Cardio is only part of the battle in losing weight. Poor eating habits can easily defeat your purpose, and gaining muscle (strength training) can be helpful. But the diet is the biggest part of all of this. My morning coffee with 2 cream and 2 sugar = a 4 km run. About 300 calories each.
I'm not at all a fan of the targeted fat loss, but there often is another option for man boobs, depending on the general shape of the area around your chest. I've worked out since my teenage years, and largely got started because I already had thick chest muscles, yet small shoulders. This was genetic.
If you have man boobs, its also likely that the chest will look 'fatter' than the other areas even when the cardio loss kicks in, so work on developing the shoulders and back to compensate. Just don't go overboard. Sometimes, though, its because the bottom of the chest is bigger, while the top shows bone. Here, even a full development of the chest and shoulder tie-in will help.
With 30 years of working out, I've noticed that almost everyone has a deficiency in the chest, back, shoulders region, yet many will work them all the same. Sometimes, if this is something that bothers you, you need to work on balancing the area out.
There is a distinct difference between out of shape, overweight man boobs, and having a condition called gynecomastia.
I'll assume you are talking about the former.
For the fastest results, you need to incorporate strength training.
As Halien said, spot reduction is a myth. However, you can substantially impact the appearance of an area, particularly the chest, by toning and strengthening the underlying muscle. Push ups, barbell or dumbell presses, dumbell flys, dips.
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The first three are what you have to do, 4 is what you have to keep applying, and 5 because the results take time. Depending on how out of shape you are, how much effort you can apply (it gets better, honest!) and some genetic / biochemical things that may or may not conspire against you, you may not achieve noticable results for months.
Not trying to discourage you, but to tell you it's a "long game" - and one you can't stop playing, unless you want to go back!
Old school push ups work the best..you start by doing as many as you can even if it is only 2 or 3 but gradually keep doing them..and everyday..do about 3-5 sets and there will be a toning of the pec area..weight training in your own house 3 to 4 times a week, lifting from the shoulders to above the head starting with 5 reps and 3 sets gradually building up the reps will definitely get results..not over night but it will happen if you stick it out..throw in sit ups and you have a start..cardio if you have time.
It seems gynecomastia is caused by hormones... I'm an average weight guy (5'9", 170lbs) and have been way too sedentary for the past 5 years. I also have become depressed, innefectual, lower sex drive and while my body is generally a decent physique for the past couple years the flabbiest part of my body has been around my nipples - underlying muscle is not massive but somewhat firm, my little pubescent manboobs just kind of "slope away" from my chest a little, it is embarrasing and makes my my nipples visible all the time even through sweaters Anyways, I've had other issues that I think relate to androgen levels and I'll be inquiring with my physician about test levels, just want to know what you guys think
yeah, just chest fat I guess, but still feeling like low test is a contributor. I've been working out and the muscle underneath is getting better but the fat is all right there, and now it seems like the last place it will come off. When W separated and I found out about her infidelity I dropped almost 20lbs, liked the body I saw underneath there cept for the little titties, lol...
my alcohol consumption is pretty low, though with the hotter weather it's been hard to turn down a cold beer, even during the week. Doesn't seem to correlate to manboobs though.
I guess it does all comes down to calorie consumption, just when I was younger fat would first go to other places first, nor did I have all the other affects I'm experiencing that I think are related to low testosterone, that's why I'm wondering how likely it could be caused to a hormonal imbalance.