Thursday, April 3, 2014

Marilyn Monroe Actually Did Bench Presses. Does Lifting Weights Really Firm?

We would NEVER have believed this one, until we saw major proof. And here it is:

Movie screen goddess Marilyn Monroe was ahead of her time, working out with weights....and actually, really doing bench presses + squats!
Life magazine had sent a photographer, Philippe Halsman, to her home for a photo shoot with the iconic publication. That was back in 1952, right when she was to hit it BIG time with "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.".

Life magazine put the sexy bombshell on its unforgettable cover, but these weight-lifting pics were left on the cutting room floor, as it goes.

Marilyn believed that modest bench-pressing, squats, etc. would help maintain that famous figure as she told once told another publication:

"My biggest single concern used to be getting enough to eat. Now I have to worry about eating too much. I never used to bother with exercises."

She went on to explain that she spent about 10 minutes every morning practicing "bust-firming" exercises with small weights - but she maintains she's not a fitness-freak. 

"I don’t count rhythmically like the exercise people on the radio; I couldn’t stand exercise if I had to feel regimented about it," she said.

So, can lifting weights give women bigger, firmer breasts?

Well, it can't make your breasts grow, BUT it can FIRM the pectoral muscles directly underneath your bosom.

Breasts are composed of fat, ligaments, milk ducts, connective tissue and so forth. So, you won't develop a breast lift doing bench presses a la Monroe, but you will see a better body and sleeker silhouette with a firmer chest area.

Working out with weights does a body good. Marilyn Monroe was no fool. Want to work out like Marilyn Monroe? Then check out these tips at

1 comment:

LeahsMom said...

She was my hero back in the day.
Amazing Marilyn for sure!