Top Fitness Fixes For Men

Everyone has those days when they look in the mirror and don’t like what they see. But if your problem areas are getting you down then look no further, we have put together some top fitness tips for men that will help you get a body you can be proud of.

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Problem - Moobs

The sworn enemy of every man are moobs. They make you feel self-conscious about your body and can impact your choice of clothing if you find yourself trying to cover your moobs with something baggy. While it’s true that all men have breast tissue, some men gain additional fat in this area resulting in the ‘man boob’ look. One of the most common causes of moobs is a lack of exercise and poor diet. However, they can also develop as a result of steroid use or a condition known as pubertal gynaecomastia.

How to fix it

If your moobs have developed as a result of a sedentary lifestyle and poor diet, the good news is it’s not too late to get rid of them. Make sure you integrate some supersets into your workouts (two exercises completed back to back, without rest) to banish your moobs. Combine exercises such as press-ups, seated rows, dumbbell flyes, dumbbell reverse flyes and bench presses. Workouts that include supersets, combined with a healthy and nutritional diet will help you get rid of your dreaded moobs.

Problem - Beer belly

You might think that a beer belly is just something that will come to you with age - much like wrinkles and grey hair, but it’s not. Whereas women typically store excess fat on their arms, thighs and stomachs, any excess fat men carry is stored in their stomach area - resulting in the dreaded beer belly. Although beer bellies are more of a common problem for older men (as they tend to be less active) there are things you can do to get rid of the excess weight, whatever your age.

How to fix it

One of the best health tips for men (and one particularly relevant to this issue) is to cut back on alcohol. Drinking alcohol is not the only cause of a beer belly but it’s certainly a contributing factor. Alcohol is high in calories and causes you to feel hungry - which is why so many people can be found with a kebab in hand at the end of a night out. Cutting back on your alcohol intake is the perfect place to start if you want to say goodbye to your beer belly.

Problem - Double chin

We’ve all been there at some point, an unflattering camera angle makes you look like you’ve developed a double chin in a picture. But if yours sticks around after the camera has been put away then it’s time you did something about it. The problem of a double chin could be caused by excess weight, or it could come as a result of ageing skin and genetics. The good news is, there are ways you can banish your other chin.

How to fix it

Contrary to what many people think, surgery is not the only solution to a double chin. If your double chin has developed because of excess weight then you need to tackle the problem just as you would fat anywhere else in the body. First off, you need to create a caloric deficit and consume fewer calories than your body needs (so that you begin to use fat as an energy source). Alongside this you need to exercise regularly and carrying out a mixture of weight, interval and cardiovascular training to help shed those pounds.  

Problem - Love handles

They might sound romantic, but the truth is love handles are not something many men want to have. Another problem that is caused by carrying around excess weight, if you are looking to get rid of your love handles then read on.

How to fix it

Improve your diet if you want to lose the love handles. Try swapping drinks that are high in sugar with water and lemon juice, and include a source of protein in your breakfast and lunch. Increasing your protein intake is not as difficult as you might think, include eggs in your breakfast and eat some lean meat with your dinner. This will keep you fuller for longer, therefore preventing you from reaching for the snacks. These simple dietary changes alongside regular exercise should help your love handles drop off.