A 40-year-old member asked:
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i have an indented sternum. are there any workouts that i can increase muscle mass on my sternum?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Sorry but no: Your sternum is where your chest muscles (pectorals) attach but there's no muscle there per se to increase w/exercise. If the appearance really bothers you, talk to a thoracic surgeon but unless it's causing you medical problems, it's unlikely s/he will recommend any surgery, and even less likely that insurance will cover this cosmetic procedure.Try to focus on all your other accomplishments!
Answered on Mar 26, 2013

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