The power of a pair of dumbbells is mighty. Strength training builds muscle, helps develop firm curves, boosts your metabolic health, helps with fat loss, improves physical performance, movement control, walking speed, functional independence, cognitive abilities and self-esteem. It can also ward off type 2 diabetes, enhance cardiovascular health and increase bone mass.

But health benefits aside, many people lift weights for more aesthetic reasons—who doesn't want to feel confident and look good naked? Building muscle leads to a firm, curvy physique not obtained through any other type of exercise. It's no wonder people turn to dumbbells when trying to perk up any body part, including the breasts.

But will strength training—or any type of exercise—boost your boobs? We asked the experts.

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