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Muscle imbalance

Postby TallAndThin » Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:18 pm

How would you address muscle imbalances? I've noticed that my right side, both arm and leg, are stronger than my left.

For instance, when dumbbell curling I can often do several more repa with my right than left arm. Up until now I have been starting with my left and doing the identical number of sets/reps with my right, hoping my left side will catch up. But maybe doing another set of the left side would be a better idea? Thoughts?
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Re: Muscle imbalance

Postby johnnypain » Wed May 04, 2016 1:09 pm

What you're describing is not what I would call "muscle imbalance".

It is perfectly normal to have a dominant side that is capable of more reps on movement than the other side. There is no need to "correct" this.

I mean you wouldn't ask how to train so that you can write better with your non-dominant hand, or throw a football.

Focus on training the bilateral compound stuff primarily, and you will get strong all over.
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