Body Imbalance

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    Feb 07, 2012 5:17 AM GMT
    I'm right handed, but I feel like my left arm is stronger than my right in some exercises not to mention my left chest is bigger than my right!

    Thoughts, suggestions? I do exercises using both arms and also individuals to help with the imbalance. What I mean is....ex. Bar and dumb bells. But I do the same weight and reps. Should I start doing more reps with my right arm or right side?

    And lets be adults here...no jo jokes about switching arms. haha.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
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    Feb 07, 2012 8:53 AM GMT
    You're doing the right things by performing isolating moves on each side, i.e., dumbbells, cables. Build up the weaker side with higher weights or more challenging reps.

    Focus on your posture/technique as well. Sometimes, to compensate for a perceived weaker side, your posture/technique might be a little different, giving a perception that one side is stronger than the other. Also, focus on the muscles you are flexing. Again, sometimes to compensate for a perceived weaker side, you might tend to try harder and flex harder on that side than on your perceived dominant side.