Author Topic: Chest Exercise and Gnye?  (Read 8092 times)

Offline Jer

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So I know this has been asked before and yes i tried using the search button but it didnt work for me so i am resorting to this. Anyways, I have a mild case of gnye and it isnt really getting bigger or smaller. But I was wondering if I started to work my pecs and chest area if I could build muscle around my nipple causing it to look smaller and less puffy and also less pointing looking because i would have muscle around it to round it off? Would this work since i cant get surgery? Would it help just make the apperance look smaller?

Offline Worrier

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I don't think there is a straight answer to this. If the puffyness is caused by gland then weight training may make it worse, may make it look better.

some people on this site have tried weight training before  they went for surgery and the muscle they built seemed to push the gland out more and make it worse.

However in my case I have a minor case of gyne on one side and a puffy nip .I do quite a lot of pressups and heavily weight train. Including my chest. I added in flat benches as well as incline benches and flys. It has definately not made mine worse in fact it looks better.

I think it depends mainly on how much excess gland is in your chest, maybe body fat too. Although I lost weight quite quickly it took a while to get rid of the fat in my chest I still have a puffy nip but it is smaller.And you can only tell the difference if you get up close.

If you do go the training route build your body in proportion as a large back bigger arms would disguise the gyne a little.And people will think you are just 'big'. cardio is good to for getting rid of stubborn fat even if you are not overweight. And watch your diet.



Offline phantom

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I go with what Worrier says.  I think at best it might make your gynaecomastia a bit 'different'.  But this may or may not make it look better.

I have been going to the gym solidly for over two years now.  Whilst my body fat has dramatically reduced and I am much leaner, the only area not to notice any difference is my chest.

However, I did not start going to the gym with my chest as the primary reason for going.  Even if working on your chest did improve your state, you would have to maintain this activity indefinitely.  So ask yourself if your objective is really realistic.

You cannot predict how long you'd have to wait before you see satisfactory results and nor can you predict how your chest would look even if you make good gains.  With that in mind, you won't be too let down if it does not work out how you would have liked a year or two from now.

Offline robi

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Mine looks better after excercising as well. I have a quite mild case though!

Offline abaz

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i used to do incline/decline and flat bench press, and my boobs are bigger, but i can feel muscle under when i flex.  :(

Offline bignipCT

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Mine looks better after excercising as well. I have a quite mild case though!


Offline soccerplaya

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I think if you build some decent to strong chest muscles it will make your gyne look better.... but if you get a body builder/superhero chest it will make the gyno look worse.

Offline Booby

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Hey dudes

I am 15 and have slight man boobs.

Ive had them for just over a year now and ive tried many ways to get rid off them, i used to think push-ups would fix them, but that just gave me pecs under my man boobs which made my chest look huge.

it really sucked

I think that a combination of Push-ups, Crunches and Stretches can flatten out your body and hide the fat in your chest.

I've always been between skinny and chubby, but just after i turned 14 i started growing boobs.

its really odd because when i got boobs  i started exersizing all the ime and it didnt fix my chest but made the rest off my body look great.

I read somewhere on the internet that the best way to get rid of man-boobs is to do 5 sets of 10 push-ups in the morning and at night will kill the fat, i've been trying it for a week now and i have noticed a large change in the size of my chest, but i havent been doing as much as i have supposed to.

But try this because it might work for you, because if you do more repitions of one excersize it burns the fat in a certain area rather than build muscle.

So i sugest you try this because it should help.

Good luck with the weight loss... :)

Offline Vanatu

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I hate to burst your bubble, but spot reduction is a myth.
Fat distribution is decided by your genes and also where it takes the stored energy from.

Offline Worrier

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I'm ambivilant on this spot reduction thing. I do circuits with pressups in and I also finsh my gym works outs with pressups and pullups to failiure, so I do them five days a week. And I have noticed a marked decrease in the fat on my chest, Also Arnold schwarzengger before the 'fitness experts' got to him used to say that spot reduction was possible for abs with many multiple reps of situps and leg raises. In his first edition of encyclopedia of a modern bodybuilder.

But you know 'vince gironda' in his book has a way of doing upright rows that apparently will mess your back up in a big way if you do them as directed....Opinions are opinions and I think it is best just to do what works for you.

Personally I can't prove that spot reduction occured in my case as I lost fat in other places too, but some people have huge trouble getting fat off their chest so who knows?. I would say that pressups are a good exercise for your chest if you are not bothered about bulking, but endurance and toning.  
« Last Edit: March 03, 2006, 08:00:04 AM by Worrier »

Offline Netking03

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I'm ambivilant on this spot reduction thing. I do circuits with pressups in and I also finsh my gym works outs with pressups and pullups to failiure, so I do them five days a week. .



 


5 days a week is way to much. you are over working it and hurting it more then helping, not giving it time to grow and build. try breaking it down to 1 or 2 days a week on any one perticular muscle group.

Offline Worrier

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nope, works for me I have gone from ten pressups max to 70 .

PUllups couldn't do one to 19, training like this. I eat well and get my eight hours.

Iam not trying to be a bodybuilder. The training programe I have been given before I go to my army training regiment  advises you to do pressups situps etc five days a week  and run at least four times a week.Different kind of training.They don't want huge people mincing round the assault course and tabbing for miles and doing their knees
« Last Edit: March 03, 2006, 10:05:04 PM by Worrier »

Offline Texan

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My dad had about a medium-sized case of gyne when he was little. He didnt know it at the time, nor did he care. As he got into high school, he became a sort of bodybuilder, they nicknamed him "Flex" lol...

Anyways, his chest built up so much that it pushed his nipples vertically down, so the gyne is/was virtually unnoticable.

Unfortunately I'm not as devoted to bodybuilding as he was, so I'm resorting to surgery.
Man Boobs Gone In 3 Weeks.
Hopefully It All Works Out.

Offline Bakajin

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for building size and strength there is nothing wrong with training 5+ days per week.  If your nutrition intake and sleep are both ok and your body can handle it then regular training is very beneficial.  high level power athletes such as olympic lifters would laugh at you if you were to suggest that they only train exercises using back muscles once per week.

spot reduction seems to be a myth though.  So far I have never seen any serious study that has shown spot reduction is possible.  What confuses people is that everyone gains and loses fat in different areas at different rates.  However that is determined by your genetics, not what particular exercises you do.   Thats why different guys tend to end up with different hold out areas for fat.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2006, 04:58:51 AM by Bakajin »

Offline Bakajin

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what people refer to as toning is usually just fat loss.  your muscles either grow bigger and/or stronger (more efficient) from weight training.  The 'toning' effect is either from the muscle itself being bigger and more visible or from there being less body fat overall.  

Pushups are a good exercise but I'd strongly recommend doing weighted and/or other difficult versions (such as using chairs/rings etc) rather than just going for high reps.  High rep training is not  great for power or size gains and it can cause a lot of join/tendon damage longterm.   During 04'/05' I was able to do as many as 130 pushups and nearly 80 dips with full range of movement at 215 pounds bodyweight.  Despite that my functional strength and physique showed almost no improvement from when I was doing half the number of reps.   I've had this discussion with quite a few high level strength and conditioning coaches and the general consensus is that high rep training (50+) should be reserved for more specialised circuit work rather than a part of regular strength training.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2006, 05:19:13 AM by Bakajin »


 

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