Upper body workouts to decrease breast size? Or Tone upper body?

posted 2 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I think the best thing to do is fat burning exercise cause the breast is compose of fatty tissue, I would reccommend light weight and high repitition chest exercises. then cardio exercises. I hope I was able to help you out. 

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

<br />Do you already have your dress?  The reason I ask is because I noticed some fabrics made me appear flatter than others (Flatter is a relative term- I’m a 42 DDD).  Organza made my chest appear larger while heavier lace and satin made my chest appear much more proportionate.  Taffeta actually made me appear flat chested- it was quite a surprise!

I also heart there are bustiers and corsets out there that have minimizer cups if that is what you are looking for.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

VictorianChick:  Overall cardio is what helps me loose weight in my bust.  But I will note:  it’s the FIRST place I gain, and the LAST place I lose.  So even when I’m looking good everywhere else- I still have large breasts- BUT they do get smaller the overall smaller I am.  I hate it, to be honest– hate that I am SO damn top heavy.

 

Diet and walking- when I was a server, I lost a ton of weight just from being at work!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

VictorianChick:  Breast size is more linked to body fat percentage and overall weight than anything else. I think weightlifting, but not dropping fat weight, won’t make much of a difference. I actually do some weightlifting to amplify my bust, the muscle makes the top of my breasts more full and prominent (which at my size I like). So weightlifting might not be it, unfortunately I think simply shedding pounds is the only answer to actually decreasing your bust size. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

VictorianChick:  This is way out of the box- but you have ever considered a breast reduction?  I was just at the massage therapists, and talking to her a little about upper back pain, and about breast size in general.  She said that for my body type, I definitley have large breasts.

And then the more weight I gain, the even larger they get.  The only time I was happy with my breast size was when I weighed about 100 pounds– (no, I didn’t have an eating disorder- I was very small when I was younger).  As soon as I hit about 120– which is a healthier weight, my breast just get bigger than I feel like they should be with my body type.  I look silly in t-shirts, and almost always have to wear v-necks.  

I am honestly considering a breast reduction if I can afford it within the next few years.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

VictorianChick:  cardio to shed weight and/or a breast reduction. breasts are fat and glandular tissue so you cant tone them like you can muscles.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Cardio burns the most calories, HIT cardio the best. 1 min low intensity, one minute highest you can go, repeat.Weight training will increase muscle, muscle burns more calories, in time of rest than fat so increasing your muslces will burn more calories throughout the day. Breasts are a tough thing, and very difficult to lose weight from.

I will ask, have you been properly fit for a bra? I dont mean at a department store, la senza, victorias secret, I mean TRULY fit because a proper fit bra can work wonders!! Measure your bust (under your breasts) that is your band size. you NEED a tight band size (this is where all of your support comes from), within 1-2inches MAX. and then measure the centre of your breasts around.

the differece between the numbers if your cup size.I am 32- 38 (32F) I used to have to go up to a band size of 38 DD to get bras to fit me, and lost all my band support. when I was properly fit, my back hurt less, I stood up more, my clothing fit better instantly!! Check it out 🙂

 

 

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Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

VictorianChick:  It is about the fat loss. Breast tissue is fat. Have you had your body fat measured?  Inches is great weightloss is great but it is about balance of fat/muscle. 

If you are overall not super lean then the answer is FAT loss. Calories in vs calories out. Diet could be the answer.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

VictorianChick:  I know that cardio is supposed to be just the best for everything, etc etc. BUT I really feel that strength training (especially if there’s a little cardio built in) is where it’s at. Your metabolism is revved up for hours and hours longer than it is after cardio.

I’m generally a really healthy eater and exercise (strength training at a Gold’s Group Power class, tennis, etc) 2-3 times a week. I’ve noticed that this lifestyle has changed my breasts – there is less breast there, and some serious pectoral muscle underneath. Overall, I don’t think my breast size changed that much (I’ve always been little) BUT I definitely think strength training is really worth a try.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

VictorianChick:  How many calories are you eating on average each day? Short of breast reduction surgery, the only way to minimize any area of your body is to eat less than your body burns so that your body resorts to using fat stores (ie your fatty breast tissue) to meet its energy needs. No, it doesn’t have to be accomplished by exclusively eating salads. As for cardio vs. strength training, you should do a combintion of both. It is physically impossible for you to get “bigger” if you are eating at a calorie deficit, so ignore the person telling you your chest will get bigger with weightlifting.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

VictorianChick: I used to work in custom bra fitting and had many MANY large chested, sore, at their wits end clients who would come back and hug me for the relief they received emotionally and physically from proper fitting. I saw shirts they walked into the store in fit better, and was told of the relief of pains and aches. Dont knock it until you try it. 

 I can tell that you are frustrated, upset, and exasperated. Your comments to “starve ” yourself actually worry me. Im sure you know this is not a healthy option. If you are seriously considering this, you need to speak to a DR and or counseller immediately. 

I hope you find a solution that is healthy and makes you happy soon. 

 

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