Some women are a little hesitant to do chest exercises because they worry about the effect they’ll have on their busts.
Fitness experts however, say they’ve got nothing to worry about.
What breasts are made of
Busts or breasts are made of glandular, fatty and fibrous tissue which makes them unable to grow muscle. Breasts can actually grow bigger if you gain body fat. But they won’t grow muscles, even if you perform a number of chest exercises.
It’s the chest, not the breasts
The chest area on the other hand, is made of muscle fibers, and thus its upper and lower area can grow muscle. Keep in mind though, this is limited to the area of the chest that has muscle – it does not include the breasts.
Fitness experts encourage women to do chest exercises such as dumbbell press or machine fly, to help them look tighter and leaner, provided that they maintain lower body fat levels.
Complete strength-training program
Experts however, recommend working all muscle groups including the hamstrings, quadriceps, calves, abdominals, back, shoulders, biceps and triceps to give their body an over-all leaner appearance.
To get the best results, experts recommend combining cardio exercises and nutritious diets with strength training and muscle workouts. It’s also a good idea to alternate exercise routines to continue burning calories and for the muscles to get some rest.