abnormally large chest
I have Gynecomastia. I've been working out for a while and the muscle seems to be pushed outwards. Is there a balance between cardio and weight training that could help? What type of weight training should I focus on? As a teenager, I've been searching for ways to fix the problem without having to buy anything. What should I do?Answer:
Gynecomastia is not an uncommon condition for males during adolescence.
Now, when you say, "the muscle seems to be pushed outwards" I'm guessing that you're referring to the fact that added muscle growth pushes out making the pectoral region push out even more than desired...
You're just producing an undesirable amount of estrogen (a hormone responsible for stimulating female characteristics) and you may need a counterbalance of androgens (Male sex hormone) to resolve the issue. You may just have to seek a Doctor in this case.
For exercise: Do cardio regularly. 30 minutes a day is a great amount; great for your heart, great for weight loss, and may also help increase testosterone levels naturally... which is exactly what you want.
Try doing high volume weight training. Which is basically an approach to your workout routine that requires more movement, such as doing Super-sets. Super-sets are basically taking a couple exercises for a couple different body parts, and doing them back to back before resting.
In a nutshell, do high volume training, and add cardio either at the end of your weight lifting workout, or on your off days.
Another way is by taking minimal rests between sets. The idea is to keep the heart rate up which will have cardiovascular and muscle building benefits.
Other ways to lower estrogen levels naturally:
Supplement Zinc. Remove Soy products from your diet. Minimize alcohol consumption. Increase fiber.