Chances are, if you’re a man or a woman, you like a really nice set of breasts. If you’re a man, you enjoy seeing great cleavage on a woman. If you are a woman, you take pride in having firm, lifted and attractive breasts. But there’s an epidemic that no one loves: “man boobs.” Man boobs, or “moobs”, are the unattractive, flabby chest area on a man who looks as though he has cleavage like a woman. And unfortunately, man boobs are becoming more frequent in today’s obese society.
There are two reasons why a guy might have man boobs. The first is a medical condition. Clinical gynecomastia—male breast enlargement—can result from a hormonal imbalance or elevated levels of estrogen and lowered levels of testosterone. It’s usually not a serious problem and may go away on its own. However, if you think you have gynecomastia and it continues to persist, you should visit a doctor to find out if medication or surgery will help.
The second reason is excess fat stored in the chest. When it comes to weight loss, fat can be stored in various areas of the body. When you workout, cardio is only a small piece of the pie. Building muscle through strength training ignites your metabolism, which burns calories and accelerates fat loss.
Firm up your chest and shed weight with these three exercises: