HOW TO FIX PECTUS POSTURE

Correcting Posture is of fundamental importance for fixing Pectus Excavatum. A kyphotic spine, rounded forward shoulders is often a by product of Pectus Excavatum and this postural position drastically accentuates the visual extent & prominense of the indent. A rounded spine & shoulders makes the indent appear deeper & more severe. However perfect posture with a proud chest & shoulders rolled back will drastically lessen the visual extent of pectus (see diagram below)
postural problems with Pectus Excavatum

So How do we correct Posture?
Before stating what you should do, I want to clarify what you shouldn't do.

Do NOTS:
Train chest only and neglect back in the gym
Sit and walk in a rounded hunched position

DOs:
Stretch
Train your back
Practise good posture as much as possible
Perform postural exercises

Training your Chest too frequently and neglecting back can exacerbate your condition. Pectus Excavatum sufferers already have very tight chest muscles & when you train chest with weights you make these muscles even tighter. These tight chest muscles pull your posture forward and contribute to the kyphotic hunched position. Training back will do the opposite, it will straighten your posture & will be very beneficial for the correction of Pectus. However, I do still recommend training chest as developing the chest is also key for improving pectus through exercise. Just be sure to train the back as equally to or more than your chest and also to stretch your chest thoroughly. Watch this video below to learn more about why training chest too much can make your postureĀ 

Some great exercises I recommend doing to correct posture include;
Chin ups
Dumbbell Pullover
Face Pulls
Rear Delt Flyes
Supermans
Cobra Stretch
Chest Wall Stretch
Seated Row
These exercises in conjunction with an awareness of your posture and a daily effort try and form a habit of standing and sitting up straight will do wonders for your case of pectus.
If you want to Fix your case of Pectus & your posture I recommend signing up to Online Coaching with me. Learn more about this service here

 

HOW TO FIX PECTUS POSTURE

Correcting Posture is of fundamental importance for fixing Pectus Excavatum. A kyphotic spine, rounded forward shoulders is often a by product of Pectus Excavatum and this postural position drastically accentuates the visual extent & prominense of the indent. A rounded spine & shoulders makes the indent appear deeper & more severe. However perfect posture with a proud chest & shoulders rolled back will drastically lessen the visual extent of pectus (see diagram below)
postural problems with Pectus Excavatum

So how do we correct posture?
Before stating what you should do, I want to clarify what you shouldn't do.

Do NOTS:
Train chest only and neglect back in the gym
Sit and walk in a rounded hunched position

DOs:
Stretch
Train your back
Practise good posture as much as possible
Perform postural exercises

Training your Chest too frequently and neglecting back can exacerbate your condition. Pectus Excavatum sufferers already have very tight chest muscles & when you train chest with weights you make these muscles even tighter. These tight chest muscles pull your posture forward and contribute to the kyphotic hunched position. Training back will do the opposite, it will straighten your posture & will be very beneficial for the correction of Pectus. However, I do still recommend training chest as developing the chest is also key for improving pectus through exercise. Just be sure to train the back as equally to or more than your chest and also to stretch your chest thoroughly. Watch this video below to learn more about why training chest too much can make your postureĀ 

Some great exercises I recommend doing to correct posture include;
Chin ups
Dumbbell Pullover
Face Pulls
Rear Delt Flyes
Supermans
Cobra Stretch
Chest Wall Stretch
Seated Row
These exercises in conjunction with an awareness of your posture and a daily effort try and form a habit of standing and sitting up straight will do wonders for your case of pectus.
If you want to Fix your case of Pectus & your posture I recommend signing up to Online Coaching with me. Learn more about this service here