Chest is uneven. HELP.

  • JackTribal

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    Apr 28, 2013 6:00 AM GMT
    so I've just started lifting weights and doing pushups again, and already I can notice a difference, but it's obvious that my left side has more fat than the right, how can I even it out?
  • calibro

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    Apr 28, 2013 7:08 AM GMT
    get a boob job
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    Apr 28, 2013 7:10 AM GMT
    ditch your old Miata for one with a power hardtop icon_cool.gif

    (no seriously though, lol. My whole right torso is more developed from raising and lowering the top on my car)
  • He_Man

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    Apr 28, 2013 7:11 AM GMT

    You can't spot reduce adipose tissue. You have to control your diet, and your body will even out symmetrically as a result. Keep training with weight to build up even more muscle mass, which will burn even more calories, resulting in a higher muscle to fat ratio.

    It could be a result of excess estrogen in your body causing gynecomastia, and if that's the case, then you'll need to see a doctor who will then prescribe you anti-estrogens. Other than that, you may have to have gynecomastia surgery.

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    Apr 28, 2013 7:48 AM GMT
    JackTribal saidso I've just started lifting weights and doing pushups again, and already I can notice a difference, but it's obvious that my left side has more fat than the right, how can I even it out?


    Asymmetry is normal. It will fix itself with independent motion resistance training.
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    Apr 28, 2013 7:51 AM GMT
    He_Man said
    You can't spot reduce adipose tissue. You have to control your diet, and your body will even out symmetrically as a result. Keep training with weight to build up even more muscle mass, which will burn even more calories, resulting in a higher muscle to fat ratio.

    It could be a result of excess estrogen in your body causing gynecomastia, and if that's the case, then you'll need to see a doctor who will then prescribe you anti-estrogens. Other than that, you may have to have gynecomastia surgery.



    To expand upon this....roughly 1/3 of the male population has estrogen and / or prolactin receptors in various places. You see them activated in users of AAS, and heavy pot smokers. You have basically one choice once you have gyno: surgery. Street slang is "bitch tits." Many bodybuilders just add surgery as as a line item in their program.

    If one side is stronger than the other and no bitch tits, that's just asymmetry and will fix itself in time.
  • JackTribal

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    Apr 28, 2013 1:51 PM GMT
    I certainly hope it's just something I can fix with training because 1) I don't want surgery, 2) cant afford it

    wish there was a way I could add a picture to show what i'm talking about :/
  • fmrhugger

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    Apr 28, 2013 2:13 PM GMT
    So add a picture.
  • JackTribal

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    Apr 28, 2013 3:01 PM GMT
    I just put one on my profile since I cant figure out how to put it in a comment icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 29, 2013 12:48 AM GMT
    well, you need to go run for like a year,, then lift after..
  • He_Man

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    Apr 29, 2013 1:06 AM GMT

    Oh, I disagree with the running without working out part. If all you do is cardio and no weight training, then all you're doing is burning muscle along with fat. Instead of being a big fat guy, you'll become a small fat guy because you will not change your overall muscle-to-fat ratio. You'll have the same ratio, but a smaller body. Our goal is to have more muscle mass than fat, thus altering the muscle-to-fat ratio. This can only be done via weight training, not cardio ALONE.

    If you want to burn the most amount of fat weight, then it is imperative to weight train and build up more muscle mass. Just by increasing your muscle mass, you are turning your body into a fat-burning machine. If you have muscle mass, then your body burns calories 24/7. Even if all you are doing is sitting down watching television, your body is burning calories just to maintain the muscle mass.

    Here's a great video talking about why we need cardio and what we can do to transform the body. Excellent video.

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    Apr 29, 2013 6:47 PM GMT
    I would just focus on losing weight (and gaining strength). If the disparity still exists when you're closer to your goal body composition, worry about it then. For now, you have bigger fish to fry.

    Good luck!