Category Archives: Exercises for Men

7 Exercises to Trim Tummy Fat

The part of the body in men that is always the hardest to trim down is the belly and this is something most men can attest to.

However, there are some good ways to be able to control your belly size and that is by way of following the 7 Beer belly exercise below which will take a lot of effort, but the results can be guaranteed.

There are actually a lot of these exercises that you can do for you belly. Some are tedious and some are not. Some might take a short time to reduce that beer belly into nothingness, while some others takes months for it to have visible effects.

Of course when we are talking about these exercises, we all want to do the ones which have the fastest most aesthetically pleasing effects, so let us take a good look at some of the exercises which can really be considered effective at reducing that big bulging belly and see what muscles they target.

Bicycle Crunch

1. First up, there are the crunches, and to make it a bit harder and more effective, let’s modify it in to the Bicycle Crunch. This is the best move to target obliques and the rectus abdominis. These are two of the main muscles in your abdomen as they comprise of the waist forming muscle and the famous six-pack respectively.

Captain’s Chair

2. There is also the Captain’s Chair leg raise, which will focus more on the abdominals. The Captains chair is a staple equipment found in most gyms and you utilize it by keeping your legs in place and then keeping your knee bent for maximum abdominal control.

Abductor Stretch

3. Another exercise worth taking a look at is the abductor stretch with crunch as this is considered the second best exercise to target the rectus abdominis muscle.

Vertical Leg crunch and the Long Arm Crunch

4. Two crunches are next in the list which are in the top list according to the American Council on Exercise and this is the Vertical Leg crunch and the Long Arm Crunch. They both target the rectus abdominis and the vertical leg crunch also targets the obliques to help get that six pack more easily.

Full Vertical Crunch

5. The Full Vertical Crunch works both the upper and lower body and gets the whole of the abdomen moving so it is a great way to work the abs to the maximum.

Plank on Elbows and Toes

6. Plank on Elbows and Toes ranked in the top 10 ACE study and it is a great way to build endurance in both the abs and back. This effectively stabilizes the muscles too.

Reverse Crunch

7. The reverse crunch basically covers the whole of the rectus abdominis muscle since this is one long muscle, and though it seems only for the lower abs, it really is not, and it is one very effective way to get that beer belly back in shape.

The important part is you have to be faithful in doing these exercises to get that beer belly back in shape quicker.

 

How to Sculpt Your Man Boobs

Moobs or man boobs as they’re called are a result of a man’s hormone balance being somewhat out of kilt, where the androgen-estrogen ratio is being corrupted from what most likely as recent studies suggest is down to the excessive secretion of oestradiol –  a mammary enlarging hormone.

Increased oestradiol production comes about when we over consume on terrible foods and more importantly alcohol, which is densely packed with calories, which in turn suppress the plasma testosterone, transforming testosterone into the man boob secreting hormone-  oestradiol.

Medically termed gynecomastia, it affects about 30% to 40% of men at some point in their lives and one of the common misconceptions when it comes to tackling enlarged breast tissue is through weight loss supplements.

Gynecomastia in fact occurs mainly through puberty, but can come as a result of certain medications or your average herbal product, in fact tea tree or lavender oil found in your shampoo or soap may be the guilty culprit.

The answer though does not lie in depraving yourself of food, as fasting or drastically restricting your food intake has shown to in fact “re-feed gynecomastia”.

Understandably the following case study is in the extreme, but it was first discovered when after malnourished prisoners were released from detention camps at the end of World War II, their immediate re-nourishment brought on the steady growth of gynecomastia.

The answer therefore in how to sculpt your man breasts lies in the simplistic exercise known as the “bench press”.

Not just because this exercise is the ultimate chest conditioning workout, but it also tips your hormone imbalance back into sync.

To quote CQ magazine: That means no more “cleavage but heavage!”

Strength training has shown that certain types of heavy duty pounding workouts on the body can significantly increase testosterone levels and the bench press is one such routine.

Regulating the body’s endocrine system is still a science not yet understood and how it dictates which bits of fat go where is still a mystery, but by far the fastest and more effective means to sculpting those man nippled breasts is to get yourself on the bench press.