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2011/04/01 14:07:32 (permalink)
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pec isolation

Currently dieting and i know this wont correct overnight but my right pec isnt as big as my left and isnt as well developed under the nipple as the left, part of this is slightly more bodyfat on the right pec which is getting better with weight loss but the muscle is also smaller.
 
I think my right lat and tricep are over powering my chest possibly down to bad technique?
 
What can i do to make sure the pec does the work?
 
current chest routine
Decline DB
Flat DB
Dips
 
Im also just working right side on bench to try help it catch up
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    rogerthedog
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    Re:pec isolation 2011/04/01 14:30:48 (permalink)
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     i know this wont correct overnight
    CORRECT!
    Im also just working right side on bench to try help it catch up
    STOP THIS NOW!
     
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    Re:pec isolation 2011/04/01 15:54:43 (permalink)
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    Maybe something like single arm DB press, or single arm machined weights? Maintain the same weight on both sides until you can equally db bench the same on each arm happily.

    "Train hard or don't bother training at all!"

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    steveitr
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    Re:pec isolation 2011/04/01 16:03:56 (permalink)
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    Can push the same weight with both sides its just the right isnt as well developed as the left and sits down slightly compared to the left and isnt as big
     
    I dont really know if db helps really or i should try a bb excercise in there as well
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    Re:pec isolation 2011/04/01 20:31:41 (permalink)
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    If your strength is the same then give it time.
     
    Everyone's bodies are different, it comes down to genetics.

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    Re:pec isolation 2011/04/01 22:08:55 (permalink)
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    It is likely you have some mechanical asymmetry which would mean you need someone to measure how your functioning instrinsically mate
    I agree with rogerthedog and strongly recommend you dont try and  train asymmetrically to correct this

    "If you cant explain it simply, you dont understand it well enough" Albert Einstein
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    Re:pec isolation 2011/04/02 08:23:52 (permalink)
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    Thanks for the replies, how would i go about getting my functioning measured rach?
    I went back to doing both sides last night and did bb for flat bench not done it for a while and did it super slow to contract the pecs
     
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    Re:pec isolation 2011/04/03 21:49:03 (permalink)
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    steveitr

    Thanks for the replies, how would i go about getting my functioning measured rach?
    I went back to doing both sides last night and did bb for flat bench not done it for a while and did it super slow to contract the pecs


    find a biomechanics coach in your area. They are experts in measuring mechanical function

    "If you cant explain it simply, you dont understand it well enough" Albert Einstein
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    Re:pec isolation 2011/04/03 22:15:09 (permalink)
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    I have seen this before and often it is because you have a more effecient mind muscle connection in one side.  Work on squeezing both sides to improve this.
     
    sel

    "Commonly overweight people do have very big calves and lower bodies. For exactly the reasons you mention: their entire life is one big progressive overload on the calves." Lyle Mcd
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    Re:pec isolation 2011/04/04 00:36:17 (permalink)
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    how about trying some DB flyes if nothing else it will take the dominant left tricep out of the equation so the chest gets more of the load
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