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    Question thoracic cage

    hello. I'm a new member here and I'm wondering about increasing the thoracic cage... I can't seem to find anything on the subject, so I came here.
    I'm 19 years old and until 4 months ago, I was completely inactive & skinny.
    The training is okay now, and my back is not that curved anymore haha.

    So, is there a way to increase the thoracic cage and if so, how? (hoping it's not too late to do it)
    thanks a lot!
    great forum by the way


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    You can't expand your rib cage. It is a myth. There have been programs written that were supposed to expand your rib cage and they delt primarily with heavy breathing squats and high rep pull overs.
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    In Arnold's "Body Building Encyclopedia" book, which I'll start browing over in a week, there is a claim that you can "expand you rib-cage." Many people disagree, and the others state techinically there is a way to do it with the cartlidge. I don't care, but many experienced BBers (as usual) cannot agree on whether this is actually possible.
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