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    Wannabebig New Member
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    2 questions: soreness and left side weakness

    hi everyone,

    i have two questions:

    1. i did triceps as part of my workout yesterday as usual and i may have worked them a little harder than usual because i had a spotter for overhead tricep extension. My triceps are sore enough that it actually hurts instead of just the good sore feeling. i know some of you dont believe in overtraining but should i cut out one exercise on triceps?

    2. i am right handed and the left side of my body is weaker than the right side. this is expected but im not sure if it should be to this degree. example: i can do 6 curls with my right arm using good form then on the left side i can get through 3 then struggle on the 4th with crap form. does anybody else have the same problem? im not sure if its mental or if its because i do one set right then switch to left but the gains are getting slow as hell for the left side of my body.

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    1. We can't say whether or not you're over training unless you tell us about your diet and routine.

    2. Start doing unilateral movements with the left side of the body first. Do the exact same number of reps with the right side as you are able to complete with your left and things will start to balance themselves out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorge Sanchez View Post
    1. We can't say whether or not you're over training unless you tell us about your diet and routine.

    2. Start doing unilateral movements with the left side of the body first. Do the exact same number of reps with the right side as you are able to complete with your left and things will start to balance themselves out.
    Good advice, when I do bicep curls I always do my left arm first and use a weight that is challenging for my left arm, my right arm finds the weight easier and I could squeeze out a couple more reps but I hold back. As of late I'm beginning to notice that the weight I'm using for my left side is becoming more of a challenge for my right arm too, so the strength gap is closing.

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