Exercise Questions | Chub under bra

what muscle groups would one target with chub inferior to the axilla where the band of a bra rides. would that be serratus anterior and obliques?


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1 Posts
6/18/2006 7:02:54 PM
I have found that working my back by doing pull ups has really toned and reduced back fat. I like to do a modified pull up using equalizers (can be found on and I try for 3 sets of 12. It is also a good arm work out!

Personal Trainer
5/25/2006 7:07:08 PM
There is no way to 'target' an area where you want to lose fat. Fat loss is not site specific (sucks, I know). When you exercise aerobically (long duration, 20+minutes, at a moderate to low intensity), you will use a higher percentage of stored fat as fuel and it'll be used from stores all over your body. So any aerobic exercise will reduce fat on the stomach and arms, as well as from everywhere else.

If you are however in the mood to try to sweat and lose weight faster. Make sure to include interval training and a circuit training program into your workout routine. A circuit is found in our programs section and the interval training is basically training at a very high intensity for x time and then a low intensity for 3x time. A sample interval is 30 seconds for a high intensity and 90 at a low intensity.

Personal Trainer
5/25/2006 7:03:03 PM
Dear Guest,

One thing to note: You cannot target fat with specific exercises. You must do cardio and build overall muscle to increase your metabolism and thus decrease the chub under your bra. I did not ignore what you wrote. I think you need to understand that you cannot 'spot reduce'.

Good Luck,


1 Posts
5/24/2006 8:01:57 PM
Thank you trainerchic for actually answering my question with respect to muscle groups. I now able to understand some more about areas I am also having targeted in massage therapy with respect to some postural disturbances. I appreciate that you actually read what I was specically looking for.

Personal Trainer
5/24/2006 8:22:30 AM
Please read the article on HIIT: High Intensity Interval Training. Perform this 3-5 times per week.



4 Posts
5/23/2006 6:51:40 PM
Well, I must say, the muscle under the bra, the muscle that is on top of the rib cage is the serratus anterior. uner the arm and the back is the latissimus dorsi. The best exercise I,ve found that targets both areas is a pullover.also, wide grip lat pull is good too. If by chance you are wanting to lose body fat, that could be the problem. Alot of times people will target a muscle to tone up fat. I've found toning along with intense cardio is the best way to get rid of unwanted chub.
Good luck.

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