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Flattening/losing chest?

Postby cetnik1389 » Mon May 19, 2008 10:26 pm

so heres the deal,

i'm 16 6"2 i used to be about 100 kgs and now im about ~83 kgs and i consider my weight okay for the moment but i'm having problems losing my chest-flab . . im doing about 1.5 hours (mostly cardio) a gym 5 days a week for a week now and plan on continuing this routine. I do some weights for my upper body but get tired after 15 minutes . . I know I can't spot-reduce but im wondering how can I lose the fat on my chest or "man boobs", to make it straight flat.


thank you in advance
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Re: Flattening/losing chest?

Postby laura87 » Mon May 26, 2008 9:29 pm

To lose the fat around your chest the main thing that you have to do is tone it up, I find the best way to do this is either having weights in each had and holding your arms out lift them up and down, other wise, put your hands together in front of your chest so that your elbows are bent, and push your hands together. You should be able to feel the muscles on your chest contracting, this will help burn the fat and tone it up, you just have to keep at it, as its not something that will work in a week, but, then again, what is? :D
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Re: Flattening/losing chest?

Postby herewegoagain » Tue May 27, 2008 10:18 pm

hi there,

only 1 way to define your man-boobs, it to work em over hard with the weights mate

the keys to muscle gain is,

protien
go shorter reps bigger/heavier weights
and the MAIN thing is VARIATION

So many people pump weights for pecks, shoulders etc by flat benching and thats it

try 3-4 day week workout

bench then cable fly, then incline military press, then dumbell fly, then decline press, then straight military press, then flat press etc...

mix it up,

that's the key...

you will see results

regards,\
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Re: Flattening/losing chest?

Postby smileyguy » Wed May 28, 2008 10:06 pm

PUSHUPS!!!

I was too cheap to buy a weight set and found pushups helped a lot (they don't work as well as weights on a bench but they are an excellent start and will build some muscle).

To build muscle though, you have to hurt (like herewegoagain says)! Be careful with your technique so you don't hurt yourself but you need to do pushups until you can't do the last one (point of exhaustion). Keep your back & legs in one strainght line - not bent. Do 2-3 sets of however many you can do with a 2-3 minute break in between. Don't do them every day though, give 2-3 days rest in between to rest your muscles (they'll grow better this way).

An old friend of mine once taight me a technique of holding the pushup on the bottom part for 5 seconds before coming up again. This puts more stress on the muscles and gives a much harder workout. I found it has helped build muscle but they are hard work. Months later and I can still only do 15!

Oh yeh - to work you chest muscles - keep your hands wide apart, at elbow width and only as high up as your shoulders. Keeping them closer together works the arm muscles more.

Did you lose weight very quickly? You probably lost a bit of muscle too, which is what happened to me.
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Re: Flattening/losing chest?

Postby smileyguy » Wed May 28, 2008 10:08 pm

Forgot to say - pushups are limited though and only work the upper chest. The workouts from the post 2 before this one are all-round and you will end up looking like He-Man if you keep it up:)
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Re: Flattening/losing chest?

Postby leong82 » Thu May 29, 2008 3:14 am

Hi, I know how you feel. I have been training people for five years and I have seen people losing the chest fat away. All you need is string desire and will power!

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