I've just started out wait lifting, i've made many attempts at it and i get discouraged. My problem is that i have so much more strength in my right arm it's hard to work out biceps and tris on my left when using a machine, my bicep and tri on my right is a great deal bigger and very unporportional. I'm just afraid i'm not getting the workout i need. This also goes for when i'm using a machine for presses, i tend to use my right more than left., thanks for any input
There's been a plethora if threads like this one, there is a search option, I'm sure if you use it you'll find plenty of great advice.
However, I think the best way to fix this is to work out with dumbells for a while, and do your reps with your left arm first, and once you fail, only do that many reps on your right arm. This should eventually balance your strength. I find with working out with a solid routine and keeping in it will naturally balance your strength on its on though.
True that, I used to be the same way. However it seems my body corrected it self over time, the advice from russ is good advice. Don't do direct work with the other biecp and try to do more direct work with the left one, espically with DB's and Cable/Pulleys. On on odd day, say squats day throw in some DB curls for the left bi. Then on like every other chest day do some EZ bar curls to monitor progress.
Sorry, but I have to disagree... You want the other to catch up, you don't want to undertrain one and overtrain the other so they meet in the middle.Originally Posted by WBBIRL
Do as was suggested in the first reply, work with dumbells. Start with your weak arm. If at a given weight you fail after 5 reps, do 5 reps with the stronger arm. Don't add in extra sets for the weak arm.
Also, next time, use the search function
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Originally Posted by deeder
Also switch hands
Yeah train to the weaker arm, they will even out over time. I had the same problem, and it took a good muscle gain to even out.
Face it: biceps are the muscle that classifies you as a muscle man.
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Guy read his post, he saidOriginally Posted by clawhammer_33
But I definately have the same problem, and I'm finally starting to get to a point where my left arm is getting closer to the strength in my right. Just DO NOT overtrain/undertrain because you'll end up screwing yourself up at one point in time and then you'll have a reverse situation and you'll never get out of hte mess. Keep it nice and simple.Originally Posted by Deeder