Yesterday Tushar Kapoor’s man boobs or ‘moobs’ as they are colloquially known were one of the most discussed terms on Twitter. There’s absolutely nothing more embarrassing for a guy than man boobs. Medically the condition is called Gynaecomastia (we’re not saying Tushar has this condition), the formation of abnormally enlarged mammary glands which results in breast enlargement. There are two reasons for the formation of male boobs: 1) Obesity and 2) Hormonal imbalance. Now there’s not much you can do if it’s due to hormonal imbalance but in most cases the cause is obesity.
Not only do they not look good but male boobs due to obesity goes hand in hand with other health problems ; diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular problems, etc. So how do you get rid of male boobs? Short of surgery the only real solution to get rid of those boobs is exercise.
You need proper cardio and strength training to get rid of the moobs. Cardio is the most effective way to get rid of extra fat and an exercise regime is ineffective without it. It’s the best way to burn calories which in the long term will help you get rid of those moobs. But there’s more to cardio than just getting on the treadmill and running mindlessly for 15 minutes. There’s a way to do cardio properly; one needs to constantly vary intensity and mix things up. Click here to find out how you can customize your cardio regime to reap the maximum benefit. Watch fitness expert Raghav Pandey’s kickass cardio workout.
Weight training plays a vital role in shaping our body. There are various exercises you can do with both barbells (Inclined chest press, Bench Press and Declined chest press)and dumbells (Inclined Chest flyes, Chest flyes and Declined chest flyes) to get rid of those man boobs and sculpt your chest. It’s necessary to do weights at different degrees (flat, 45-60 deg inclined and 45-60 declined) because this allows you to target specific parts of your chest area. Some more exercises with which helps shape the chest muscles are dips and push-ups.
Watch fitness expert Raghav Pandey demonstrate the right way to do these exercises.
Raghav Pande is a Delhi based fitness consultant who has a passion for health, fitness, nutrition and people.
Video Courtesy: Excell FitnessFirst Published: May 17, 2012 at 3:51 PM