my mate has man boobs.
he's got a bf of 12%, six pack, muscles and he's been training almost as long as me.
you name the split and we've done it. dips/pec deck/ decline benches the lot and he trains HARD. Yet he can't seem to shift for the love of god the fat that covers his pectoral region. He's never juiced and says the problem developed naturally through puberty.
Any ideas? Does he need surgery?
Its not going to budge. About 50% of men have this, it really depends how big his boobs are. Is it just small ones or does he need a bra?
Most men have some kind of boobs, but most are unnoticable. Unless its causing extreme psychological damage then just forget about it.
This is actually a fairly common condition in men, especially older men. However, for younger men that develop it, it can obviously be seen as more of a problem. The medical term for it is gynecomastia and is essentially an excessive development of the male mammary glands. Weight training will not resolve the problem. If your friend isn't willing to live with it, he should take a trip to his GP and they can advise what the options are. I do know some of them but am not going to speculate here because I am not a doctor.
Hope this helps.
[QUOTE=cambridgemuscle]my mate has man boobs.
lol! my mate finds man boobs rlly sexy!
Possibly gyne.. perhaps run rebound or nolv? - some have had results
Sounds like gyno to me too!
how big do man boobs need to be to be classified as man boobs?
just search gynecomastia on google