Exercise Directory

In this area you will find detailed information about a number of exercises which can be used to help alleviate the symptoms associated with Pectus Excavatum and improve the appearance of the chest.


Breathing Exercise

The patient takes a deep breath. Hands are placed behind the head and fingers interlocked. The elbows are pulled back (extended) as much as possible and the head?

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Dumbell Pullover

The dumbell pullover is an excellent exercise to stretch the chest and shoulders. It can be used to work the costal muscles and improve the appearence of the…

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Chest Dip

The dip is an excellent exercise to target the chest, shoulders and triceps, helping to strengthen the chest and surrounding muscles. It is therefore a exercise which is…

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Doorway Stretch

This particular stretch helps to stretch the costal muscles and cartilage, helping to strengthen them and pull the chest into a more cosmetically appealing shape. Hence it is…

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Straight Arm Chest Stretch

This stretch helps to strengthen the chest muscles, which in turn has the effect of improving the shape of the chest and overall posture. It is therefore an…

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Barbell Guillotine Bench Press

The guillotine bench press alters the dynamics of the bench press to target parts of chest and back muscles which are neglected by the standard bench press. It…

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Barbell Bench Press

The bar bell bench press is the staple chest exercise for anyone seeking to build chest size and strength. Since it primarily targets the chest, triceps and shoulders,…

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Decline Bench Press

Decline bench press is an excellent exercise to target the lower and middle sections of the chest muscles and the triceps. Targeting these areas help to add shape…

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Lying Cable Flies

Cable flies are an excellent way to add shape and size to the chest, and are therefore an excellent exercise for those with Pectus Excavatum. Preparation Grasp two…

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Standing Cable Flies

Standing cable flies is a good exercise to target the middle of the chest, stretching the chest fibers connecting to the sternum. It therefore helps to pull the…

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Chest Press

The chest press machine is an excellent machine to target the chest and triceps in an easy manner. It is an excellent tool for adding size and shape…

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Twisting Chest Press

The twisting chest press adds an additional dynamic to the chest press, helping to put more strain on the inner chest. Doing so helps to stretch the inner…

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