Hey guys, after being off and on this site for years I've decided to start a log, complete with pictures.
I have a bunch of physical issues, mainly Pectus Excavatum which I only recently discovered. I have no idea why I've never been diagnosed as it is pretty obvious. I can only guess that the doctors I had, never really cared or maybe they didn't know their shit. I have no clue.
Anyhow, you'll see it in the pictures at the bottom but here are my goals for training:
Raise the sternum!
This is by far my most pressing goal. I don't want to die because my chest is caving in on itself.
Get to 190lbs with 10% body fat.
This is my overall goal, but because of my condition, I'll have to train within the following parameters:
I'll have to do exercises that target the muscles that will bring up the sternum.
I'll have to monitor myself to make sure I'm not endangering myself at the gym, which will make it hard to really push myself but it is what it is. Apparently Pectus Excavatum can make training hard and even dangerous because the chest bone puts pressure on the heart and lungs.
So there it is. I'm going to my doctor tomorrow to ask him what I can do and why he never diagnosed me with this.
I'll devise a training regimen tomorrow and run it past you guys but like I said, the exercises will have to raise the sternum. Not just make my chest LOOK better, no, the exercises must actually help lift the bone and relieve my heart and lungs of any pressure.
I appreciate any help. I want to overcome this without surgery, but I also want to be realistic and not just put on muscle that will be for looking better only. (Hope I've hammered that point home enough lol)
EDIT: Current Weight as of today: 162.4lbs