Hi guys, first of all I know there are hundreds of threads etc about this on the internet (trust me I've read them all), but I just wanted to post about the issue myself to get my own personal responses.
I've been back into training properly now for about 6 months, and I've recently really started noticing that my left side is bigger than my right (bi, tri, and shoulder). Now 2-3 months ago my mate noticed on bench/military press mainly I was pushing a lot more with my left side without really being aware, I've cut that out now and improved my form. I believe my left side has probably gotten bigger because it is weaker therefore it takes more of the load on barbell exercises?
So as of tomorrow I am thinking of cutting out all barbell exercises other than deadlifts and squats, and replace bench/mil press etc for dumbell press/shoulder press. I do these anyway after the former exercises, but am planning on doing more sets, or just starting with a heavier weight on them.
Also from what I've read I should do say 2-3 more reps on my smaller (stronger) side on each set, just so it does that litle bit extra work. Is this good?
If I go on what I've said above, will this problem realisticly sort itself out over time?
Sorry for the essay, it's just something that really bugs me.
Thanks a lot!!
Do you have pictures of this discrepancy? How long have you been into serious lifting? You say "back into training for 6 months" - how long were you seriously training before? What's your age, height and weight? Chances are if you are relatively new and undeveloped, your body will stabilize over time as you gain base strength through lifting consistently.
21 - 5'11'' - 180 lb
PR's - Squat 350 | Bench 290 | Deadlift 400.4 | BW 203
P Clean 98 KG | Jerk 106 | Full Clean 106 |
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