Get Rid of Moobs as You Age With 4 Kettlebell Exercises
Most fitness enthusiasts have a particular area of the body that is their main focus. For some individuals, it is a thick waistline. Others spend a lot of time strengthening weak arms. Another frustrating issue to deal with during workouts happens to be man boobs, also known as “moobs”. If you fall into this frustrating category, we’re here with four kettlebell exercises to get rid of moobs as you age.
To learn exactly how to treat this stubborn area, Eat This, Not That! spoke with Chad Barribeau, BS, CSCS, a director of field support for D1 Training, a leading fitness concept that highlights the five core principles of athletic-based training to help individuals of any age meet their fitness goals. Barribeau is also a certified nutritionist and has worked with a ton of NFL, MLB and NHL athletes. He is particularly interested in using kettlebells in training programs, as they offer a host of benefits that you won’t get with other equipment.
Barribeau explains, “How you can manipulate your grip and load the muscles is very different from using traditional barbells. Depending on the grip, you can create ‘chaos’ and make the movements much more unstable, making muscles to be stretched even more, further strengthening them throughout the range of motion.”
Barribeau suggests a few kettlebell-specific exercises for toning and strengthening your chest to get rid of jocks, including the bottom-up kettlebell bench press. “This will cause a huge difference in balance/stability throughout the movement,” he tells us, adding, “Some other great moves to incorporate into your program would be the kettlebell pullover, kettlebell chest flies and standing kettlebell chest press.”
Kettlebells are a staple to any solid routine, as they provide such variation and challenge to many basic movements. Let’s get started with this productive workout!
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First is the bottom-up kettlebell bench press. To begin, form a standard bench press position. Next, grab the kettlebell’s horn; the bell should point towards the sky. Using control, slowly initiate the movement using a form similar to the standard dumbbell bench press.
Kettlebell supine pullover
Begin this next exercise by lying on your back, using the floor or a bench. Next, grab the round bell part of your bell. Lower the kettlebell to chest level, keeping your arms straight. Then, return it to the starting position.
Kettlebell Chest Flys
Start your chest flying by taking your kettle horn; the round bell should be on the back of your forearm/wrist. While keeping your elbows bent and strong, begin to lower both arms to each side. Squeeze your chest as you return your arms to the starting position. This movement should resemble hugging a tree.
Standing Kettlebell Chest Press
For the standing kettlebell chest press, stand up straight and hold the kettlebell firmly to one side as you try to push both hands together. At the same time, press the kettlebell slowly away from your torso, then return to the starting position. You must constantly tighten the kettlebell throughout the movement.
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Alexa is Eat This, Not That!’s Deputy Mind + Body Editor, overseeing the M+B channel and delivering compelling fitness, wellness and self-care topics to readers. Read more about Alexa