Wonky tits!

  • Hokenshi

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    Sep 11, 2011 9:34 PM GMT
    So for about a month I've been concentrating more on my chest, and I've seen some fair results for quite a short period, although I'm still pretty new to chest workouts.
    Recently, I noticed that my left side is more developed than my right (it's more defined and as a result the nipple is now slightly higher than the right side).
    I'm wondering if there is something about my posture which is causing the left side to work harder than the right (I noticed sometimes my right shoulder rises more than the left when I'm doing preacher curls).

    Is there a good exercise when I can concentrate on one side more than the other and right my wonky tits?
    or
    an exercise where you can work each side of the chest separately?

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    Sep 11, 2011 9:49 PM GMT
    If you're working both pecs evenly, as I'm guessing you are, I would see a chiropractor. Most likely you're favoring one side over the other due to a misalignment you're unaware of. Either way, I think that's a good place to start.
  • Hokenshi

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    Sep 12, 2011 7:36 AM GMT
    One of the guys I live with has told me it's completely natural. Which would be find expect I don'T want to get bigger and end up with cross eyed nips.

    The chiropractor might be a good idea, just need to find an english speaking one.
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    Sep 12, 2011 7:33 PM GMT
    try dumbell chest presses instead of using a barbell.....you'll figure out if you're really using one side too much.....
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    Sep 12, 2011 7:43 PM GMT
    ^^ this what he said.

    Use dumbbells, but when you do use a barbell do light weight first and do a really slow and controlled motion and feel where you are putting the power when you push up...I found my left pec to be more developed because i would always push up with the left first and the right would follow without any muscle usage... icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 12, 2011 9:09 PM GMT
    It is normal, and can be evened out with the use of dumbbells and awareness of what muscles you use when you lift.

    Get to work!
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    Sep 12, 2011 10:16 PM GMT
    Defenseon said^^ this what he said.

    Use dumbbells, but when you do use a barbell do light weight first and do a really slow and controlled motion and feel where you are putting the power when you push up...I found my left pec to be more developed because i would always push up with the left first and the right would follow without any muscle usage... icon_smile.gif


    I have a feeling this is what I've been doing.

    Funnily enough just last week I started off doing much lighter weights with a bar and then moving onto dumbbells. Guess it's just a waiting game now to see if I end up overly pert on one side.icon_confused.gif

    Thank you guys.
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    Sep 12, 2011 10:17 PM GMT
    Hokenshi said
    Defenseon said^^ this what he said.

    Use dumbbells, but when you do use a barbell do light weight first and do a really slow and controlled motion and feel where you are putting the power when you push up...I found my left pec to be more developed because i would always push up with the left first and the right would follow without any muscle usage... icon_smile.gif


    I have a feeling this is what I've been doing.

    Funnily enough just last week I started off doing much lighter weights with a bar and then moving onto dumbbells. Guess it's just a waiting game now to see if I end up overly pert on one side.icon_confused.gif

    Thank you guys.
    Just make sure they dont get 'perky'..icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 13, 2011 12:55 AM GMT
    Oftentimes, this can be the result of a cyst. Wouldn't hurt to see a doctor to rule this out.
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    Sep 13, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
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    Sep 13, 2011 12:56 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said


    ....the titties were the least frightening part of that video.

    At the gym today, I made more of an effort to use my right arm when lifting the bar and varied my bench press exercises a bit.

    I think I'll try an fit in a visit to the doctor too; I can't seem to stop my right shoulder from rising a hell of a lot higher during preacher curls and my insurance means it won't cost me anything extra to get checked out.
    When I was in Thailand, a guy gave me a massage and said he could tell I carried a bag one on my right shoulder as it was much more knotted and tense, maybe I just need to find a masseuse.
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    Sep 13, 2011 8:10 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    OMFG.............................
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    Sep 13, 2011 9:03 PM GMT
    If the bigger side of your chest is the same side as the hand you use to control your mouse when you're on the computer, switch to using your other hand.
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    Sep 14, 2011 8:47 AM GMT
    Symmetry is a problem a lot of people struggle with. It sounds like your left side is stronger than your right. When you do the exercise you will probably notice a tendency to tilt toward the left side and that your left side goes up faster.

    My solution (being left handed) was to concentrate more on my right side, and work in some exercises that only worked the right side. One-armed flyes are possible even if they are not particularly easy lol.

    Despite their need to pair every man with a woman, bodybuilding.com has a good list of dumbell exercises that should help.

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/finder/lookup/filter/muscle/id/1/muscle/chest