Most sports enthusiasts have one particular part of their body that is their main focus. For some people, it’s a fat waist. Others spend a lot of time strengthening flabby arms. Another frustrating problem to deal with during workouts is man boobs, also known as “moobs.” If you fall into this frustrating category, here we are with four kettlebell exercises to get rid of moobs as you age.

To learn exactly how to tackle this stubborn area, Eat this, not that! talked to Chad Barribeau, BS, CSCS, a field support director for D1 Training, a leading fitness concept that highlights the five fundamentals of athletic-based training to help individuals of any age achieve their fitness goals. Barribeau is also a licensed nutritionist and has worked with many NFL, MLB and NHL athletes. He’s especially excited about using kettlebells in training programs because they offer a wealth of benefits you can’t get with other equipment.

Barribeau explains: “How you can manipulate your grip and put stress on the muscles is very different from using traditional dumbbells. Depending on the grip, you can create ‘chaos’ and make movements much more unstable, putting even more strain on muscles, further amplifying them throughout the range of motion.”

Barribeau suggests some specific kettlebell exercises to tone and tone your chest to get rid of moobs, including the bottom-up kettlebell bench press. “This will create a big change in balance/stability throughout the movement,” he tells us, adding, “A few other great moves to include in your program are the prone kettlebell pullover, kettlebell chest flies, and standing kettlebell swings. chest press.”

Kettlebells are an essential part of any solid routine because they provide so much variety and challenge for many basic movements. Let’s get started with this productive workout!

Bottoms-Up Kettlebell Bench Press

man sitting on training bench with kettlebells, concept of how to get rid of moobs

First up is the bottom-up kettlebell bench press. To begin with, form a standard bench press position. Next, grab the kettlebell horn; the bell should point to the sky. Use the control to slowly start the movement with a similar form to a standard barbell bench press.

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Lying Kettlebell Pullover

Begin this next exercise by lying flat on your back, using the floor or a bench. Then grab the round bell part of your kettlebell. Lower the kettlebell to chest height, keeping your arms straight. Then return it to the starting position.

Kettlebell chest flies

Start your chest flies by taking the horn off your kettlebell; the round bell should be on the back of your forearm/wrist. While keeping your elbows bent and firm, 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.

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Standing Kettlebell Chest Press

For the standing kettlebell chest press, stand up straight and hold the kettlebell firmly on one side as you try to push both your hands together. At the same time, slowly push the kettlebell away from your torso, then return to the starting position. You should be squeezing the kettlebell consistently throughout the movement.

Alexa Mellardo

Alexa is the Mind + Body deputy editor of Eat This, Not That!, oversees the M+B channel, and delivers compelling fitness, wellness, and self-care topics to readers. Learn more about Alexa

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