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Fix for asymmetric size of muscles.

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2004/03/10 20:19:20 (permalink)
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Fix for asymmetric size of muscles.

Hi,

Yesterday I was using an inclined bench press when I noticed that my right pec and biceps were noticably bigger on the right side than on the left side. Is this normal? Is it because I'm right-handed? Is there a way to fix it?

Thanks.
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    dirtyvest
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    RE: Fix for asymmetric size of muscles. 2004/03/10 20:42:45 (permalink)
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    Welcome to MT mate.

    Perfect balance in this respect is next to impossible to attain. Dumb-bell work will help minimise the problem as well as focussing on form so that your dominant side doesn't take over. Some imbalance is inevitable tho.

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    RE: Fix for asymmetric size of muscles. 2004/03/11 12:01:55 (permalink)
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    DV is right, unilateral work or switching from bbell to dbells should sort this out. If you need to bring up your left pec / bicep why not use a dumbell slighlty heavier on that side for a few weeks when pressing?
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    RE: Fix for asymmetric size of muscles. 2004/03/11 15:53:58 (permalink)
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    I wouldn't suggest using a heavier weight on one side than the other.... after all, that side is weaker. You'd be asking for an injury, choose a weight for both sides that is taxing for you weaker side so that it can catch up.
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    RE: Fix for asymmetric size of muscles. 2004/03/12 09:51:29 (permalink)
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    Mmmm, fair point bro.
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    RE: Fix for asymmetric size of muscles. 2004/03/17 01:03:00 (permalink)
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    **** it with your left hand for a change.
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