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    Exclamation How can you tell the difference between man boobs and pecs?

    Just as the title says. Since I have started working out, I have developed what are either small man boobs or slightly more developed pecs. I havn't eaten that much more, and have been doing lots of chest workouts, but my chest isn't hard at all, even when I try to tense it (not how you actually tense your chest though lol). I am about 13% BF if that helps. I can post a picture or more stats if it is needed.
    How can I tell which I have got? Cheers.

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    1) How long u been working out for?

    2) whats your chest work out look like?

    When i started my chest was SMALL.. 2 years later, its rock hard and looks good in shirts.. ahh when girls say i hae a bigger chest then them hahah :P
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    I would have thought it would be quite easy to tell the difference between fat and muscle, fat's all flabby...
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    Originally Posted by AsiaRugmuncher View Post
    1) How long u been working out for?

    2) whats your chest work out look like?

    When i started my chest was SMALL.. 2 years later, its rock hard and looks good in shirts.. ahh when girls say i hae a bigger chest then them hahah :P
    I have been going to the gym for about a month, 3 times a week. Before that I had done some light db workouts (all I have at home), but nothing worth noting. I'll just post a pic.
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    jump up and down if they jiggle then its fat, also did you have pecs before? if not then obviously there muscle.
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    uhh look at

    "kingkahn69" and look at every other strong,built, bodybuilder you will know the difference.

    not to be mean or anything....
    but seriously, that guy ive never seen anything like it.
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    this cant be serious!
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    its actaully really easy to see the difference, just move your left arm towards > and feel it lol if its rock then its muscle
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    Originally Posted by IC3 View Post
    uhh look at

    "kingkahn69" and look at every other strong,built, bodybuilder you will know the difference.

    not to be mean or anything....
    but seriously, that guy ive never seen anything like it.
    Lol I know...his attitude is the worst thing...But lets not get off topic eh =P

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    Wiggle it..if it moves then it's fat. It looks that way from that picture, just train it somemore.
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    that jsut looks like a bit of fat no man boobs. I have a bad case of man boobs i think, hoping itsj sut fat and when i cut theyll go away.
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    Ok, I guess it is fat then. Would I get rid of it by training my pecs more or doing more cardio? Thanks for the replys so far =)
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    Muscle can still jiggle, just as a whole. If I shake my arm I can feel my tricep jiggling cause its pretty big, but when I tense it it gets hard as a rock. The difference is fat will jiggle like a liquid and muscle will just move as a whole, but the jumping up and down thing is a lousy test.
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    Ok, I guess it is fat then. Would I get rid of it by training my pecs more or doing more cardio? Thanks for the replys so far =)
    combination of both and of course diet.

    Training with weights will help build muscle making your pecs strogner and cardio will reduce bodyfat
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    ppl say i have man boobs lol, do u guys think i do? look at my pics - my pecs are pretty solid but they still move around
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    Originally Posted by MuscleMd View Post
    ppl say i have man boobs lol, do u guys think i do? look at my pics - my pecs are pretty solid but they still move around
    Alot of young people come across gyno too so that could be it, but they dont look to bad
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    Originally Posted by Jamesns View Post
    Alot of young people come across gyno too so that could be it, but they dont look to bad
    What is gyno?
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    Originally Posted by MuscleMd View Post
    ppl say i have man boobs lol, do u guys think i do? look at my pics - my pecs are pretty solid but they still move around
    Based on your pic I'd say probably not. But that only shows one angle - more pics would make it easier to see.
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    Originally Posted by J D H View Post
    What is gyno?
    Anyone?
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    Originally Posted by OutsideCenter View Post
    I would have thought it would be quite easy to tell the difference between fat and muscle, fat's all flabby...
    If it's hard its muscle, if it's flabby and soft its fat.
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    Originally Posted by Jamesns View Post
    its actaully really easy to see the difference, just move your left arm towards > and feel it lol if its rock then its muscle
    You would think people would not be that stupid, everyone I know tells me I have boobs, which admittedly I`m not shredded but I can pop my enough to see through shirts, like give me a brake
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    Originally Posted by LaythA View Post
    You would think people would not be that stupid, everyone I know tells me I have boobs, which admittedly I`m not shredded but I can pop my enough to see through shirts, like give me a brake
    LOL reviving such an old thread, it's easy to tell if it's fat or muscle, seeing if it jiggles is dumb, because muscle jiggles, anybody who isn't crazy skinny and has decently low bodyfat and muscle will know, my pecs jiggle, my triceps also jiggle, THE HUGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MUSCLE AND FAT IS THAT WHEN YOU PINCH THE SKIN, YOU CAN'T PINCH MUSCLE UP, BUT YOU CAN PINCH FAT UP. You can't pull the muscle away from your body even though it jiggles, you'll only be able to grab a little bit of skin, but when it's fat, you will be able to grab and pinch it. Everything you can pinch is fat
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    Originally Posted by Jason5267 View Post
    LOL reviving such an old thread, it's easy to tell if it's fat or muscle, seeing if it jiggles is dumb, because muscle jiggles, anybody who isn't crazy skinny and has decently low bodyfat and muscle will know, my pecs jiggle, my triceps also jiggle, THE HUGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MUSCLE AND FAT IS THAT WHEN YOU PINCH THE SKIN, YOU CAN'T PINCH MUSCLE UP, BUT YOU CAN PINCH FAT UP. You can't pull the muscle away from your body even though it jiggles, you'll only be able to grab a little bit of skin, but when it's fat, you will be able to grab and pinch it. Everything you can pinch is fat
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    Grab your phone, then hit it against your chest. If it's a thud and the phone bounces back, then it's pecs. If the phone makes no sound and goes into your chest, then you have boobs. Dumb but srs.
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