If there is one thing that men are most concerned about when it comes to their physical appearance, it is the presence of chest fat aka man boobs.
Thousands of men who religiously hit the gym just cannot seem to figure out what they are doing wrong. Their chest fat just would not come off no matter how much they exercise.
Believe me, I have been going to the gym for years trying to lose weight and bulk up but this fatty tissue in my chest area just wouldn’t budge.
After reading articles on the Internet about getting rid of chest fat, watching videos and asking the experts, I realized that there are apparently a number of things that I’ve been doing wrong all these years. I sweat it out on the treadmill by running for over an hour and I do push ups everyday only to realize that these are just not enough.
According to the experts, when it comes to getting rid of chest fat, it’s not about how much exercise you put in everyday, but on the quality of training. You need to train smart by knowing exactly how to exercise and to nourish your body with the right kind of food. When you train smart and when you change your lifestyle, you stimulate your body to burn more chest fat.
Here are several tips from the experts on how to get rid of chest fat:
Tips on Getting Rid of Chest Fat
1.) Lose chest fat with effective weight training.
Weight training is important because it helps you to develop muscles, which are responsible for reducing the appearance of chest fat.
In addition to that, when you do resistance training using weights, you will increase the level of testosterone in your body.
When you have more muscle mass, you increase your basal metabolic rate or BMR thereby helping you burn more fat even while you are at rest.
The experts keep on reminding us that training the upper back is essential in getting rid of man boobs. So when you do push ups, wear a backpack full of weights to increase the resistance. This way, your body releases testosterone more effectively.
Don’t do too many different workouts for your chest. It is best to stick with at least two good chest exercises combined with some challenging back exercises as well as one good leg exercise.
2.) Say bye-bye to your chest fat with intense cardio workouts.
Have you ever noticed that sprinters look more ripped than marathoners? Running or doing cardio exercises longer does burn fat.
However, doing it for too long also kills your testosterone. You need to do a cardio workout that stimulates your hormonal system so that it is burning fat even after you workout.
According to several studies, the secret to this is high intensity interval training or HIIT. The best thing about HIIT is that you can just put in a few minutes of effort at least three days in a week and you get spectacular results in terms of losing fat in your chest as well as in different parts of your body.
To do HIIT effectively, you just have to run at a much faster pace for 30 to 90 seconds then alternate it with a slow jog for another 30 to 90 seconds to recover.
3.) Eat the right kind of food to get rid of your man boobs.
Fitness experts will tell you that there is no shortcut to looking good and staying in shape. If you do not watch what you eat, no amount of weight training or HIIT will do you any good. The number one rule when it comes to burning fat is to stay away — far away- from sugary foods.
These foods will cause a spike in the insulin levels in your body. Do you know what insulin is? It is the primary regulator of fat storage. Not only does it store fat, it also inhibits the enzymes that are needed to burn fat.
This is the reason why most body builders observe a strict low carbohydrate diet. If you want to have a ripped chest, it is best for you to stay away from rice, pasta and anything that contains flour and loads of sugar.
The only carbs that you need in your body are vegetables and fruits.
Changing your diet may be the most difficult part of your journey towards a leaner body but making small changes day after day will make it more tolerable.
Slowly cut down your sugar intake and replace it with more fruits and vegetables. Of course, don’t forget to treat yourself to a small slice of chocolate cake during your cheat day.