I have a condition known as Pectus Excavatum, more commonly referred to as a sunken or concaved chest. I was not born with this - it has developed as I grew up, and is relatively minor when compared to photos you can see online. It is only somewhat noticeable now that I have begun weight lifting and developing more defined chest muscles.

However, something being only somewhat noticeable is still noticeable, and it bothers me. Are there are exercises I can do to fix the problem, or at least lessen how obvious it is?

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There are a few exercises I would recommend for such a problem.

Check these out:

  • Chest Flys
  • Incline Dumbell Press
  • Bench Press
  • Cable Crossovers

These suggestions are what worked for this guy, as well as some breathing exercises. I recommend you go check him out here:


Good luck!

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    Why? What benefit would that provide for his problem? He already says he has defined chest muscles.
    – Sean Duggan
    Jul 16, 2015 at 11:38
  • forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=148765303 It is just a suggestion based on what worked for this guy who had it. @SeanDuggan
    – SKala
    Jul 16, 2015 at 11:41
  • :) In which case, edit that into your answer.
    – Sean Duggan
    Jul 16, 2015 at 11:42

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