I have almost certainly suffered from a more diverse experience of commercial life than the majority of guys before training as a qualified Fitness Professional and have bumped into scores of guys from all areas of life who suffered from acquired poor posture and/or dressed in loose-fitting clothes. had never given any thought as to why individuals acquired a hunched posture, or indeed favoured shapeless clothing, until I saw them with no clothes, when it became evident|Initially, I paid little attention to posture or apparel but as soon as I observed these males in a changing room, it became clear|Like most people, I thought little of either posture or apparel, only perhaps in a changing room when I was able to see why}…their priority was to hide man boobs. Prior to going into the fitness world I had little information of this issue but I have conducted much research over recent years as to the causes in order that I would be in an improved position to advise guys in the gym.
Not much was known about gynecomastia etc. in the 1960’s, when I was at high school but I do recall a boy of my age who had breasts and suffered accordingly. He was so shy with his appearance that he was continually inventing excuses for never participating in any of the physical training, games etc. so that he did not have to fret about other boys seeing him in the showers. Some boys are ever too ready to mock another boy so there were some uncalled for comments aimed at him, which predictably made him very humiliated. Whether he realised that he suffered from pubertal gynecomastia I don’t know but I hope that he grew out of it. 93% of adolescents do grow out of their pubertal gynecomastia after 3 years approximately.
At that time, the only treatment which doctors prescribed for gynecomastia was surgery as little was understood about hormonal imbalance. Obviously, a lot of men had to then put up with the inevitable scar tissue that was left after surgery. A cure-yes, but which was worse…the problem or the cure.?