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Question For Male Lifters

ok, I hvae a bit of an issue, or it is to me. I work out alot, have a nice physique going but for some reason my nipples are literally pointing down and it’s not fat, my max on the smith machine is 290.

I’m only 16, 5’7 and weigh 147. Anybody know a remedy or have anything useful to help me pull them back up into place so to speak? I find it a bit humorous myself but it’s slightly disturbing at the same time. I’d appreciate help with this.

given your age and the fact that you are probably lean everywhere else I would say that it is most likely gynecomastia

[quote]lil_diesel90 wrote:
ok, I hvae a bit of an issue, or it is to me. I work out alot, have a nice physique going but for some reason my nipples are literally pointing down and it’s not fat, my max on the smith machine is 290.

I’m only 16, 5’7 and weigh 147. Anybody know a remedy or have anything useful to help me pull them back up into place so to speak? I find it a bit humorous myself but it’s slightly disturbing at the same time. I’d appreciate help with this.[/quote]

what does your max on a smith machine have to do with your fat levels?

[quote]tmay11 wrote:
given your age and the fact that you are probably lean everywhere else I would say that it is most likely gynecomastia

Um, no. Dumb answer.

It’s probably your physiology. Many guys nipples start to point down as they build their pecs. Look at many bodybulders, some of theirs are nearly under the muscle fold. It’s not a big deal really, especially since you said it isn’t fat,(and judging by your pics in your profile I’m sure it isn’t fat either).

[quote]BigRagoo wrote:
tmay11 wrote:
given your age and the fact that you are probably lean everywhere else I would say that it is most likely gynecomastia

Um, no. Dumb answer.

It’s probably your physiology. Many guys nipples start to point down as they build their pecs. Look at many bodybulders, some of theirs are nearly under the muscle fold. It’s not a big deal really, especially since you said it isn’t fat,(and judging by your pics in your profile I’m sure it isn’t fat either).[/quote]

sounds about right to me. Mine kinda go down and out right now.

That’s because you masterbate way too much.

You look like Matt Damon’s little brother. Anyway it is genetics, more mass might help. Time will tell.

[quote]BigRagoo wrote:
tmay11 wrote:
given your age and the fact that you are probably lean everywhere else I would say that it is most likely gynecomastia

Um, no. Dumb answer.

It’s probably your physiology. Many guys nipples start to point down as they build their pecs. Look at many bodybulders, some of theirs are nearly under the muscle fold. It’s not a big deal really, especially since you said it isn’t fat,(and judging by your pics in your profile I’m sure it isn’t fat either).[/quote]

Best Response. For the most well known example, look at Rich Gaspari.

Some of the newbies on this board seem to think that everyone looks exactly the same. I guess this is what happens when your exposure to the human body is based on what you see on MTV. Some people have nipples placed high or low on the chest. Rich Gaspari’s were underneath his pectorals. Having a gap between your chest or having abs that don’t equal exactly six cross sections does not mean you are abnormal. There are variations in all humans.

[quote]PHGN wrote:
That’s because you masterbate way too much.[/quote]

interesting how your avatar and answer seem to be connected in a way. i just can’t pinpoint how though…

For those who actually didn’t know who Rich Gaspari is/was.

Alrighty then, thank you for clarifying that issue and the humor on the wierd lookin avatar with bouncin tits haha.

better question: why the fuck are you using a smith machine?

[quote]TheBlade wrote:
better question: why the fuck are you using a smith machine?[/quote]
lol maybe he works out at home and that’s all he’s got? I used a smith before I went to a gym and my max was 235lb.

[quote]TheBlade wrote:
better question: why the fuck are you using a smith machine?[/quote]

Because I’ve just really gotten into lifting this year and want to get some strength going so I know I won’t fuck up with a light weight before I try lifting without the smith machine. Or give me something that will hit the stabilizers first so I don’t have any issues with them when I drop the smith.

[quote]lil_diesel90 wrote:
TheBlade wrote:
better question: why the fuck are you using a smith machine?

Because I’ve just really gotten into lifting this year and want to get some strength going so I know I won’t fuck up with a light weight before I try lifting without the smith machine. Or give me something that will hit the stabilizers first so I don’t have any issues with them when I drop the smith.[/quote]

If you want to get some strength going use the barbell and a weight you can handle. I can’t imagine you can’t handle at least 225 pounds safely with a bar if you are maxing 290 on the smith. It will get you stronger quicker then the smith.

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[quote]ill wrote:
You look like Matt Damon’s little brother.
[/quote]

Johnny Damon?

DB

Stick it in her butt.

[quote]lil_diesel90 wrote:
TheBlade wrote:
better question: why the fuck are you using a smith machine?

Because I’ve just really gotten into lifting this year and want to get some strength going so I know I won’t fuck up with a light weight before I try lifting without the smith machine. Or give me something that will hit the stabilizers first so I don’t have any issues with them when I drop the smith.[/quote]

Bah. Use dumb bells. This will hit those stabilizers like nothing else. And, you can’t drop them on your throat. That’s a good thing.

I remember Gaspari, back in my M&F teen days.