Post # 1
I had my first fitting yesterday and I LOVE my dress, but my chest is apparently completely untoned! Do any of you have any exercises that make your chest look less, well, spilly?
This is a pic of me in my dress – I’ve circled what I’m talking about. I’ll be bummed if I look like this in all my pics!
Post # 4
I have the same issue, I’m currently doing chest flys and bent over rows, but not sure if they’re working yet!
Post # 5
Chest Flys (better on a ball or bench, but on the floor works if thats all you got).
Also you can do push ups but on your back while holding weights (not sure the technical term for this).
Post # 6
Agree with other posters – Chest Fly’s and wide arm push-ups!
Post # 7
Thanks, ladies! I wasn’t sure, my knowledge of working out is incredibly slim 🙂
Post # 8
Lots of women have those — even women who are really in shape. Push ups and chest flys will help, but unless you decrease your BMI or fat-muscle ratio, you probably will not get the results you want. Typically the armpit area is very stubborn and hard to tone, so you have to put in extra effort to build muscle but also burn fat. Try working more cardio in.
Post # 9
This is a very common problem among women, and something that is not easy to get rid of. There are two things you need to know:
1. Most other people will never notice this “spillage” (check photo’s of your girlfriends and look for this problem, it’s more common than you think, but most people will focus on your face or other features.)
2. Push-ups, chest fly’s, chest press (the “push-up on your back with weights”) are NOT the way to go. The reason for this is two fold:
– the area of your body you are exercising is not necessarily the part that is burining fat
– increasing the muscle on your chest with these exercises will EXAGGERATE your problem. This will increase the layer of muscle under the fat and make that area look larger, increasing “spillage”
Reducing the fat in this area is, as neato anido said, a result of decreasing your BMI. This comes from exercising ALL areas of your body and following an appropriate diet.
The most important thing to remember is: YOU CAN’T SPOT REDUCE!
Keep with a healthy diet and an exercise and you’ll see a decrease in “spillage”, remember that it is a difficult area to lose from so just keep at it 🙂
-inLimbo PTS (Personal Trainer Specialist)