One hand Dumbbells problems

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 16, 2011 2:42 PM GMT
    I started to work out with Dumbbells a few days ago. However when it came to exercises that require using only one hand at a time such as Triceps Kickbacks or Single Arm Row, etc., i just always felt like my left arm is weaker and i really needs much more efforts to finish the set than using my right arm.

    I'm just wondering if that might cause unbalanced muscle development and will that result in me having 2 arms with significantly different sizes? X_X
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 16, 2011 10:07 PM GMT
    Switch arms more often when jacking off.
    Alternatively, do one extra rep with your left arm until the strength balances out.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 17, 2011 1:31 PM GMT
    Ha ha. seriously? (asking about switching arms when jerking)

    Thanks much! ^^
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 17, 2011 9:03 PM GMT
    it's very normal and even competing body builders will have a slightly weaker side (none dominant side) when you first start lifting weights itll be very apparent but as time goes on it'll start getting better but wont ever really get perfectly the same.

    If there is a large discrepancy then I'd recommend starting on your weaker side do the reps then do your stronger side. on the last set or two if the weaker doesn't finish the set your strong side only does the same amount of reps.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 17, 2011 9:13 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidit's very normal and even competing body builders will have a slightly weaker side (none dominant side) when you first start lifting weights itll be very apparent but as time goes on it'll start getting better but wont ever really get perfectly the same.

    If there is a large discrepancy then I'd recommend starting on your weaker side do the reps then do your stronger side. on the last set or two if the weaker doesn't finish the set your strong side only does the same amount of reps.

    ^--------and the thread stops with this. No more to say
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 18, 2011 4:17 AM GMT
    Yes thanks liltanker, you helped me several times with your advice, thanks again!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 01, 2011 3:23 AM GMT
    Yeah, it is to be expected if you just started to train them individually. The other arm will catch up, but your dominant hand may always be slightly stronger. Also remember that whenever you do any rope curls or extensions, that the rope is evenly split toward the center (sometimes it slips). Start with what is comfortable with your weaker arm and do it with your stronger arm as well until your weaker arm develops. That is what worked for me.

    Hope that helps.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 01, 2011 3:34 AM GMT
    That happened to me when I first started working out. I always just made sure to do every exercise with my left arm first and make sure I just do the same amount of reps with my right arm and no more. They are pretty much even now
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 01, 2011 5:55 AM GMT
    KSUOWL saidThat happened to me when I first started working out. I always just made sure to do every exercise with my left arm first and make sure I just do the same amount of reps with my right arm and no more. They are pretty much even now


    thanks, actually i started to use my weaker arm frist too when i realized sometimes the weaker one didnt seem to be able to handle the same amount of reps done by the stronger arm.

    usmc08Also remember that whenever you do any rope curls or extensions, that the rope is evenly split toward the center (sometimes it slips). Start with what is comfortable with your weaker arm and do it with your stronger arm as well until your weaker arm develops.


    I haven't tried rope curls yet but this is great tips in advance. Thanks so much.
  • SomeSiciliano...

    Posts: 543

    Apr 07, 2011 2:51 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidSwitch arms more often when jacking off.
    Alternatively, do one extra rep with your left arm until the strength balances out.


    ROTFL icon_lol.gif

    My left arm was weaker as well...I cut the weight by about 10 lbs/4.5 kilos and added 5 reps, then brought the weight up to 5lb/2.5kg and 2 reps, then evened them out. My legs were the opposite...my left is stronger...so did the same thing to my right until they equalized.