Why Every Man Should Hide His Man Boobs
Unless you have the resolve of a Spartan and don’t give a damn what others think of you, learning how to hide your man boobs can actually help you to lose your man boobs.
A lot of my clients are hard-set against the idea of hiding their man boobs. They’re afraid that if they can totally conceal their man boobs in their day-to-day life, then they’ll lose all motivation for actually getting rid of their man boobs.
But in my experience, with the vast majority of my clients, the opposite has been true. After learning how to successfully conceal their man boobs, guys who were once on the verge of giving up, went on to take the time they needed to finally achieve their goal – a flat, masculine chest that no longer needs hiding.
So How Does Learning To Hide Your Man Boobs Help With Actually Losing Your Man Boobs?
Losing your man boobs naturally, takes time. It doesn’t have to take months or years, but it does take a few weeks for your body and chest to respond to the lifestyle changes that you make.
During those few weeks, the single most important factor that decides whether a guy will succeed in losing his man boobs, is his motivation in being able to consistently stick to his plan despite not seeing any massive changes in his chest or in the way people treat him.
People will make fun of you whether you have large, medium or small man boobs. Going from having absolutely HUGE man boobs to having tiny ones is a great accomplishment, but people will laugh at you just the same, women will still find you unattractive and you will not have the feel and presence of a man until your chest is completely flat.
In the early days of my career as a personal trainer specializing in man boob reduction, many of my clients were coming back to me after having lost inches of pure chest fat and complaining that the system just wasn’t working.
After all the effort of making lifestyle changes in exercise and dietary regimes, people are still laughing at them, their friends are still making jokes about their man boobs and women just don’t seem to find them attractive.
After all that effort, they still didn’t feel confident, and they still didn’t feel comfortable being topless or wearing a T-shirt in public.
When I started to insist that every one of my clients wear compression vests up until the point that they actually lose their man boobs, their success rate went through the roof!
It seems that successfully concealing their man boobs helped give my clients the motivational boost they needed to keep going until they reached their goal.
Hiding your man boobs today gives you a glimpse of how things will be when you actually DO lose your man boobs. So with that said, let’s get to…
How to Hide Your Man Boobs
Method #1: Wearing Compression Vests
If you get the right compression vest, it’ll look just like a normal vest. You can wear it in the summer under a tight white t-shirt and no-one will know you have man boobs. Depending on the shape of your body, it can even give you the appearance of having pecs!
You can get compression vests that cover only the chest area and others that look just like a normal vest. I personally prefer the ones that look like a normal vest. What if someone spills a mug of steaming hot coffee on your shirt and you need to take it off? The only thing more embarrassing than having man boobs is to be caught wearing something that looks like a male bra.
But each to their own I suppose. Some guys do prefer the upper torso compression vest, as they find it to be both more effective at concealing man boobs and more comfortable to wear.
Here are a number of different options available to you:
Compression Vests I Or My Clients Have Worn And Liked
Underworks Mens Microfiber Compression Tank
I bought a number of different compression vests back in my man boob days, and this was one of my favorites. The microfiber technology makes it very breathable and soft against your skin despite compressing your entire torso. It’s also incredibly thin and almost invisible underneath a summer t-shirt.
Another good thing about this microfiber compression vest is it doesn’t just compress your chest, but also your belly and love handles (if you have them).
All the extra comfort means this vest doesn’t compress those larger chest sizes as well as some other vests do.
I recommend this to my clients with a more even body fat distribution through their torso, with small to medium-sized gynecomastia.
I should warn you that I personally bought this vest after I had significantly reduced my own body fat and chest size. This vest may offer good compression at its price range, but it doesn’t do the job for larger guys as good as some other more expensive vests.
Where some of the more expensive compression garments almost completely erase problem areas like man boobs, this particular vest doesn’t erase, but rather makes the problem area look better. So where this vest isn’t suitable for larger lads, it can be just what you need if your man boobs aren’t too big. Don’t forget, it’s both very comfortable and almost invisible under a thin layer of clothing.
And a word of advice: don’t choose a smaller size than what you normally wear, as you’re likely to find that it’s too tight to even get on.
Underworks Cotton Concealer Compression Muscle Shirt Top
This vest provides far superior compression than the Underworks Mens Microfiber Compression Tank reviewed above. However, having a layer of cotton over a layer of nylon spandex, this second vest is also thicker, less comfortable and less invisible than the first.
Due to the extra compression, this vest does tend to ride up a little more while you’re wearing it. This happens more so when you are indoors and frequently changing from a seated to a standing position. One way to stop the vest from riding up is to tuck it in and wear a tight belt around your waist.
