One side bigger than other while training


  • Feb 14, 2013 12:45 PM GMT
    I found out I have scoliosis about 3 years ago and have been wearing a brace for a few months. However, as I began my training, the brace doesn't fit my body as well as my body shape was different than before training.

    Due to my scoliosis, my left side is significantly bigger than my right. This is especially visible on the back and chest. However, my right bicep is significantly bigger than my left??? Perhaps it's my body's reaction in order to compensate for the weaker back.

    How do I make my two sides more balanced?

    Has/does anyone experience this?
    Would appreciate some advice. Thanks.
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    Feb 14, 2013 3:35 PM GMT
    i have the same problem, my right arm, right pec and i even think my right leg are much bigger than the left side of my body :/
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    Feb 14, 2013 5:53 PM GMT
    Try using dumbbells to work your smaller size a little harder than your more dominant side. You can isolate your weaker muscles and give them more attention.
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    Feb 14, 2013 6:06 PM GMT
    Most everyone has some level of asymmetry in their muscular development. Given the muscles are there, in time, it will fix itself.
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    Feb 14, 2013 6:16 PM GMT
    Had that problem when i first started working out. It evens out over time. Nothing to stress about.
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    Feb 14, 2013 6:19 PM GMT
    Yeah, you can workout a side individually, or just work to the weaker parts max. It doesn't work the stronger side very well, but let's the weaker side catchup. Most importantly, don't force the weaker spots to be as good as the stronger. I'm in a similiar, yet different, predicament. I have no right pec, so I have to be careful not to push too hard or my neck will overcompensate. That has also led me to have a much stronger right lat. So I can't take it too easy on my left lat cause everything IS normal on that side. It's all a balancing act, just listen to your body!