CARDIO FOR PECTUS EXCAVATUM

If you have Pectus Excavatum you should be doing some cardio.

My clients & I  all utilised cardio as a tool to achieve the transformation of our body (see below)

So just how important is cardio for Fixing Pectus?
People with Pectus Excavatum commonly have a compromised cardiac function, I personally found that my cardio respiratory endurance was weakened from Pectus. Therefore I believe it is VERY important to partake in some cardiorespiratory training for health and well-being!

Whilst performing cardiorespiratory activities, in particularIy jogging, it is important to control and focus on your breathing, correct posture & tight core. We want to make sure our shoulders are back, chest is proud and our breath is deep and controlled. Also keep your core tight & ribs strong for to help correct the rib flare.
Another great reason to do cardio is it enables us to burn calories and therefore drop fat. Dropping fat will enable you to get a ripped physique which is key for overcoming pectus through bodybuilding. This fat loss will work wonders towards minimising the potbelly associated with pectus.

So what kind of cardio should we do?

I recommend you partake in high intensity interval style cardio over steady state.

What is hiit? High intensity interval style training involves exercises scuh as sprint intervals, burpees, sled push & athletic training that gets your heart rate up high before a rest period and then another peak of intensity. Essentially you need to vary the intensity of your cardio to extreme bursts of high intensity and rest periods. High intensity interval style training should go no longer then 30 minutes.

what is steady state?  Steady state involves just partaking in long endurance cardio at a steady slow rate. Such as a slow 45 minute jog.
So Why should we do HIIT over steady state cardio?
Firstly to ensure you do not go into a catabolic state in which you will be burning muscle. When doing steady state the extended duration of it can have a canabolic effect on your muscle and cause you to lose muscle mass, additionally it can hinder your weight training workouts by impairing strength & also potentially causing injuries in particular to the knees from extended running.
Secondly Another advantage of HIIT is the amount of time saved. Studies show that 15 minutes of high intensity interval training burns more calories than jogging on a treadmill for an hour. That’s 45 minutes you just saved yourself!
A form of cardio I recommend doing for pectus is swimming. Swimming is great for pectus as it improves your lung capacity, develops your muscles, improves muscular endurance & is a great form of cardio to burn more calories and drop some fat especially if you do it in sprint intervals.  Furthermore it helps you get used to being topless and can help you get over your insecurities. 

So there you go start incorporating some HIIT cardio into your weekly regime. Handy tip? Do it FASTED.. whats that mean? It means performing your cardio first thing in the morning before you eat anything. This way your body will use your fat as fuel as it does not have the food in your system to use for energy.

Watch the video below to learn more about Cardio for Fixing Pectus
 

If you want to transform your body sign up for coaching here and I will design the perfect program for you.

CARDIO FOR PECTUS EXCAVATUM

If you have Pectus Excavatum you should be doing some cardio.

My clients & I  all utilised cardio as a tool to achieve the transformation of our body (see below)

So just how important is cardio for Fixing Pectus?
People with Pectus Excavatum commonly have a compromised cardiac function, I personally found that my cardio respiratory endurance was weakened from Pectus. Therefore I believe it is VERY important to partake in some cardiorespiratory training for health and well-being!

Whilst performing cardiorespiratory activities, in particularIy jogging, it is important to control and focus on your breathing, correct posture & tight core. We want to make sure our shoulders are back, chest is proud and our breath is deep and controlled. Also keep your core tight & ribs strong for to help correct the rib flare.
Another great reason to do cardio is it enables us to burn calories and therefore drop fat. Dropping fat will enable you to get a ripped physique which is key for overcoming pectus through bodybuilding. This fat loss will work wonders towards minimising the potbelly associated with pectus.

So what kind of cardio should we do?

I recommend you partake in high intensity interval style cardio over steady state.

What is hiit? High intensity interval style training involves exercises scuh as sprint intervals, burpees, sled push & athletic training that gets your heart rate up high before a rest period and then another peak of intensity. Essentially you need to vary the intensity of your cardio to extreme bursts of high intensity and rest periods. High intensity interval style training should go no longer then 30 minutes.

what is steady state?  Steady state involves just partaking in long endurance cardio at a steady slow rate. Such as a slow 45 minute jog.
So Why should we do HIIT over steady state cardio?
Firstly to ensure you do not go into a catabolic state in which you will be burning muscle. When doing steady state the extended duration of it can have a canabolic effect on your muscle and cause you to lose muscle mass, additionally it can hinder your weight training workouts by impairing strength & also potentially causing injuries in particular to the knees from extended running.
Secondly Another advantage of HIIT is the amount of time saved. Studies show that 15 minutes of high intensity interval training burns more calories than jogging on a treadmill for an hour. That’s 45 minutes you just saved yourself!
A form of cardio I recommend doing for pectus is swimming. Swimming is great for pectus as it improves your lung capacity, develops your muscles, improves muscular endurance & is a great form of cardio to burn more calories and drop some fat especially if you do it in sprint intervals.  Furthermore it helps you get used to being topless and can help you get over your insecurities. 

So there you go start incorporating some HIIT cardio into your weekly regime. Handy tip? Do it FASTED.. whats that mean? It means performing your cardio first thing in the morning before you eat anything. This way your body will use your fat as fuel as it does not have the food in your system to use for energy.

Watch the video below to learn more about Cardio for Fixing Pectus
 

If you want to transform your body sign up for coaching here and I will design the perfect program for you.