Uneven Pecs

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    Mar 05, 2011 11:08 PM GMT
    So I just recently noticed that my left and right pecs are totally not even... It's not a drastic amount but enough to where I can notice it without even paying attention. Granted I know it is there so I see it more but I still think its obvious... I've got no idea why I've got uneven development and idk what I can really do to prevent it. Should I be lifting more with the less developed side or what??

    I can post a pic later when I've got a bit more free time; just wondering if anyone else has had this issue?
  • rnch

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    Mar 05, 2011 11:19 PM GMT
    more than one guy has assumed that one of his pecs is larger or differently shaped than the other...99% of the time, it's just what they see, not what it really is!

    after viewing your shirtless profile pics; i cannot see any perceptable difference between your right and left pcs.

    nobody else will, either!

    chill...you're ok.


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    Mar 06, 2011 1:09 AM GMT
    ^
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    Mar 06, 2011 1:12 AM GMT
    You can use an independent chest press weight machine that allows you to work each pec individually. Work the one that needs to match up icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 06, 2011 1:18 AM GMT
    My left pec used to be noticeably larger than my right. What helped me was to cut back on barbell bench presses and incorporate more dumbbell based movements for the chest. I also incorporated some unilateral training where I started with the smaller size and noted the number of reps to failure and made sure to do no more than that number for the larger side. Hope this helps!
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    Mar 06, 2011 4:04 AM GMT
    Definitely helps... I Figured doing more free weights and just working the smaller side more would make a difference. Just had to make sure that it would make a difference and not just mess it up more somehow. haha. Thanks icon_biggrin.gif

    And in my photos (which are like 2 months old) it had not started to develop yet. I'll get new ones up that u can see it in lol
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    Mar 06, 2011 5:18 AM GMT
    stick with dumbells for as many exercises as you can or have someone spot you on the olympic bar, he'll see your imbalance and help you correct it.
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    Mar 06, 2011 8:19 AM GMT
    My question would be have you started experiencing any upper or back or shoulder pain or limited range of motion on one side vs the other side.
  • DrewT

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    Mar 06, 2011 8:31 AM GMT
    I'd say it's fairly normal to have one side of the body larger than the other. My entire left side is larger than my right. I notice it in my hands and feet, and my quad muscles. Just means you need to work the other side more.
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    Mar 06, 2011 7:09 PM GMT
    Runnin-

    My right shoulder got a bit tweaked a yr back and hurts occasionally but my right pec has more definition lol. Other than that range of motion is pretty much the same for everything.

    I'll just start doing a bit more each time with the smaller one and see where it gets me. haha

    Thanks guys
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    Mar 06, 2011 8:03 PM GMT
    I agree with everyone who says to start doing dumbbells and get out of bar movements for chest. You'll find your weak side will catch right up!