This brief post is about a couple of topics which have come up quite a bit in the past, and they have become even more popular recently. A few podcast episodes ago, PK and I mentioned how Project JACKED (the comprehensive weight loss, health enhancement, fitness and metabolic reset program I just published) addressed these issues. Specifically, a number of participants in our intervention group had noted very desirable changes in not just their body composition, but their overall body shape. And interestingly enough, we received several inquiries about the items in the title of this post, which we’ll dive into this week in the Mailbag episode of the podcast that will air on Wednesday.
Moobs, or “man-boobs” as current terminology describes, are and have been the brunt of many jokes in poor taste, and even a “Seinfeld” episode back in the 90’s. I want to approach this topic a bit more respectfully, and sensitively. Part of the problem with guys gaining more weight in their frontal torsos is simply a repercussion of our standard American diet (SAD) and sedentary lifestyles. But of even greater concern, and physiologic impact, is the presence of what are known as estrogenic factors in our modern world. These so-called xenoestrogens which exist in certain foods, chemicals, and our water supply (to name a few) have impacts on the metabolisms of all humans, and this affects females as well as males. Adipose tissue gain in the male chest, however, is a result of an imbalance between testosterone (T) and estrogen (E), with many of these toxins and offenders driving down T and artificially raising E. In Wednesday’s podcast, we’ll explain this mechanism and also some simple solutions to the problem.
The buttock, or “booty,” if you prefer, is another area in human anatomy which has been of particular interest to our audience. We can view the development of the buttock, or gluteal area (although there are a number of other muscles involved), as having a role in both function and fashion. The aesthetic virtues of a full, round backside can be considered, as well as the role of this bodypart in physical capacity, sports performance, and injury prevention. We’ll discuss some of the science behind (couldn’t resist) effective glute training and offer some simple advice for those who wish to learn more.
I really appreciate the feedback we have been receiving and I’m excited to have the opportunity to deliver messages that you want to hear, read, and see. That’s what The Lifetime Body is all about…making sense of the science and helping you to Make Your Body Last a Lifetime. I hope you’ll tune in on Wednesday, as well as subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. Thanks for reading!