I'm naturally very big busted and despite being a size 6 (xs), I can't drop down from a 28HH bust (UK size). I need advice on best exercise to tone chest. Also to workout back to help support my bust.
I totally understand. I don't really mind the boobs anymore, I just wish they made decent bras for the small band/large cup size range. If my entire torso is only 30 inches around, what kind of mutant would I have to be to have 15 inches of that as boobs. It's statistically improbable, to say the least.
If you're on reddit, you should consider paying a visit to bigboobproblems. I know this subject was discussed, and I think we talk about sports bras at least every other day. Lol. It's a handy resource, or just somewhere to commiserate.
Building pec muscle will actually make them seem larger due to them being pushed out and up. Cardiovascular exercise is all you can do without surgery, typically breast tissue is some of the first to go with cardiovascular training, it just might take a little time.
Ive lost weight but my boobs just dont move. They stay the same. I guess its just the way im made :/ Im trying peck workout to lift them a bit but i do really wanna reduce their size too, they are too big for my liking.
You're probably genetically prone to holding adipose tissue there, but if your eating properly and doing plenty of cardio they should drop in size slowly. They are calorie storage areas, and not immune to your body needing to use those calories to fuel your metabolic needs. Look at any serious distance runners, they all have less than average breast tissue, it's not a coincidence.
I'll try not to be too long winded with my explanation, so here we go. If you're running at a caloric deficit, your body is consuming energy stores (fat). You cannot gain fat (or breast size) unless your caloric intake exceeds your caloric expendatures. Most people don't count calories or examine the amount burned so they aren't aware of how easy it is to consume excess calories. I never said it is easy to do, you (as women) are fighting million years of evolution that has told you to store every calorie possible, which has now become an adverse adaptation for many men and women. Estrogen itself slows the release of fat cells after exercise, making it more difficult to lose (again an adaptation). Breast size is mostly based on the about of fat tissue stored in them, the specific tissue type is subcutaneous - which is the same as you find on your hips or sides. So although breast size is heavily determined by genetics, it isn't immune to fat loss, it's just stubborn about it. And trying to reduce them to a liveable size via cardio is worth taking a serious effort at versus going under the knife. Luckily there are plenty of cardio options that are friendlier to large busted women than running and just as if not more effective. :)
I am making blanket statements about simple science that applies to all animals. I didn't ignore genetics either, as I said evolution has caused us to hold onto fat as best we can, like any other animal. And I even mentioned breast size being mostly gentetic..lol. And where people store fat is strongly tied to their ethnicity. Also, it's very rare for glandular tissue to exceed 50% of the breasts composition. For most women their about 70% fat & 30% glandular tissue. Typically the smaller the breast gets, a higher % will be glandular tissue. I'm not saying she could effectively remove her breasts entirely from cardio. I am saying there's no reason they shouldn't be able to decrease some amount to a more manageable size over time. Also, appearing skinny doesn't mean having a low body fat %, people who look skinny often have the same internal body fat percentage as an obese person. On a side note, BMI doesn't measure body fat and is often misleading. Not that this applies to the original poster, who appears to be very fit. Anyways, again the point of all this is it takes time and effort, but is worth trying before considering surgery if it's that bad.
Cardio helped me loose a cup size running for a good 45 min a few days a week
I said "slowly", amung other things, that suggest a longer period of time than a day. The "quick" fix is surgery, which I suggested she avoid unless a last resort. And I'll leave it at that, because there's plenty of information here, as well on the net for her to go off of. Best of luck with your back! :)
Hi, sorry but at best the answer will be "depends", at worst you'll gain a size or 2 and lose in band size. I've been working out for 5yrs and I've gone up in size, from 32EE to 28G :( ... Workout your whole body, but pay special attention to your back (lower and upper).