- May 24, 2015
- AFL Club
- West Coast
Society is as sedentary now than it has ever been. A big culprit (indeed there are many contributing factors) for this is too much computer time at our workstations at work, at home and screen time on our phones. As a practicing Physiotherapist and one who performs workstation assessments every week I see these deleterious effects in people every day.It's got nothing to do with that. If you have breast tissue, you have breast tissue. It doesn't matter if you put on 15 kilograms to 'even it out,' go to 5% body fat to get rid of the fatty parts, stand certain ways... the only fix is being of the 'I don't care' or 'what's gynecomastia?' school or getting it fixed.
Gyno is a massive issue in society now and it's getting worse. Look at the amount of men in their late 20s with it. Every summer I notice it more and more.
As a treater who has worked with gyno clients in the past, many present with the posture described above (a disproportionately high number in fact). And as you say, many are late 20's white collar workers with 7.5 hours desk time each day, with shocking resting posture. s**t-house posture can exacerbate gyno presentation, and it does regularly.
By the OP's own admission, he self-reported he's been hitting the chest rather hard (think pec minor).
Once we correct their resting shoulder girdle position, their gyno is less apparent and less of a concern. For some this is more applicable than for others. Indeed, for a few it 100% diet and for others this approach 100% resolves their gyno concerns by flattening and broadening their chest with less shoulder malpositioning. Certainly not a cookie cutter approach to be used by all, but worth considering nevertheless. Statins don't cure high cholesterol and it's associated heart disease risks, but their still an effective treatment to help suffers manage it. Same for this approach and gyno.
You're right to say there are multiple contributing factors, and as such any solution will also be multi-factorial (education on exercise and diet, etc).
Just my two cents.