How to Get Rid of Man Boobs

Man boobs, sometimes known as ‘moobs’, are the term for breast tissue that develops on a man. Man boobs can be very embarrassing and they can make a man feel less masculine. Surprisingly, thin men can develop man boobs in much the same way that a larger man can develop them – when thin men develop them, it’s probably due to a higher level of estrogen. When larger men develop them, it could be due to excessive body fat or estrogen, but it is more likely due to body fat.

If You’re Under 18

If you’re under the age of 18 and you have man boobs, unfortunately, there isn’t much you can do about it. That’s because you have more hormones in your body during this time and you could have fluctuations of estrogen, which can cause breast tissue to form. When you come out of puberty, these hormones settle down and your man boobs should disappear.

If You’re Over 25

If you are over the age of 25 and you’ve noticed that your man boobs are growing, it may be time to adjust your diet. If you could eat whatever you liked when you were younger, such as burgers, fries and bread and not put on any weight, chances are that now you’ve gotten a little bit older your metabolism has slowed down. Readjust your diet and introduce fresh fruit and vegetables back into your system. Losing a little bit of weight could be just the push your body needs to get rid of your man boobs.

Aerobic and Muscular Exercise

If you’re overweight, the absolute best way to get rid of your man boobs is to convert your fat to energy. You do this by getting plenty of aerobic exercise. Some of the best aerobics you can do to aid your weight loss are running, dancing, boxing, skipping and climbing. However, aerobic exercise isn’t the only way to reduce the size of your man boobs – you also need to do muscle workouts in order to tighten the muscles around the boobs as having more muscle mass in the area around your man boobs will help to tighten them and reduce their size.

One of the best machines to do this exercise on is called the incline press machine. It’s a bench press machine that allows you to work out the upper body and shoulders. Another exercise that you can do involves lying flat on the floor with your arms out to the side. Have a weight in each hand and bring your arms straight up until your hands are touching in front of your chest. Repeat the movement 20 times once a day until you feel like you can increase the weight or the number of movements. This exercise helps to work the muscles that support your chest, ultimately tightening your man boobs and shrinking them down into muscular pecs.

If You’re Not Overweight

If you’re unfortunate enough to have developed man boobs over the age of 18 but you’re not overweight, it may be time to visit your doctor. It could be that you have too much estrogen in your body which is what is causing you to develop breast tissue. Other symptoms of having too much estrogen include lack of hair growth and a slightly higher pitch to your voice. This can be treated by taking testosterone supplements to increase your male hormones. However, if your man boobs are particularly severe and they do not go down with weight loss or hormone supplements, you may need to have surgery to remove the breast tissue. The surgery is quite straight forward, but you will be left with scars.