Full Chest Workout For Pectus Carinatum

This exercise works every muscle in your chest while expanding your rib cage. Make sure to concentrate on flexing the muscles under your pecs while doing this workout. This will isolate your upper abs, serratus muscles, and lower chest. Building these muscles will help cover the visual appearance of your Pectus Carinatum. Remember its not about how much you lift but how you lift it. For those who have Pectus Carinatum you have to really concentrate and isolate those muscles.

Abs Workout, External Oblique

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Upper External Oblique Ab Workout

  1. Starting Position – Hanging from bar with hands spaced about shoulder width apart, toes pointed down, abs flexed and make sure you are looking up.
  2. Slowly raise legs up toward your left hand with legs straight and knees locked. Keep your legs straight for as long as possible. If you have trouble doing this make sure you do a lot of stretching exercises before your workout. You will slowly be able to keep your legs straight through the full motion of the workout as you become more flexible.
  3. After returning to the starting position from step two raise your legs in the same manner toward your right hand. Return to the starting position and repeat.

Do 4 or 5 of as many reps as you can handle.

This exercise is an advanced workout that may take months to be able to do. If this workout is impossible for you then try it with your knees bent and work up to doing it with straight legs. Never swing your body but always maintain a motionless core.

Upper Ab Isolation

– To really feel the burn in your upper abs while doing this workout, contract your abs, like your doing a crunch or sit up, when your legs are in step one or two, pointing your toes to the ceiling. Basically it’s like doing a hanging sit up while alternating sides.

Monday Workout Schedule

Monday’s Workout

Flat Bench

1st set – 15 reps
2nd set – 10 reps
3rd set – 8 reps
4th set – 6 reps
5th set – 4 reps
6th set – 25 reps

Incline Bench 1st set – 15 reps
2nd set – 10 reps
3rd set – 8 reps
4th set – 6 reps
5th set – 4 reps
6th set – 25 reps

Incline Dumbell Fly 4-5 sets of 8 reps

Pull-Overs 4-5 sets of 8 reps

Chest and Triceps
Dips 3 sets of 15 or do each set until you cant do anymore (burnout)

Skull Crusher 4-5 sets of 8 reps

Hanging Leg Raises 4-5 sets of 8 reps
Cable Pull-Downs 4-5 sets of 8 reps

Oblique Workout for Pectus Carinatum

External Internal Abdominal Oblique Pectus Carinatum Workouts

The internal and external obliques are overlooked by most people who work out. In my case they are pertinent to my Pectus Carinatum workout. Most people can do sit ups and make their abs look good. For someone with Carinatum, doing sit ups alone will exaggerate the “V” shape of your chest. You want to increase your oblique workout to build the muscles under your pecs. Working out for Carinatum is an art and you must focus on building muscle where there is a void or depression in your body. In my case there are two sunken areas below my pecs.

Any twisting motion while you do sit-ups will work your obliques. This is the same for hanging leg raises with any twisting, side-to-side motion. There are literally dozens of different motions that will work these muscles. Get creative and or look up some oblique workouts on the internet. Let us all know what you figure out here on Carinatum.com. Every person has a unique case of Carinatum and they must taylor to their own needs. As you experiment you will see results. Check out more ab workouts here.