Chest with too much fat?

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    Jan 20, 2008 10:44 AM GMT
    Been working out for a while now (a few months) but seems the chest remains unchanged (shape mostly)..I have always been thinking that I mgiht have got man-boobs, probably too much fat under the skin icon_sad.gif Any suggestion to get rid of that? Liposuction? Thx guys
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    Jan 20, 2008 2:08 PM GMT
    If a doctor tells you that you indeed do have gynecomastia ("man boobs"), then surgery is the only option.

    If you just have fat in that area, then you will need to work on your overall total body fat loss to help remedy the situation. You can also work on building your upper chest muscles - it will help lift the area for a more defined look.

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    Jan 20, 2008 4:27 PM GMT
    Bullshit.

    Gyno does not generally require surgery. It can be treated with anti-estrogens, such as femera, very effectively.

    At 5'7" and 135, your body is probably in "famine" mood. You are not eating as you should, and your body is trying to protect you from starvation by storing fat.

    Start eating. Get your weight up. Get some muscle. You'll lean right out.
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    Jan 20, 2008 5:33 PM GMT
    It almost pains me to agree with Chucklet, but I think he's right. You are under-muscled, and your metabolic rate is possibly not what it might be.

    Build up, and keep training, Ricky. I think you'll find that the small amount of fat below the pecs will fade.

    And, for the record, Scorpio, it's not gyno unless there is breast tissue development. If it's just fat, it's lipomastia.
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    Jan 20, 2008 5:35 PM GMT
    One thing that WILL give you "bitch tits" is pot use. Look at a heavy pot smoker, and almost uniformly, you'll see they have gyno.

    If you use dope, lay off, unless you like the bitch tits.

    Likely, though, you're just in starvation mode.

    Some folks don't have the receptors for this. Only about 1/3 do.

    I'm one of the lucky ones. Nothing erogenous there. No fat around nips, either. Tits are for women.
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    Jan 20, 2008 5:36 PM GMT
    I wouldn't worry about it unless you start lactating, and then don't do anything until you've at least tried to squirt it at someone just for shits and giggles.
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    Jan 20, 2008 5:40 PM GMT
    You're actually talking about several things here:
    Gyno
    Prolactin problems

    They are each just a smidge different, but, each relates to your genes and steroid receptors, and your response to estrogen, and progesterone, as well as your body's modality for fat storage. (Estrogen is a steroid, of course, which is responsible for feminization. Prolactin is a protein peptide, and relates to progesterone, another steroid, which triggers lactation.)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gynecomastia

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estrogen

    Please note that while joescorpio1970 is in complete error regarding surgery as an only option, PSBigJoey is also in error regarding his remarks about gyno. Gyno, and lipomastia, are one and the same.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prolactin

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progesterone

    Only about 1/3 of all men have active receptors for these steroid(s) in the chest region. Other guys, such as myself, don't have the receptor, and remain unaffected.

    Aromatase inhibs / competitive compounds are generally used for this. Surgery is NOT the only option, as I said above.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aromatase_inhibitor
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    Jan 21, 2008 5:54 AM GMT
    Thx everyone for the advice. I have put on some weight since started (was 12lbs b4) but guess that wouldnt be enough would it?
    Been doing more upper chest exercise but reckon it will take long to make any visible changes. Also do I need to do much cardio exercise?
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    Jan 27, 2008 8:11 PM GMT
    chuckystud said
    Gyno does not generally require surgery. It can be treated with anti-estrogens, such as femera, very effectively.




    no matter how far along it is?