Chest Exercise Programs

Developing the muscles in your chest is just as important to a woman as it is to a man, when it comes to improving your physique. Exercise can significantly improve the appearance of your chest as well as helping to increase your overall strength. Both exercise and diet play an important role in enhancing this area of your body.

Women have a dilemma when it comes to the amount of fat they carry on their bodies. The ideal for many women is a curvaceous bosom and slim hips and thighs, but many find that lowering their body fat ratio through diet means that they also end up with a smaller chest. For men, there is no such dilemma, as a lean, muscular chest is generally considered to be a more flattering image, so losing fat from the upper body is the ideal goal.

Cardiovascular training for both men and women will contribute towards losing excess fat from the upper body, as well as helping you to improve and maintain your overall fitness, and reduce the risk of heart disease. The good news is that although cardiovascular exercise may contribute towards making you leaner up top, resistance exercise can help develop the muscles to take the place of the lost fat on your bosom. Increased muscle mass will also supply more support and shape, enabling you to keep a firmer bosom. Not only that, but resistance work that develops muscle also boosts your metabolism. And because muscle burns calories this will also help you to lose overall weight.

So the best strategy for a good-looking upper body, for both men and women alike, is a combination of healthy diet, and regular cardiovascular and resistance exercise.