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Men's Health: Man versus Man Boobs

  By posted Feb 18th 2012
Weight Loss

 

Did the girl you love turn down your proposal because of your man boobs? Were you ridiculed all your life because your moobs were as big as a girl's? The very thought of the word ‘man boobs’ will make any man cringe. Man and boobs just don’t go together. With Hrithik Roshan and Salman Khan and now Aamir Khan flaunting their well toned torsos, every Indian man has woken up to the thought of taking their body seriously.

We take you through the why’s and the how’s of man boobs. Firstly, understand the reasons why men develop moobs. Being overweight is a leading cause for the unsightly man boobs you’re trying to hide under your vest. The hot samosas, extra cheese burtst pizzas, and unlimited creamy gravies you're accustomed to are all part of the problem here. If you don't exercise, and eat in excess, you're likely to be infected with a strong case of the moobs.

Medicines come in at a close second. When you're under the weather,  the best way to to get rid of sicknesses are pills. Many times, pills, drugs - sickness medications - can also cause hormonal imbalances. In some cases, this hormonal imbalance might be because of a condition called Gynecomastia, which essentially means that your estrogen levels are higher than your testosterone levels. Don’t fret, the doctor will prescribe the necessary medication.(Via)

Acknowledging that you need to shape up is the first step. The next step is to build those pecs with weight loss exercises and muscle building. To lose man boobs, lose the fat first. Strength and Conditioning Coach, Arnav Sarkar  reinforces it, `Well, you see even the fattest person in the world has a six-pack to begin with. It’s just that it is hidden behind a thick layer of fat and thus is not visible. By doing a high number of crunches your ab muscles will get stronger but the fat cover will still remain. So never think that you can create a muscle, you can just lose the fat to make it visible.’ - (Via)

We also know that spot targeting is nothing but a myth. In order to lose weight from a particular area of your body, you need to exercise the entire body first. Here, discipline must be your best friend. Avoid oily snacks like samosas, burgers, cheese pizza and nachos. Also curtail your intake of booze, aerated drinks and caffeine. Instead, snack on a fruit or salad and wash it down with a glass of fresh juice. In other words, learn to make better choice in nutrition and fitness. A great way to tone up is swimming. This sport will help to tone your body from head to toe and the added bonus is a great body, increased stamina and lung capacity. Last but not the least, make the dumbbell your best friend. Contrary to popular belief, cardio isn’t the best way to lose flab. Weight training builds muscle that adds definition to your body, and complements a good cardio routine to help you lose overall weight. You can then say hasta la vista to your man boobs.

Let’s face it, breasts only looks good on the fairer sex. Let’s make a deal, six months of intensive training, killer pecs and you’re bound to have a dame on your arm. 

 

 

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