky and training chest will not lead you to lose breast size.

Targeted fat loss is a myth

Many ladies focus solely on lower body training and forget that their arms, back, and chest need some attention too. To put it simply as you train chest your pecs will grow. Your breast tissue will naturally lift following along with the growth of your pecs. Doing this can give your breasts a lifted and toned appearance.

Listed below is our top 4 exercises for lifting and toning your tatas.

1. the Bench press

You’ll see bros doing this exercise literally every time they set foot in the gym, but the bench is one of best exercises you can do to build your chest and upper body overall.

This can be intimidating for beginners so we recommend starting with an empty bar or dumbbells then working your way up. We’ve put together an excellent video series to help you learn this move.


We’ve been doing push-ups since our grade school PE fitness tests. When you’re just starting out push-ups are a great exercise to build upper body strength and of course your chest. Let’s be honest, we all want to say we can do a push-up.

When you perform a push-up the mechanics are very similar to the bench press. Make sure that your shoulders are tight the entire time and keep your hands stacked under your shoulders.

3. DUMBBELL incline press

Dumbbell Incline Press is a great alternative to flat dumbbell bench and barbell bench press.

Changing the angle of the pressing motion and utilizing dumbbells allows you to focus on building your upper chest.

This exercise will also put your chest through the greatest range of motion giving you more bang for your buck.

4. Dumbbell Chest Fly

The dumbbell chest fly is an excellent way to isolate your chest without fatiguing other pressing muscles such as your triceps.

When performing this exercise use an incline bench and dumbbells lighter than what you would use for bench. After setting your shoulders press the dumbbells up with your palms facing each other. From the starting position while keeping your arms extended lower the dumbbells to just above chest height then return to your starting position. 

Ready to get Started?

Lifting is the best way to get the body you want. From your boobs, butt, to getting tone and leaner, everything can be accomplished through lifting weights. I wrote “Is Lifting Just for Men?” to highlight the benefits that strength training brings to reaching your fitness goals.

If you’re ready to get started on this new lifestyle, we created The Seriously Strong Beginner Program to set you off in the right direction to help you get stronger and feel more confident in your body! I used the information in this guide when I lost over 200lb and with my clients to help them achieve their own goals. Download it for free!

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Athena Landy

Athena came to Seriously Strong Training in 2014 to learn Strength Training. Fast forward 2 years and she had dropped 200lbs while joining the team as a coach. Athena has taken everything she learned on her personal fitness journey and has taught that to the coaches at Seriously Strong Training so even more people can benefit from her knowledge.