Right arm bigger than left? Left pec bigger than right?

  • A_1991

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    Jan 31, 2012 6:00 PM GMT
    I just started weight training about 3 weeks ago and I noticed that my right arm is bigger than my left and stronger. Also I noticed that my left pec is bigger than my right. Is that normal? What do I do about this?icon_neutral.gif
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    Jan 31, 2012 6:20 PM GMT
    You are a freak! What you need to do is rub the larger arm a lot with the smaller arm holding a clothe soaked in vinegar. This will wear it down and then they will be the same.





    OK that´s not true. It´s totally normal. Keep lifting, esp using dumbbells and with time it will settle.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Feb 01, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
    That's why the body builders in the gym are always looking at themselves in the mirror. We all have a dominant side and it will be more muscular than the non-dominant half, unless you work the non-dominant half more. I'm right handed. I do the left handed lifts first, then don't do more than I maxed out on the left side when I do my right side. You're normal. Relax.
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    Feb 01, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    It's totally, totally normal. Most guys have or have had this to some degree. Keep working hard equally on both sides... don't neglect the weaker muscles and it will settle down in time. Just be patient and work hard.
  • LaxJock16

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    Feb 01, 2012 1:03 AM GMT
    Normal to an extent you might have some core instability or hip strength issues or might have your form on lifts a bit off.... You might be locking out on one side but not the other... focus on form, movement and core stability/ alignment and you might (will) see more symmetry.
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    Feb 01, 2012 1:04 AM GMT
    It's amazing how better your results will be if you focus on form rather than power.
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    Feb 01, 2012 1:10 AM GMT
    LaxJock16 saidNormal to an extent you might have some core instability or hip strength issues or might have your form on lifts a bit off.... You might be locking out on one side but not the other... focus on form, movement and core stability/ alignment and you might (will) see more symmetry.


    Great advice to focus on form and core. I totally agree with this comment
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    Feb 01, 2012 1:26 AM GMT
    I have this same problem my left chest and tricep is much bigger than my right even though i'm right handed.... and I've been working out for 3 years and have always paid attention to my form. I want to believe other people when they say it will even out but so far.... doesn't seem to be happening sigh
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    Feb 01, 2012 1:32 AM GMT
    It will even out. Trust me. It just sometimes takes a long time.

    It can sometimes be to do with the way our synapses (part of the nervous system) fire up.... most of us have a stronger side naturally.... the only route to solve it is determination and persistance. And as Lax said above, constantly check form and get someone more experienced to check it to.
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    Feb 01, 2012 1:34 AM GMT
    Are you right or left handed when it comes to chocken the chicken?? jkicon_lol.gif
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    Feb 01, 2012 1:37 AM GMT
    i have a similar issue but its not from the gym, its from putting the convertible top up in my car, which i do with my right arm while sitting in the driver's seat, heheh.icon_cool.gif
  • A_1991

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    Feb 01, 2012 3:09 AM GMT
    Thanks for the advice! Well I'm trying to work on my form, but its kinda hard when I'm trying to remember what youtube fitness video taught me while im at the gym...

    FitSportsman saidIt will even out. Trust me. It just sometimes takes a long time.

    It can sometimes be to do with the way our synapses (part of the nervous system) fire up.... most of us have a stronger side naturally.... the only route to solve it is determination and persistance. And as Lax said above, constantly check form and get someone more experienced to check it to.


    How would I approach someone to check on my form at the gym? The 24 hour fitness I go to, has a whole bunch of people who are always on there ipod. Do I just ask the most muscly meat head there? Serious question since it would be nice if I could get some help.
  • A_1991

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    Feb 01, 2012 3:09 AM GMT
    Jamesdp saidAre you right or left handed when it comes to chocken the chicken?? jkicon_lol.gif


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    Feb 01, 2012 4:31 AM GMT
    Jamesdp saidAre you right or left handed when it comes to chocken the chicken?? jkicon_lol.gif


    So if you're right handed, but choke the chicken with the left, does that make a person ambidextrous?

    Inquiring minds want to know.