I have pretty bad gyno (diagnosed by endocrinologist) that will require surgery to fix, but before surgery, I need to cut from about 190 to 160 pounds or so (I'm 5'11 190 ). I've already lost about 90 pounds total so I know how to lose weight, it's just I'm realizing now I should be more focused on preserving lean body mass and just losing fat while I'm really at the final stages of the fat loss, so I want to start weight training in a more focused way.
So I have 2 questions:
1) I've read in numerous places that training chest and pecs can often make Gyno worse because the muscles will push out the fat tissue. I obviously will want to train chest after the surgery, and I realize I'm not going to make things super worse unless my chest gets huge, but I feel like I should avoid doing certain chest centric exercises for now just to be on the safe side, since things already are pretty severe.
2) What does everyone think of home gym systems with cable weights that include a chest press, lat pulldown bar, etc? Like Marcy Diamond home gym, gold's home gym, weider, stuff like that, as opposed to a bench and barbell. I have dumbbells already. I don't live near a gym and have about 1k burning a hole in my pocket, so it's between a cable machine like this and just a standard olympic bench. I have no problem spending extra money for a decent home gym setup that will last a while, and I think a pulldown bar like this has could be pretty useful.
So, my current goal is preserving muscle while I cut on a deficit but also doing a routine in such a way that isn't risking making gyno worse (butterflies might be excluded for example?).
Any advice? Thanks!