Asymmetrical Muscle Strength

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    Jul 28, 2008 6:34 AM GMT
    I've noticed that the right side of my body is a bit more fit than the left side of my body through stretching and comparing some of my muscles . . Have any of you heard of that, or experienced it?

    I find it goofy since I am left-handed, so I would expect it the other way around . .
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    Jul 28, 2008 7:03 AM GMT
    i'm left handed too; however, i live in an oppressively right handed world. my right is better for alot of activities, because of the way many products are engineered. we are forced to develop our right side more. that's why over 5,000 left handed people die every year in this country from using products designed with only right handed people in mind. of particular danger are tools like mechanical rotary saws that have the guard on the wrong side for lefties. there are other products dangerous to us as well, but that one stands out as the most gruesome in my mind.
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    Jul 28, 2008 7:10 AM GMT
    yea me too. Ive been told that assymetrical strength is one of the big factors of sports injuries.

    don't forget about assymetrical flexibility. Can you touch your hands behind you back?
    Try once with your right hand over your shoulder
    and then again with your left. most people can only do one.
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    Jul 28, 2008 1:55 PM GMT
    carthesis saidyea me too. Ive been told that assymetrical strength is one of the big factors of sports injuries.

    don't forget about assymetrical flexibility. Can you touch your hands behind you back?
    Try once with your right hand over your shoulder
    and then again with your left. most people can only do one.


    *tries it*

    Yes! I can do both.

    My right side does seem stronger than my left... and when stretching, my left leg is very inflexible. If I'm on the floor and I stretch my legs out in a V, and reach for my right foot, I can reach past my toes. But if I turn and reach towards my left foot, I can barely make it to my ankle.
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    Jul 28, 2008 2:26 PM GMT
    Atlazeia said
    carthesis saidyea me too. Ive been told that assymetrical strength is one of the big factors of sports injuries.

    don't forget about assymetrical flexibility. Can you touch your hands behind you back?
    Try once with your right hand over your shoulder
    and then again with your left. most people can only do one.


    *tries it*

    Yes! I can do both.

    My right side does seem stronger than my left... and when stretching, my left leg is very inflexible. If I'm on the floor and I stretch my legs out in a V, and reach for my right foot, I can reach past my toes. But if I turn and reach towards my left foot, I can barely make it to my ankle.


    Same thing here. icon_confused.gif
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    Jul 28, 2008 4:52 PM GMT
    dancerjack saidi'm left handed too; however, i live in an oppressively right handed world. my right is better for alot of activities, because of the way many products are engineered. we are forced to develop our right side more. that's why over 5,000 left handed people die every year in this country from using products designed with only right handed people in mind. of particular danger are tools like mechanical rotary saws that have the guard on the wrong side for lefties. there are other products dangerous to us as well, but that one stands out as the most gruesome in my mind.

    Really? Do you have a source on that?
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    Jul 28, 2008 5:16 PM GMT
    dancerjack saidi'm left handed too; however, i live in an oppressively right handed world. my right is better for alot of activities, because of the way many products are engineered. we are forced to develop our right side more. that's why over 5,000 left handed people die every year in this country from using products designed with only right handed people in mind. of particular danger are tools like mechanical rotary saws that have the guard on the wrong side for lefties. there are other products dangerous to us as well, but that one stands out as the most gruesome in my mind.


    Looks like you need a trip to...
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    Jul 28, 2008 6:28 PM GMT
    I'm a lefty and recently noticed that the sleeves of some shirts are looser on my right bicep than my left. I measured and there's a 1/2" difference! Part of this is probably from a nerve injury 2 years ago that wasn't completely cured until last year.

    I've started working my right arm harder than my left. Does anyone know if there's anything dangerous about this?
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    Jul 28, 2008 6:33 PM GMT
    Interestingly enough, my left arm is a little stronger than my right...and I'm right handed. CRAZY!
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    Jul 28, 2008 8:12 PM GMT
    I noticed that, very slightly, the left part of my abs is more toned then the right side....awkward! haha
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    Jul 28, 2008 8:17 PM GMT
    I swear to god my left leg is a bit shorter than my right and when I jog I tend to make giant circles.
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    Jul 28, 2008 9:11 PM GMT
    sdn8 saidI swear to god my left leg is a bit shorter than my right and when I jog I tend to make giant circles.


    You can get this checked out a chiropractor. Mine told me that one of my legs was 14 mm shorter than the other, which may lead to hip problems someday. Naturally, I forget which is which, and don't use the shoe insole he gave me to compensate for it . .