Breast Implants- can you still train chest???
👍🏽 Absolutely. I thought I would touch on the subject, as it’s a question I am regularly asked by clients and it’s something I rarely ever see addressed or spoken about. I’m an open book- feel free to ask any questions in the comments section. But first I’ll offer my personal experience after 15 years of weight training with implants and 2 breast augmentations (both under the muscle). I have never had any issues training chest, in fact it was my strongest area. I always stick to incline though (alternating between 30-45degrees as I like to hit a little front shoulder as well), to build only the upper chest. I have trained chest using flat and decline bench in the past but it’s not really an area females need to build (middle/lower chest). After my second surgery it took me roughly 6 months to get back into training chest fully, but I don’t go quiet as heavy as I used to. I noticed a significant decrease in shoulder strength after not training chest, so I always ensure I include it as part of my routine. These days I train it not necessarily for muscularity but moreso for strength and a nice, toned upper chest. I have never had a problem with any movement of the implants ‘outwards’ as I’ve always kept things safe and listened to my body. Of course this advice is not for everyone, as each case is individual and if your body tells you to stop you need to listen to it. ➖ I generally always advise my female athletes to train upper chest, regardless of which division they compete in. Bikini girls lighter weight, Figure girls can go heavier. ➖ Incline only, between 30-45degrees, whichever feels most comfortable for you.
➖ Keep your technique strict- slow tension and movements only ➖ Always start with a warm up- including shoulders ➖ Note: girls, you can actually post training videos without your nipples hanging out- who would have thought!
I hope this info helps some of you.