Having man boobs can be pretty demoralizing. Especially as moobs aren’t always something you can hide in a t-shirt.
Not to mention that women often find guys with man boobs less attractive (not exactly the look of an alpha male).
In short, man boobs suck.
If you’re reading this article now and you have ‘moobs’, you’re not alone.
As many as 30-50% of healthy males develop man boobs (1).
The good news is you CAN lose your man boobs…and fast!
In this article I will teach you how to transform fat, saggy man-boobs into muscular pectorals even Hercules would be proud of.
Why Do Men Get Man Boobs?
The official term for man boobs is – Gynecomastia. Otherwise known as gyno.
Gyno occurs when a male’s hormones become imbalanced and estrogen (the female sex hormone) levels rise excessively.
As a result, breast tissue starts to form underneath the pectoral muscles, creating feminine-looking breasts.
Estrogen levels can become spiked for several different reasons. However there are 3 main causes:
- High body fat
Reason 1: High Body Fat
When a man gains body fat, estrogen levels rise and testosterone levels fall. When a person reduces their body fat, aromatase activity decreases, meaning less testosterone gets converted to estrogen.
For optimal testosterone levels, aim for 15% body fat or under.
Although man boobs is actually pretty common, it’s rare to ever see a lean guy with gyno. This is because they’ll have less testosterone converting into estrogen.
How to Lose Fat Around Your Pecs
Unfortunately there’s no way to lose fat specifically from your man boob region.
What actually happens when you lose weight is you’ll burn fat proportionally from each body part.
Sucks I know.
However, if this wasn’t the case you’d have people walking around with skinny legs and fat bellys!
So in order to reduce fat around your pecs, your overall goal should be to lose weight.
Here’s a few tips to reduce your body fat %:
Eat in a small calorie deficit
Your body burns a set amount of calories every day at rest. This is known as your basil metabolic rate (aka your metabolism). To work out how many calories your body burns every day, use a BMR calculator.
Once you’ve got your total number, subtract 500 from it.
This is the number of calories you should eat every day to lose fat at a good rate (without losing muscle).
Increase your exercise
Lifting weights, running, swimming and cycling are all great ways to burn more calories and speed up your metabolism. This will increase the chance of you eating in a calorie deficit and burning fat.
If you can only do one type of exercise I strongly recommend weight lifting.
Lifting weights and performing chest exercises will help you build muscle and burn fat, helping you eliminate gyno.
Here’s a list of awesome chest exercises you can do to help build solid pecs:
- Bench press
- Push ups
- Cable crossovers
- Dips (leaning forward)
- Dumbbell flys
- Chest press
Take fat burning supplements
Taking supplements is one of the easiest and most powerful ways to burn fat. The only drawback – they cost money.
The best compounds for burning fat are cutting steroids. These are; anavar, clenbuterol, winstrol and testosterone.
If you combine these cutting agents with exercise and a calorie deficit you’ll significantly reduce your man boobs in a matter of weeks.
Reason 2: Puberty
Boys can also develop gyno during puberty where hormone imbalances are very common. Puberty-related gyno often clears itself up with time, with hormones regulating back to normal.
Ulisses Jr, Anton Antipov and Steve Cook are just some well-known bodybuilders who experienced puffy nipples/mild gyno during puberty.
If you had developed gyno during puberty, but it hasn’t corrected itself and you’re still suffering from man boobs, gynectrol is a supplement that may be able to help you.
Reason 3: Alcohol
Alcohol significantly impacts 2 main hormones:
Many guys who drink a lot of alcohol on a regular basis have man boobs. This is because alcohol is extremely estrogenic.
Alcohol also spikes cortisol (stress) levels. Cortisol is a catabolic hormone, meaning you’ll burn muscle and store fat. It gets worse; the fat you’ll gain will be distributed in stubborn areas such as the lower abdomen.
…Hence how heavy drinkers have the classic ‘beer belly’.
Losing muscle + gaining fat + higher estrogen levels = man boobs.
Message: Cut down on the alcy, dammit!
Man Boobs Supplement
Gynectrol is a supplement in tablet form that’s designed to help guys struggling with man boobs. Gynectrol naturally lowers estrogen levels, regulating your hormones back to normal.
This supplement has helped guys lose their man boobs, check some of the transformations below:
What supplements did Michael take:
What supplements did Cole take:
- Cutting stack
If you currently have gyno, gynectrol would be a wise investment.
However, be sure to implement the other tips outlined in this article for maximum results.
How to Lose Man Boobs
- Eat in a calorie deficit
- Lift weights
- Minimize alcohol consumption
- Take Gynectrol
O’Connor M.D, Thomas (2018), America on Steroids: A Time to Heal. Cheshire, CT: Metabolic Promotion LLC. pp. 131-136.
Llewellyn, William (2011), Anabolics. Jupiter, FL: Molecular Nutrition. pp. 28-35.
Dr O'Connor's the author of the book: America on Steroids - A Time to Heal, and has worked with many elite bodybuilders. He's also been featured in Muscle & Fitness, Muscular Development, whilst appearing in the bodybuilding film documentary Generation Iron 3.