T-Nation.com | Heal that Hunchback!: "Heal that Hunchback!
by Mike Robertson, M.S., C.S.C.S., U.S.A.W.
Have you ever been mistaken for a malformed Parisian who lives in a Cathedral and rings bells? If so, you could suffer from kyphosis. Kyphosis is defined as an exaggerated forward curving of the thoracic portion of the vertebral column. In lay terms it's been called 'hunchback' or 'slumped shoulders.'
Look around your gym (and perhaps in the mirror) and you'll see many weight trainers with this condition. Correcting it could improve your physique, make you stronger, and even decrease your chance of getting an injury. As an added bonus, people won't call you 'Quasi' or Igor, which is always nice!"