What Causes Man Boobs?
and what you can do about them...
Article by Cliff Manchaster
First of all – what the heck are man boobs?
Man boobs are when your male chest becomes distended like female boobs. They could be anything from small protrusions, to full blown man breast that usually come with being overweight.
Lets face it, having man boobs is embarrassing! These can not only be an unhealthy extra weight on your body, but also an embarrassment when going out to the pool, the beach, or any place else you want to take your shirt off. But you probably avoid these places right now don't you?
There are many different causes for man boobs, with the overall issue due to falling free testosterone levels and rising male estrogen levels. Certain medications also can contribute to man boobs as they disrupt natural hormone production.
The 3 causes for this hormone imbalance resulting in man boobs
There are three main reasons guys have a hormone imbalance and get man boobs:
- Exposure to hormone altering chemicals (including diet)
- An underlying hormone altering condition
- Being overweight
Of these three reasons, the exposure to hormone altering chemicals is the most significant. This is why now 1 in 3 men will get some form of man boobs sometime in their life, but 50 years ago it was almost unheard of.
Here are three steps you can take to get rid of those man boobs:
Step 1 - Eliminating the cause
The first step to flattening your male chest is to minimize exposure to these hormone altering chemicals. You will be surprised that these chemicals are everywhere! From the foods you eat, to their containers, deodorants and colognes, soaps, shampoos and conditioners to cleaning products - You are most likely exposing yourself to these hormone altering chemicals, which is preventing you from making any significant progress losing those man boobs.
These harmful chemicals are slowing getting phased out by governments with Europian Union leading the way, but it’s going to take decades. You really need to act now, to minimize your exposure to these.
Some common chemicals incude: BPAs (Bisphenol A), Parabens and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.
This first step deals with the first main issue preventing you going forward, but after this is done the goal is to work towards
Step 2 - Change your fuel - change your hormone production
The second step is to sort out your food intake. I find most guys are eating traditional diet foods which are the worst thing for health testosterone production - key to losing your man boobs.
Also, there are foods that are critical to minimize Aromatization, which is testosterone converting into the female dominant hormone - estrogen.
Vitamins that help regulate male hormones are: Vitamin D, A & K.
Step 3 - Integrate testosterone boosting activities
Natural testosterone is produced by exerting your body, so we can maximize it's production with compound exercises which use multiple muscle groups.
To maximize male hormone production, aim for 80-120 seconds that your muscle with be contracted for each muscle group. This ensures you get the most out of your exercise.
Cliff Manchaster is the author of the #1 best selling, The Chest Coach System. Cliff draws from his personal experience and years of experience working with guys with man boobs, to help them get a flatter, more manly chest. Discover how you can get rid of your stubborn man boobs by visiting the home page at: LoseManBoobs.com