They might not be life threatening epidemics, but they certainly can be a self esteem threatening epidemic.
What is bra flab?
Bra flab is the “soft” tissue found above and below the bra material just below the posterior axillary fold (arm pit). It’s the cousin of arm flab,
which is when your triceps or back of the arm gets soft and hangs loose like in the picture.
Most people know about the arm flab, but many haven’t seen the bra flab and bra flab occurs when the muscles on the axillary border of the posterior upper back become atrophied from lack of use and often in conjunction with overeating.
What do you do?
Pulling more and eat less for starters. What do I mean by pull more? Do horizontal and vertical pulling exercises against resistance either from an external load and/or your own body weight.
1. Vertical Pulls
a) TRX Chin Up Progression
b) Band Resisted Reverse Grip Pull Downs
2. Horizontal Pulls
a) TRX Inverted Rows Regressions
b) Seated Band Rows
Adding the above exercises to your strength training routine will help to tone and shape the muscles that make up bra flab. They’re not the only exercises that can improve the area, but their the biggest bang for your effort exercises.
Fellas. Man boobs are no bueno and you certainly want to fight getting soft and droopy up top.
What are man boobs?
Man boobs are when you’re chest muscles or pectoralis muscles become severely atrophied and begin to sag.
What do you do?
Pushing more and eating less is usually a good start. What do I mean by push? Do horizontal and vertical pushing exercises to strengthen and shape both your anterior thoracic wall (chest) and your upper trap muscles to give you the dominant beach muscles that you once had or always wanted.
1. Horizontal Pushing
a) Push Up T Progressions
b) DB Bench Press
2. Vertical Pushing
a) Band Resisted Overhead Press
b) DB Overhead Press Progressions
Now men or even ladies, if you want to get rid of the saggy boobs and get hard and tight pec muscles, add the above exercises to your exercise routine. These are also not the only exercises you can do to firm up your chest muscles and give you great traps, but they’ll get you started.
So now you have potential cures to the self-esteem epidemics known as bra flab and man boobs. Give the exercises a try and you’ll immediately feel them beginning to start the change process. Incorporate the exercises into your weekly routines and before you know it you’ll have created a habit, eliminated a problem and gained increased self confidence.
Yours changing lives,
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