Left side larger than right side

  • Discoverin

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    Mar 02, 2012 9:42 PM GMT
    I have been trying to build up and lately I noticed that I tend to work harder on the left side of my body (left arms, legs, etc) and as a result my left leg is a bit larger and perhaps stronger than my right.

    Does any of you have the same problem?
  • calibro

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    Mar 02, 2012 10:08 PM GMT
    no, because if i notice that happening, then i up the weight or do more reps on the deficient side to counter it.
  • Beeftastic

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    Mar 03, 2012 12:27 AM GMT
    My right arm was bigger than my left arm, and I am left-handed. I found that weird, but my trainer said that is actually common for one to be larger than the other, and that it's usually the opposite of your 'handedness'.
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    Mar 03, 2012 12:29 AM GMT
    You must have had a stroke in the womb!
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    Mar 03, 2012 2:03 AM GMT
    My left side is stronger, bigger and more coordinated than my right. Except that might right hand is more coordinated, everything else on my right side is less-than. A body worker, who practices something similar to rolfing, once got both sides in balance after a series of painful treatments. But within 6 months they were uneven again. When I work out I base weight choice on my weaker right side, as it cannot keep up with the left side.
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    Mar 03, 2012 4:51 PM GMT
    Yes, I also have body parts that are different on the left and right side..and stronger or weaker , as well. One, of my biceps is bigger, and the other has more of a peak. My left shoulder is bigger, but my right side, gets more ripped looking. As you gain more muscle size, you will see this more pronounced...just go with it. Maybe , you also, have 1 hand, that is a lot stronger lol
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    Mar 03, 2012 4:56 PM GMT
    its normal to have slight differences and asymmetry. my right arm is stronger (i'm right-handed) but my left bicep is slightly bigger than my right bicep. my right wrist is thicker than my left wrist. and my right nut hangs slightly lower than my left nut.
  • A_1991

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    Mar 03, 2012 5:02 PM GMT
    I have that problem and hate it! I hate my left side, ive been slowing down the reps on my right arm to get my left arm up to date with my right arm. My chest is bigger on my left than my right slightly. My Left side has more fully develop calves than my right side. My right side thigh is slightly bigger than my left. I guess it is normal!
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    Mar 03, 2012 10:55 PM GMT
    Yes.
    One side tends to be just a little bit stronger than the other.
    But visually, its not noticeable to me.

    Is the size diff noticeable as this image? From movie 'lady in the water'.

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    Mar 20, 2012 12:22 AM GMT
    It's the same with me, even when I try to balance things out with more weight on the right. Dunno why but guess i'm stuck with it.
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    Mar 20, 2012 7:24 PM GMT
    Discoverin saidI have been trying to build up and lately I noticed that I tend to work harder on the left side of my body (left arms, legs, etc) and as a result my left leg is a bit larger and perhaps stronger than my right.

    Does any of you have the same problem?


    everybody has some asymmetry-but it's also important to make sure you don't have any serious imbalances you might be unaware of..
    If you know of a good Personal Trainer who's certified in FMS[Functional Movement Screen] get FMS'd and you'll get a better idea of where you stand.
    FMS screening is standard protocol for new clients where I work, and its invaluable in terms of programming......