Since your belly and man boobs naturally bulge out while seated (especially if you slouch), this vest can be a little uncomfortable while sitting down. Worn outdoors on the go however, you can hardly tell that you’re wearing it.
Another advantage to this vest is due to the double layer with cotton overlay, it looks like a normal sleeveless t-shirt so you don’t have to wear anything on top. This is an improvement over the first vest above, which is almost see-through and can look kind of embarrassing when worn on its own.
With this particular vest, I advise you order one size smaller than your normal shirt size.
Underworks Mens Compression Body Shirt Girdle Gynecomastia Shirt
This is a classic single-layered nylon spandex compression vest. Although not as transparent as the first vest above, it is still best worn as an undergarment beneath another piece of clothing like a shirt or normal t-shirt, especially if you get the white version.
Although this compression girdle provides more compression than the first vest reviewed above, it doesn’t have microfiber technology, which makes it less comfortable and more visible underneath thin clothing.
From my own experience and from many of my clients’ experiences, this particular vest provides a good amount of even compression throughout the torso, which gives it the added benefit of helping you to maintain your posture and giving lower back support. The downside of this is it also makes it harder to get into. Some of my clients find that it’s easier to put this girdle on by stepping into it.
Underworks Mens Extreme Gynecomastia Chest Binder Girdle T-shirt
This is a full t-shirt version that combines microfiber technology with spandex fabric. This makes it breathable and comfortable, and gives it good compression at the same time. It isn’t as comfortable as a pure microfibre vest, and not as compressing as pure spandex, though it comes very close.
Although a little see-through, you can still wear this t-shirt on its own without looking like a freak of nature or worse – looking like you’re trying to hide your man boobs.
Method #2: Dressing Smart
Compression vests are all you probably need to hide those man boobs. But if you still find yourself feeling a little self-conscious, here are some extra tips and tricks to help you out.
Wear something dark over your compression vest
Wearing dark colors makes body contours less noticeable. People won’t be able to tell if you’re built like a tank or fat.
Go for patterns instead of plain
Tops with patterns on them (lines, squares, random shapes, scribbles or even flowers if you like) hide body contours also.
Go for vertical instead of horizontal stripes
Vertical stripes make you look tall and thin, whereas horizontal stripes make you look short and fat.
The top in the above picture probably won’t suit you. I put that picture there for illustrative purposes, to show you what type of stripes you should be wearing, not because I find the model so incredibly alluring. Wow. Those are some good stripes.
Wear a shirt with two front pockets
The type of pockets I’m talking about here are the ones with flaps and buttons just like in the picture above. These do a great job at hiding man boobs, try one out yourself.
Go for thick instead of thin clothing
This one’s a no-brainer (as are a few others listed here). It’s harder to notice man boobs, love handles and other contours or deformities when you are wearing thick clothing as opposed to thin.
Wear something a little baggy
It’s your compression vest that’s meant to be tight, not what you wear over it. Although with a good compression vest most guys find they can wear a thin tight t-shirt and they look built rather than fat. But like I said earlier, if you still feel a little self-conscious while wearing a compression vest, it’s best to opt for something just a little on the baggy side.
Wear a shirt instead of a t-shirt
All the extra features of a shirt work well to hide your body contours. These include the collar, the buttons, any pockets the shirt may have, all the extra seams etc.
Method #3: Working The Right Muscles
Resistance training can really help improve your appearance and make your man boobs totally unnoticeable. I know a lot of guys who have man boobs, but don’t even know it themselves because they were born with naturally broad shoulders and a wide upper body.
The good news is, guys who were born to be scrawny (like me – I had a chicken’s shoulders before I started lifting weights), can really improve their appearance by working out the right muscle groups.
The muscle groups that are best for hiding man boobs are the shoulders, chest and upper back. The mistake that most guys make is they only bother working the chest. The trouble with only training the chest, is that it pulls your shoulders forward, giving you a hunched appearance, and making your man boobs bigger. I explain in this article, how it’s equally important to work your upper back. This helps to keep your shoulders back, and helps tremendously in widening your upper body.
Adding in a good upper chest exercise, is another great way to reduce the appearance of man boobs.
Method #4: Lose Those Man Boobs!
Yeh, who would have guessed eh? The best method for appearing as though you don’t have man boobs, is to actually lose them!
Now that you know how to hide your man boobs, it’s important to get started on a program that will help you to finally get rid of your man boobs. A gynecomastia vest can’t help you if you want to get topless – say at the beach or in the bedroom.
To get started with losing your man boobs right away, take a look at the following video, where John shows you how he lost his man boobs in a matter of weeks, using an awesome new technique that I doubt you’ve ever heard about: